Letters et cetera
Readers respond to past issues of Arts & Sciences magazine.
Thank you for publishing the letter from Richard H. Henry in your
July 2006 issue. In 1979 I was the recipient of the history department
award that was then called the C.S.Ashby Henry Prize. At the time of its presentation, neither the department nor the University provided any information about the award’s namesake or the genesis of the prize itself. I am pleased to finally learn about the person behind the prize.
Even though what he wrote was brief, Mr. Henry’s letter demonstrates that both C.S. and his son have lived according to the Jeffersonian model — the father was a musician, scholar, athlete and leader, and the son has honored that tradition as well. I look forward to thanking Mr. Henry in person next time I visit Washington. Thanks again for making this possible.
Jeffrey Reed (History '79)
CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier (War zone, April 2005) is recovering from injuries she received in Iraq on Memorial Day. Dozier, soundman James Brolan and cameraman Paul Douglas were embedded with a U.S. Army team when an explosives-packed car blew up nearby, killing the two men and critically injuring Dozier. Her most serious injuries were to her legs.
“She’s had an operation to reconstruct one leg with muscle and skin grafts,” said Linda Mason, senior vice president of standards and special projects for CBS, in late June.
“Her spirits are great,” Mason added. “She has fulfilled every deadline ahead of time.The doctors are amazed. … She expects to continue to beat these deadlines. She’s working very hard to come back to a normal life.”
Dozier (MA, Foreign Affairs ’93), who has begun physical therapy and by early July could walk a few steps using a walker, moved from Bethesda Naval Hospital to a rehabilitation facility in mid-July.
Kate Tamarkin joins the McIntire Department of Music this fall as music director and conductor of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra (Sounds around Grounds, April 2006). Described by Leonard Bernstein as “extremely musical, a vivid personality and a strong performer,” Tamarkin recently completed five years as music director of the Monterey Symphony in California. She will become the third music director in the orchestra’s 32-year history, succeeding conductors Carl Roskott and Douglas Hargrave. Michael Slon, interim conductor in the 2005–06 season, will return to direct the orchestra’s holiday concerts with the University Singers. He continues as conductor of the University Singers and U.Va. Chamber Singers.
The Virginia Quarterly Review won two National Magazine Awards — joining Esquire, Harper’s, New York magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Time — this spring. VQR stunned the magazine world when it received six nominations for the awards, which are the magazine world’s highest honor. Based at U.Va. since it was founded in 1925, VQR won awards for general excellence and for fiction.
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