June 17 - 30, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 11
Back Issues
The plan's working
Board approves first phase of dormitory replacements
Renowed engineer joins U.Va. faculty

Farrell to be 38th rector; Fralin elected vice rector
Wilder documentar wins three telly awards

A new understanding of jet lag 
Pediatricians honored with award
Artifacts found on University property once belonging to free African-American family

Event offers opportunity to heal and remember those touched by cancer

New online collection features letters to doctors
Lessons from a playwright
Employees broaden their minds


News briefs

The June 11 meeting of the Board of Visitors was the last to be presided over by Gordon F. Rainey Jr. At 12:01 a.m. on July 1, the gavel officially will pass to Thomas F. Farrell II, who will become U.Va.’s 38th rector.

The rector, who serves a two-year appointment, heads the Board of Visitors, U.Va.’s state-appointed governing body. The University’s first two rectors were Thomas Jefferson (1819-1826) and James Madison (1826-1834).

Rainey “has been the driving force behind the current board’s desire to improve U.Va.’s position as a national leader in higher education. His vision has resulted in numerous innovative initiatives, including ... AccessUVa and the Higher Education Restructuring Act,” said President John T. Casteen III.

Farrell, 50, is president and CEO of Dominion. He was elected U.Va.’s first vice rector in 2003.

At the June 10 board meeting, W. Heywood Fralin was elected vice rector. He will become rector in 2007.

Fralin is chief executive officer of Medical Facilities of America Inc. and Retirement Unlimited Inc., and has chaired the board’s External Affairs Committee and is a member of the Finance and Student Affairs and Athletics committees.

In the June 3 issue of Inside UVA, the story on Top Staff said that award-winners will be recognized on June 15 at a dinner at the Omni Hotel, along with those who have worked here for 25 years or more. A list of those individuals is at Inside UVA online.

In the June 3 issue, a brief item on the search for a new vice president and chief information officer to replace Robert E. Reynolds failed to name one member of the search committee, Jordan A. Levy. He was recently elected Fourth-Year Trustees president and is pursuing a double major in history and psychology.

“Wilder: An American First,” a documentary produced by the Community Idea Stations in collaboration with U.Va.’s Center for Politics, is a winner of the 26th Annual Telly Awards in the category of Educational Film or Video, and a Telly Award finalist in the categories of Cultural Film or Video and Documentary Film or Video. “Winner” and “finalist” are the top two awards conferred in the Telly Awards competition, represented by silver and bronze statuettes. The annual Telly Awards competition receives over 10,000 entries from ad agencies, production companies, TV stations and corporations

“Wilder: An American First,” the story of America’s first elected African-American governor, traces the moving and turbulent path of Lawrence Douglas Wilder, the grandson of slaves, from segregated Richmond into the doors of Virginia’s state capitol, and onto the national political scene.

The film, which first aired on the Community Idea Stations, which include WCVE Richmond PBS and WHTJ Charlottesville PBS, is being offered to Virginia’s other PBS stations for Instructional Television broadcasts this fall, and later will be
offered to PBS stations nationwide.

The executive producer of the documentary is Conni Lombardo of Community Idea Stations. WCVE’s Mason Mills was the producer and director. Joshua Scott, of U.Va.’s Center for Politics, served as associate producer of the program. Charlottesville filmmaker Bill Reifenberger, who also teaches at U.Va., wrote the script.


Recently published books by U.Va. faculty and staff

  • James Ceaser, government and foreign affairs professor. “Red Over Blue: The Elections and American Politics.” Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Steve Gladis, associate dean at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. “Survival Writing for Business.” Human Resource Development Press.
  • Jeffrey Hopkins, Tibetan and Buddhist studies professor. Edited “How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships.” Atria Books.
  • Maya Jasanoff, British history assistant professor. “Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest on the Eastern Frontiers of the British Empire, 1750-1850.” Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Edward Lengel, associate editor of the Papers of George Washington. “General George Washington.” Random House.
  • Charles Marsh, religious studies professor. “The Beloved Community.” Basic Books.
  • George Mentore, anthropology professor. “Of Passionate Curves and Desirable Cadences.” University of Nebraska Press.
  • Peter Metcalf, anthropology professor. “Anthropology: The Basics.” Routledge.
  • H. C. Erik Midelfort, C. Julian Bishko Professor of History and Religious Studies. “Exorcism and Enlightenment.” Yale University Press.
  • Sydney M. Milkis, White Burkett Miller Professor and politics department chairman. Editor of “The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism.” University of Massachusetts Press.
  • Virginia Heyer Young, anthropology lecturer emerita. “Ruth Benedict: Beyond Relativity, Beyond Pattern.” University of Nebraska Press.

The Art Museum has a new artist among its ranks – you. In its new exhibit “The Paper Sculpture Show,” artists and audience members collaborate and explore the realm between two- and three-dimensional art in a new and inventive way. Twenty-nine artists were asked to design a paper sculpture to be cut out and assembled using basic materials. Each project will be displayed in stacks within an exhibit designed by artist Allan Wexler. Visitors are encouraged to “complete the artworks” by cutting out and assembling the sculptures of their choice. The visitors’ creations will remain in the gallery after they leave, resulting in an exhibition that will grow and change throughout its duration. Subsequent visitors will have the opportunity to see multiple versions of the same piece, each made unique by the hand of the fabricator.

Artists in the exhibition include Janine Antoni, The Art Guys, David Brody, Luca Buvoli, Francis Cape and Liza Phillips, Minerva Cuevas, Seong Chun, E.V. Day, Nicole Eisenman, Spencer Finch, Charles Goldman, Rachel Harrison, Stephen Hendee, Patrick Killoran, Glenn Ligon, Cildo Meireles, Helen Mirra, Aric Obrosey, Ester Partegas, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Akiko Sakaizumi, David Shrigley, Eve Sussman, Sarah Sze, Fred Tomaselli, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Charles Ware, Olav Westphalen and Allan Wexler.

This traveling exhibition was organized by the nonprofit Independent Curators International in New York City, and in collaboration with the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, N.Y., and Cabinet magazine.

The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For details about the exhibit or information about the museum, call 924-3592, or visit http://www.virginia.edu/ artmusuem.

Thomas Jefferson believed that in his Academical Village, education was the key to success. Keeping this in mind, the McIntire School of Commerce is allowing a tuition waiver for staff members seeking a master’s in Management of Information Technology, also known as the MIT program.

“I think what is really cool is that it is a graduate program, it is an executive-style program and students have full-time staff status, so they can also qualify for financial aid,” said Emily Bardeen, director of faculty and staff career services.

Currently, there are five staff members participating in the program, which started in May. Through the tuition waiver, employees are allowed to take one three-credit course in the fall and one in the spring. The courses are offered all day on alternating weekends, which is convenient for full-time staff members. The most unique thing about these staff members-turned-students is that most have 11-12 years of work experience prior to pursuing a degree, proving that it is never too late to learn. For more details about this program, contact Cyndy Huddleston at cnh2n@virginia.edu.

Find the answers to all of your technological questions at the annual Office Technology Conference on June 22 at Newcomb Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hosted by Information Technology & Communication, the conference will offer answers to questions about how to deal with the Internet plagues called spyware, .NET and the Tiger, unleashed by Apple. Also, find out about “My UVa Portal,” the University’s Web gateway, and more. For more information and to register, visit http://www.web. virginia.edu/otc2k/training/conferences/otc2005 or contact Nancy Rogers at 982-2991 or nrogers@virginia.edu.




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