Oct. 22-28, 1999
Vol. 29, Issue 34
Inside UVA Online
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Virginia salutes the art of Stan Winston

U.Va. alumnus Stan Winston, known for his special effects creations, will receive the Virginia Film Award at this year's festival, which runs through Oct. 24.

An exhibit of Stan Winston's studio, "Creating Characters and Creatures," will be at the Bayly Art Museum through Dec. 22 in collaboration with the Virginia Film Festival. The exhibit and festival, which runs through Oct. 24, pay tribute to special effects wizard and 1968 U.Va. alumnus Stan Winston.

Through the bronze sculptures, drawings, production photographs, video and a scale model of a raptor -- the dinosaur Winston designed for the film "Jurassic Park" -- the exhibition explores the elements of special effects creation. Winston's work, featured in "Aliens," "Edward Scissorhands," "Terminator 2," and recently in "Sixth Sense" and "Inspector Gadget," has garnered widespread recognition.

The exhibit also features works by other artists in Winston's studio, which employs 75 to 100 artists and technicians who work together to create these masterpieces.

Winston will give a gallery talk on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. in the museum, which is free and open to the public. He is participating in a number of festival talks this weekend, and several of his films are being screened as well. For festival information, go to www.vafilm.com or phone 982-5277.

U.Va. board stands by admission policy, vows to defend consideration of race

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The Board of Visitors voted unanimously Oct. 16 to support the University's admission policy -- which allows race to be a consideration -- and said it is prepared to go to court to defend that decision.

"The Board of Visitors unanimously endorses the University's continuing commitment to recruiting and enrolling students of diverse talents and backgrounds," said U.Va. Rector John P. Ackerly III in a statement approved by the board at the close of its quarterly two-day meeting. "The academic successes of its African-American and other minority students are the envy of every major university. The system works. We are prepared to defend it." Full story.

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