June 11-24, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 11
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Reunions Weekend 2004
Institute on Aging awards funding
Gilliam’s sense of place
Pay raises
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Outstanding employees
Years of service
Doctor remembers Ronald Reagan
Klarman: WWII, not Brown, catalyst for Civil Rights Movement
Learning abroad: Becoming citizens of the world
Heritage Repertory Theatre now in 30th season
Reality TV wants you: Get political with Larry Sabato
Holidays for 2004
Attic find sheds light on life of WWI nurse

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Reunions Weekend 2004 Sets New Giving Records
Reunions 2004
Photo by Peggy Harrison
Reunions Weekend 2004 Sets New Giving Records
Alumni, such as the women here, returned to Grounds June 4 through 6 for Reunions Weekend. By June 3, the classes of 1979 and 1974 had set new records for the 25th and 30th reunion class gifts by raising more than $3.3 million and $1.79 million, respectively. Together with gifts from the other reunion classes, total 2004 reunion giving had exceeded $11.8 million.

Instiute on Aging awards funding
Investigators receive pilot research grants

By Fariss Samarrai

Six researchers who are conducting age-related studies were honored and awarded research grants during a reception June 1 at the new offices of the University’s Institute on Aging.

One of the primary goals of the institute is to stimulate research related to issues of aging, and to encourage the formation of collaborative teams to pursue innovative approaches to topics relevant to later life. To support that goal, the institute, with funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, is providing “seed money” of up to $30,000 for pilot projects that have a likelihood of generating substantial funding from government agencies or foundations. Full story.

Gilliam’s sense of place
Counterintelligence, foreign service, governor’s mansion — nothing could pry his heart away from U.Va. for long
Alexander Gilliam
Photo by Andrew Shurtleff
In January 1968, Alexander Gilliam became the first State
Department employee to learn that the Tet Offensive in Saigon, Vietnam, had begun. These days he puts his skills in diplomacy and protocol to good use as secretary to the Board of Visitors, a post he has held since January 1991.

By Matt Kelly

Alexander G. “Sandy” Gilliam Jr. has worked at the University for nearly 30 years, as special assistant to three presidents and secretary to the Board of Visitors. He is also an alumnus, and from the beginning, there was very little question where he would go to school. Full story.



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