Oct. 15-28, 2004
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'Tremendous,' 'Smart,' 'Pragmatic'

State offers Brown v Board of Education Scholarships
More Charter Community Briefings Scheduled

Access UVa: The door's open
University presidents make the case for charter
Insurance costs going up, but health coverage to expand
Ann Lee Brown gives $10.5 million to U.Va.
Board in tune with U.Va.-Wise, thanks to Smiddy
Faculty Actions from the October BOV meeting
Thanks to Charlottesville families
Film festival examines reel 'Speed'
NYT columnist, others, to discuss election

Whiteness exhibit to open its only East Coast showing

Gies to speak at fall program
Taking stock of Virginia mountain streams


News Briefs

Soon there may be some people in first-year history courses who can
relate to the Brown v. Board of Education chapter of the semester better than anyone else in the class. That’s because they lived through it. As part of Virginia’s two-year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark lawsuit, students who were unable to complete their education in Virginia public schools that were closed between 1954 and 1964 to avoid desegregation will get the chance to return to school at the state’s expense. The Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program will offer current Virginia residents part-time or full-time attendance for study in adult education programs, comprehensive community college programs, four-year undergraduate degree programs and recognized five-year undergraduate programs. For more information contact Brenda H. Edwards at (804) 786-3591.

The second round of briefings for the Commonwealth Charter Universities Initiative have been scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Facilities Management lunchroom, and Tuesday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium. These meetings serve to explain the Commonwealth Charter and what it means to the University and its employees. For those unable to attend, two more sessions are
being planned. Audio and videotapes of the first two sessions, held in September, also are online at www.virginia.edu/chartereduniversities. An earlier briefing, led by President John T. Casteen III, is airing every Wednesday in October at 7:30 p.m. on local Public Access Television, channel 13.

Graduate students at the University discover some pretty interesting things nearly every day. But to find out who found out what — and when and how — can be harder than you think. A new
research journal, “Amalgam: The Virginia Interdisciplinary Review,” launched earlier this year by third-year graduate student Christopher Taylor, aims to change that. The journal’s goal is to increase graduate student knowledge of their peers’ research in various fields by presenting graduate students’ work and achievements in one publication. Taylor plans to combine print with online media, publishing papers online immediately and later including them in the annual anthology. Graduate students who have done research in any subject matter can submit their articles, which will be reviewed by the academic peers and editorial staff. See details at http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~amalgam/.

Gelsy Verna hopes to raise the issues of racial identity, stereotypes and visual labels that are constantly dictated to us and open up a brand new dialogue — all without saying a word. On Oct. 21, the University of Wisconsin professor will speak to the U.Va. community about “Sketchbooks and Stories,” in a talk sponsored by the University Library’s Multicultural Issues Committee. Through her work, Verna deals with racial identity that surrounds us through images in magazines, television, movies and newspapers. She shows that derogatory racial stereotypes involve the manipulation of a person’s image by exaggerating certain features such as the mouth, eyes and hair. Her talk will begin at 4 p.m. in Wilson 301. For more information, visit www.lib.virginia.edu/multicultural/events.html.

The Board of Visitors established two new endowed chairs at its Oct. 1 and 2 meeting. They include the Vincent and Eleanor Shea Professorship in Architecture, in memory of two benefactors who were exemplary citizens of the University, and the Charles E. Horton Professorship in International Plastic Surgery, made possible by a host of donors to salute Horton, a U.Va. doctor who founded Physicians for Peace. These actions bring the total of endowed chairs to 437.
The board also renamed the Science and Engineering Library and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering after Charles L. Brown, an alumnus of the engineering school who served the University on the Board of Visitors and on the last fund-raising campaign as vice chairman.

Awards & achievements of faculty & staff

• Mathematics professor Charles F. Dunkl was elected as a fellow of the Institute of Physics, whose headquarters are in London, England.

Anna Keeling, associate director of the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, has received the American Association for the History of Nursing’s Lavinia L. Dock Award for Exemplary Research and Writing for her work, “Boundaries Between Medicine and Nursing: Coronary Care Nursing, circa the 1960s.”

Gordon Laurie, associate professor of cell biology, received the Biotechnology Educator of the Year Award Oct. 12 at the Virginia Biotechnology Association’s meeting in McLean, Va.

The Curry School of Education is commemorating its 2004-2005 centennial year with a lecture series focusing on some of the most pressing issues in education today. Aptly called “Preparing for Our Next Century,” the series will bring experts on a range of subjects to U.Va. whose talks will be free and open to the public.

