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2000 Summer Calendar Of Events

May 30, 2000 -- Following is a calendar of selected University of Virginia summer programs.

Although many of the programs are not open to the general public, reporters may arrange to attend and cover them. For additional information or to arrange coverage, please call the listed contacts or University News Services at (804) 924-7116. Web sites are listed for some programs for additional information.

JUNE 4-JULY 6 - THE RALPH BUNCHE SUMMER INSTITUTE

LOCATION: Cabell Hall, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs

PARTICIPANTS: 10 African-American college juniors from around the country

PURPOSE: To offer an introduction to advanced study and careers in political science.

SPONSORS: American Political Science Association

CONTACT: Paula McClain, director (804) 924-3614; Michael Cairo, assistant director (804) 924-3681, http://www.virginia.edu/~asdev.WHATSNEW/around.html

JUNE 4-JULY 7 - THOMAS JEFFERSON'S POPLAR FOREST ARCHAEOLOGY

LOCATION: Poplar Forest, Forest, Va.

PARTICIPANTS: Students in history, anthropology, archaeology, or historic preservation, museum volunteers and staff, individuals interested in pursuing archaeology as a career, school teachers in social studies and related subjects.

PURPOSE: Participants will divide their time between the excavation site and the archaeology laboratory with day trips to sites where historical archaeology is under way.

SPONSORS: Poplar Forest, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Barbara Heath, director of archaeology, (804) 525-1806, http://www.poplarforest.org

JUNE 7-JUNE 10 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS IN HUMANITIES

LOCATION: Around Grounds

PARTICIPANTS: Academicians from throughout North America and Europe

PURPOSE: The joint annual conference of the Association for Computers in the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing will discuss latest developments in using technology in the humanities, including on-line publishing, text analysis, and innovative World Wide Web uses.

SPONSORS: U.Va.'s Electronic Text Center and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

CONTACT: John Alexander, (804) 243-6619, http://www.newmediacenters.org/event/Conf/SumConf00.html

JUNE 11-16 - SUMMER PUBLISHING INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONALS

LOCATION: Mechanical Engineering Building

PARTICIPANTS: Book and journal publishers

PURPOSE: An intensive seminar for publishing professionals needing to upgrade their knowledge of digital and internet publication and the new technologies t meet the current challenges transforming the publishing industry.

SPONSORS: Publishing and Communications Institute, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Beverly Jane Loo, (804) 982-5345

JUNE 11-JUNE 23 - THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE

LOCATION: Around Grounds and Monticello

PARTICIPANTS: Amateurs and professionals interested in horticulture, history and landscape architecture

PURPOSE: Participants experience the theory and practice of landscape preservation with an introduction to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration and historical horticulture by using the landscapes designed by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and the University of Virginia.

SPONSORS: The University of Virginia, Monticello

CONTACT: Mary Hughes, (804) 924-6015

JUNE 12-16 - THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SPORTS MEDICINE

LOCATION: Ruffner Hall

PARTICIPANTS: Coaches, physical therapists, trainers and physicians

PURPOSE: Prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and training methods and factors affecting human performance. Taught by faculty, physicians, scientists and educators.

SPONSORS: Departments of orthopedic surgery, athletics, and health and physical education

CONTACT: Joe Gieck, (804) 982-5450, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JUNE 12-JULY 21 - 1999 CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL SCHOLARS SUMMER SEMINAR IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

LOCATION: Cauthen House

PARTICIPANTS: 12 full-time teaching college and university faculty from the Chesapeake region

PURPOSE: To participate in a workshop on digital history project development.

SPONSORS: Ford Foundation

CONTACT: Scot French, assistant director, Carter Woodson Institute, (804) 924-8889

JUNE 12-JULY 21 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL AT MONTICELLO

LOCATION: Monticello

PARTICIPANTS: 15 graduate or undergraduate students

PURPOSE: Students learn basic archaeological excavation and recording techniques required to execute successfully multidisciplinary field research strategies. The social and economic dynamics of plantation slavery is the historical focus.

