FINALS WEEKEND SPEAKERS
Finals Weekend 2005 is nearly upon us. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind will give the Valedictory address on May 21. Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health, will be the commencement speaker at Final Exercises on May 22. In the 176-year history of U.Va.’s commencement, Pinn will be the first African-American female speaker.
Suskind graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1981 and is the author of “A Hope in the Unseen, An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League.” The book was launched by a series in the Wall Street Journal and won him the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.
Pinn, a 1967 graduate of the University’s School of Medicine, was the only woman and minority student in her class. With a long list of firsts behind her name, Pinn became the first full-time director of ORWH in 1991. As director of the federal agency that funds medical and scientific research, she manages a division that seeks to improve the health of women through research.
GRADUATION DVDS FOR SALE
Copies of Graduation Ceremonies DVDs can be reserved now through the University bookstore. The DVD features highlights of Valediction and the Lawn Ceremony for $29.99. To reserve a copy, visit www.bookstore.virgini.edu or call (800) 759-4667.
The call for stories about surviving breast cancer in the April 15 issue of Inside UVA misspelled the e-mail address for associate professor Kate Burke. Her e-mail address for story submissions is firstname.lastname@example.org
In the April 15 issue of Inside UVA, the news brief about salary increases incorrectly reported that the changes would take effect Nov. 5, instead of Nov. 25, the actual start date.
OFF THE SHELF
Recently published books by U.Va. Faculty and Staff
- Edward Ayers, Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History and dean. “What Caused the Civil War? Reflections on the South and Southern History.” W. W. Norton and Co.
- Ann Beattie, creative writing professor. “Follies: New Stories.” Scribner.
- Benjamin Bennet, Kenan Professor of German. “All Theater is Revolutionary Theater.” Cornell University Press.
- Peter Brooks, English and law professor. “Realist Vision.” Yale University Press.
- Julian W. Connolly, Slavic Languages and Literature professor and chairman, editor. “The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov.” Cambridge University Press.
- Creston Davis, philosophical theology doctoral candidate, co-editor. “Theology and the Political: The New Debate.” Duke University Press.
- Richard N. Day, internal medicine associate professor and Ammasi Periasamy, biology research professor, editors. “Molecular Imaging: FRET Microscopy and Spectroscopy.” Oxford University Press.
- Robin Dripps, landscape architecture professor, Elizabeth Meyer, associate professor of architecture, and William Sherman, department chairman and associate professor of architecture, have all contributed essays on the definition and significance of site in “Site Matters:
Design Concepts, Histories and Strategies.” Routledge.
- Johanna Drucker, Robertson Professor of Media Studies. “Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity.” University of Chicago Press.
- Francesca Fiorani, assistant professor of art history. “The Marvel of Maps: Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance Italy.” Yale University Press.
- David Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, editor. “The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature.” Cambridge University Press.
- J. E. Lendon, history professor. “Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity.” Yale University Press.
- Amy Lind, Studies in Women and Gender lecturer. “Gendered Paradoxes: Women’s Movements, State Restructuring and Global Development in Ecuador.” Pennsylvania State University Press.
- Allen C. Lynch, Hugh S. and Winifred B. Cumming Memorial Professor of International Affairs. “How Russia is Not Ruled: Reflections on Russian Political Development.” Cambridge University Press.
- John Maciuika, architectural history assistant professor. “Before the Bauhaus: Architecture, Politics and the German State, 1890-1920.” Cambridge University Press.
- Daniel Ortiz, John Allan Love Professor of Law. “The New Campaign Finance Sourcebook.” Brookings Institution Press.
- Douglas Seefeldt, history lecturer, Jeffrey Hantman, anthropology associate professor and director of the Archaeology Program, and Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, editors. “Across the Continent: Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the Making of America.” University of Virginia Press.
- William Williams, architecture associate professor, co-editor. “Row: Trajectories through the Shotgun House.” Rice University School of Architecture.
- Brian Steel Wills, history and philosophy professor at U.Va.’s College at Wise. “No Ordinary College.” University of Virginia Press.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS: JUNE 8
The Universitywide Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program invites applications from incoming and second-year, tenure-track faculty who are interested in broadening their connections to the University community.
Senior faculty and departmental chairmen may include this program in their junior faculty development initiatives and encourage candidates to apply. The deadline for applications is June 8.
In addition, faculty members interested in supporting a new colleague may join the pool of consultants.
