Sept. 15-21, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 29
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Window on work - photo
Mellon estate gives $20 million for prostate cancer research
University provost to step down
Medical School adopts new, integrated curriculum
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Casteen talks about changing leadership at the University
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New GI clinic for women, staffed by women, opens
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Window on work
Dan Heuchert
A small window on the false plywood facade in front of the Rotunda provides a glimpse at the ongoing work behind, where workers are replacing the flagstone deck and installing a new wheelchair ramp from the below-ground breezeway to the Lawn level. This year's work is scheduled to be completed early next month, but the entire deck replacement is expected to continue during the next three summers.

School of Medicine receives largest gift in its history
Mellon estate gives $20 million for prostate cancer research

Staff Report

The School of Medicine has received its largest gift ever, and the fourth-largest to the University, from the estate of the late Paul Mellon, a noted philanthropist. The $20 million gift will establish the Mellon Prostate Cancer Research Institute, which will pioneer an interdisciplinary approach to research on prostate cancer.

Mellon, who died in February 1999 at his home in Upperville at the age of 91, was motivated by his gratitude for the care he received from Dr. Jay Gillenwater, a U.Va. professor and former chair of the urology department, as well as by the strength of U.Va.'s prostate cancer program, estate executors said.

"This most recent gift will help fuel an all-out assault on prostate cancer," said Dr. Robert M. Carey, dean of the School of Medicine. "We are deeply grateful for Mr. Mellon's generosity and inspired by his commitment to eradicate the most frequently occurring cancer in men." Full story.

Peter W. Low
Peter W. Low

University provost to step down

By Bob Brickhouse

Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low announced Sept. 8 that he will step down as the University's chief academic officer at the end of June to return to teaching law.

A highly regarded legal scholar who has been a member of the faculty since 1964, Low has served as provost since 1994, overseeing academic and related programs in all of U.Va.'s schools except Medicine and Nursing.

During his term, the University has added numerous innovative courses, launched an array of interdisciplinary efforts and teaching initiatives, enjoyed a continued national reputation for the quality of its faculty, acquired new support for the arts, developed programs for adult learners, and established others that have put U.Va. on the leading edge of the digital revolution in education. Full story.


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