Aug. 26- Sept. 8, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 14
Back Issues
IN THIS ISSUE

U.Va. holds steady at No. 2

Faculty diversity rising
Sponsored research tops $300 million
University fills four key posts
Groh gets new contract

NEWS BRIEFS
Employees: Tuition waivers offered
U.Va. a top 10 NCAA school
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Digest
A global perspective
Deily: 'Let your conscience by your guide'
Crumpler cuts the lights and advocates more conscious energy use
Leadership lessons from Shakespeare prove timely
Staff discount tickets now on sale for Sept. 5 football game
Leading conservationist Pressey to lecture, teach at U.Va. in September
New O-Hill Dining Hall now open for business

 

News briefs

EMPLOYEES; TUITION WAIVERS OFFERED
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Faculty & Staff Career Services have developed express instructions and forms for employees seeking a tuition waiver for fall semester Community Scholar courses.

Tuition waiver allows eligible employees to take one class at U.Va. each school term at no charge. The Community Scholar program offers opportunities for enrichment or career advancement.
For more information, see www.hrs.virginia.edu/educben.

U.VA. A TOP 10 NCAA SCHOOL
The University ranked ninth among NCAA Division I institutions in the third annual Collegiate Power Rankings, released recently by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA).

Power rankings are calculated for NCAA Division I, II and III schools by averaging the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup ranking and the student-athlete graduation rate of each school. The top 10 schools in the NCSA’s 2005 rankings are Duke, Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Yale, Virginia and Cornell. U.Va. is the only public institution in the top 10.

U.VA. TESTING ALZEHEIMER'S MEDICATION
The Health System is among 40 sites testing an epilepsy drug that might slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Valproate appears to inhibit two deteriorations in the brain that increase as the patient’s symptoms worsen.

Participants are being recruited for the test. Those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s who are living at home and have not displayed agitation are eligible. The study will be conducted over two years.

More information is available at http://adcs.ucsd.edu/t_ValproateNP.htm.

DILLMAN LEAVING
Chief facilities officer Robert P. Dillman is leaving the University at the start of September to assume his new duties as associate vice president for facilities management for the College of William & Mary.

During Dillman’s tenure at Facilities Management, U.Va. spent $653 million in new construction.

Dillman is credited with turning around the University’s reputation with contractors, improving reliability and capacity of its infrastructure, including upgrades to chiller plants, electrical substations and steam tunnels, as well as developing a storm water master plan and upgrading the main heating plant. Facilities Management also has received many awards for recycling and energy and water conservation under Dillman’s watch.

Dillman, 62, has had a long career in facilities management. He retired after 26 years in the U.S. Navy, during which time he built one nuclear reactor and operated another. Next, he was director of design and construction and then director of facilities services for the Smithsonian Institution before taking his job at U.Va. 10 years ago.

Dillman said he is most proud of his employees at U.Va. “The Facilities Management people are exceptional. They are the best I have encountered, and they are very receptive to change.”

Though he is looking forward to the challenges of his new post, he said he will miss the University and community, “I have never had emotional ties this deep before.”

With 855 employees, Facilities Management is the University’s largest
single department.

As of Sept. 1, deputy chief facilities officer Richard Rice will be the acting chief facilities officer until a permanent replacement is found.

IEN AIDS DISPUTE MEDIATION
Virginia Solutions — a partnership between the University’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation and the Virginia Association of Community Conflict Resolution — is mediating a Fauquier County dispute between landowners, environmentalists and government over agricultural runoff into local rivers.

The Fauquier program and an Eastern Shore project are pilot programs to help Virginia Solutions create a new statewide initiative to resolve issues facing communities in Virginia.

IEN director Frank Dukes has conducted community consensus building and large group facilitation training in 10 mediation centers around the state.

TJ AWARD NOMINEES SOUGHT
Nominations are being sought for the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor given to a member of the University community. Presented at Fall Convocation, it lauds a member of the faculty, administration or staff who has exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson.

Past recipients have included persons whose contributions have been in teaching, scholarship, administration or combinations of these. While activities and achievements outside the University are relevant considerations, long and committed service to the University in some way is essential. Eligible candidates must have served at the University for a minimum of 15 years in a full-time capacity. Retired faculty and staff are not eligible.

Nominations with supporting data (e.g., resume, letters) should be sent to the chair of the Thomas Jefferson Award Committee, Leake Cottage, P.O. Box 400139, by noon on Sept. 23.

