feminist Gloria Steinem, center, who visited U.Va. for a Sept.
19 panel discussion on the history and future of feminism, chatted
with students and other guests afterward. The event which also
included two younger feminist authors was sponsored by the Womenıs
Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series
of talks on women and leadership this fall that will culminate
with a conference on Nov. 2. See story, Steinem:
older and younger feminists ned more dialogue.
College, role of new A&S dean
T. Casteen III
condition of the College of Arts & Sciences is "excellent,"
but it's also U.Va.'s current "need center" for fund-raising,
President John T. Casteen III told Arts & Sciences faculty members
at a Sept. 20 meeting he called to discuss issues related to the
search for a new Arts & Sciences dean.
the well-attended meeting, which more than half-filled McLeod Hall
Auditorium, Casteen told the faculty that a search committee of
eight to 12 members would be named within the next two weeks, and
that it would be made up of faculty, students and possibly a Board
of Visitors member. Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low said
he hopes to have the new dean in place by July, when historian Melvyn
Leffler steps down as dean to prepare for a visiting professorship
current state of Arts & Sciences is " the best I've ever seen
it," Casteen said. "I think the way Mel approached his
role as dean was the right one." Full story.
previews arts precinct
conceptual plan for U.Va.'s arts precinct was the main agenda item
at the Board of Visitors' Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting
Sept. 20. Board members and others crowded around an architectural
model of the precinct to see how one of the University's most ambitious
undertakings might eventually look.
proposed arts precinct addresses current space and programmatic
deficiencies for studio art and art history, the performing arts,
including music and drama, the Bayly Museum, the Architecture School,
and their combined library needs.
the start of the meeting, Colette Sheehy, vice president for management
and budget, reminded board members that this was just a conceptual
plan, which precedes the University's architectural review stages
that require state funding approval. Committee chair James C. Wheat
III also warned the board that the new arts precinct might need
to stray architecturally from the buildings typically seen on Grounds.