February 2005

Got shots?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned to U.Va. philosophy professor John Arras and other experts for advice on how to distribute influenza vaccines when supplies were limited.

Local history
Tommy L. Bogger (PhD, History ’76) delves into the history and lives of African-Americans in Tidewater Virginia.

Poets and printmakers
Visual and verbal images come together in a cross-disciplinary class.

Magazine makeover
Editor Ted Genoways (MFA, Creative Writing) has made some changes at the Virginia Quarterly Review.

A second year in Scotland
Kirsten Beattie takes a new year’s look at her life in Edinburgh and beyond.

Did You Know?

U.Va. ranks first among medium-size colleges and universities in the number of alumni in the Peace Corps. 2004 was the second year in a row U.Va. has topped the list, with 75 volunteers, up from 68 the year before.


Of Special Note

History professor Joseph C. Miller will speak on “Africa: Inside the History Behind the Exhibit,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 in conjunction with the “Inside Africa” exhibit at Nauticus, The National Maritime Museum, in Norfolk, Va. Miller is an internationally recognized expert on the worldwide slave trade. The lecture is part of the University’s Engaging the Mind series. The talk is free, but reservations are required.