July 1- 14, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 12
Back Issues
In-Band adjustments
Inquisitive Koreans get overview of the U

Archiects to view to design center for the arts
Summer curtain calls

Brooks' courses blend law & literature
Sorensen College Leaders Program
Detmer dons thinking cap to diagnose state of health care

Giving the gift of hearing

Making 'no child left behind' a reality not rhetoric
Hawes guides students to off-Grounds housing
Building the digital library
Lost classic revealed
A wonderful way to see the world
Budding musicians learn what lies beyond the notes


News briefs

The new Center for the Arts at the University will be a signature feature of the Grounds and will elevate its programs in the fine and performing arts to be among the best in the country.

As conceived, the complex initially will encompass two major programs — a new art museum and a new performance center — and will serve as a dramatic gateway to the University and the City of Charlottesville at the intersection of Emmet Street and Ivy Roads.

To ensure that the new Center for the Arts is designed in the most thoughtful and innovative way, University officials are inviting architects and landscape architecture teams to participate in an international design competition. From initial qualifications submitted by experienced architects who have recently built both museums and performance facilities, the University will select three to four architecture and landscape architecture teams to provide conceptual design options by early fall. U.Va. officials expect to select one firm to provide full architectural and
engineering services for the Center for the Arts by November.

For details about the Arts Complex competition, contact the Architect for the University at (434) 924-6015, or at www.virginia.edu/architect office/artCenter.html.

Faculty Actions from the June Board of Visitors meeting are available at Inside UVA online, at www.virginia.edu/insideuva/faculty_actions.html.

Inside UVA’s next newsletter will be published on July 15. After a short summer recess, the back-to-school issue will be out on Aug. 26.

If you are in search of some live arts this summer, head on over to Culbreth Theatre. The Heritage Repertory Theatre, the Drama Department’s summer professional repertory theatre, provides connections between the department and members of the profession. Leading directors, designers, technicians and actors from across the country join the company each year to produce a season of musicals and plays in true rotating repertory. Right now, one show is heading out and another is coming in. Here’s what’s awaiting you:

Until July 2:
“Damn Yankees”: Heritage celebrates the return of professional baseball to D.C. with this Faustian tale of home runs, hellfire and “heart.” A middle-aged baseball fan sells his soul to the devil for the chance to lead his beloved Washington Senators to victory in the pennant race against the Yankees. But will Joe win the game, save his soul, and beat the devil?

Until July 9:

“Rounding Third”: Two youth league coaches. One wants to win at all costs. One wants the kids to have fun. It’s gonna be a long season! The play features Heritage veterans and real-life Little League coaches Martin Beekman and Richard Warner.

Through July:
“Lettice and Lovage”: Lettice Duffet is an eccentric guide at the most boring historic house in England who uses her imagination to enliven her tours, to the delight of her audiences and to the dismay of her employer, Lotte. Lotte fires Lettice, but the two women begin an unlikely friendship based on their refusal to accept the mediocre in modern life. This comedy by the acclaimed author of “Equus” and “Amadeus” charmed audiences in London and New York, where Dame Maggie Smith created the role of Lettice.

For information, visit the HRT Web site at www.uva hrt.org/index.htm.

Calling all young aces … The Intramural-Recreational Sports Department will host the Virginia Junior Tennis Classic July 15-17. The event brings University and Charlottesville/Albemarle youth together for match play. The tournament will be held at the Snyder Tennis Center. The entry deadline is July 8, and boys’ and girls’ divisions are: 10 and under; 14 and under; and 16 and under. Awards will be given to the champions and finalists in each division. Tournament information and entry forms are online at www.virginia.edu/ims/jr-tennis-classic, or call IMS at 924-3791.


  • John D. Arras, Porterfield Professor of Biomedical Ethics and philosophy professor, received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award.
  • Jeffrey T. Barth, psychiatric medicine professor, has been chosen the
    National Academy of Neuropsychology’s 2005 Distinguished Neuropsychologist, awarded for lifetime achievement in clinical neuropsychology.
  • Alan Confino, associate history professor, will be a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies and an honorary Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, during 2005-2006
  • Judy B. Mitchell, office manager in the College of Arts & Sciences, received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award
  • William A. Wulf, computer science professor, received the Distinguished Career in Science and Engineering Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences on May 10. He also testified in Congress on May 12 regarding the state of computer research in the United States.

