May 11-17, 2001
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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

Robert Sweeney Robert Sweeney named senior vice president

President John T. Casteen III recently named Robert D. Sweeney, the University’s vice president for development since 1991, senior vice president for development and public affairs.

In November of 1999, the Office of University Relations was added to Sweeney’s vice presidential area. Since that time he has worked closely with Louise Dudley, assistant vice president for University Relations, and her staff to study the University’s communications structure, as well as the strategic brand positioning of the University.

Sweeney has spent his career in higher education, leading both public and private institutions in fund raising, public relations and strategic planning efforts. At U.Va. he has been responsible for restructuring the development effort and for the planning and implementation of the University’s $1 billion capital campaign. Under Sweeney’s leadership, the campaign surpassed all expectations and reached its goal a year ahead of schedule.


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