Program activities help new colleagues navigate the challenges of being junior faculty members and promote peer-level and extended professional networks. The goal is to support new faculty in developing productive long-term careers at U.Va.
Activities include a daylong retreat at the beginning of the school year, monthly meetings and workshops on such topics as succeeding with
research and teaching, balancing life's demands, and learning about how the University works, as well as monthly meetings with their consultants (mentors).
Michael Smith, co-chairman of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Equity, recently cited the program as a “best practice” and “a vital component of our collective efforts to attract and retain faculty from
The Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program, created and administered by the Teaching Resource Center, is funded by the Provost and by the deans of Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. For more information,
e-mail edfuva@ virginia.edu.
Awards & Achievements by U.Va. Faculty & Staff
- Randy Bell, assistant professor of science education at the Curry School of Education, has been awarded the 2005 Early Career Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. The worldwide organization presented the award to him at its annual meeting last month.
- Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English, was chosen by the New York Public Library for inclusion in the Books to Remember from 2004. Her book, “American Smooth,” was chosen for the annual list of 25 outstanding titles. The New York Times also named her work one of the 100 most notable books for 2004.
- Thomas M. Guterbock, director of the Center for Survey Research, has been elected to serve as associate standards chairman of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
- R. Lee Kennedy, drama operations associate professor, has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for best lighting design for the play, “The Audience.” The show also is nominated for outstanding musical and best director. The Drama Desk organization covers not only Broadway productions, but all New York theater productions, and the organization decided in 1955 to create its own awards celebrating creative stage achievements wherever they were
- Dr. Stephen Knott, associate professor and research fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, was recently accepted into the 2005 Academic Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
U.Va. faculty and staff media quotes recently cited in Headlines@U.Va.:
Rajesh Aggarwal, commerce professor
- “Gillette Seeks Court Ruling Against Merger Inquiry,” Reuters News, April 21.
Susan Anderson, pediatrics associate professor
- “Generation HG? Is Autism Puzzle Solved?” The Hook, April 7.
Edward Ayers, Arts and Sciences dean
- “Shenandoah Museum Brings Valley Lore to Life: $20 Million Center Honors Area's History, Nature,” Washington Times, April 21.
- “U Libraries Confront Higher Journal Costs,” [University Of] Minnesota Daily, April 20.
Emily L. Bardeen, director, Faculty and Staff Career Services
- “Vital Planning: How to Stay Energized and Optimistic,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25.
- “It's All in the Timing,” Chronicle Of Higher Education, April 25.
John A. Blackburn, admission dean
- “Scores for New SAT Come In, But Real Test is Deciphering Them,” Washington Post, April 14.
Philander Chase, director, Papers of George Washington Project
- “Washington's Rare Saddle Pistols Going on Display,” Associated Press, April 24.
Deborah Chute, pathology resident; and Lynn Rainville, archaeology professor
- “Where Do We Go When We Die? The Places Life Takes You After Death,” C'ville Weekly, April 21.
W.G. Clark, architecture professor
- “Professor Wins,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, April 21.
Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English, Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States
- “Words of Virginia's Poet Ring in Literary Festival,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 8.
Gerald P. Fogarty, religious studies professor
- “Burke and New Pope are Aligned on Many Moral Issues,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 21.
- “Pope Benedict Must Prove He is Pastor for All,” Reuters News Service, April 20.
- “Pope’s Choice of Name Seen as Conciliatory,” Toronto Globe and Mail, April 20.
- “On the 'Right' Course,” New York Post, April 20.
- “Local Priest Weighs in on New Pontiff,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, April 20.
- “Local Control Considered Litmus Test For Papal Pick,” Newsday, April 18.
- “The Men Who Would be Pope,” [Canada] National Post, April 14.
Glenn Gaesser, exercise physiology professor
- “Some Overweight People Have Lower Risk of Death, Study Finds,” Baltimore Sun, April 20.
Gary Gallagher, history professor
- “New Forces Wipe Out Civil War Memories,” Washington Times, April 7.
Paul Gaston, history professor emeritus
- “... Smearing Christian Judges,” (Commentary), Washington Post, April 23.
Thomas Hafemeister, director, Legal Studies, Institute for Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy
- “Experts: Insanity, Death Penalty in Highway Shootings Tough Sell,” Associated Press, April 10.
