A U.Va. student takes
advantage of the balmy weather while putting in some studying
time. Spring semester final exams were scheduled May 5 through
12, and grades will be mailed May 31. Finals weekend, including
Valediction and Commencement, will be held May 20 and 21.
See the Finals
Web site for events and information.
President John T. Casteen III
Casteen outlines new
arts precinct plan in annual speech
Cabell Auditorium, with its mural reproducing Raphael's "School
of Athens," provided the perfect backdrop for the news President
John T. Casteen III delivered in his State of the University Address
May 3 -- the progress, to date, on the arts precinct.
his well-attended, two-hour talk, Casteen also covered the budget,
student life, equity issues and facilities, as well as how the University
will take its Virginia 2020 future initiatives plan from the design
to action phase.
arts programs here are operating in buildings that at best are jury-rigged,"
is the last school of its size without a concert hall, he said.
But not for long, if the proposed diagram of the new arts precinct
he displayed becomes reality. The plan includes a studio art building,
which just received state funding of $9 million and is currently
in the design phase; a 600-car parking garage; 40,000 square feet
for a new museum (compared to the Bayly Art Museum's current 18,000
square feet); an addition to the drama building; and a new fine
arts library and amphitheater.
plan also calls for a 15,000-seat concert hall to be built at Nameless
Field, with a bridge spanning University Avenue to link the performing
arts building to the other structures near the Architecture School
that will make up the precinct.
House, shown here, and adjacent Mumford and Lewis houses, located
between Sprigg Lane and Emmet Street, will become U.Va.'s third
third residential college to feature international theme
quiet, tree-lined neighborhood near Alumni Hall could become a dynamic
center of international learning and culture in fall 2001, when
the University's third residential college is scheduled to open
for the new International Residential College are being finalized
now, and the call was to go out by next week for two internationally
oriented faculty members to serve as its first principal and coordinator
of programming, respectively. The college will be housed in existing
space at the Gwathmey, Mumford and Lewis residence halls on Sprigg
Lane. The Mosaic House, in the nearby Hoxton residence hall, would
continue to operate independently, but its students would be encouraged
to take part in the college's activities.
hoping it will be a really vibrant mix of faculty and students,
both American and international, all eager to share international
experiences," said vice provost Barbara Nolan, who worked with
a committee headed by Theo Van Groll, director of the International
Studies Office, in formulating the plans. Full