PRINCETON BIOMEDTECH TO BUILD FACULTY AT RESEARCH PARK
Princeton BioMeditech Corporation will be the newest neighbor in the University of Virginia Research Park. The company will invest $7 million to build a manufacturing facility there that will create 115 new jobs, Gov. Mark R. Warner announced on Aug. 1.

PBM has entered into an exclusive marketing and manufacturing agreement with ContraVac, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company founded by John Herr, professor of cell biology at U.Va., to commercialize technologies developed in his lab.

PBM’s new facility will provide manufacturing capability to ContraVac for its newly developed products to test male fertility. The Albemarle County facility also will provide research and development efforts, and manufacturing and distribution for its current and future products.

“The University of Virginia is pleased to welcome Princeton BioMeditech Corporation to the University of Virginia Research Park and to the Charlottesville-Albemarle area,” said Leonard Sandridge, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We believe this relationship will have a positive impact on research at the University as well as the regional economy for years to come.”

ACADEMIC YEAR UNDER WAY

They’re back — 20,018 students returned to Grounds this week for the start of the 2005-2006 academic year. Classes started on Aug. 24. Other important dates to note this semester include:

Oct. 3 • Reading day
Oct. 21 • Fall Convocation
Oct. 21-23 • Family weekend
Nov. 19-27 • Thanksgiving break
Dec. 6 • Classes end
Dec. 8-16 • Exams

For more information about U.Va.’s academic schedule, visit http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/calendar.html.

Making Headlines

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

Henry J. Abraham, politics professor emeritus,

  • “No-Comment Is Common At Hearings for Nominees,” The New York Times, July 12.

Cindy Aron, history professor,

  • “Vacations Worth Often Undervalued,” San Antonio [Tex] Express-News, July 17.

James H. Aylor, dean of U.Va.’S School of Engineering and Applied Science,

  • “Editorial: Will the Next Einstein be an American?” Washington Examiner, July 29.

Edward L.  Ayers, dean of the College of Art & Sciences,  

  • “Book Review: Authors Still Skirmishing Over The Civil War,” The Savannah [Ga.] Morning News, July 24.
  • “Irreconcilable Differences,” Washington Post, Aug. 7.
  • “Book Review: Civil Thoughts / From Slavery To Reconstruction, The Author Looks At The Complicated History Of The South,”  Boston Globe, July 31.

Randy Bell, Curry School professor,

  • “Study Faults Schools on Computer Use / Teachers, Students Lack Skills To Fulfill Potential,” The Louisville [Ky.] Courier-Journal, July 12.

Lillian Bevier, law professor,

  • “Commentary: From Feminist Left, Unfair Judgment,”

    The Boston Herald, July 16.

Gene Block, vice president and provost,

  • “Finding The Key To Jet Lag: It's About Time / Biologists Are Starting To Understand The Neural Basis For The Body's Clocks - Insight That Could Lead To Treatment,” Los Angeles Times, July 11.
  • “Researchers Catch Up with the Causes of Jet Lag,” The Orlando [Fla.] Sentinel, Aug. 5.

David Breneman, dean of the Curry School Of Education,

  • “Tuition Shock,”The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 22.

Rosa Brooks, law professor,

  • “Commentary: World Courts Sending a Message: Government, Including The U.S., Can't Get Away with Human Rights Abuses Forever,” The Los Angeles Times, July 24.
  • “A Court That Nudges More than it Leads,” The Los Angeles Times, July 20.
  • “Rove Saga Raises Fresh Questions About Administration's Credibility,” Knight Ridder Newspapers, July 17.
  • “Pressure Mounts: ‘Fire Karl Rove!’” People’s Weekly World, July 16.
  • A guest on MSNBC’s “The Situation With Tucker Carlson,” July 6.
  • “Judith Miller's Bad Judgment, Journalism,” Hartford Courant, July 6.
  • “Commentary: Open Season On Private Property: Let The Seizures Begin,” Bergen County [N.J.] Record, Aug. 4.

Robert Bruner, dean of the Darden School,

  • Interviewed Aug. 5 on Bloomberg
  • News Radio, on negotiations among General Motors, Delphi, and the United Auto Workers.
  • “New Deans at Kelley, Darden,” Business Week, Aug. 4.
  • “Big Board Seat Sells for a Record $3 Million,” The New York Times, Aug. 4.

