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Dec. 3-16, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 21
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Charting charter: Most Medical Center employees fare well under codified autonomy
With 45, U.Va. boasts most Rhodes Scholars among nation's public universities

Legislative forum to be held Jan. 7
Cavs bowl-bound: academics first

Help reshape U.Va.'s sexual assault policy
Dr. Farhat Moazam, a restless spirit
Teenagers of same-sex parents
Program helps teachers master the classroom
Booth's 'how to make it as a woman'
New library a treasure for all
Designing a community dream together
Evaluating the past helps plan a better future

Davis replacing petroleum with carbohydrates

Art spurs talks on race relations
Holiday art auction Dec. 4
Let there be lights
Learn to juggle, learn to lead


News briefs

Legislative forum to be held Jan. 7
The Office of State Governmental Relations will host a legislative forum on Jan. 7 at noon in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The discussion will feature President John T. Casteen III and local lawmakers, including Sen. Creigh Deeds, Sen. Emmett W. Hanger Jr., Del. Mitch Van Yahres, Del. Rob B. Bell III and Del. R. Steven Landes. They will share perspectives about the issues facing the 2005 General Assembly, especially those that impact higher education and the local community. For
details, call Justin Thompson at 924-3349.

Cavs bowl-bound: Academics first
The Cavaliers are headed to the MPC Computers Bowl in Idaho on Dec. 27. (For details, see page 13.) The bowl invitation comes on the heels of a Nov. 27 announcement by President John T. Casteen III that said U.Va. would decline an invitation to a bowl game if it fell during the final exam period, Dec. 13-21.

“It is important for the University to send the right message to its students, faculty and alumni that academics come first at U.Va., and that we cannot disrupt the final exam schedule for a sporting event,” Casteen said.

“We have an excellent team, and we are eager for the players and the coaches to have an opportunity to conclude a terrific season at a bowl game, but not at the expense of the academic calendar.”
This is the first time U.Va. has faced such a dilemma. Previously, bowl games in which U.Va. participated coincided with its holiday schedule.

Recent publications of faculty and staff

Paul W. Farris, Landmark Communications Professor of Business Administration, and Michael J. Moore, Bank of America Research Professor of Business Administration, editors. “The Profit Impact of Marketing Strategy Project.” Cambridge Univ. Press.

Glenn Gaesser, Curry School professor of exercise physiology, and Karen O. Kratina, Ph.D. and RD. “It’s the Calories, Not the Carbs.” Trafford Publishing.

David Germano, associate professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies, and Kevin Trainor, Univ. of Vermont, editors. “Embodying the Dharma: Buddhist Relic Veneration in Asia.” SUNY Press.

Jane Mendle, clinical psychology graduate student. “Kissing in Technicolor.” Avon Books.

John P. O’Connell, chemical engineering professor, and J.M Hail, Macatea Productions. “Thermodynamics: Fundamentals for Applications.” Cambridge Univ. Press.

Jennings L. Wagoner, professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, Leadership, Foundations and Policy in the Curry School. “Jefferson and Education.” UNC Press.

Brian Wills, history professor, U.Va.-Wise. “No Ordinary College: A History of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.” University of Virginia Press.

Dorothy C. Wong, associate professor of East Asian art. “Chinese Steles: Pre-Buddhist Use of a Symbolic Form.” University of Hawaii Press.

Holiday schedule for inside UVA
During the holiday season, Inside UVA’s publication schedule will change. Our next issue, out Dec. 17, will be the last for 2004. Publication will resume on Jan. 14, and return to the normal, two-week cycle. The deadline for submitting information for the Dec. 17 issue is Dec. 3, and Jan. 4. for the Jan. 14 issue.

Architecture dean receives grant for fellowships
Ellen Cathey, associate dean of the Architecture School, has been
awarded a grant from the Parents Program of the U.Va. Fund to create a Public Service Fellowship Program. Ten fellowships will be awarded to architecture students interested in working in local design/environment-
related nonprofit organizations, with work beginning in the spring. Participating organizations include the Charlottesville Community
Design Center and the Piedmont Housing Alliance. The program will benefit students, the nonprofit organizations that would normally not be able to provide paid positions for students and the community members for whom the work is being performed.

Film festival shatters attendance records
The 17th Virginia Film Festival sped through the finish line with record-breaking attendance this year. Richard Herskowitz, the festival’s director, announced early last month that revenues were up 54 percent from last year’s event, and that attendance numbers hit 11,074, up 14 percent from 2003. The festival, arranged around the theme of “speed,” took place Oct. 28-31. Boasting 12 sold out screenings, the festival organizers also ran out of tickets for New York City writer, performer and tour guide Timothy Levitch’s customized tours of the Lawn and Rotunda. A number of special guests visited Charlottesville for the festival, including Virginia native Sandra Bullock, who received the Festival’s Virginia Film Award. Bullock spent an hour talking with drama students from the University and presented a sneak preview from her new film, “Miss Con-
geniality 2.”

Awards & achievements of faculty & staff
n Three members of the School of Nursing faculty were honored for excellence by the school’s alumni. The Distinguished Professor Award was presented to associate professor Sarah Farrell, director of the school’s baccalaureate program. The Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Carol Lynn Maxwell-Thompson, assistant professor of nursing. Barbara Parker, director of the school’s doctoral program, received the Faculty Leadership Award.

Economics professor William R. Johnson began a one-year term as president of the Southern Economic Association at its annual meeting, held Nov. 21—23 in New Orleans.