In today’s political arena, where standards are pushed to improve public schools, Arizona professor David Berliner will discuss the negative, unintended consequences in “How High Stakes Testing Corrupts Our Educational Measures and Our Educators” Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. in Ruffner Hall Auditorium.

Berliner is the co-author, with B.J. Biddle, of “The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud and the Attack on America’s Public Schools.”

Other upcoming lecturers will tackle the topics of treatment for attention deficit disorder; the best teaching of reading; and the public health problem of physical inactivity.

For more details, see the Web site http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu.

Recruiters from more than 120 organizations have registered to participate in Diversity Career Day on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville. Formerly known as Minority
Career Day, it is an annual recruiting event hosted by U.Va.’s Career Services Office. Initiated in 1983, Diversity Career Day has grown to be the largest minority-recruiting event for college students in the mid-Atlantic region. The organizations registered represent a variety of public, private and nonprofit entities from business, government, health care, technology and other fields. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., The May Department Store Company/Hecht’s and the CIA are sponsoring this year’s event.

In an effort to address Southern issues that they consider to be ignored by conservatives, three of the authors of “Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent” will speak in a special Miller Center Forum Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. Paul Gaston, who was raised in the utopian colony of Fairhope, Ala., and is professor emeritus of history at U.Va. following a 26-year career here, will open the discussion about the structural problems that plague the United States and the effort to remove the current administration. He will be joined by co-authors Gene Nichol, dean of the University of North Carolina Law School, and Leslie Dunbar, who served as the executive director of the Southern Regional Council during the turmoil of the 1960s.

There’s a new face at U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, as of Sept. 1. William M. Shobe, an authority on government regulations and fiscal forecasting for the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget, has been named director of economic and business research. He succeeds John L. Knapp, who retired in June, but will continue to work on special projects at the Cooper Center. Shobe has been the associate director for economic and regulatory analysis with the state budget department since 1995, and created and managed Virginia’s “Regulatory Town Hall,” a state government Web site that is a national model for presenting information about state regulations and inviting public comment online. The site has won numerous state and national awards for improving public access to government.

The Institute of Aging at the University is awarding $30,000 worth of funds in an effort to stimulate research related to issues of aging and to encourage the formation of collaborative teams to pursue innovative
approaches to topics relevant to later life. The institute invites investigators from all disciplines to apply for the one-year, pilot-grant funds, which will be available January 2005. Projects should have a reasonable likelihood of generating data that will result in successful applications for external funding. Applications should be submitted electronically to uvaging@virginia.edu by Oct. 29 and should consist of no more than six pages, a biographical sketch for each principal investigator and a budget justification. For more information, visit www.virginia.edu/aginginstitute.

The University Police want to remind the U.Va. community that they should stay informed about safety and security issues. A copy of the University’s annual security brochure is available to any person who may be interested. It includes statistics for the most recent three-year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on Grounds, in certain off-Grounds buildings or property owned or controlled by U.Va. and on property within or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the Grounds. It also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those regarding alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, sexual assault and the reporting of any crimes. You can get a copy of the report by e-mailing the Community Policing Unit of the U.Va. Police Department at police@virginia.edu or by calling 924-7166. The information also is available online at www.virginia.edu/uvapolice.

U.Va. faculty and staff media quotes recently cited in Headlines@U.Va.

Robert Abbott, professor in the department of health evaluation sciences and a biostatistician, “Editorial: Take A Hike, Grampa,” Toledo [Ohio] Blade Editorial, Oct. 4.

Henry J. Abraham, professor emeritus of government and foreign affairs,

• “Tribe Admits Not Crediting Author / Harvard Scholar Publicly Apologizes,” Boston Globe Article, Sept. 28.
• “Harvard Law Prof Admits Swiping Phrase From Book,” Boston Herald, Sept. 29.
• “The Big Mahatma,” The Weekly Standard, Oct. 4.
Eugene Barrett, an immunology professor, “Insulin-Colon Cancer Link?” WebMD Article, appearing on CbsNews.com, Oct. 1.

Bill Bergen, assistant dean at school of law and a regular instructor for the University's annual civil war conference, “Book Review: Meade Hearings Yield Political Insights,” Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Sept 25.

John A. Blackburn, dean of admission, “Easing Admission, Or At Least Anxiety,” Washington Post, Sept. 29.

Alison Booth, an English professor, “Nobel Debate On Dylan,” Associated Press, Oct. 6

W. Bradford, sociology professor, “Luring Teenagers To Religion / From Building Beach-Themed Centers To Holding Body-Piercing Contests, Religious Leaders Reach Out,” Indianapolis Star, Sept. 26.