Edwin T. Burton III, economics professor,

  • “VRS Wants Severance Returned / Board Says He Can Have the $15,100 Law Allows; Warner Seeks Trustee's Resignation,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 13.
  • “U.S. Pension Demands to Drive Fund Growth: Rising Payout Demand,” Reuters, Aug. 8.

Dave Carr, environmental science professor,

  • “Those With Dreams of Rock Stardom Take Chance at Mike,” The Winchester Star, Aug. 8.

Susan Chaplinsky, Darden professor,

  • “China Search Engine IPO Draws Interest, but Some Urge Caution,” USA Today, Aug. 4.

John T. Casteen III, president of the University,

  • “Head Of Southern Education Group To Retire /Gainesville Man Was BRENAU President For 15 Years,” The Gainesville [Ga.] Times, July16.

George M. Cohen, law professor,

  • “Robin Hoods or Legal Hoods? / The Government Takes Aim at a Class-Action Powerhouse,” The New York Times, July17

Anne Coughlin, law professor,

  • “Jacques Case Shows Juries Can Surprise,” Waynesboro News Virginian, Aug. 8.
  • “Deaf-Mute Unfit For Trial,” The Hampton Roads Daily Press, July 18.

Maurice Cox, architecture professor,

  • “Taking Steps for Tomorrow,” The Charlottesville Daily Progress,  July 18.

Richard Crozier, art professor,

  • “Exhibit Features Brushstrokes at Home,” The Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 29.

Robert Davis, climatologist,

  • “Heat Wave Hot Air,” Tech Central Station, Aug. 4.

Martin N. Davidson, Darden school professor,

  • “Getting Commitment from Black Managers,” Black Enterprise, August 2005.

Judy Deloache, psychology professor,

  • “Sizing Things Up / Games that Teach Her about Big, Bigger, and Biggest, Parenting, Aug. 1.

Rita Dove, writing professor,

  • “Former United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove To Read At The Mount,” Berkshires Online, July 20.
  • “Memoir: Major Steps / In 1968 She Was Ready To March In A New Direction” Washington Post Magazine, July 10.

Robin Dripps, an architecture professor,

  • “Chatam Roadster Races Off to Bonneville,” Chatham [N.J.] Courier, July 29.

Johanna Drucker, media studies professor, and Jill Hartz, Director Of The U.Va. Art Museum,

  • “Mixed Use / University Women Give a Hand to Shea Center, Combining Arts and Social Services at Ix,” C-Ville Weekly, July 26.

Mark Edmundson, English professor,

  • “Can't You See I'm Reading / For Many 'Harry Potter' Is Not the Only Book Where You Lose Yourself and 'Can't Put It Down',” The Hartford [Conn.] Courant, July 12.

Gregory Fairchild, business professor,

  • “Make It and Take It / New Meal Assembly Industry Shops And Slices. All You Do Is Pack And Cook,” Washington Post, July 20

Dr. Barry Farr, epidemiologist,

  • “Paula Zahn Now” Report on antibiotic-resistant infections.” CNN, July 13.

Paul Freedman, political scientist,

  • “Attacks Could Build Bush's Support/ Fallout: The President Can Expect A Short-Term Increase In His Domestic Ratings, But Little Change In Partisan Divisions Over His Leadership, Policies,” Baltimore Sun.

Gary W. Gallagher, history professor,

  • “Historian Finds Niche In Civil War / In Crowded Field, His Gettysburg Opus Shines,” Lexington [Ky.] Herald-Leader, July 11.

Ted Genoways, editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review,

  • Guest on "The Morning Show With Dick And Jane," WINA radio, 1070 AM, Aug 5.
  • “Angry Librarian's Darts Sting the World of Poetry,” Los Angeles Times, July 10.

Cheryl Gomez, director Of Energy and Utilities, 

  • “International District Energy Association Announces New Chair, Board Members,” Business Wire, July 6.

Duane Gran, technology project manager in Media Studies,

  • “Network Brings Techies Together,” The Daily Progress, July 26.

Thomas M. Guterbock, director of Center for Survey Research,

  • “County Scores Well on Poll, Despite Traffic Complaints,” Woodbridge Potomac News, Aug. 7.

Grace Elizabeth Hale, history professor,

  • “A Landscape Scarred by Lynchings / Va. Lives with Legacy Of Terror and Grief,” The Washington Post, July 24.
  • “A History Scarred by Lynchings,” Washington Post, July 6.