Jeanette Lancaster, dean of the School of Nursing, was honored last month by the New York University Division of Nursing during their
annual Celebration of Nursing Scholarship. She was given the Maes-MacInnes Award, which recognizes an individual or group for an outstanding contribution that has made a singular impact on the nursing profession.

Barbara Parker, director of the doctoral program at the School of Nursing,
received the Award for Excellence in Research by the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International when the organization held its biannual meeting in Boston in October. 

The American Journal of Nursing has recognized two textbooks by School of Nursing editors. “Community and Public Health Nursing” (sixth edition), by Jeanette Lancaster, dean of the school, was selected in the Community/Public Health category. The third edition of “Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach,” by associate nursing professor Ann B. Hamric, was selected as a Book of the Year.

TTI fellowship applications due feb. 11
Faculty members who are interested in developing exciting, innovative uses of technology for undergraduate teaching are invited to apply to the Teaching + Technology Initiative Fellowship Program. The program, which began in 1995 and is sponsored by the offices of the provost and the vice president for information technology, is now soliciting grant
applications for 2005-2006. Applications should be forwarded to the Provost’s Office, c/o TTI Fellowship Program, by Feb. 11. The expected duration of the fellowship will be 12 months, from Sept. 2005 to Aug. 2006. Former fellows are available to discuss their experiences in the program. For more information about the technological side, faculty may contact John Alexander at john@virginia.edu. For faculty interactions information, contact Marva Barnett at the Teaching Resource Center at

Students team with students for new exhibit
A new type of exhibit is coming to the Art Museum this winter. Interactions: Mapping a Day in the Life is a partnership between The Day in the Life Program at the University and Second Street Gallery, as part of the gallery’s outreach to the community. Four Day in the Life mentoring pairs committed to two workshops, with local professional photographer Will Kerner and Second Street staff, to learn more about photography and photojournalism, and to “curate” the photos by those which will be exhibited. Each pair shot about 10 rolls of film using cameras and film donated by local individuals and businesses. The photos may tell the story of how the pairs spend their time together or how they view the community in which they live. The first exhibit runs from Dec. 2. to Dec. 20 at the CHS Media Center. A second exhibit will open at the McGuffy Art Center in February.

Science leaders recognized for work
Two University scientists have been named to Scientific American magazine’s prestigious annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.

Joseph Poon, a physics professor, and Gary Shiflet, materials science and engineering professor, have been named among the 2004 Scientific American 50 research leaders. The list appears in the magazine’s December issue. The complete list also may be accessed online at www.sciam.com.

It may not be the Sunshine State, but the Cavaliers’ football team will fight for a win in the MPC Computers Bowl in Boise, Idaho, on Dec. 27. The team finished 8-3 with a 24-10 loss to No. 10 Virginia Tech in its regular-season finale. The Cavaliers likely will encounter Fresno State in the bowl game in Bronco Stadium.

Although Virginia was slated to appear in the Dec. 21 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, school officials announced soon after the Nov. 27 loss that the team would decline any bowl invitations that would conflict with the University’s exam schedule. The other bowl option for U.Va. was to travel to Shreveport, La., for the Independence Bowl, but negotiations were unfruitful.

The game will kick off at 2 p.m. and be televised by ESPN. Tickets start at $50 and are available through the Virginia Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 542-8821 or online at www.virginia sports.com.

Concerts sound notes of winter season
Dec. 3: The University Singers will perform their annual fall concert on

Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. The group, led by faculty conductor Michael Slon, features nearly 90 voices. The program will include a repertoire of music that the Singers will take on their winter tour of the southeastern United States.

Dec. 4: The Opera Theatre of the McIntire Department of Music will present an evening of Operatic Masterpieces on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. Students of the opera class, joined by guest artists and directed by Louisa PanouTakahashi, will present a program of arias, quartets, duets and choruses from famous operas.

Dec. 5: The University Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. The 35-piece wind ensemble performs twice a year under the baton of William Pease. The program will include “The Chicago Tribune March,” by Paris Chambers; Michael Colgrass’ “Old Churches”; Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide”; and a special performance of Herman Bellstedt’s “Napoli.”

Dec. 12: The Early Music Ensembles will present a concert of music from the 16th and 17th centuries on Dec. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. Among the artists whose work will be represented are Josquin des Prez, Michael Praetorius, Orlande de Lassus, Giovanni Gabrieli and Johann David Heinichen.

Tickets for each of these events are $10 and can be purchased by calling 924-3984.

Artisans’ bazaar set for Dec. 3 & 4
With the holidays fast approaching, ‘tis the season to kick the shopping into high gear. On Dec. 3 and 4, the annual Newcomb Hall Artisans’ Bazaar will make it easy to get into the spirit. From 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, Newcomb Hall will be transformed into a market for crafts of all kinds. Over two dozen local artisans will be selling handcrafted goods made locally. Craft categories include: ceramics/pottery, fiber, glass, herbals, jewelry, metal, photography and wood. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., members of the University community will offer complimentary gift wrapping and children’s activities. For information, call the Newcomb Hall Programs Office at 924-3286.

Faculty technology open house logs in jan. 18
Information Technology & Communication, together with the University
Library, will host the third annual Faculty Technology Open House on Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library. All faculty, researchers and instructors who are seeking technology information, want to learn about new services that are available or need a tune-up for their laptops are invited to attend.

Technical professionals will demonstrate some tips and tricks using technology and software tools to assist in the challenges of teaching and research. For information, visit the open house Web site at www.itc.virginia.edu/training/ conferences/fto2006 or contact Nancy Rogers at nfr3f@virginia.edu or 982-2991.


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