Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 19
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Fall Convocation
Minimum wage raised to $8.62 per hour
U.Va. well-prepared for flu season
Digest
Zelikow hailed for work well done
Computer safety issue brought to forefront
Taking the pulse of the people
U.Va.’s expertise on the presidency and politics keeps public informed
Bringing the Asian-American experience to light
Faculty forming Sustained Dialogue group
New ‘J-term’ offers exciting course options

Support undergraduate research, Faculty Senate urged

Deeper space coming into focus
The adventure ends for writer and English professor Douglas Day
A ghost, a goblin and a cavalier?
Six heads on display
For poet Rita Dove, ‘poetry is about life’
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Fall Convocation
Scott receives Thomas Jefferson Award, Gies address importance of language education in global world
Fall Convocation
Photo by Lincoln Ross Barbour

After conferring honors on 347 third-year U.Va. students, President John T. Casteen III (above left) announced Robert E. Scott (center) as this year’s winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award. When the former dean of the Law School tried to return to his seat, Casteen beckoned him back to stand for an extended round of applause before sharing some of the beloved faculty member’s accomplishments with those at Fall Convocation on Oct. 22. Full story.


Minimum wage raised to $8.62 per hour

By Dan Heuchert

The University’s lowest-paid employees will soon get a raise.

Effective Dec. 22, the minimum hiring rate for classified salaried or wage employees in the University’s Academic Division will increase from $8.37 per hour to $8.62 per hour, said Thomas E. Gausvik, the University’s chief human resource officer.

The Medical Center also will boost its minimum hiring rate from $8.37 to $8.62 per hour, effective Jan. 2, said Graham O. Grove, the Health System’s acting compensation director. Full story.


U.Va. well-prepared for flu season

By Katherine Ward

Ah, the flu season. This year, there is bad news, and there is good news. And then there is even better news.

The bad news, of course, is that flu season is here — and it’s leaving the country in a panic over a shortage of vaccines. Chiron Corp., one of the nation’s two vaccine suppliers, reported possible contamination in their plant on Oct. 8, affecting the 48 million doses they were supposed to send to the United States. As a result, the number of doses nationwide has been nearly cut in half, leaving vulnerable Americans desperate to find another means of prevention. Full story.


 

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Kathleen Valenzi

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Dan Heuchert

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Rebecca Arrington

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