Nov. 21-Dec. 4, 2003
Vol. 33, Issue 21
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Edward Ayers, National Professor of the Year
Stanford’s Neuman appointed University Architect
New garage eases parking crunch
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Edward Ayers, National Professor of the Year
Cited for his passion and commitment to teaching history
Photo by Andrew Shurtleff

By Robert Brickhouse

Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, has been admired for his teaching, scholarship and public service for so long that it should come as no surprise that he has been chosen as the 2003 national Professor of the Year at doctoral and research universities. The annual award for dedication to undergraduate education was given Nov. 13 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Washington.

One of the country’s foremost Southern history scholars, Ayers has continued his teaching and advising of undergraduate and graduate students and his outreach in history
education nationwide while serving as the top administrator of U.Va.’s liberal arts core. He and honorees in three non-doctoral college categories were selected from among 400 distinguished professors nominated around the country. Full story.

Stanford’s Neuman appointed University Architect

David J. Neuman By Carol Wood

David J. Neuman, who on Nov. 11 was named Architect for the University of Virginia, has some experience following in the footsteps of revered founding architects. As University Architect and Associate Vice Provost for Planning at Stanford University, he had to balance modern needs with the original vision of Frederick Law Olmsted, who created Stanford’s original master plan in 1886.

“I am appreciative of the opportunity to oversee both the preservation and future development of Thomas Jefferson’s Grounds,” Neuman said. “I am keenly aware of the responsibility I have accepted and am prepared to continue in the tradition of the Jeffersonian legacy.” Full story.

New garage eases parking crunch

By Dan Heuchert

Sometime shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, someone drove a car down the rock-wall-lined entrance to the new Ivy/Emmet Parking garage, passing over a living stream. As the car eased to the garage’s entrance, the “ZipTag” attached to the rear-view mirror sent a signal, and the black-and-yellow gate raised up. The driver then found parking nirvana: a choice of 1,200 empty spaces.

The garage was finally open for business. Full story.

© Copyright 2003 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

News Publications Editor
Dan Heuchert

News Graphics Editor
Rebecca Arrington

Senior Editor
Anne Bromley

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Bill Thompson

Interim Assistant Vice President for University Relations, Director, News Services
Carol Wood

Robert Brickhouse
Charlotte Crystal
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Send questions or story suggestions to Dan Heuchert or Carol Wood or call (434) 924-7116.

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