Paul A. Rakowski, installation restoration program manager for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Norfolk, is the 2005 recipient of the Gerald P. McCarthy Award for Leadership in Environmental Conflict Resolution from U.Va.’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation. The award was presented on behalf of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute, a partnership program between the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Virginia Tech Center for Economic Education and the U.Va. Institute for Environmental Negotiation.

Rakowski was recognized for his leadership in creating partnerships between the Navy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. These collaborations helped to bring about successful programs in order to restore the environment at Navy and Marine Corps installations in Virginia. Upon receiving the award at the graduation dinner for the 2005 class of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute on June 2, Rakowski stressed the collaborative efforts needed to bring about restoration. He said that he felt he was accepting the award on behalf of the U.S. Navy team and its partner organizations.

The annual award is given to an individual, organization, local government agency, educational institution or community who demonstrates leadership in preservation and protection of the commonwealth’s environment; supports collaborative problem-solving through actions, contributions and/or educational programs; and acts as a role model to other groups and individuals for the resolution of environmental issues.

Making Headlines

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

Joseph Allen, psychology professor

  • “Parents Should Watch for Unusual Behavior,” Portland [Maine] Press Herald, June 18.

Cindy Aron, history professor

  • “Many Americans Can't Get Around to Taking Vacations,” Houston Chronicle, June 9.

Ann Beattie, creative writing professor

  • “The Art of Persistence,” Poets & Writers, July-August 2005.

Thomas Bleck, neurology professor

  • “Rabies Treatment Draws Global Interest,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 16.

Gene D. Block, provost and biology professor

  • “Research Notebook: Jet Lag? No Sweat. Just Sync Your Two-Part Biological Clock,” (Portland) Oregonian, June 9.

Louis Bloomfield, psychics professor

  • “An Unexpectedly Bright Idea - Case History,” Economist, June 11.

Rosa Brooks, associate law professor

  • “Parents’ Summer Handbook,” (Commentary) Los Angeles Times, June 22.
  • “Is the Red Cross Red White and Blue Enough?” (Commentary) Los Angeles Times, June 19.
  • “Breast-Feeding Protestors Need to Chill Out,” Detroit News, June 14.
  • “Lactivists, Chill Out!” (Commentary) Los Angeles Times, June 9.

Robert F. Bruner, Darden professor

  • “The Truth About Mergers,” TheDeal.Com, June 13.

Jeff R. Crandall, research director, Automobile Safety Laboratory

  • “NHSTA Administrator Presents Safety Awards To World's Top Auto Engineers and Advocates,” Autochannel.com, June 14.

Rob Cross, associate business professor at the Mcintire School of Commerce

  • “Who Knows Whom, and Who Knows What?” CIO, June 15.

Robert Davis, chairman, Chemical Engineering

  • “UW Team Sees Promise in New Fuel,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 19.

Dr. Barry Farr, epidemiologist

  • Was quoted June 20 on CNN’s “Paula Zahn Now.”

Robert Fatton Jr., Haiti Expert and politics professor

  • “Obstacles Abound in Haiti Vote,” Knight Ridder Newspapers, June 9.

Edward Freeman, Darden professor

  • “Leading Execution: Once Companies Define Corporate Social Responsibility and Devise Strategies, CEOs and Other Senior Executives Must Creatively and Effectively Take the Next Step: Lead the Implementation” Industry Week, June 22.

Glenn A. Gaesser, exercise physiology professor

  • “Fat Found to Accelerate Aging Process,” Washington Post, June 14.
  • “The Empire of Alarmists Strike Back,” Techcentralstation.com, June 9.
  • “Striking Back at the Food Police,” New York Times, June 12.

Gary Gallagher, history professor

  • “Battle Lines Drawn Over Gettysburg Casino Plan,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 12.

John Harrison, law professor

  • “Burned Texts Left at Islamic Center,” Roanoke Times, June 16.

