Nov. 12 -Dec. 2, 2004
Back Issues
Report spotlights honor accusations
Christopher Brightman to head UVIMCO
Medical Center grapples with national nursing shortage
Standardized testing here to stay
State procurement rules expand
Take advantage of cost-saving flex spending accounts
A quarter-century of working for a sustainable Virginia and region
Environmental negotiation pioneer Richard Collins to retire
Drama presents 'the cherry orchard'

Resource fair welcomes new faculty and staff

Bookstore holiday open house Dec. 1
New metal could revolutionize industry



News briefs

Yoke San Reynolds, U.Va.’s vice president for finance, began her one-year term as president of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers on Sept. 29, following her inauguration in New York City. U.Va. is one of seven universities — and the only public university — in EACUBO to have had two financial officers elected as president of the association in the last 45 years. The other six member schools of EACUBO are Drexel University, Franklin and Marshall College, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Yale University. Reynolds served as first vice president last year, and as president also will serve on the board of the National Association of College and University Business Officers this year.

Patients with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, are more likely to live longer if the cells in their immune system carry a special kind of marker on the surface, according to a team of U.Va. scientists, led by principal investigator David Mullins, assistant professor of microbiology and a researcher in the Human Immune Therapy Center. Clinical trials over the last decade found that the survival rate for patients with advanced metastatic melanoma increased by 50 percent when the immune cells that kill tumors carried a specific protein. The finding is published in the Nov. 1 issue of Cancer Research.

Is your e-mail in box constantly jammed with junk mail? If so, and if you receive your mail on U.Va.’s Central Mail Service, you can get relief with two new services from ITC: “greylisting” and “spam tagging.” Greylisting is a simple, effective tool. The first time a non-U.Va. e-mail server asks to deliver a message to your account, U.Va.’s mail server requires it to resubmit the request. The outside server then asks again, and our server takes receipt of the message. Subsequent requests for delivery of messages from the same address are then granted on the first attempt.

But here’s the clever part: most spam mail servers will not tolerate the delay incurred by having to submit a second request for delivery, so they never resend — and the spam never gets delivered. Greylisting is an opt-in service; if you’d like to participate, you’ll need to register. Find more information at www.itc.virginia. edu/desktop/email/greylisting/.

Spam tagging is a system that scans all your incoming e-mail for telltale signs of junk mail, and tags each message with a score indicating how likely it is to be spam. Using an easy Web-based tool, you can set your e-mail account to block likely spam messages from your in box and reroute them to a special mailbox it creates for you, called “uva-potential-spam.”

After that, you need only check your potential spam mailbox from time to time for any e-mails that may have gotten filtered inadvertently. You control how aggressively your account filters out suspected spam. You can even choose whether to let the system purge mail from your potential spam mailbox automatically at specified intervals, or manage it yourself.

Spam tagging is easy to set up. To learn how, visit: desktop/email/cms/spam/.

Calling all creative writers. Meridian, the semiannual literary journal produced by U.Va. in conjunction with the master of fine arts creative writing program, is sponsoring its annual editor’s prizes in poetry and fiction. The winning entries earn $1,000 each. This year’s entry deadline is midnight, Dec. 20, and all entries — and entry fees — must be made online at Choose the “Contest” link to upload your story or poetry entry and download the complete contest guidelines.

All submissions will be considered for publication in the Spring/Summer 2005 issue. The $15 entry fee includes a reading of your work, a one-year subscription to Meridian, and a shot at the prizes. The journal publishes works by writers who have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. It also features a regular “Lost Classic,” a work by a renowned author of the past, which is unpublished or underpublished.

Studies show, once again, that U.Va. is good for your heart. For the second consecutive year, U.Va.’s cardiology and heart surgery program has been selected as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success Study, sponsored by health care products company Solucient LLC. For six years, this survey has identified hospitals setting benchmark levels of performance for cardiovascular services throughout the nation. According to Solucient, this year’s winning hospitals have displayed superior performance in the clinical management of cardiovascular disease through the efforts of their medical management teams, employees, medical staffs and administrative leadership.

