March 12-25, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 5
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Barcelona: A laboratory for learning
Warner adds three to BOV
Lindners create endowment for art history program
Kaleidoscope opens with community celebration
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Barcelona: A laboratory for learning
U.Va. students sketch at the Parc del Clot, a new urban space in Barcelona, built on the site of a former railway industrial complex.
Photo by Jane Ford
U.Va. students sketch at the Parc del Clot, a new urban space in Barcelona, built on the site of a former railway industrial complex. The park incorporates sections of the original ironworks with lawns, grassy mounds, pools and a row of arches that resemble an aquaduct and support a cascading waterfall.

By Jane Ford

Barcelona, Spain — Andrea Drake paced off the perimeter, while Clark Tate and Elisa Niemack sketched the church across a narrow, busy street that borders one side of an empty urban lot. Michael Lewis took photographs.

The students are part of a group of 23 U.Va. first-year graduate architecture and landscape architecture students, in Barcelona, Spain, for a nine-day immersion into the city’s architecture, landscape, culture and history. This is the fourth year that U.Va. graduate architecture school students have visited Barcelona. The city is their laboratory for learning. Full story.

Lindners create endowment for art history program
$2.8 million gift will support teaching and research

From Staff Report

Carl and Martha Lindner of Cincinnati have made a $2.8 million gift to the University to support teaching and research in art history. By strengthening a program in the arts, the contribution helps the University meet one of its top priorities — making the fine and performing arts here among the best in the nation.

The Lindners, whose daughter Blake is a fourth-year art history major, will create a permanent endowment for the art history program in U.Va.’s McIntire Department of Art. In recognition of the gift, and pending approval by the Board of Visitors, the area of the University Grounds occupied by the art history program will be named the Carl H. and Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History. Full story.

Warner adds three to BOV
Casteen: Governing board ‘most diverse it has ever been’

By Dan Heuchert

Gov. Mark Warner’s latest round of appointments to the U.Va. Board of Visitors leaves the University’s policy-making body with what is believed to be its most diverse lineup ever.

With the appointment of Washington attorney Glynn D. Key,
the 17-member board (including a nonvoting student representative) now includes three African-American members and three women. Key and 2003 Warner appointee Susan Y. “Syd” Dorsey are African-American, as is 2002 appointee Warren M. Thompson. The other female board member is Georgia M. Willis, a 2003 appointee. Full story.


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