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July 12, 2006
BERGER (left), professor of electrical
and computer engineering at the University
has been named the recipient of the Leon
K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award “for
sustained excellence in graduate education
and research in information theory” by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers. Berger received the award Tuesday
at the IEEE International Symposium on
Theory in Seattle, Washington.
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Leadership Development Center now offers
the “Leadership Foundations” program
for mid-level administrative professionals.
The 11-day program, which focuses
on enhancing leadership effectiveness through
group and individual exercises that emphasize
self-awareness as a catalyst for personal
improvement, opens on Sept. 18 and will
be held twice a week through
Nov. 9. The program is
open to all administrative staff with a
minimum of three years at U.Va., who currently
have supervisory or management responsibility.
Applicants must be nominated by a supervisor
or department head, but special exceptions
are frequently granted. Sponsoring organizations
pay $1,475 per person. For questions, call
Brian Bell at 924-4398.
University of Virginia invites the entire
community to preview and tour the new John
Paul Jones Arena on July 22 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., just 10 days before the facility
opens its doors for the first event,
Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium. There
will be exciting games, giveaways and food
and self-guided tours for the adults which
will include tasting the arena’s
culinary offerings and experiencing the
intimate setting from any seat in the arena.
The open house and all related events are
free to the public. In addition, on-site
parking is available. Members of the community
can keep abreast of upcoming events by
signing up for special “Keeping Up
with the Joneses”
at the arena Web