Dr. Frederick Hayden, medical professor

  • “Who Seeks Assurance China Not Using Oseltamivir to Contain Bird Flu Outbreaks,” Canadian Press, June 21.

A.E. Dick Howard, law professor

  • “Rehnquist Retire? Think Again,” Legal Times, June 20.
  • “Will Friends in High Places Lead to High Court Slot?” Legal Times, June 20.
  • “A Just-In-Case Short List of Solid Conservatives,” Associated Press, June 19.

James Davison Hunter, sociology professor and director, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

  • “Solving the Secular Paradox: How Can Christians Influence World Culture?” Calgary [Alberta] Herald, June 19.

Katherine T. Jackson, assistant editor, U.Va. News Office

  • Was interviewed by her daughter, Kimberly Johnson, For StoryCorps. A segment of this interview aired on NPR affiliate WVTF in Roanoke on June 6.

Michael Klarman, law professor

  • “A New Look at Old Crimes,” U.S. News & World Report, June 21.

J.E. Lendon, associate history professor

  • “Melange: War as Ritual,” Chronicle Of Higher Education, June 14.

Paul Lombardo, director, Program of Law and Medicine at the Center for Biomedical Ethics; and Robin Hamill-Ruth, director, Pain Management Clinic

  • “Road to Recovery,” C'ville Weekly.

Michael Mann, environmental sciences professor

  • “The Debate's Over: Globe is Warming,” USA Today, June 13.

Patrick Michaels, state climatologist and environmental sciences professor

  • “Hot Air Over Gleneagles,” (Commentary)  [India] Business Standard, June 21.
  • “Another Bombshell: G8 Summit Will Neglect Key Questions,” (Commentary) Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 19.

Jonathan D. Moreno, director, Center for Biomedical Ethics

  • “FDA to Back Race-Based Drug,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 19.

Timothy Naftali, history professor and scholar, Miller Center of Public Affairs

  • “Counterterrorism in Retrospect,” Foreign Affairs, July/August 2005.
  •  “Decades of Terror Blunders,” (Book Review) BusinessWeek, June 13.
  • “Heads in the Sand,” (Commentary) Montreal Gazette, June 9.

Steven Nock, sociology professor

  • Was quoted in a TV report about adult children of divorce on “The Coral Ridge Hour,” June 11-12.

David O'Brien, politics professor and author, “Storm Center: The Supreme Court In American Politics.”

  • “America's Supreme Court Awaits Final Judgment in the Politics of Succession,” Guardian [London], June 20.
  • “A Possible Supreme Court Battle - Waged on the Internet,” Recorder, June 16.
  • “Judge is Viewed as on Her Way to Supreme Court Nomination,” Knight Ridder Newspapers, June 9.

Robert M. O'Neil, law professor, former University President and founding director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression

  • “First Freedom Director Takes Position in N.Y.,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 21.

Peter Ochs, religious studies professor

  • “The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited,” (Book Review) Christian Century, June 14.

Ronald Reeve, Curry School professor

  • “Game of Concentration: The Late Payne Stewart Won His Biggest Title Overcoming Attention Deficit Disorder,” Orlando Sentinel, June 13.

Steven E. Rhoads, politics professor

  • “What Fathers Do Best: Hint: Not the Same Things as Mothers,” Weekly Standard, June 20.