In August, President John T. Casteen III declared November “HIV/AIDS Awareness Month” at U.Va. The annual observance — formerly just a week long — was created as a service learning project through a School of Nursing course, “HIV/AIDS: A Personal and Social Perspective,” taught by Reba Moyer Childress. Upcoming events include:

Nov. 9: A Cappella FUN-D concert, 8 p.m., School of Nursing (McLeod Hall). Featuring the Academical Village People, Virginia Belles, Hoos in Treble, Hullabahoos, Silhooettes and Virginia Gentlemen. Proceeds to benefit HIV/AIDS charities.

Nov. 10 & 11: Dinner & A Movie Benefit, 5-10 p.m., Biltmore Grill, 16
Elliewood Ave., and St. Maarten’s Café, 14th & Wertland streets. A percentage of the restaurants’ nonalcoholic sales will benefit HIV/AIDS charities. E-mail for free tickets.

Nov. 17 & 18: Awareness Banner Contest from 6-8 p.m. at the School of Nursing. University organizations will create banners to be displayed on Grounds and during the Dec. 1 vigil.

Nov. 20: AIDS/HIV Services Group of Charlottesville’s 13th Annual Creative Charlottesville Auction, 6:30 p.m., Fry’s Spring Beach Club. This year’s theme is “Elegance & Ecstasy,” and will include more than 400 items available for bidding. Call 979-7714 for information.

Dec. 1: HIV/AIDS Vigil, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Plans are to gather at the Rotunda at 4:30 p.m., proceed along University Avenue and Emmet Street and conclude with a candlelight ceremony at the corner of Emmett and Barracks Road.

Dec. 1 (World AIDS Day): Free confidential HIV testing (Time, location TBA). Sponsored by AIDS/HIV Services Group and the U.Va. Health

A new film from executive producer Robert Greenwald in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union, will be shown Nov. 20 at the Law School. “Unconstitutional,” written, directed and produced by Nonny la Peña, details the way in which civil liberties of Americans and immigrants alike have been infringed upon since Sept. 11 and the passage of the U.S. Patriot Act. The free screening and talk begins at 2 p.m. in Caplin Auditorium. For details, e-mail or call (804) 644-8080.

The nation’s first woman and Hispanic Surgeon General, Dr. Antonia Coello Novello, will speak Nov. 12 at a conference on “The Obesity Epidemic: Impact and Interventions within Minority Communities.” Presented by the Center for Improving Health, the program will be held in the Jordan Hall Confer-ence Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program featuring Dr. Novello begins at 5 p.m. at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. The fee is $25; for details call 243-5703.

Employees will get more holiday leave, thanks to additional time granted by Gov. Mark Warner. The new schedule is:
Thursday, Nov. 25— Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 26— Day after Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve
Monday, Dec. 27 — Christmas Day (observed)
Tuesday, Dec. 28 — Designated holiday
Wednesday, Dec. 29 — Designated holiday (Governor)
Thursday, Dec. 30 — New Year’s Eve Day (observed)
Friday, Dec. 31 — New Year’s Day (observed)
For more information, visit and choose the Holiday Schedule icon.

Making Headlines

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

Brandt Allen, executive education dean, Darden School

  • “Do As I Do,” CFO Magazine, Nov. 1.

John D. Arras, biomedical ethics professor

  • “U.S. Creates Ethics Panel On Priority For Flu Shots,” New York Times, Oct. 27.

Julian Bond, history professor

  • “IRS Investigating NAACP for Criticism of President,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 29.

David Breneman, Curry School dean

  • “ Flexible Fee Structure Not A Good Idea,” (commentary) [Boise State University] Arbiter, Nov. 1
  • “Opening The College Gates,” U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 25

Lea Brown, director, Instruction For The Youth Leadership Initiative at U.Va.'s Center For Politics 

  • “Kids' Vote Worth Heeding,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 29.

Theodore Caplow, sociology professor 

  • “Why You Always Get A Present You Don't Want,” [London] Daily Telegraph, Nov. 3.

