June 16, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 11
Back Issues
Fireworks: The start of a new Reunions traditon
U.Va.'s 'Grand Experiment' begins
Thinking of becoming a doctor?
Research yields effective therapy for battling cocaine addiction

Summer recreation
Off the shelf


Faculty actions
Letting students lead
Curry students present ideas for closing the minority achievement gap
Engineering wins innovation grant
Don Jones retires
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind discusses 'improvising' in the war on terror
Upstart Americans establish international credentials through the 'Style of Power' at the U.Va. Library
IM-Rec keeps U.Va. fit


News Briefs

Summer is the perfect time to have fun while getting in shape. Intramural-Recreational Sports encourages everyone to take advantage of their numerous summer programs, most of which begin next week. To learn more about programs, facilities, schedules, registration dates and job opportunities, visit www.virginia.edu/ims where you can also sign up for a monthly e-mail with updates and schedule changes. This month’s e-mail included news on:

  • summer job opportunities for lifeguards, tennis instructors and intramural sports officials;
  • the summer tennis program from June 19 to Aug. 4;
  • private swimming lessons, now available;
  • summer sports camps that will periodically affect gymnasium space (details will be posted at the affected facility);
  • North Grounds Recreation Center being closed for renovations until the start of fall 2006 classes;
  • the Memorial Gym Pool being closed until Aug. 23; and
  • annual membership rates increasing on July 1 by $12, from $195 to $207.

For more on IM-Rec sports, click here.

Recently published books by U.Va. faculty and staff

  • George Garrett, Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing, emeritus, “Empty Bed Blues: Stories,” (University of Missouri Press)
  • William M. Shobe, research director at the Cooper Center, “Tax Rates 2005/Virginia’s Cities, Counties, and Selected Towns,” (Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service)
  • Brian Pusser, assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, “Burning Down the House,” (State University of New York Press)
  • Brantly Womack, professor of politics, “China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry,” (Cambridge University Press)
  • Claire Chi-Ah Lyu, associate professor of French language, “A Sun within a Sun,” (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Brian D. McKnight, teaching fellow of history, “Contested Borderland,” (University Press of Kentucky)
  • Louis P. Nelson, assistant professor of architectural history, editor of “American Sanctuary,” (Indiana University Press)
  • Robert Kolker, emeritus professor of English, editor of “Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey,” (Oxford University Press)
  • Michael Bednar, associate professor of architecture, “L’Enfant’s Legacy,” (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
  • Mary Jo Hatch, C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce, “Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives 2nd ed.,” (Oxford University Press)
  • Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, “Nations, Markets, and War,” (University Press of Virginia)

Sharon Davie, director of the Women’s Center, was recently named a Fulbright Senior Specialist of 2006-2007. As such, Davie will go to a foreign university for two to six weeks as a faculty consultant, with Fulbright funding one trip each year for five years, which she calls “an extraordinary chance to walk in different worlds.” Davie is working on a book about international women activists.

“My experiences have led me to form strong relationships with individuals in Uganda, Kenya, Croatia and South Korea, who are working on education and gender issues on both the university and grassroots levels,” she said, noting that she hopes to visit those countries
The U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Senior Specialist program provides short-term academic opportunities designed to allow faculty the flexibility to pursue a grant in the midst of academic or professional commitments. Faculty who are receiving Fulbright grants are encouraged to submit information about their projects to Inside UVA.

Sign up now to join Team U.Va. for this year’s United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 20. Last year nearly 2,000 volunteers reported to local nonprofit organizations and public schools and tackled volunteer projects at over 200 work sites in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. More than 690 U.Va. employees participated. The wide variety of project opportunities will range from working with children or seniors, clerical assistance and painting to construction projects and landscaping. Contact Miriam Rushfinn in Community Relations at 924-3165 or mrushfinn@virginia.edu; or Lindsay Nesse, 924-5458 or lyn3z@virginia.edu; or visit www.dayofcaring.info/.


  • Dr. Richard Guerrant, director of the Center for Global Health, “Cholera Drug Tested Successfully, But Pandemic Advances,” Voice of America, June 7.
  • Andrew Horniman, professor of business administration, “Balancing Act: Big Bucks Can Result from Good Results or Bad,” Los Angeles Business Journal, June 4.
  • William Lucy, professor of urban and environmental planning, “Cul-De-Sacs: Suburban Dream Or Dead End?,” NPR’s “Morning Edition,” June 7.
  • Kim Forde-Mazrui, professor of law, “Prosecutor’s Silence on Duke Rape Case Leaves Public with Plenty of Questions,” New York Times, June 12.
  • Charles Mathewes, associate professor of religious studies, “Author Notes Rising Voice of Liberal Christians,” Portland Oregonian, June 10.
  • Farzaneh Milani, professor of Persian and director of Studies in Women and Gender, “A Poet Who ‘Never Sold Her Pen Or Soul’,” Washington Post, June 10.
  • Timothy Naftali, associate professor at the Miller Center, “CIA Ties with Ex-Nazis Shown/Anti-Communist Effort is Detailed in Agency Records,” New York Times; and “CIA Knew Where Eichmann Was Hiding, Documents Show,” and “The Amateur Sleuth Who Gave the National Archives a Red Face,” Washington Post, all
    June 7.
  • Vanessa Ochs, Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies, “Couple’s Wedding Project Becomes a Side Business,” New York Forward, June 3.
  • Abdulaziz Sachedina, professor of religious studies, “God, Stem Cells and Public Policy,” Science and Theology News, June 6.
  • Dr. Jim B. Tucker, medical director of the Child and Family Psychiatric Clinic, “Finding My Religion: Psychiatrist Jim B. Tucker Studies Past-Life Memories Of Children,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 12.




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