STATE OFFERS BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
MORE CHARTER COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS SCHEDULED
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 STUDENT RESEARCH JOURNAL LAUNCHED
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
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
reviewed by the academic peers and editorial staff. See details
PAINTER DEALS WITH RACIAL ISSUES THROUGH WORK
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.
TWO NEW PROFESSORSHIPS ESTABLISHED
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
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.”
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.
TO TALK ABOUT TOP ISSUES IN EDUCATION TODAY
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.
more details, see the Web site http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu.
ANNUAL DIVERSITY CAREER DAY TO BE HELD OCT. 19
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
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.
SOUTHERN DISSENT AUTHORS TO SPEAK AT MILLER CENTER
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.
SHOBE TO LEAD WELDON COOPER CENTER
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.
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.
INSTITUTE OFFERS FUNDS FOR RESEARCH
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 email@example.com 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.
UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFER SECURITY BROCHURE
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
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
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.
Department at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
• “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
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
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,
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.
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
• “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,
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,
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,
• “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,
Patrick Michaels, an environmental
• “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,
John Norton Moore, a law professor
and director of U.Va..'s Center
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
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.
William Pease, assistant professor
and director of the U.Va.
marching band, “The
Lynchburg Classic Returns For 30th Year,” Lynchburg News & Advance,
Thomas Platts-Mills, chief
of the division of allergy,
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.
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
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.
Commentary: Political Notebook: Pollsters Missing Key Voter Group?” Daily
Progress, Sept. 26.
• “Divide Over Managing US's Wallet,” Christian Science Monitor, Oct.
• “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.
• “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
• “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,
• “Prominent Pair Try To Put Accent On A Positive Image,” Seattle Times,
• “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,
• “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,
• “Takes Go Higher For Debate In St. Louis,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
• “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,
Experts Rate Debate
A Draw,” CBS News Story, Sept. 30.
• “Bush Leading Kerry In Virginia, Poll Says,” Richmond Times-Dispatch,
• “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
• Canwest News Service,
• “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,
• “How Mr. Giuliani Could Benefit From Bush Loss,” New York Sun, Sept.
• “High Stakes In Florida / First Presidential Debate Crucial To Kerry Candidacy,” cbs.marketwatch.com,
• “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.
• “Bush Retains Lead Over Kerry In Polls,” Voice Of America, Sept.
• “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,
• “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.
John W. Schmitt,
an associate professor
and gynecology, “The
Advocate As Politician / Career As Lawyer Molded Edwards,” Washington Post,
Joshua Scott, director
of programs at
• “Locals Say Kerry Held His Own,” Winchester Star, Oct. 4.
• “Socas Targets Wolf In 10th,” Fairfax County Times, Oct. 5.
psychology, “The Quiet Cruelty Of The Girl Bully
/ They May Not Use Violence, But The Wounds Still Run Deep,” Daily Progress,
Matt Smyth, from
for politics, “Here's How Tonight's Debate
Will Go / Pundits Lay Out Bush, Kerry Arguments, Strategies For Success,” Augusta
Free Press, Oct. 1.
coordinator for the
Brings More Rain,” Daily Progress Story, Sept. 28.
and gynecology, “10
Ways To Boost Your Fertility,” Parents.Com, Sept. 29.
law professor, “Va. Judge Dismisses Case Against Muhammad
/ Fairfax Ruling Cites Right To Speedy Trial,” Washington Post Article,
professor, “How White House Embraced Suspect
Iraq Arms Intelligence,” Oct. 3.