Robert Emery, psychology professor 

  • “When A Divorced Parent Starts Dating,” Boston Globe, Oct. 27.

Kim Forde-Mazrui, law

  • “Interracial-Marriage Ban Used In Measure 36 Comparisons,” Salem [Ore..] Statesman-Journal, Oct. 29.

R. Edward Freeman, business administration professor and director, the Olson Center of Applied Ethics

  • “ The View From Taft: 10 Lessons for Successful Reform,” BusinessWorld, Dec. 4.

Glenn Gaesser, exercise physiologist professor and obesity researcher in the Curry

  • “ Hey, Feds, Weight a Minute ...” (commentary) Tech Central Station, Oct. 26.

Jack M. Gwaltney Jr., emeritus professor of medicine

  • “Be Good To The Bone,” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 24.

Russ Federman, head of counseling and psychological services, student health department and John Portmann, religious studies professor

  • “A Nation of Wimps,” Psychology Today, Nov.1
  • “A Dangerous New Remedy for Anxiety,” Psychology Today, Nov. 1.
  • “Up Against the Ivy Wall in 2004,” Psychology Today, Nov. 1.
  • “The Campus Crisis,” Psychology Today, Nov. 1.
  • “A Cry For Help,” Psychology Today, Nov. 1.

Dr. Frederick Hayden, immunology professor

  • “Who Calls Summit to Address Flu Pandemic,” Associated Press, Oct. 31.

Justin Holcomb, sociology lecturer 

  • “Today's Eulogy,” [Harrisburg, Pa.] Patriot-News, Oct. 31.

Alexander Horniman, Darden professor

  • “School Offers new Business Ph.D. in Norfolk,”  [Norfolk] Virginian-Pilot, Nov. 5.

A.E. Dick Howard, law professor

  • “Supreme Battle Awaits President,” [Canada] National Post, Nov. 5

Peter Jackson, interim associate director of communications, Center for Politics

  • “Democrats Need to find Themselves, Pundits Say,” [Canada] National Post, Nov. 4.

Melvyn P. Leffler, history professor 

  • “Candidates Paint Two Incomplete Views On Foreign Policy.” Boston Globe, Oct. 25.

Patrick J. Michaels, environmental sciences professor

  • “Science Notebook: Hurricanes and Global Warming,” Washington Post, Oct. 24.

John Monahan, law professor 

  • “Experts Say False Confessions Come From Leading Questions, Young Suspects, High-Pressure Interrogations,” Orange County [Calif.] Register, Oct. 27.

Steven Nock. sociology professor 

  • “Marriage Still Matters To Washington's Children,” (commentary) Seattle Times, Oct. 25.

David M. O'Brien, politics professor

  • “Court may be Cautious on Vote Crisis,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 2.

Charlotte J. Patterson, developmental psychology professor

  • “Growing Up With Mom & Mom,” New York Times Sunday Magazine, Oct. 24.
  • “On Measure 36, the Lies vs. the Real Kids,” Portland Oregonian, Oct. 22.

David Peura, associate chief of gastroenterology and spokesman for the American Gastroenterological Association

  • “Stomach Acid-Suppressing Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk,” Fox News, Oct. 27.

William B. Quandt, politics professor and Middle East expert

  • “Analysis: An Ominous Watershed? 4 More Years Of Trauma?” [Beirut, Lebanon] Daily Star, Nov. 4.

Steven Rhoads, politics professor

  • “Bush's Tasks: Bind Nation, Build Legacy,” Dallas Morning News, Nov. 4.