Lea Brown, director of instruction for U.Va.'s center for politics, “If You Want A Job In ... Politics And Civic Activism,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 4.
Jonathan Cannon, a law professor, “Supreme Court Debates Pollution Cleanup Lawsuits,” Associated Press, Oct. 6.

Rich Collins, professor of planning, “Anti-Growth Roup Grows At Fast Pace,” Daily Progress, Sept. 28.

Maurice Cox, associated professor of architecture, is profiled in the September issue of Architecture Magazine. “Taking The Long Road.”
Michael Demetsky, a civil engineering professor, “Intel No. 1 For Helping Workers With Commutes / Epa Rates Companies' Incentives,” USA Today, Sept. 29.

Daniel Duke, professor of education, “Large Local High Schools Trying To Feel Small,” Virginian-Pilot, Oct. 4.

Mark Edmundson, english professor, “Why Read? / Saving Stanley: The Brickman Stories,” (book review) Had His Book, "Why Read?," the Willamette [Ore.] Weekly, Sept. 30.

Robert Fatton Jr., professor of politics, “Haitians Seek Answer For Upheaval,” Miami Herald Article, Oct. 4.

Mary Margaret Frank, assistant professor of accounting at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, was appointed to the board of directors of The Female Health Company. The announcement appeared Oct. 6 on Biospace.com.

Glenn Gaesser, professor of exercise physiology, “On Obesity, What The Researchers Didn't Find,” techcentralstation.com, Oct. 6.
George Garrett, professor emeritus of English, “Split Personality / The Library Of Virginia Recognizes Poet And Novelist George Garrett,” Style Weekly (Richmond), Oct. 6.

John Gittleman, professor of biology, “Can You Hear Me Now? / As Humans Become Noisier, Creatures' Calls Are Rising To Compensate,” Dallas Morning News, Sept. 26.

Dieter H.M. Groschel, professor of pathology, “Setting The Record Straight On The 'Red Baron',” Washington Post, Oct. 2.

Thomas M. Guterbock, director of the center for survey research.
• “Voter Polls Often Confuse Public,” Pleasanton Tri-Valley Herald (Calif.), Oct. 3.
• “Political Notebook: Pollsters Missing Key Voter Group?” Daily Progress, Sept. 28.

John Harrison, law professor, “Appeals Court Rules On Computers, Porn,” Associated Press, Oct. 4.

A.E. Dick Howard, professor of law, “Bush's Model Supreme Court Justices Aren't Ideals For Business,” Bloomberg News Service, Sept. 28.

Peter Jackson, a senior writer at U.Va.'s center for politics, “Bush Ad: Kerry Weak On Defense / Kerry Camp: Ad Distorts, Distracts,” CBS Marketwatch.Com, Sept. 29.

Adam Katz, assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
• “Fat Farming,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sept. 27.
• “Liposuction A New Source For Stem Cells?” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 5.

Adam Katz and Kevin Lee
Katz, an assistant professor of plastic surgery, and Lee, chairman of the neuroscience department, “To Find Valuable Stem Cells, Some Scientists Focus On Fat,” Associated Press, Oct. 1.

Michael J. Klarman, professor of law, “Amendment Votes Fairly Common,” [N.D.] Forum, Oct. 4.

Irving Kron, chairman of the department of surgery, “Heal The Heart, Hurt The Mind? / Some Doctors Believe The Use Of A Heart-Lung Machine During Surgery Can Cause Patients To Lose Some Of Their Mental Sharpness,” Los Angeles Times Article, Oct. 4.

Melvyn P. Leffler, history professor.
• National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition." Sept. 26.
• “The Great Iraq Debate,” U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 4.
• “Foreign Policy Divide Is Slim For Bush, Kerry,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 30.

Loren E. Lomasky, professor of political philosophy, “The Autonomist Manifesto (Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Road),” New York Times Magazine, Sept. 26.

Michael E. Mann and Patrick Michaels, environmental sciences professor.
• “Little Evidence Linking Global Warming To Storms,“ Lynchburg News & Advance, Sept. 26.
• “Past Climate Change Questioned / Swings In Temperature Might Be More Common Than Thought,” Nature Magazine, Oct. 1.
• “Models May Underestimate Climate Swings,” New Scientist, Sept. 30.
• “New Research Questions Uniqueness Of Recent Warming,” New York Times, Oct. 5.

Patrick Michaels, an environmental sciences professor.
• “Quaking In Our Boots / Can Humans Weather The Growing Wave Of Calamity?” Washington Post, Oct. 5.
• “Prior Four-Cyclone Season Was In 1893,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sept. 29.