John C. Harrison, law professor,

  • “Commentary: Should The Senate Confirm John Roberts As A Supreme Court Justice? Yes,” The Provo [Utah] Daily Herald, Aug. 4.
  • “Judge Is Committed to the Rule of Law,” Knight-Ridder Wire Aug. 2.
  • “Roberts' Critics Warn of Anti-Regulatory Zeal,”
  • Newhouse News Service, July 25.
  • “Commentary: Rule Of Law Paramount to Nominee,”
  • The Ventura County [Calif.] Star, July 24.
  • “'Hapless Toad' Case Fuels Fears of Robert's Foes / They Say It Shows Roberts Backs Limited U.S. Regulation of States,” New Orleans Times Picayune, July 22.

Frederick Hayden, professor of infectious diseases,

  • “Bird Flu Found In Migratory Geese In China,” USA Today, July 6.

E. D. Hirsch, emeritus professor of English and Education,

  • “Who Needs Education Schools?,” The New York Times, July 31.

Paul J. Hoehner, Harvey Fellow in Theology, Ethics and Culture and associate professor of anesthesiology,

  • “Ethical Alternative for Obtaining Embryonic-Like Stem Cells Gains Wide Support,” Michnews.Com, July 6.

Dr. Christopher Holstege, director of Medical Toxicology,

  • “Really, Don't Drink the Water,” The New York Times, July 26.

A.E. Dick Howard, a law professor,

  • “John Roberts: Comfortable In 'The Box,'”  The National Law Journal, July 27.
  • “The Debate Heats Up on Court Nominee / Interest Groups Air Views More Loudly Than Senators,” Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger, July 21.
  • “Roberts May Lead A Conservative Shift On High Court,” Bloomberg News Service, July 20.
  • “Locals Laud Bush For High Court Nominee/ Area Judge Wilkinson Had Been A Contender,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 20.
  • “The Power Broker,” Time magazine, July 11.
  • “Swing Democrats Seek High Court Pick Who Isn't An 'Activist',”Bloomberg News, July 11.
  • “'Rehnquist Revolution' Winds Down/ States' Rights Lose Some Ground During Justices' Most Recent Term,” Hearst Newspapers, July 10.

John Jeffries, dean of U.Va.’S School of Law,

  • “Incremental Change on the Court / Bottoms Up,” The New Republic, July 21.
  • “Judging Roberts / He's Conservative, But Apolitical; Confident, Not Cocky. Inside A Deliberate Mind,” Newsweek, Aug. 1.

Richard Kent, assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Emergency Medicine,

  • “As Drivers Expand, Car Makers Are Retooling Designs,” Boston Globe, July 10.

Edward G. Lengel, editor of The Papers Of George Washington,

  • “Washington As General, Careless, Lucky And Still Mighty,” Boston Globe, July 18.
  • “Book Review: Book Profiles 1st Prez,” Associated Press, July 10.

Joel Linden, professor of cardiovascular medicine,

  • “Adenosine Therapeutics, Llc Elects William Stilley to COO, Robert Thompson to Vice President and Appoints Joel M. Linden as Chairman of the Board,” Pharmalive.Com, July 7.

Dr. Richard Lindsay, retired Medical School professor,

  • “No Chillin' Outdoors / With Humidity, Weather'll Feel Like 110 to 115 Degrees,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 25.

Michael Mann, environmental science professor,

  • “Commentary: Barton Setting His Sights On Global Warming Researchers,” Dallas Morning News, July 11.

Charles Marsh, a religious studies professor,

  • “The Social Edge Interview: Theologian and Author Charles Marsh,” The Social Edge, Wednesday, July 29.

David Martin, law professor,

  • “Deportation Hinges On Pot Case,”Miami Herald, July 10.

Patrick J. Michaels, environmental sciences professor,

  • “Editorial: Hot Weather Reading” The Porterville [Calif.] Recorder, July 11.

Farzaneh Milani, director Studies in Women and Gender Program,

  • Featured in August issue of Zanan, a women's journal published in Iran.