SPONSORS: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Derry Voysey, (804) 984-9864, http://www.monticello.org

JUNE 12-AUG. 11 - SUMMER FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

LOCATION: Around Grounds

PARTICIPANTS: About 160 business representatives, students and others

PURPOSE: Intensive study of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Latin, and Tibetan.

SPONSORS: Summer Session

CONTACT: Dudley Doane, director of Summer Foreign Language Institute, (804) 924-6166, www.virginia.edu/~summer/sfli.html

JUNE 18-JULY 30 - GRADUATE JUDGES

LOCATION: Law School

PARTICIPANTS: Judges from around the U.S.

PURPOSE: Designed to keep judges current on new issues in the law. A three-year program, it leads to a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process.

SPONSORS: State Justice Institute

CONTACT: Joyce Holt, (804) 924-4787, http://www.virginia.edu/~olin/grad.htm

JUNE 18-AUG 6 - RARE BOOKS SCHOOL

LOCATION: Around Grounds

PARTICIPANTS: Librarians, book collectors, book historians, book lovers

PURPOSE: Five one-week in-depth courses by experts on all aspects of books and book history, from book production to book collecting, including a look at the electronic future. Includes early evening public lectures on related topics.

SPONSORS: Book Arts Press, Alderman Library

CONTACT: Terry Belanger, (804) 924-8851

JUNE 19-24 - 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

LOCATION: Darden School

PARTICIPANTS: Assistant principals

PURPOSE: To develop the leadership skills of participants and provide them with a series of specific activities and experiences that address the unique needs and interests of assistant principals and those who seek to become assistant principals.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education

CONTACT: Hal Burbach, (804) 924-0737, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JUNE 22-25 - THE 2000 JEFFERSON SYMPOSIUM: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND SLAVERY

LOCATION: Around Grounds

PARTICIPANTS: General public, teachers, historians

PURPOSE: To explore in-depth the complex issue of slavery and how it resonated through the life of Thomas Jefferson, his families and the life of a new republic.

SPONSORS: School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Tom Dowd, (804) 982-5252, http://www.people.virginia.edu/~tsd3r/Jeffsymp00.html

JUNE 22-27 - SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE

MOTIVATION IN SPORT: THE PASSION DRIVING ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

LOCATION: Ruffner Hall

PARTICIPANTS: Coaches at any level

PURPOSE: Topics will include: understanding motivational goals and helping athletes achieve them, enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence, understanding the stress process and how to help athletes manage stress, and understanding the psychological rehabilitation of injured athletes.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Maureen Weiss, (804) 924-7860, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JUNE 24-JULY 15 - LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

LOCATION: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

PARTICIPANTS: 30 gifted minority high school students

PURPOSE: To encourage business careers.

SPONSORS: Pepsico, Price Waterhousecoopers, Phillip Morris

CONTACT: Barbara Millar, co-director of LEAD, (804) 924-4822, Phil Giaramita, director of public relations, (804) 924-3220, or Marc Modica, co-director of LEAD (804) 982-2730

JUNE 25-JULY 7 - YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP, FIRST SESSION FOR BEGINNING WRITERS

JULY 9-28 - YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP, SECOND SESSION FOR MORE ADVANCED WRITERS

LOCATION: Classes held at different locations around Grounds

PARTICIPANTS: 200 students from across the U.S.

PURPOSE: A residential program designed to develop the writing potential of adolescents, the workshop allows participants to explore poetry, playwriting, fiction and magazine journalism in a supportive environment that encourages creativity.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education

CONTACT: Margo Figgins, director, (804) 924-0766, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JUNE 25-JULY 6 - SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - SESSION I

JULY 9-20 - SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - SESSION II

JULY 23-AUG. 3 - SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - SESSION III

LOCATION: Classes at St. Anne's Middle School

PARTICIPANTS: Gifted students rising in grades 5-11

PURPOSE: Enrichment classes for gifted and talented students in grades 5-11.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education

CONTACT: Darci Lieb, director, (804) 924-3182, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JUNE 29-JULY 3 - ASIA AND AFRICA POLITICS, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, ETHICS, RELIGION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE GLOBAL ERA: 20th ANNUAL SUMMER ON THE LAWN PROGRAM

LOCATION: Around Grounds

PARTICIPANTS: Alumni and those who have a broad interest in contemporary issues and who want to be part of the ongoing public conversations about them

PURPOSE: The program will explore pressing political, ethical and scientific issues that are shaping life around the globe in the new millennium.