Larry J. Sabato, politics professor; director, Center for Politics

  • “Predictions Burn Pollsters, Pundits – Again,” USA Today, Nov. 3.
  • “Results Highlighted Democratic Delusions,” Dallas Morning News, Nov. 3.
  • “Nevadan is Daschle's Likely Replacement,” Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch, Nov. 3.
  • “Column: Morality's Pull at Tthe Polls shouldn't have come as a Surprise,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, Nov. 3.
  • “Bush  Margin Mystifies Virginia Democrats,” Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, Nov. 3.
  • “Harris Beats Schneider by Same Margin as Last Time,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald Tribune Nov. 3.
  • “Michigan Could Lose Swing Status,” Detroit News Nov. 3.
  • “Bubba's Barnstorming Boomeranged on Dems,” New York Post Nov. 3.
  • “Instant Voter Surveys are Strikingly Wrong,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 3.
  • “'Moral Values' The Top Issue For U.S. Voters,” [Canada] National Post, Nov. 3.
  • “How Insiders Were Fooled,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 3.
  • “GOP Gains, But Congress Still Riven,” Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 3.
  • Salazar Attracts Bush Supporters
  • By Catherine Tsai Of The Associated Press / Wednesday
  • (No Link Found)
  • “Salazar Brothers Head To D.C.,” Associated Press, Nov. 2.
  • “GOP Puts Lock On Senate,” Scripps Howard News Service, Nov. 2.
  • “Commentary: A Night to Remember - And, One Hopes, Never Repeat,” [Portland, Ore.] Oregonian , Nov. 2.
  • “U.S. Vote Essentially was Decided in Iraq,” Houston Chronicle, Nov. 2.
  • “Despite Charges Of Being 'Spoiler,' Nader Unapologetic for Campaign,” USA Today, Nov. 2.
  • “Bush Reelected Amid Growing Fears of Terrorism, Despite War in Iraq,” Agence France Presse, Nov. 2.
  • “Kerry Too Aloof and to the Left to Beat Bush, Say Experts,” Agence France Presse, Nov. 2.
  • “Bush Win, Rehnquist Cancer May Hasten High Court Changes,” Dow Jones News Service, Nov. 2.
  • “Key Changes in Cabinet Likely, ” Indianapolis Star, Nov. 5.
  • “New Southern Senators Poised to Boost Bush Agenda,” Danville Register & Bee Nov. 5.
  • “State Turns Red, County Edges Blue,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, Nov. 5.
  • “Commentary: 'Full Of Holes',” Newsweek, Nov. 4.
  • “Harris Beats Schneider by Same Margin,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, Nov. 4.
  • “`Traditional People' Give Sodrel Boost,” Evansville [Ind.] Courier, Nov. 4.
  • “In Wake Of Bush Win, Hagel Wants to let Bygones be Bygones,” Omaha [Neb.] World-Herald, Nov. 4.
  • “Predictions Burn Pollsters, Pundits – Again,” USA Today, Nov. 4.
  • “Results Highlighted Democratic Delusions,” Dallas Morning News,  Nov. 4.
  • “Nevadan is Daschle's Likely Replacement,” Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch, Nov. 4.
  • “Column: Morality's pull at the polls shouldn't have come as a surprise,” Hampton Roads Daily Press,  Nov. 4.
  • “Bush Margin Mystifies Virginia Democrats,” Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, Nov. 4.
  • “Harris Beats Schneider by same Margin as Last Time,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald Tribune, Nov. 4.
  • “Michigan Could Lose Swing Status,” Detroit News, Nov. 4.
  • “Bubba's Barnstorming Boomeranged on Dems,” New York Post, Nov. 4.
  • “Instant Voter Surveys are Strikingly Wrong,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 4.
  • “How Insiders Were Fooled,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 4.
  • “GOP Gains, But Congress Still Riven,” Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 4.
  • “Despite Charges of Being 'Spoiler,' Nader Unapologetic for Campaign,” USA Today, Nov. 3.
  • “Analysis: Race Similar To 2000,” Associated Press, Nov. 3.
  • “New Voters Flood To Polls In Close Fight,” [Man.] Free Press, Nov. 3.
  • “Race For The White House: Thank Queue,” London] Mirror, Nov. 3.
  • “US Vote Bush Projected To Win Florida,” AFX International Focus, Nov. 3.
  • “Bunning Wins Re-Election To Second Term,” Associated Press, Nov. 3.    
  • “Turnout Is Massive,” Long Island [N.Y.] Newsday, Nov. 3.
  • “Money Spigots Opened Wider,” [Raleigh, N.C..] News & Observer, Nov. 3.
  • “Nader A 1% Dissolution,” New York Daily News, Nov. 3.
  • “Republicans Posed To Keep Narrow Control Of Senate,” San Angelo [Tex.] Standard-Times, Nov. 3.
  • “Americans Wait Hours To Vote,” Bloomberg News, Nov. 2.
  • “Campaign 2004,” Greenwire, Nov. 2.
