Dec. 2 - 15, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 21
Back Issues
Stem cells
Preserving the past planning the future

Options abound for public transit commuting

Students build liyes after Katrina
World-renowned german author, jurist and law professor to speak
Symphony and singers premiere family holiday concert
History lessons


News briefs

When: Dec. 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: U.Va. Bookstore

Faculty and staff are invited to a holiday open house for music, refreshments and 20 percent off everything except textbooks, Clinique items, CDs/DVDs, sale merchandise and Cavalier Computers items. There will be storytime for children. Bring your mailed red invitation or your U.Va. ID for admission. Questions, contact 924-3721 or bookstore@

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 16. For a list of charities, see For a pledge card or more information, call 924-1321.

When: Dec. 6, sessions at noon and 1 p.m.
Where: Newcomb Hall Boardroom (3rd floor)

Learn more about finishing your undergraduate degree by taking one, two or three courses at a time. U.Va.’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program provides an opportunity for adults to complete their degree on a part-time basis with evening classes. Employees may qualify for Tuition Waiver or Tuition Reimbursement to help pay for their courses. Some BIS students are receiving two free courses each semester. To RSVP and for questions, call 982-5274.

The “Tough Times Companion” speaks to survivors and caregivers about how to manage daily life and minimize anxiety in times of stress and distress caused by events such as illness, the loss of a loved one, violence, displacement, depression, job loss or surviving the aftermath of war.

The 184-page book is published by the Institute on Violence and Survival at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The companion is distributed through organizations serving the public in the areas of social work, health care, mental health care, violence and public safety, and is available free of charge by contacting or 243-5526.

This second volume — the first “Tough Times Companion” came out two years ago — contains works by the nation’s and area’s foremost photographers, including William Allard, Tom Cogill and Jim Carpenter, and poets and writers, including Gregory Orr, Nikki Giovanni and W.D. Ehrhart.

The online tutorial on best practices for faculty search committees is now available at This tutorial is required for all members of search committees seeking tenured or tenure-track faculty, for searches that originate on or after Nov. 21, 2005. The tutorial provides a new awareness of the breadth of topics related to diversifying applicant pools. Faculty are urged to take the tutorial before they serve on a search committee, as searches will not proceed until all members of the committee have completed the tutorial. Its 14 questions require an average of 20 to 25 minutes to answer, and certification lasts for two years.

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  • Gerard Alexander, politics professor, “Grand Old Spenders,” Washington Post, Nov. 17; “Lots More Proof of Europe’s Decline,” Boston Herald, Nov. 20.
  • Edward L. Ayers, professor of history, “Manners Still Source of Pride, Thank You,” Associated Press, Nov. 25.
  • Malcolm Bell III, professor of art history, wrote “Commentary: The Getty’s Italian Job,” New York Times, Nov. 28.
  • Dr. Anita Clayton, professor of psychiatric medicine, “Sex, Drugs and Hope/SSRIs are a Potent Weapon Against Depression, But Sexual Side Effects Scare Off Patients. Now There’s Help,” Newsweek, Nov. 28.
  • Paul Gross, University Professor emeritus of biology, wrote a commentary “Science Standards/ We Can’t Afford to Go Light,” National Review Online, Nov. 16.
  • William McDonough, former dean of the School of Architecture, recognized as “America’s Best & Brightest/ Big Thinker of the Year: Designer of the Better World,” Esquire, Dec. 1.
  • Jonathan Moreno, bioethicist, “The War in the Mind,” Boston Globe, Nov. 27.
  • William Ruddiman, professor emeritus of environmental sciences, “Core Evidence That Humans Affect Climate Change,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 25.
  • Annette Z. Silver, R.N., “UVA Nurse Wins Annual Award,” Daily Progress, Nov. 28.
  • W. Bradford Wilcox, professor of sociology, “Learning to Write Their Love/Men in Church Workshops Express Themselves, Word by Painstaking Word, in an Unlikely Medium: The Humble Letter,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 24.
  • Richard Guy Wilson, professor of architectural history, “Tracing the Origin of Spaces/Owner Sleuths Uncover the History Behind Their Homes,” Washington Post, Nov. 19.



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