John Norton Moore, a law professor and director of U.Va..'s Center for National Security Law, “San Antonio Professor Carves Niche In Terrorism Law ,” Associated Press, Sept. 26.

Jonathan Moreno, professor of biomedical ethics, “Use Of Stem Cells Cure Or Crime?,” The Kinsport [Tenn.] Times-News, Sept. 26.

Robert O'Neil, professor of law and director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and the Media Institute.
• “9th Circuit Oks Use Of Tobacco Taxes For Advertising,” Yahoo Finance Article, Sept. 29.
• “Electronic Surveillance,” The Chronicle Of Higher Education,” Sept. 30.

William Pease, assistant professor and director of the U.Va. marching band, “The Lynchburg Classic Returns For 30th Year,” Lynchburg News & Advance, Oct. 1.

Thomas Platts-Mills, chief of the division of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology, “Doctors Have Pieces, But Disease Still Puzzle / Genes Play A Role, But We Don't Know Which Ones; Drugs Can Control It, But We Don't Know Why They Work,” Chicago Tribune, Sept. 26.

David Neuman, University architect, “Some See Uci's Arts Project As Overdue / Bland Courtyard Will Become A High-Tech Plaza With Video And 'Whispering Benches,' ”
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 6.

Charlotte Patterson, professor of psychology, “When A Woman Loves A Woman,” New York Daily News, Oct. 4.

Steven Rhoads, a politics professor, “The Testosterone Test / Boy Edwards Vs. Manly Cheney,” National Review Online, Oct. 4.
Alan Rogol, professor of pediatrics, “You Still Don't Know About Bonds,” USA Today, Sept. 30.