  • “Bush, Kerry Wrap Up Furious Campaigning With Race All But Tied,” Business Daily, Nov. 2.
  • “Commentary: Electoral College Is Preferable To Alternatives,” Roll Call, Nov. 2.
  • “Continuity Or Change In Philippine-US Relations,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nov. 2.
  • “Bush Will Always Have The South,” Media General News Service, Nov. 2.
  • “Polarized Americans,” Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch, Nov. 2.
  • “Parties Fighting for Control of Congress,” Associated Press, Nov. 2.
  • “Slow And Steady Calls The Race This Time,” USA Today, Nov. 2.
  • “It's No Joke, It May Be W, With Edwards In Veep Seat,” New York Daily News, Nov. 2.
  • “Young Voters Will Be Key To Kerry Win, Edwards Says,” Winston-Salem [N.C.] Journal, Nov. 2.
  • “Virginians Could Break Records For High Voter Turnout,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, Nov. 2.
  • “Kerry Gained After Bin Laden, Iraq-Weapons Surprises,” Bloomberg News, Nov. 2.
  • “White House Watch: Frenetic Last Day To Campaign,” Dow Jones News, Nov. 2.
  • “Doubling Down On Ohio,” The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 2.
  • “Bunning, Mongiardo Fly Around State On Last Day Of Campaign,” Associated Press, Nov. 1.
  • “Polls Show Tight Presidential Race On Eve Of US Election,” Voice Of America, Nov. 1.
  • “New President Faces Divided US Nation,” Agence France Presse, Nov. 1.
  • “Registering Voters Only Half The Battle,” The Age [Australia], Oct. 26.
  • “Candidates' Final Appeal To Sway A Divided Electorate,” San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 1.
  • “Dems In GOP States Stay Distant From Party,” Associated Press, Nov. 1.
  • “Even In Voting Debacle, Overturn Chances Slim,” St. Petersburg [Fla.] Times, Nov. 1.
  • “For Military Families, Election Has Special Meaning,” Associated Press, Nov. 1.
  • “Result Remains Poised On A Razor's Edge,” Guardian [London] , Nov. 1.
  • “In Final Days, A Mad Dash,” Newsday, Nov. 1.
  • “Election Is No Sure Thing,” San Antonio [Tex.] Express-News, Nov. 1.
  • “Motive And Opportunity: Heavy Participation Seen,” Media General News Service, Nov. 1.
  • “Nader Runs Curious Race,” Knight Ridder Newspapers, Nov. 1.
  • “Both Sides Prepared For Voter Fraud,” Allentown [Pa.] Morning Call, Nov. 1.
  • “Bush and Kerry seek edge from Bin Laden tape,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 31.
  • “Experts Wondering If There Will Be A New Wave Of Voters,” Oakland [Calif.] Tribune, Oct. 31.
  • “The Ruthless Karl Rove,” Toronto Star, Oct. 31.
  • “Bush Series?” Norfolk Virginian-Pilot  Oct. 31.
  • “Commentary: Clash Nears Climax,” Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch, Oct. 31.
  • “The US Election,” Independent On Sunday [London], Oct. 31.
  • “For N.Va. Activists, A Closing Scramble,” Washington Post, Oct. 31.
  • “Cabinet Likely To Get New Look, No Matter Who Wins,” Gannett News Service, Oct. 31.
  • “Winner Will Add To His Party's Influence,” Lexington [Ky.] Herald-Leader, Oct. 31.
  • “Turnout Expected To Break Records,” Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Oct. 31.
  • “Local Voters Have Much To Consider,” Daily Progress, Oct. 31.
  • “War On Terror Is Now The Only Issue,” Toronto Globe And Mail, Oct. 30.
  • “A Vote Of Trust,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, Oct. 30.
  • “Edwards Makes Final N.C. Appeal,” Greensboro [N.C.] News & Record, Oct. 30.
  • “Bin Laden Tape Adds Wild Card To Election,” Hearst Newspapers, Oct. 30.
  • “Delaware Out Of The Swing?” Delaware State News, Oct. 30.
  • “Governor Hopefuls Trade Jabs: Bicker Over Comments, Ads,” Delaware State News, Oct. 30.
  • “Senate In The Balance,” Mother, Oct. 30.
  • “Election Officials Report Heavy Demand For Absentee Ballots,” Associated Press, Oct. 30.
  • “Clinton Rallies Democrats, Hopes Of Capturing Battleground Nevada,” Associated Press, Oct. 30.
  • “Obl Tape Could Help Bush: Analysts,” Agence France Presse, Oct. 29.
  • “Dallas Congressional Matchup Is Nation's Most Expensive,” Associated Press, Oct. 29.
  • “Experts: Big Race Too Close To Call,” Lansing [Mich.] State Journal, Oct. 29.
  • “Close Election Raises Fears Of Fraud,” Long Island Newsday, Oct. 29.
  • “Trail Tales: It's All Local,” Fox News, Oct. 29.
  • “White House Watch: Slicing, Dicing Electoral College
  • From Dow Jones International News,” Oct. 28.
  • “The Bonanza In Bashing Bush,” BusinessWeek Online, Oct. 29.
  • “Presidential Politics Now 24/7 Affair,” Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 29.