David Mills, economics professor,

  • “Autos Speed Off Local Lots Thanks to Deep Discounts / GM Started Offering Buyers Employee Discounts and Ford and Chrysler Have Followed Suit. Sales Are Up 41 Percent Nationwide,” The Roanoke Times, July 22

Murray Milner, sociology professor,

  • “Black Sheep and the Nerding Instinct / Formerly an Outcast, Thought of as Technically Bright But Socially Inept, the Geek has Become Cool,” The [London] Financial Times,  July 23.
  • “Forget X or Y — For a Certain Age Group the Defining Letter Stands For 'Shop' And 'Spend',” The Scottsdale [Ariz.] East Valley Tribune, July 26.

Trey Mitchell, senior Web developer,

  • “Podcasting Group Founded by Local,” The Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 24.

Timothy Naftali, faculty member at Miller Center Of Public Affairs,

  • Guest Aug. 2, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” discussing counterterrorism.
  • Guest July 17 on MSNBC/Newsweek Broadcast on “Terror: Back-Tracking London's Bombers
  • “Commentary: A Smart Way To Close Guantanamo / The Allies Should Send The Detainees Home, But Not Before Setting Up A High Tech Monitoring System,” Los Angeles Times, July 18.
  • “Cracking the London Case / Agatha Christie vs. the Terrorists,” Slate, July 13.
  • “Book Review: It Didn't Start On 9/11,” New York Times, July 10.
  • “Chertoff's Bad Move/ How Not To Respond To The London Bombings,”Slate, July 7.

John Nemec, religion professor,

  • “Indian Hard-Liner Adjusts to Catch Winds of Change,” Ithaca Journal, July 21.

Steven Nock, sociology and psychology professor,

  • “Fools Of Engagement,” Wilmington, N.C., Star-News, Aug. 8.

David M. O'Brien, a politics professor,

  • “3 Big Issues May Hinge in Who Replaces O'Connor on Supreme Court,” Toledo [Ohio] Blade, July 31.
  • “How 'Winning' Cases Took a Wrong Turn at the High Court / High Court Advocates Rethink Their Choices and Discuss Critical Factors in Property Rights, Ten Commandments Losses,” The New Jersey Law Journal, July 25.
  • “It Won't Take Long to See How Roberts Will Lean if He Wins Supreme Court Confirmation,”  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24.
  • “Bush Picks Appeals Judge for Supreme Court,” the London Guardian,  July 21.
  • “Bush Close to Choosing New Supreme Judge / Focus On Woman Appointee To Maintain Status Quo,” the London Guardian, July 20.
  • “What Americans Want In O'Connor Court Vacancy,”USA Today, July 13.

Vanessa L. Ochs, religious studies professor,

  • “Pediatrician Travels Texas to Perform Jewish Ritual,” Associated Press, July 31.

John Portmann, religious studies, 

  • “With God as my Shrink,” Psychology Today, May-June 2005.

Brian Pusser, a Curry School assistant professor,

  • “Speedy Growth in Career Schools Raises Questions,” The New York Times, July 12.

Wayne Ralston, adjunct faculty,

  • “Nokesville Elementary Bids Goodbye To Ralston” Gainesville Times, July 7.

John Redick, politics lecturer,

  • “Brazil Paints Itself As Model For Peace / But Critics See Little Chance Of Nuclear Pact Between Iran, Israel,” Dallas Morning News , July 30.

Jeffery Rossman, history professor,

  • “Board of Elections / City Voters Could Face a School Board Referendum on Nov. 8,” C-Ville Weekly.

Debbie Ryan, Women's Basketball Coach,

  • “Fighting Cancer Is a New Mission for Armstrong, USA Today, July 25.

