May 11-17, 2001
Back Issues
Darden's Snyder named dean at Chicago
Casteen announces actions U.Va. will take on recent athletics task force report
Northwest ties lure Reed to retire

Meditation can assist in the healing process

The Batten Institute spurs innovative business ideas
Intern program offers new job perspective
Nanotechnology: making parts small so big things can happen
Correction -- Paul Freedman misidentified
Off the Shelf -- recently published books by faculty and staff
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Robert Sweeney named senior vice president
Graduation weekend May 19-20
Hot Links -- real-time streaming of graduation ceremonies
After Hours -- "Slowpoke" moseys along the road of alternative comics

graduation Graduation weekend May 19-20

U.Va.’s 172nd graduation ceremony will begin May 20 with the traditional academic procession from the Rotunda at 10 a.m.

Dr. Francis S. Collins, the physician-geneticist who heads the international Human Genome Research Project, will deliver the commencement address to an expected crowd of more than 35,000 people.

Following the Lawn ceremony, the graduates will receive their diplomas in separate ceremonies organized by each of the University’s 10 schools at various locations around the Grounds.

Saturday, May 19

Timothy A. Koogle, vice chairman of Yahoo, a world leader in Internet communications, will be the keynote speaker at Valedictory Exercises at 11 a.m., May 19. Afterward, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III will hold a reception from 12:30-2 p.m. for members of the Class of 2001 and guests at Carr’s Hill (rain or shine).

The School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on the Lawn Saturday evening. (Rain site: Old Cabell Hall Auditorium).


Public parking is unavailable throughout the Central Grounds; therefore, degree candidates and guests attending Sunday’s ceremonies are urged to park at University Hall and use the free bus service that will run continuously to the Lawn, starting at 7 a.m. Bus service will continue until the diploma ceremonies conclude.

Inclement weather

Inclement weather plans will be used only in case of thunder, lightning, high winds, or other conditions that make it unsafe to hold ceremonies outside. Rain alone does not constitute inclement weather. Announcements will be made no later than 8 a.m. on local radio stations. If in doubt, call the graduation information line, (804) 982-2908.

Disabilities services

Signs designating accessible routes to the Lawn will be posted. Wheelchair users can gain access to the upper Lawn through Poe Alley. Individuals using wheelchairs and one companion may sit in the designated area in front of Cocke Hall. U.Va. does not provide wheelchairs. Seating for guests who wish to use the services of a sign interpreter will be available.


Call the information line at 982-2908 or visit


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