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

  • “Book Dishes Dirt on Hillary Clinton,” [Toronto] Globe And Mail, June 23.
  • “King Contends to be Chairman,” Newsday, June 23.
  • “Abramoff, Focus of Senate Probe, May Influence U.S. Elections,” Bloomberg News, June 23.
  • “House Approves Flag-Protection Amendment,” Reuters News Service, June 22.
  • “Hutchison Aims to Lead GOP's Panel on Policy,” Houston Chronicle, June 22.
  • “Bush to Weigh UN Appointment for Bolton After Senate Setbacks,” Agence France Presse, June 21.
  • “Bush Plans to Visit Vietnam in 2006 During Pacific Rim Summit,” Bloomberg News, June 21.
  • “Social Security May be Just the Beginning,” Christian Science Monitor, June 21.
  • “Dean Visit Lands Controversy on S.C. Doorstep,” Myrtle Beach [S.C.] Sun News, June 21.
  • “Bended Ears Tire of Overused Phrases,” Fox News, June 20.
  • “Apologies Come Fast and Furious — and Some Wonder Who Benefits,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 19.
  • “Gov. Bush Seeks Another Inquiry in Schiavo Case,” New York Times, June 18.
  • “Potts Seeks Inclusion in Virginia Debates,” Washington Post, June 18.
  • “Recent US Polls Show Increasing Public Concern Over Iraq,” Voice of America, June 17.
  • “Gov. Romney Vows Support for Initiative to Ban Gay Marriage,” Associated Press, June 17.
  • “The Trouble With Being Hillary,” Boston Phoenix, June 17-23.
  • “Anti-Tax Faction a Factor?” Fredericksburg Free Lance-Stat, June 16.
  • “Vote on Flag Desecration May be 'Cliffhanger',” USA Today, June 14.
  • “Kilgore Wins in a Rout,” Hampton Daily Press, June 14
  • “House Centrists Prevail in Va./GOP Primary,” Washington Post, June 14.
  • “McDonnell Wins Attorney General Nomination,” Washington Post, June 14.
  • “Senate Apologizes for Nation’s Lynchings,” Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, June 13.
  • “Battle for Capitol — Governor's Big Test,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 14.
  • “Va. Voters Get Rare Chance to Choose Between Ballots,” Washington Post, June 14.
  • “Handshakes Today, Hand Grenades Later for Va. Political Titans,” Associated Press, June 13.
  • “A Busy Day in Va. Politics,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, June 11.
  • “Dean's Loose Lips Threaten to Sink Ship,” (Commentary) Canwest News Service, June 9.
  • “Governor to Name New Justice by July 14 Deadline,” Louisville [Ky.] Courier—Journal, June 9.
  • “Hawaii Trip May Bring Heat,” Roanoke Times, June 9.
  • “Harris Will Challenge Nelson,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, June 9.
  • “Governor Makes Full Use of Ballot Box,” Contra Costa [Calif.] Times, June 8.
  • “Bush Was a Mark Above Kerry at Yale,” (Commentary) Canwest News Service, June 9.
  • “Fitch's Anti-Tax Message Drowned Out as GOP Rallies to Kilgore,” Associated Press, June 13.

Joshua Scott, programs director, Center for Politics

  • “Bolling-Byrne Race Promises to be Thrill Ride,” Augusta Free Press, June 16.
  • “33rd District: How Do You Spell 'Liberal',” Loudoun Times-Mirror, June 7.

William G. Shenkir, McIntire School professor

  • “Options Fix Needs Fixing,” (Commentary) Barron’s, June 20.

Peter Sheras, clinical psychologist and Curry School professor

  • “Bullying Law Aims to Curb Harassment,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, June 14.

Matt Smyth, communications director, Center for Politics

  • “Why Voter Turnout Was So Low,” WCAV, June 16.
  • “Repairing the Big GOP Tent,” Augusta Free Press, June 14.
  • “Low Turnout Expected for Tuesday's Primaries,” Augusta Free Press, June 12.

Peter Tuerk, psychology professor

  • “Test Results Linked to Living Standards,” Guardian Unlimited, June 13.

Anne Verbiscer, research scientist with the astronomy department

  • “Space Probe Hurtles Toward Comet,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 10.

Rick Webb, environmental sciences research scientist

  • “Icons or Eyesore: Windmill Proposal Stirs Highland County,” Associated Press, June 13.

W. Bradford Wilcox, sociology professor

  • “One Church's Ministry by Broom, Towel and Toilet Brush,” Style Weekly, June 23.
  • “Dads Can Make Their Day More Meaningful,” (Editorial), June 18.

Ron Wilcox, Darden professor

  • “Ten Lukewarm Funds to Buy Now,” Money Magazine, July 2005.

For a complete list of citations, see Inside UVA online. To receive Headlines@U.Va. daily via e-mail, a free service of U.Va. News Services, subscribe at www.virginia.edu/topnews/subscribe.html.



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