Larry J. Sabato, politics professor,

  • “Pros and Cons of One-Party Dominance,” the Covington, Ky., Sunday Challenger, Aug. 7
  • “Labor Split's Impact Seen as Minimal / Analysts and Others Say It Probably Will Have Little Effect on Democratic Party in Va.,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug.7.
  • “Jefferson Left in Political Limbo by Raids,”
  • Times-Picayune, Aug. 7.
  • “New Dominion/ Early in Virginia's Race for Governor, Civility Heads South,” The Washington Post, Aug. 7.
  • “A Matchup to Imagine/ Could Virginia' Boys Square Off In 2008,” Washington Post, Aug. 7.
  • “Close Win a Warning for GOP,” The Daily News, Aug. 8.
  • “Foxx's Funds for Run Solid/Most Given By Individual Donors,” The Winston-Salem, N.C., Journal, Aug. 8.
  • “Obstacles to Cecil Rebirth Grow/ Powerful Virginian Defending Oceana,” The Jacksonville, Fla., Times-Union, Aug. 8.
  • “Congress Pigs Out Before Its Picnic Season,” BusinessWeek, Aug. 15.
  • “Campbell Gets Endorsement from Former President Bush,” The Associated Press, Aug. 4.
  • “Santorum Largesse Is Being Repaid,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 4.
  • “Harris Say Newspapers 'Colorized' Photographs, Distorting Her Makeup,” The Tampa [Fla.] Tribune, Aug. 4.
  • “Byrd Launches Ad to Fire Back at GOP Attack,” The Associated Press, Aug. 3.
  • “Pols Opting for 'Red Meat' Attacks over Policy Debates,” Cybercast News Service, Aug. 3.
  • “Kilgore Seeks Wilder's Help / E-Mail Connects Gop Candidate, Former Governor,” The Washington Examiner,  Aug. 2.
  • “Questioning Gov's Stance / In a Move Some Say Is Politically Motivated, Pataki Will Veto Bill to Expand Access to Emergency Birth Control,” Long Island, (N.Y.) Newsday, Aug. 2.
  • “Senators Put South Dakota Ahead of Differences,” The Rapid City [S.D.] Journal, Aug. 2.
  • “Mason-Dixon Poll Recasts Gubernatorial Race,”
  • Virginian Pilot, Aug. 1
  • “Santorum Is Confounding the Pundits,” Philadelphia Daily News, Aug. 1
  • “Bush, Rove Duo In Jeopardy,”Hearst Newspapers, Aug. 1.
  • “Kilgore Hopes to Woo Blacks to His Side,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, July 31.
  • “Defying Odds in an Old Habit for Pataki,” White Plains [N.Y.] Journal News, July 31.
  • “Democratic Governor Is Golden in Red-State Virginia,” Associated Press, July 30.
  • “McCain Maneuvers While 'Tank' Plows Toward '08,” San Antonio [Tex.] Express-News, July 30.
  • “McCain Clashes with Bush on Detainees,” The Hill, July 27
  • “ ‘Hanoi Jane' Takes on Iraq War / 'I'm Coming Out': Fonda Says 'Green' Bus Will Stop at Protests Across U.S.” The National Post, July 27.
  • National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” Newscast, discussing the departure of several labor unions from the AFL-CIO, July 26.
  • “Tossups Draw Focus in Midterm Elections,” The Wall Street Journal, July 26
  • “CBS Evening News,” discussing the political implications of some unions’ departure from the AFL-CIO, July 26.
  • “Schmidt's Win in Primary Brought GOP Base Together,” The Dayton [Ohio] Daily News, July 25.
  • “Democrats See Hope in Ohio, Rally in Capital,” the Cincinnati Enquirer, July 24.
  • “Kaine, Kilgore in Dead Heat, First Statewide Poll Shows,” Associated Press, July 24.
  • “Obama A Celebrity Despite Low-Key Approach”
  • The Associated Press, July 23
  • “Can Conservatives Count On Roberts?” The Greensboro [N.C.] News-Record,  July 22.
  • “Commentary: Legacy of Youth: In Sarge, Virginia Recalls What Might Have Been,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 22.
  • “Primary Movers / Will the Dems Push the First Presidential Contest Out of New Hampshire?” The Boston Phoenix, July 22.
  • “Tanner's 'No' Vote on Labor Bill Prompts Attack Ad in Jackson / Campaign for America's Future Complains He Sold Out to Wal-Mart,”
  • Memphis [Tenn.] Commercial Appeal, July 22.
  • “High Court Pick Roberts seen as strong nominee,” Investor's Business Daily, July 20.
  • “Obama’s year: Cautious Player on Capitol Hill, Associated Press, July 20.
  • “Letter from San Diego/ A Scandal by the Sea,” July 25.
  • “Incumbency Helps Fill Coffers For Fortenberry's 2006 Race / The Lincoln Republican Raised $277,000 From April To June,” Omaha [Neb.] World-Herald / July 19