Richard Handler, anthropology professor
- “Goodie Bags are Growing Beyond a Little Extra Party Treat,” Newsday, April 25.
Walt Heinecke, associate professor of research, statistics and evaluation at Curry
- “SOL Tests Affecting Minority Seniors,” Washington Post, April 18.
Owen Hendley, pediatrics professor
- “New Kleenex Claims to Blow Away Viruses,” American Medical News, April 18.
Milagros Hierta, pediatric endocrinologist and head, Children’s Fitness Clinic
- “Could a Virus Cause Obesity?” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 23.
E.D. Hirsch, University Professor of Education and Humanities and founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation
- “Academy Building is Under Way,” [Salt Lake City, Utah] Deseret Morning News, April 20.
Arlene W. Keeling, nursing professor
- “Nursing Schools Launch CNL Master’s Programs,” Nursezone.com, April 18.
David L. Kendall, economics professor
- “There's Gotta be a Better Way!” (Commentary), [Gainesville, Mo.] Ozark County Times, April 20.
David Klein, politics professor
- “Conservatives Near Lock on U.S. Courts,” Christian Science Monitor, April 14.
Jeanne Liedtka, Darden professor
- “Book Review: Challenging the Conventions of Strategy One Bite at a Time,” Toronto Globe & Mail, April 13.
Paul Lombardo, associate professor in the Center for Biomedical Ethics
- “Bill Would Offer Cash: Reparations Wanted for Eugenics Victims,” Winston-Salem [N.C.] Journal, April 24.
Courtney Lyder, nursing and internal medicine professor
- “The Diversity of Pressure Ulcers,” Nursing Spectrum, April 11.
Michael Mann, environmental sciences professor
- Was a Guest April 22 on National Public Radio’s “Talk Of The Nation” Show. He discussed climate change.
- “A Cold, Hard Look at a Hot Topic,” Sydney [Australia] Morning Herald, April 9.
Judy McLeod, adjunct art professor
- “Hotseat: Activist Art: McLeod Life of Balance,” The Hook, April 11.
Patrick J. Michaels, environmental scientist and Virginia state climatologist
- “Weather Sleuths: Forensic Meteorologists Bring Their Expertise to the Courtroom,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 14.
John Norton Moore, law professor
- “Ex-Gulf War POWs Plead Their Case to Supreme Court,” Legal Times, April 21.
Jonathan D. Moreno, biomedical ethics professor and director, Center For Biomedical Ethics
- “Scientists Draft Rules on Ethics for Stem Cells,” New York Times, April 27.
- “Stem Cell Guidelines Issued: Report Recommends a Ban on Paying Women for Eggs,” Washington Post, April 27.
- “Group Calls for Stem Cell Research Rules National Academies Proposes National Ethical Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research,” Associated Press, April 26.
- “Guidelines Proposed for Stem-Cell Research: The Plan Would Set Up Local Review Boards and Restrict Research That Introduces Human Cells Into Animals,” Christian Science Monitor, April 26.
- “Stem Cell Research Standards Offered,” Los Angeles Times, April 27.
- “National Academies Report Recommends New Oversight Boards and Tighter Rules for Stem-Cell Research,” Chronicle Of Higher Education, April 27.
- “Guidance on Stem Cells,” Inside Higher Ed, April 27.
- “Private Panel Poses Ethics Guidelines for Stem Cell Study,” Baltimore Sun, April 27.
- “Patients Sue for Amgen Drug: Participants in a Former Study Seek Access to the Parkinson's Medicine. Firm Says it's Too Risky,” Los Angeles Times, April 27.
J. Paul Mounsey, a cardiologist
- “'He's A Walking Miracle': Heart Abnormality Endangers U.Va. Tight End,” Roanoke Times, April 14.
Robert M. O'Neil, law professor and founding director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
- “Inquiring Minds: Investigation Begets Investigation in the Wake of Ward Churchill,” Chronicle Of Higher Education, April 11.
David A. Peura, internal medicine professor and gastroenterology associate chief
- “Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal,” Healthday News, April 8.
Philip E. Pfeiffer, Darden professor
- “New Pope Sells, But Not as Much as the Old One,” Associated Press, April 21.
Reuben Rainey, landscape architecture professor
- “New Growth: Video Novice Sells Garden Series,” The Hook, April 11.
R.K. Ramazani, politics professor emeritus
“Dialogue With Muslim Word Must Continue,” (Commentary) Baltimore Sun, April 19.