  • “High Turnout Seen Clouding Predictions,” Boston Globe, Oct. 27.
  • “Strategy Of Attack Carries Risk In Swing States,” Boston Globe, Oct. 27.
  • “    In Many States, Control Of Legislatures At Stake,” Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 27.
  • “Control Of Us Senate Hinges On Handful Of Hard-Fought Contests,” Agence France Presse, Oct. 27.
  • “Amish, Veterans Crowd Airport For Bush,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 27.
  • “Bayh Votes With GOP More Than Most Dems,” Indianapolis Star, Oct. 27.
  • “Presidential Election Steals Attention,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, Oct. 27.
  • “GOP Will Keep Senate, Most Analysts Predict, But Dems Not Finished,” Investor's Business Daily, Oct. 27.
  • “Experts Question Impact Of Newspaper Endorsements,” PBS "Newshour,” Oct. 26.
  • “Wilder's Inflow Tops Outflow,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct. 26.
  • “News Analysis: Both Sides Appear Confident, But Doubts Loom Large Backstage,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 27.
  • “Election Won't Affect Congressional Division,” Houston Chronicle, Oct. 27.
  • “The Warm And Fuzzy Factor,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 27.
  • “Clinton Still Has The Old Magic: 'We Love You, Bubba',” CanWest News Service, Oct. 27.
  • “Ohio Business Leaders Endorse Kerry, Bucking Bush's Overall Business Backing,” Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch, Oct. 27.
  • “Bunning Tries to Avoid Late Collapse in Kentucky Senate Race,” Associated Press, Oct. 25.
  • “In Electoral College System, Close Means Controversial,” Austin [Tex.] American-Statesman, Oct. 25.
  • “White House Watch: Shades Of Florida and 10,000 Lawyers,” Dow Jones International News, Oct. 25.
  • “Lawyers Are Ready For Election Day Trouble,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, Oct. 25.
  • “It's A Long Shot, but Control of Congress Could Change,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 25.
  • “In 2004 Race For President, It's Iraq, Stupid,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, Oct. 25.
  • “Schwarzenegger To Visit Ohio To Pump Up Republican Party,” Knight Ridder News Service, Oct. 25.
  • “More Split Than Ever,” [Canada] National Post, Oct. 25.
  • “Faithless Us Electors May Turn Election Result,” Canberra [Australia] Times, Oct. 25.
  • “Eight More Days Before Presidential, Local Elections,” Louisiana Gannett News, Oct. 25.
  • “Reading The ''004 Election Tea Leaves,” Augusta Free Press, Oct. 25.
  • “Even An A Student's Outcome Unsure In Electoral College,”Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 24.
  • “Not Adding Up To A Clear Picture For Pollsters,” New York Daily News, Oct. 24.
  • “Hunters, Activists Have Many States In Cross Hairs,” Baltimore Sun, Oct. 24.
  • “Two Top Lawmakers Face Pivotal Election Day,” Reuters News Service, Oct. 24.
  • “Daschle Faces Firmly Rooted GOP Rival,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 24.
  • “Question Haunts Swing States,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 24.
  • “Candidates Step Up Pa. Blitz,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 24.
  • “Voices Of America,” San Antonio [Tex.] Express-News, Oct. 24.
  • “Texans Fight For Popular Votes In Bush's Home State,” Associated Press, Oct. 23.
  • “Electoral Map Murky With Several Tossups,” Investor's Business Daily, Oct. 23.
  • “Governor Tries To Build GOP House,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 23.
  •  “GOP Set To Uncork Agenda In Georgia,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 23.
  • “Nader Ready To Make His Presence Felt – Again,” San Antonio [Tex.] Express-News, Oct. 23.
  • “Key To Victory Could Be In Voters' Back Yards,” Dallas Morning News, Oct. 23.
  • “Surrogates Hit The Trail To Boost Candidates,” FOX News, Oct. 23.
  • “Flu Shots For The Big Shots Makes Some Voters Sick,” Salt Lake [Utah] Tribune, Oct. 23.
  • “A Congressman With Parkinson's Disease Finds His Health An Issue In Campaign,” Associated Press, Oct. 23.
  • “Presidential Ads Get Nastier As Polling Day Nears,” [Canada] National Post, Oct. 23.
  • “Uncertainty Rules In Swing States,” [Canada] National Post, Oct. 23.
  • “Democrats Hope Clinton Magic Will Get Vote Out,” Reuters News Service, Oct. 23.
  • “Election Wild Card,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, Oct. 23.
  • “Electoral Vote System Could Hold New Surprises For Election Day,” Cox News Service, Oct. 22.

