Workers installed the first of four clock faces
in the new clock tower outside the Aquatics and Fitness Center
on July 27. The tower is part of the three-year, $86 million
project to enlarge Scott Stadium to 61,000 seats and add 44
luxury suites. It will be completed by Sept. 2, when Virginia
opens its football season with a game against Brigham Young
University. Meanwhile, city and University officials have
identified 9,000 parking spaces for Cavalier football fans.
See story, Football
game-day parking plan unveiled.
Law dean Scott to
School dean Robert E. Scott has announced that he will step down
on July 1, 2001. He plans to return to full-time teaching and research
in 2002, after taking a sabbatical.
joined the Law faculty in 1974, and was appointed the school's ninth
dean in 1991.
year will mark an important transition time as the Law School concludes
the capital campaign, finishes construction of the Student-Faculty
Center, and celebrates the 175th anniversary of the school's founding,"
Scott said. "With new leadership, I am confident the school
will advance even further toward our goal of unparalleled excellence
in legal education." Full story.
may stem from defective genes
Health System researchers have linked the abnor- malities in the
function of Alzheimer's mitochondrial genes, first described by
U.Va. scientists in 1997, to one of the characteristic abnormalities
found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
are the batteries of the cells that provide usable energy. Their
genes are small pieces of circular DNA that are passed from mother
to children. Abnormalities in mitochondrial genes have been associated
with rare brain diseases in children and adults. Full