June 2, 2006
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U.VA. TO INCREASE RANKS OF MINORITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

U.Va. joined the Virginia-Nebraska Alliance on May 2. The alliance is a partnership between colleges in the two states, created to expand the ranks of minority health professionals and researchers nationwide. While minority groups together constitute about 25 percent of the U.S. population, they comprise only 9 percent of nurses, 6 percent of doctors and 5 percent of dentists.

The alliance offers talented minority undergraduates a summer fellowship in a research laboratory at a participating academic health center. During the fellowship, the students, drawn primarily from Virginia’s five historically black colleges and universities, gain a better sense of what is involved in a health career and the requirements for entry into a health professions program. They also improve their proficiency in the sciences, explained Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, chairman of the alliance, founder and president emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

U.Va. is one of the three participating universities in the alliance with a medical school.

MAKING HEADLINES

• Rajesh K.Aggarwal, associate professor of finance, “Kilts a Savior to Some But Not to All: To Supporters, He’s a Firm-Saving Knight; To Detractors, He’s a Slash-And- Sell CEO,” Boston Globe, May 15

• Michael Weber, director of the Cancer Center,“ Don’t Give Up the Diabetes Fight,” New York Times, May 21

• Brian Nosek, assistant professor of psychology,“ The Implicit Prejudice/
Mahzarin Banaji Can Show How We Connect“ Good” and “Bad” with Biased Attitudes We Hold, Even If We Say We Don’t. Especially When We Say We Don’t,” Scientific American, May 22

• Sylvia V.Terry, associate dean of African-American Affairs, “Peer Support
Cited in Black Students’ Success,” New York Times, May 17

• Robert Bruner, dean of the Darden School of Business, “On The Record:
Robert Bruner,” and “A Study of Enron Before the Fall,” U.S. News & World
Report, May 15 and May 8.

• Andy Wicks, co-director of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, “Rule No.
1: Don’t Copy/The CEO Of Raytheon Became a Management Guru With
His Book of Maxims. How He Missed a Key One,” Time magazine, May 15

• Timothy A. Salthouse, professor of psychology,“ Researchers Say Mental
Activities Won’t Save Your Brain, Slow Decline,” Wall Street Journal, May 2;
“ Nine-Letter Word May Help Keep Minds in Shape,” NBC News, April 24.

• Melly Turner, R.N. in the Cardiology Clinic,“ Recommendations: The 5-Minute Guide for Lower Blood Pressure,” New York Times, May 2.

• Mark Edmundson, professor of English, wrote, “Freud and the
Fundamentalist Urge,” New York Times Magazine, April 30.

HEALTH SYSTEM MARKETING WINS PLAUDITS

The Health System won eight awards in the 23rd annual Healthcare dvertising Awards coordinated by the Healthcare Marketing Report. The award categories included single and series ads in print, radio and TV; Web site design; annual report; and total ad campaign.

PATENT FOUNDATION WINS“ BEST IN PRINT”

The Patent Foundation 2005 Annual Report won the “Best in Print 2005”
Award of Excellence in the 2005 Graphics Communications Competition,
sponsored by the Printing Industries of Virginia.

NOTABLE
Faculty Awards and Achievements

• R. Edward Howell, vice president and CEO of the Medical Center, was
recently named to the Long-Range Policy Committee of the American Hospital Association. n Judith Shatin, professor of music, was awarded in March the Z Society Distinguished Faculty Award, given each year to a University faculty member who exhibits outstanding teaching and service to
students.

• Edward Lengel, associate professor of history and associate editor of the Washington Papers, saw his book, “General George Washington: A Military Life,” cited as one of the three finalists for the second annual $50,000 George Washington Book Prize, which honors the most important
new book about the founding era.

• Kay Neeley, associate professor of science, technology, and society in the Engineering School, received this year’s Raven Award, given to “truly outstanding students, faculty, administrators and alumni who have widely and sympathetically shared, supported and advanced the function of this institution through excellence in service and contribution.”

ERIC CLAPTON AT JPJ ON OCT. 12

Guitar legend Eric Clapton will perform at the John Paul Jones Arena on Oct. 12, with tickets going on sale Aug. 26. Following a 14-country sold-out European tour with a seven-night run at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a historic show in Moscow’s Red Square, Clapton will travel to 13 states, beginning on Sept. 15 in Minneapolis. Clapton’s set lists in Europe have featured rarely played songs from his early days along with classics such as “Pretending” and “Cocaine,” mixed with tunes from his latest album “Back Home.” A London Times headline read, “The guitar hero reawakens” and another review said, “Clapton’s guitar playing just keeps getting better.”

The Robert Cray Band will open for Clapton, who will be playing with an 11-
person band including a brass section, keyboards, multiple guitarists and
supporting vocals. Tickets are at johnpauljonesarena.com or 1-888-JPJTIXS
or any Plan 9 ticket outlet.

COMMUNITY BRIEFING ON ARENA AND MAJOR CONSTRUCTION

WHEN: June 13, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Newcomb Hall Ballroom

At a community briefing on “Building the University of Tomorrow,” sponsored
by the Office of Community Relations, Richard A. Kovatch, associate vice president for business operations, will outline goals for the John Paul Jones Arena, describe the types of events to be held at the site and share plans for handling traffic and parking associated with arena events. David J. Neuman,
architect for the University, will present an overview of occurring and
planned construction projects, including the South Lawn and the arts
precinct parking garage. A question-and-answer session will follow. Free
parking in the Emmet Street garage. Information: 924-1321 or
www.virginia.edu/communityrelations.


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