|Alice Leathers was one of the three women in the first nursing
class who graduated in 1903. For 100 years, the University of
Virginia has been training nurses like these students from around
1960 through diploma and baccalaureate programs. Master's, doctoral
and nurse practitioner programs are also offered. The School
of Nursing is celebrating its centennial this year. For a look
at its history, see School
of Nursing celebrates 100 years.
from Mr. Jefferson's Nurses, courtesy of the Center for Nursing
gets $15 million for materials science research
School of Engineering and Applied Science has received a gift of
$15 million, the largest ever received in the school's history.
Alumnus Gregory H. Olsen, president and CEO of Sensors Unlimited
Inc., a fiber optics firm based in Princeton, N.J., pledged the
gift, which will complement a significant effort under way to expand
engineering research activities at U.Va., particularly in the area
of new materials.
are especially grateful to Greg Olsen for his most generous gift
to the Engineering School," said University President John T. Casteen
III. "It comes at a critical time as the University accelerates
efforts to strengthen the areas of science and technology. Greg's
interest and understanding of what is needed to move the school
forward will be key to Engineering's ability to achieve excellence
in materials science."
gift will assure the construction of a new $14 million building
that will greatly expand the department's research and teaching
space and also will provide new conference rooms and faculty offices,
among other facilities. The Engineering School will recommend to
the University's Board of Visitors that the building be named Wilsdorf
Hall in honor of the late Heinz Wilsdorf, first chair of the department,
and his wife, Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf, University Professor of Applied
Science. The new structure, due to begin construction in 2002, will
connect the University's Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
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U.Va. programs reach others in the state
Ida Lee Wootten
University is making a difference in the lives of about one million
people every year with more than 400 public service and outreach
programs statewide, according to preliminary figures gathered by
Laura Hawthorne, coordinator of public service.
of such programs have been posted on the "Outreach Virginia"
Web site (http://www.virginia.edu/outreachvirginia).
The site is one of the first tangible results of the Virginia 2020
Public Service Planning Commission.
matter how well you think you know the University, expect to be
surprised when you visit Outreach Virginia for the first time and
see how much U.Va. is doing to make life better in this community
and throughout the state," Hawthorne said. Full