SPONSORS: Institute for Practical Ethics, the Alumni Association, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Lawrence Adams, (804) 982-5252 or (800) 346-3882

JULY 3-7 - ANNUAL SUMMER SESSION SEMINAR FOR DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS

LOCATION: Ruffner Hall

PARTICIPANTS: School superintendents

PURPOSE: To develop an understanding of the complex role of superintendents in leading and managing school divisions. The course will focus on policy issues, the superintendent and school board relationship, school design, finance, law and the politics of education.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Al Butler, (804) 924-0862, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JULY 6-7 - 4TH ANNUAL POLICY INSTITUTE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION

TEACHER SHORTAGE CRISIS: PROBLEMS, PERSPECTIVES AND POLICIES

LOCATION: Alumni Hall

PARTICIPANTS: Pre-through-post-secondary teachers, members of the General Assembly, community leaders, parents, technology leaders and business leaders

PURPOSE: To reflect on what has been accomplished in meeting the goals of the education summit convened by George Bush at U.Va. in 1989.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Al Butler, (804) 924-0862, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JULY 8-AUG. 12 - UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA VISITING MEDICAL STUDENTS

LOCATION: Health Sciences Center and around Grounds

PARTICIPANTS: About 20 advanced medical students from the University of Valencia, Spain

PURPOSE: An annual program to enable Spanish medical students to learn about U.S.-style medicine and medical education and to learn medical English. Visiting students take classes and work with U.Va. doctors and medical students.

SPONSORS: U.Va. Hispanic Studies Program, Dept. of Surgery

CONTACT: Renee Gutierrez-Parker, (804) 924-7155, Cliff Roberson, (804) 924-7155

JULY 10-AUG. 4 - ROOTS: THE AFRICAN BACKGROUND OF AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

LOCATION: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

PARTICIPANTS: 25 K-12 teachers

PURPOSE: To introduce teachers of American history, literature and culture to Africa and to the Africans who contributed during the colonial period to the formation of what became the United States.

SPONSOR: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

CONTACT: Joe Miller, (804) 924-6395, http://minerva.acc.virginia.edu/vfh/roots/index.html

JULY 10-14 - LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR PRINCIPALS

LOCATION: Darden School

PARTICIPANTS: School principals

PURPOSE: To develop methods and strategies for dealing with the complex issues found in today's school environment.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Brenda Tanner, (804) 942-0965, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JULY 10-14 - MULTICULTURAL INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS - SESSION I

JULY 17-21 - MULTICULTURAL INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS - SESSION II

LOCATION: Olsson Hall

PARTICIPANTS: Teachers

PURPOSE: Prepare teachers to deal with the increasingly multicultural educational milieu by increasing their knowledge of cultural differences, enhancing multicultural classroom effectiveness, and modifying existing curricula to include different cultural perspectives.

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Bob Covert, (804) 924-0833, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

JULY 23-28 - 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS ON DEALING EFFECTIVELY WITH ACADEMIC DIVERSITY IN HETEROGENEOUS CLASSROOMS

LOCATION: Ruffner Hall

PARTICIPANTS: Classroom teachers and administrators

PURPOSE: Prepare classroom teachers and administrators to establish classrooms responsive to the readiness levels, interests and learning profiles of students in heterogeneous settings

SPONSORS: Curry School of Education, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

CONTACT: Betty Brown (804) 924-7161, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/curry/admin/summer/

AUG. 13-15 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CONFERENCE

LOCATION: University of Virginia (various locations)

PARTICIPANTS: 1,000 local officials from throughout Virginia

PURPOSE: To improve the knowledge and skills of locally elected constitutional officers and members of local governing bodies.

SPONSORS: Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia, Treasurers' Association of Virginia, Virginia Court Clerk's Association, Virginia Association of Counties, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Voter Registrar's Association of Virginia, Virginia Planning District Commissions and the Virginia Municipal League, Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers

CONTACT: Al Spengler, (804) 982-5518; Jennifer Riley, (804) 924-5754

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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