Jahan Ramazani, english professor

  • “Writer Discusses Norton Anthology,” Johns Hopkins News-Letter, Oct. 29.

Tim Rose, University of Virginia Foundation, executive officer

  • “Clemson Considering Development,” Charleston [S.C.] Post & Courier, Oct. 24.

Matthew Smyth, interim director of communications, Center for Politics

  • “Old Dominion Backs Bush,” Augusta Free Press, Nov. 4.
  • “Same Opponents, Different Year,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, Oct. 29.
  • “Foreign Observers Banned by Blackwell,” Cincinnati Enquirer, Oct. 26.

Robert Spekman, business administration and marketing professor

  • “Mothers of Invention Improve on a Necessity,” Newar [N.J.] Star-Ledger , Oct. 24.
  • “Alltel Likely To Enter Fight For Wireless,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Oct. 26.

Kenneth Stroupe, director, Youth Leadership Initiative at U.Va.'s Center For Politics

  • “Let's Rock 'N' Poll,” Irish Times, Oct. 23.

Douglas Taylor, chair, biology department

  • “How Smart Is AP?” Time, Nov. 8.

Eric Turkheimer, psychology

  • “The Problem With Some 'Smart' Toys,” New York Times, Oct. 26.

Dr. Birgit Winther, associate professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics

  • “Flu: A Family Survival Guide,” Parenting, Nov. 1.

Charmaine Yoest, politics instructor, was a guest Nov. 4 on NBC's "Today" Show. She discussed the political split between married and single women in Nov. 2 election.

Philip Zelikow, director, U.Va.'s Miller Center Of Public Affairs

  • “If 9/11 Report Wins Award, Will 90 Authors Rise?” New York Times, Oct. 24.
  • “Key Aide To 9/11 Panel Praises Offer By House,” New York Times, Oct. 27.

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