Larry J. Sabato, politics professor; director, Center for Politics.
• “Commentary: No Closer,” National Review, Sept. 27
• “Analysis: Key Is If Voters See Link Between Iraq War, Terror,”Houston Chronicle, Sept. 27.
• “Why Virginia Is Tilting Toward Kerry,” Washington Monthly, Sept. 27.
“ Commentary: Political Notebook: Pollsters Missing Key Voter Group?” Daily Progress, Sept. 26.
• “Divide Over Managing US's Wallet,” Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 6.
• “Cheney Bares Fangs To Put Republican Campaign Back On Track,” Agence France Presse, Oct. 6.
• “Cheney, Edwards Exchange Attacks In Feisty VP Debate / Running Mates Get Personal,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 6.
• “In First And Only Face-Off,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 6.
• “Gop Tries To Quell Bogus Rumor Of Draft's Return / Delay Forces A Vote That Kills,” Houston Chronicle, Oct. 6.
• “The Bill After E-Mails Whip Up Concerns,” Houston Chronicle, Oct. 6.
• “Much Of Criticism Saved For Presidential Hopefuls,” Dallas Morning News, Oct. 6.
• “White House Watch: Bush Tries To Regain Traction,” Dow Jones News Service, Oct. 5.
• “Opposites Attack / Edwards-Cheney Debate Pits Conservative With Gravitas Against Magnetic Populist,” Wall Street Journal, Oct. 5.
• “Edwards, Cheney Debate Pits Mr. Sunshine Against Mr. Dour,” Knight Ridder News Service, Oct. 5.
• “Big Swell Unlikely For Voter Rolls,” Dallas Morning News, Oct. 5.
• Sabato Is Quoted Today In A Article Headlined:
• “Stakes Are High In V-P Faceoff / Pressure On Cheney To Boost Polls / Edwards Planning To Attack On 3 Fronts / Cheney-Edwards Faceoff Set To Draw Huge TV Audience,” Toronto Star, Oct. 5.
• “Edwards' Influence In The South Yet To Be Seen,” Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Oct. 5.
• “Prominent Pair Try To Put Accent On A Positive Image,” Seattle Times, Oct. 4.
• “8 States Key In The Battle For Senate / If Kerry Wins, Dems Could Gain Control By Picking Up One Seat,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 4.
• “Prominent Candidates Put Accent On A Positive Image,” Seattle Times, Oct. 4.
• “Edwards' Job: Make Gruff Cheney Lose His Cool In Debate,” Salt Lake City [Utah] Tribune, Oct. 3.
• “Election Ads Bring Local Windfall / With Pennsylvania A Battleground, Spending Is Heavy For Local TV Time,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 3.
• Sabato Was Quoted Oct. 2 in an "NBC Nightly News" Report On The Most Recent Presidential Polls.
• “Cheney's Bark Is Low Key, But His Anti-Kerry Message Is Unmistakable,” Dallas Morning News, Oct. 2.
• “Vice Presidential Role Undergoes Transformation,” Voice Of America, Oct. 2.
• “Takes Go Higher For Debate In St. Louis,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 2.
• “No Drake-Ashe Debates On Peninsula / 2nd Congressional District Votes Will Have To Go To South Hampton Roads To See The Candidates,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, Oct. 2.
• “Kerry Scores Badly Needed Points In Debate,” Agence France Presse, Oct. 1.
• Experts Rate Debate A Draw,” CBS News Story, Sept. 30.
• “Bush Leading Kerry In Virginia, Poll Says,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sept. 30.
• “Kaine Throws Support To Wilder / Mayoral Candidate Does Not Reciprocate In Race For Governor,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sept. 30.
• “Parties See Victims' Kin As Campaign Help,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 27
• “TV Exchange Leaves Kerry In Mire On Eve Of Debate: '11th Position' On War,”
• Canwest News Service, Sept. 30.
• “A Bush Unaccustomed To Role Of The Favorite Takes On Kerry Tonight,” Investor's Business Daily, Sept. 30.
• “Bring It On! What To Watch For In Tonight's Crucial First Debate,” Boston Herald, Sept. 30.
• “Deputies' Role In Campaigns Left Ambiguous In Rules,” Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Sept. 30.
• “How Mr. Giuliani Could Benefit From Bush Loss,” New York Sun, Sept. 30.
• “High Stakes In Florida / First Presidential Debate Crucial To Kerry Candidacy,” cbs.marketwatch.com, Sept. 30.
• “Elizabeth Dole May Run For Head Of Gop Campaign Panel,” Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 29.
• “Electing The President: The Voting,” Detroit Free Press, Sept. 27.
• “Kitty Kelley's Bad Magic / 'Biographer' Of The Bush Family Forsakes Accepted Rules Of Scholarship, Fairness,” Houston Chronicle, Sept. 26.
• “Nov. 2 Looms As Youth Day,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sept. 26.
• “Bush And Kerry Brace For TV Beauty Contest,” Times Of London, Sept. 25.
• “Bush Retains Lead Over Kerry In Polls,” Voice Of America, Sept. 24.
• “This Survey Comes With A String Attached / Anybody Want To Buy A Pile Of Leftover Al Gore Masks?” The [Canada] National Post, Sept. 29.
• “Handy Dandy Debate Scorecard,” CBS News, Sept. 29.
• “Surrogates Are Mixed Blessing On Trail,” Fox News, Sept. 29.
• “Are Bush, Edwards Fit To Be Tied? / Electoral College Deadlock Could Bring Them Together,” Raleigh [N.C.] News & Observer, Sept. 29.
• “For Bush, It's Make Or Break Time,” San Antonio [Tex.] Express-News, Oct. 7.
• “Watchdog Group Wants Delay Out / Ethics Rebuke Cited; He Says Organization Has 'No Credibility',” Dallas Morning News, Oct. 7.
• “Salazar, Kerry Not Expected To Hit Campaign Trail Together,” Associated Press, Oct. 7.
• “He Supported Bush When Sessions Wouldn't,” Associated Press, Oct. 5.

John W. Schmitt, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, “The Advocate As Politician / Career As Lawyer Molded Edwards,” Washington Post, Oct. 5.

Joshua Scott, director of programs at U.Va.'s center for politics.
• “Locals Say Kerry Held His Own,” Winchester Star, Oct. 4.
• “Socas Targets Wolf In 10th,” Fairfax County Times, Oct. 5.
Peter Sheras, professor of psychology, “The Quiet Cruelty Of The Girl Bully / They May Not Use Violence, But The Wounds Still Run Deep,” Daily Progress, Oct. 3.

Matt Smyth, from the center for politics, “Here's How Tonight's Debate Will Go / Pundits Lay Out Bush, Kerry Arguments, Strategies For Success,” Augusta Free Press, Oct. 1.

Jerry Stenger, research coordinator for the state climatology office, “Jeanne Brings More Rain,” Daily Progress Story, Sept. 28.

Christopher Williams, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, “10 Ways To Boost Your Fertility,” Parents.Com, Sept. 29.
Charles Whitebread, law professor, “Va. Judge Dismisses Case Against Muhammad / Fairfax Ruling Cites Right To Speedy Trial,” Washington Post Article, Oct. 2.

Houston G. Wood III, engineering professor, “How White House Embraced Suspect Iraq Arms Intelligence,” Oct. 3.



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