  • “Editorial: Crystal Balls,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 18.
  • “Blemishes Keep City in National Spotlight,”
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 18.
  • “Promises, Promises / But Can The Candidates Deliver On Lower Real Estate Taxes?” C'ville Weekly, July 19.
  • “Scandal By The Sea,” U.S. News & World Report,  July 25.
  • “Kaine, Kilgore Tee Off In Debate / First Confrontation Centers On Taxes,” The Washington Post, July 24.
  • “Kilgore Aggressive At Debate,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 24
  • “Debate Illustrates Difference Kilgore, Kaine Meet A West Virginia Resort,” The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, July 24
  • “Pryor's Opinion Sought a Gauge,” The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 24.
  • “Attorney General Or Top Cop?” The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, July 16.
  • “Big Dems Put Money on Jennings / Three National Names In The Democratic Party Make Their Choice For The 13th Congressional District Next Year,” The Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, July 16
  • “John Metaxas Reports: Why Pataki's Off To Iowa,”
  • CBS/Associated Press, July 15
  • “In Tight Race, Va. Candidates View Debate As Breakout Opportunity,” The Associated Press, July 15.
  • “Kourlis' Name "In Hopper" For High Court Seat, Salazar Is Told,” The Denver Post, July 17.
  • “Hopefuls Gear Up For Debate Kaine And Kilgore To Clash / Virginia's Gubernatorial Candidates Prepare For Their First Debate,”
  • The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, July 16.
  • “Other House Members Lament Fall Of Duke / Watchdogs Demand Resignation,” Copley News Service / July 16
  • “Rove's Case Has Bush Off Message/ Cia Agent's Outing Sidetracks His Budget Session,” The Houston Chronicle, July 13.
  • “Warner Hopes Rural Appeal Is His '08 Ticket,”
  • The Hill, July 15.
  • “Rove 'Has President's Confidence' / Aide Probed in CIA Agent Leak Defended,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 13.
  • “President Expresses Confidence In Rove,”
  • New York Sun, July 13.
  • “Rove Becomes Distraction For Bush Early In  Second Term” Dallas Morning News, July 12.
  • “The Trouble with Being Hillary / Many of the Same Folks Who Were Gunning for Her Husband, Bill, Are Out To Get Her. What's a Power Player to Do?, The New Orleans Gambit Weekly, July 12.
  • “Bush Picks Black Expo, Passes on NAACP Meeting/ Observers Debate: Does President Want To Come to Indy or Avoid a Tough Crowd?” The Indianapolis Star, July 12.
  • “Commentary: The New Republicans / Minorities Breathe Life Into GOP,” The Washington Times, July 10.
  • “UN Nominee Bolton Still Stalled as Washington Focuses on High Court Fight,” Agence France Presse, July 11.
  • “S.C's Unconventional Senator,” CBSNews.Com, July 11.
  • “The Democrats' Recipe for a Resurgence,” Businessweek, July 11.
  • “Warner Bucks Tradition of 'Spoils' Appointments  the Governor has Kept His Word and Refrained from Packing Higher-Education Boards with Contributors,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, July 8.
  • “Closest Thing To Eternity' Is Government Board / Name An Issue And The State Likely Has A Board For It. It Is Shrewd Politics, Mostly Harmless, Sometimes Redundant, And Virtually Eternal,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, July 8.
  • “Pro Sports. Early Primaries. Is All That Attention Wise?” The New York Times, July 10.
  • “Commentary: The New Republicans,” The Washington Times, July 11.
  • “O'connor's Exit Energizes Va. Abortion Debate / With Future of Roe V. Wade Uncertain, Governor Candidates Use Issue to Set Themselves Apart,” Washington Post, July 10.
  • “Britain: We Keep Our Commitments,” Fox News, July 8.
  • “More Than One Justice in the Balance; He's Just Wild About Harvie,” Boston Herald-American, July 7
  • “Good Looks: How Far Will They Get You?” The Hill, July 7.
  • “Gonnzales: ‘I'm Not A Candidate’ / Ag Still May Be Nominee For Court,” Denver Post, July 6
  • “Plan Would Make State No. 2 In Pay For Legislators,” The Pittsburgh, Pa., Tribune-Review, July 6.

