Barcelona: A laboratory for learning
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.
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
The city is their laboratory for learning. Full
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.
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
Warner adds three to BOV
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.