Alan Rogol, pediatric endocrinologist
- “Toxic Strength: Professional and Olympic Athletes Have Grabbed all the Headlines fFor Using Illegal Steroids to Enhance Their Performance,” Newsweek, April 11.
Larry J. Sabato, politics professor and director, Center for Politics
- “Salazar Wins Points in Filibuster Tussle,” Denver Post, April 26.
- “Social Security Tour Loses Steam,” Houston Chronicle, April 26.
- “Pro-Filibuster Camp Makes for Strange Bedfellows,” Copley News Service, April 24.
- “Money Flows for Kaine, Kilgore,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 24.
- “Conservative Democrats Disappearing in Party's Once-Solid South,” Associated Press, April 23.
- “Barbour Not Planning 2008 Presidency Run,” Associated Press, April 22.
- “Kaine Speaks up in Radio Attack Ad,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 22.
- “White House Sticks by Nominee,” International Herald Tribune, April 22.
- “Delay Jokes Light up Late-Night TV,” Cox News Service, April 22.
- “White House Defends Bolton Nomination,” International Herald Tribune, April 20.
- “Three Judges are Flash Points in Senate Clash,” Christian Science Monitor, April 20.
- “Spotlight is Finding Gov.,” Albuquerque [N.M.] Journal, April 19.
- “Real Estate, Developers Major Force in Statewide Races,” Associated Press, April 19.
- “6 Va. GOP Mavericks May Face Challenge,” Washington Post, April 18.
- “Barbour's Name Bandied About in Early Presidential Jockeying,” Associated Press, April 16.
- “Feingold, Wife Announce Plans to End Marriage,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 12.
- “Maj. Leader Delay Coming Under Fire for Ethics, Schiavo,” Investor's Business Daily, April 12.
- “Allen Bringing Faith Into View,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 11.
- “Nuclear War Games,” Mother Jones, April 11.
- “Bush's Poll Position is Worst on Record,” Washingtonpost.Com, April 11.
- “GOP Chief to Blacks: Go Home,” Dallas Morning News, April 10.
- “Clinton Involved in a Shameless Threesome,” National Post, April 8.
- “Delay's Woes Make Democrats Think of '06,” Houston Chronicle, April 7.
William W. Sihler, Darden professor
- “Establishing a Budget Vital for Survival,” Associated Press, April 18.
Matt Smyth, communications director, Center for Politics
- “Voters Have Tough Choices for Lieutenant Governor,” (Commentary), [Virginia Tech] Collegiate Times, April 26.
Robert Spekman, business administration professor at Darden
- “Riding On GM's Future,” Newsday, April 12.
Ian Stevenson, psychiatry research professor
- “The Practical Linguist: Recalling Languages From Past Lives,” [Tokyo] Daily Yomiuri, April 8.
Wayne Terwilliger, University Bookstore trade book buyer
- Was quoted April 17 in a National Public Radio “Weekend Edition” report on the search for the next “Da Vinci Code.”
Judith Thomas, director, Media Center
- “The Revolution Will be Digitized,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25.
Eric Turkheimer, psychology professor
- “Water-Flea Case Shows that Ability to Adapt is What's Really Innate,” Wall Street Journal, April 22.
M. Rick Turner, African-American affairs dean
- “Griffin's Leaving Expected by Some,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, April 23.
- “Coaching Comes First to Leitao,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, April 19.
J.H. Verkerke, law professor
- “I Think, Therefore I Blog,” (Commentary), New Paper [Singapore], April 25.
Vamik Volkan, psychiatry professor emeritus
- “Turkish Taboos Falling as Turkey Grapples With The World War I Massacre of Armenians,” Associated Press, April 14.
Patricia Werhane, business ethics professor at Darden
- “Buffett Questioned In AIG Probe,” Omaha [Neb.] World-Herald, April 12.
W. Bradford Wilcox, sociology associate professor
- “Evangelicals Flock to Christian Businesses,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 24.
Lauren F. Winner, Center for Liberal Arts faculty member and religion teacher
- “Christians Throwing Aside Cloak of Silence About Sex,” Chicago Tribune, April 20.
Charmaine Crouse Yoest, project director, Family, Gender and Tenure Project
- “U.S. Evangelicals Rally for Change: Demand More Conservative Judiciary,” Toronto Star, April 25.
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