Jan. 20 - Feb. 2, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 1
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IN THIS ISSUE
Two win Mitchells
Journal touts U.Va.'s black student graduation rate

U.Va. becomes home port for Semester at Sea program

Digest
Don't think twice, it's all right
Welcoming a new director
Faulders to lead Alumni Association
The University's 2005 year in review
Not-so-random encounters
'Preserving Our Past, Capturing Our Future'

Nobel Prize-Winning physiologist Ferid Murad to speak on Jan. 25

New way to North Grounds
Last ball in U-Hall

 

The University’s 2005 year in review

AWARDS

EVENTS

MILESTONES

DIVERSITY

ACCESS UVA

TRANSITIONS

spring fall
winter summer

AWARDS

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L-R: Dr. Barry Marshall won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Rare Book School director Terry Belanger won a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship. President John T. Casteen III presented education professor Annette Gibbs with U.Va.’s highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, at Fall Convocation. Nineteen students won eight major scholarships in 2004-2005, including Rhodes, Fulbright, Mitchell, Truman, Luce, Goldwater, Jack Kent Cooke and Beinecke scholarships. The 2005 winners were (top row, L-R): Anne Reynolds Holt, Beinecke; Catherine S. Neale, Truman; (Bottom row, L-R): Jonathan L. Robbins, Luce; and Markus A. Weisner, Mitchell.

 

EVENTS

 
L-R: Varsity Hall was moved on April 9 to accommodate a 115,000-square-foot expansion of Rouss Hall, which will become the new home of the McIntire School of Commerce. U.Va. celebrated Final Exercises on May 22. Here, Sharika Labrie receives her degree from Nursing School Dean Jeanette Lancaster. Dr. Mary Starke Harper, one of the nation’s leading authorities on mental health and aging — and the last surviving member of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study health care team — spoke at U.Va. in April. U.Va. accommodated 140 Virginia residents attending Hurricane Katrina-ravaged institutions. Here, the visiting students check in at a special orientation session on Sept. 4. Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones rocked Scott Stadium in October.

MILESTONES

Iris, the Women’s Center magazine, turned 25. The Curry School of Education celebrated its centennial, the Darden School turned 50 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies turned five.

DIVERSITY

Students gathered at the Rotunda on Sept. 16 to hear President John T. Casteen III speak on matters of diversity and solidarity in the wake of several acts of racism and bias. The crowd received black ribbons at the address to wear to show their solidarity against intolerance.

ACCESS UVA

Rodney Mills came to U.Va. this fall as a transfer student from Patrick Henry Community College. The 26-year-old husband and father of three has a full ride here, thanks to the AccessUVa financial aid program, which expanded its program in January to offer qualified Virginia Community College System students full AccessUVa benefits beginning in fall 2005.

TRANSITIONS

   
L-R: Joe C. Campbell, a renowned innovator in electrical engineering and nanotechnology, was hired in June. He is the first of 10 National Academies-level researchers U.Va. plans to hire within the next five years. William B. Harvey started his post as U.Va.’s first vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity on Nov. 1. Dave Leitao was introduced as the head men’s basketball coach in April; he is the first African-American head coach of any varsity sport at U.Va. Darlene Scott-Scurry became the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs on Aug. 15. W. Heywood Fralin was elected vice rector and Thomas F. Farrell II became the 38th rector on June 10. Gordon F. Rainey Jr. was named chairman of the $3 billion capital campaign in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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