Dr. Richard Santen, professor of medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, 

  • “Most Benign Breast Lumps Don't Raise Risk,” the Associated Press, July 20.

Richard Schragger, law professor,

  • “At Risk: Roe, Rights and Religion,” Los Angeles Times, July 21.

Joseph Scolnick, political scientist at U.Va.-Wise,

  • “Terror Attack in Wise's Sister City,” The Coalfield Progress, July 21.

David E. Smith, professor of Environmental Sciences,

  • “They Keep an Eco-Watch,” the Madras, India, Hindu, Aug. 8.

Michael Smith, politics professor,

  • “Gay Rights, Diversity and the War in Iraq,” The Augusta Free Press, July 29.

Matt Smyth, communications director for Center For Politics,

  • “Reform, or an Increase? / Breaking Down the Mason-Dixon Numbers,” The Augusta Free Press, Aug. 2.
  • “Lt. Gov. Battle Could Turn Nasty,” The Rockbridge Weekly, July 30.
  • “Early Warner Coattails / Dems Riding Governor's Strong Approval From Voters,” The Augusta Free Press, July 29.

Martha E. Snell, education professor,

  • “Prosecutors Challenge Opinion About Atkin's IQ / A Forensic Psychologist Says that the Death Row Defendant Still Qualifies as Mildly Mentally Retarded,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, July 29.

Robert Spekman, Darden professor,

  • “Democratic Operatives Watching Wal-Mart,” Stephens Washington Bureau, Aug. 6.
  • Featured Aug. 3 in A WCAV-TV report on Tips for New Car Buyers.

Dr. Timothy Salthouse, director of the Institute on Aging,

  • “When It Comes To Exercise, Pooh Offers Lessons,” The Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 24.

Jerry Stenger, research coordinator at Climatology Office,

  • “Hurricane Season’s Just Getting Warmed Up,” The Hampton Roads Daily Press, Aug. 3.
  • “Farms Feel Effects of Spotty Rain,” The Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 23.
  • “Rising Temperatures Stifle Residents,” The Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 22.
  • “Galoshes Or Sandals / It Depends What Side Of The Street You're Walking,” The Hampton Roads Daily Press, July 16.

Dr. William Steers, Urology Department,

  • “NSAID Painkillers May Raise Urinary Retention Risk,” Healthday News, July11.

Kathryn Thornton, engineering professor and former space shuttle astronaut,

  • “Spacewalk Fix Will Test Nerves, Skill / Langley Veteran Will Try to Make First External Shuttle Repairs in Weightlessness,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug. 3.
  • “Ex-Astronauts Take TV Viewers into Cockpit,” Associated Press, July 30.
  • Commentary during CBS News’ coverage of July 30 shuttle launch.
  • “Commentary: Humans Or Robots? / Humans In Light Of Discovery's Planned Wednesday Launch, Is It Man's Destiny To Continue Exploring Space?,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 10.

Christopher Tilghman, writing professor, 

  • “Readers Welcome at Napa Valley Writers's Conference,” Napa Valley Register,  July 20.

Herbert "Chip" Tucker, English professor,

  • “Residents Protest Execution,” The Daily Progress, July 12.

Robert Turner, associate director of Center for National Security Law,

  • “Newly Released Documents Show Military Lawyers Strongly Objected to U.S. Interrogation Policy” Voice Of America, July 29.
  • “Popular Herb Doesn't Prevent Colds or Reduce Symptoms, Study Finds,” Chicago Tribune July 29.
  • “Roving Justice,”Slate, July 19.
  • “Bush Backs Rove Amid CIA Leak Scandal,” Washington Times, July 15.

Peter Waldman, architecture professor,

  • “Letdown: D.C. Shelves Two Ambitious Projects,” Architectural Record, July 2005.

G. Edward White, law professor,

  • “Supreme Court/ You Say You Want a Revolution,” The National Journal, July 29.
  • “Women, Minority Advocacy Groups Express Disappointment In Pick,” The Dallas Morning News, July 20.
  • “O'connor Backs Bush Nominee Despite Diversity Concerns/ Some Disappointed White Male Picked,” wire reports, July 20.

Brad Wilcox, sociology professor,

  • “Commentary: Banding Together To Bring Down Divorce Rates,” Crosswalk.Com, Aug. 1.

Dr. Robert Wilder, director of Sports Rehabilitation,

  • “Death of Runner Raises Alarms Among Coaches,” The Daily Progress, Aug. 6.

Dr. Mark Williams, professor of Geriatric Medicine,

  • “It Is Never Too Late,” Carteret County, N.C., News-Times, Aug. 5.

Charmaine Yoest, postdoctoral fellow, Politics Department, project director for Family, Gender and Tenure Project,

  • “Libraries Struggle to Keep Porn off Computers,” WBAL [Baltimore], July 28.
  • “Wikipedia-Inspired Joke Turns into Blog Rumor,” Wikipedia on July 25.




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