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Fall Convocation 2003

Fall Convocation 2003 was held on Friday, October 31 at University Hall.

Honors Given

Dr. Robert Carey

The Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor given to a member of the University community who has exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Jefferson, and thus advanced the objectives for which he founded the University.

See a list of the recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Award (from 1955 to present) here.

Dr. Robert M. Carey, a guiding force at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, both as its dean for 16 years and as a leading researcher, today became the 48th recipient of the University’s highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award. More.


Intermediate Honors

Certificates were presented to the top 20 percent of those students who have earned at least 60 credits of course work at the University by the end of their first two years of study. The University's undergraduate schools with first and second-year students — the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Nursing — bestowed the awards.


Convocation Speaker

William B. Quandt

William B. Quandt, an international affairs expert on the Middle East and professor of politics at the University of Virginia, delivered the University's annual Fall Convocation address on October 31, 2003 in University Hall. Listen to a recording of the speech here.

Quandt, a former member of the National Security Council under President Carter who was actively involved in negotiations that led to the Camp David Accords, joined the University’s faculty in 1994. He is the Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Professor of Politics and was named to the then-new position of vice provost for international affairs in 2000. In December, he will relinquish that position to return to full-time teaching. More