The Miller Center of Public Affairs breaks ground for the Thompson
Pavilion, named for former Miller Center Director Kenneth W.
Thompson. The Miller Center also announces a $1.6 million challenge
gift which will fund the Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive
in the new facility.
27 President Clinton names Garrick E. Louis, an
assistant professor of systems engineering, one of fifty-nine
recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists
Celebrating its first decade, the Women's Center brings six
winners of its Distinguished Alumna Award back to U.Va. At a
discussion moderated by law professor Anne Coughlin, center,
are, from left, Vivian Pinn (Medicine '67), director of the
National Institutes of Health's Office of Research on Women's
Health; Kathryn Thornton (Graduate Arts and Sciences '79), former
NASA astronaut and now assistant dean for graduate programs
in the School of Engineering and
Science; Hanan Ashrawi (Graduate Arts and Sciences '82), founder
of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights;
Mariann Stratton (Nursing '81), rear admiral, retired, U.S. Navy;
Valerie Ackerman (College '81), president of the Women's
National Basketball Association; and Elaine Jones (Law '70),
director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.
The Center for Governmental Studies holds the largest Internet mock
election in American history, with nearly 37,000 middle and high school
students in Virginia casting ballots.
With generous support from the Donchian Foundation and John Allen
Hollingsworth (College '51), the University establishes the Institute
for Practical Ethics. Comprising distinguished ethicists from a number
of schools on Grounds, the institute will integrate ethical studies
into a broad range of disciplines.
The digital capabilities of the School of Architecture are showcased
in the exhibition "On the Job: Designing the American Office,"
which opens at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. It
features an eight-minute, computer-generated tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's
Larkin Building, created by Earl Mark of the architecture faculty
with research associates Eric Field and Duncan Morton and former graduate
students Khanh Uong and Seth Peterson. Completed in 1906 in Buffalo,
New York, Wright's innovative office building was demolished
The Hedgehog Review, pub-lished by the Institute for Advanced
Studies in Culture, is selected as the Best New Journal by the
Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
The University Library announces it will receive a bequest of
more than 10,000 scholarly books on Buddhism from Stanley and
Weinstein of Hamden, Connecticut. A professor
of Buddhist studies at Yale, Mr. Weinstein praised the "strong
constellation of scholars" at Virginia that has made it "one
of the major centers in this country for the serious study of
PBS airs "The Measured Century," a documentary based
on a book cowritten by Theodore Caplow, Commonwealth Professor
of Sociology. It provides an illustrated guide to trends in America
from 1900 to 2000.
At the stroke of midnight, the Campaign for the University of
Virginia officially comes to a close. The total raised: $1.43
Gerald Fogarty, a Jesuit priest and the William R. Kenan,
Jr., Professor of Religious Studies
and History, is part of a panel of Jewish and Catholic scholars
that submits a report to the Vatican on Pope Pius XII's
role in World War II.
Participants in Nursing Students Without Borders return to the
University from El Salvador after providing aid in relief efforts
following the January 13 earthquake.
Renowned pianist Andre Watts performs to a standing-room-only
audience at Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.
Organized by Benjamin Levy (College '01), at right with Mr.
Watts, the concert promotes the University's proposed performing
Twenty top business students from around the country compete head-to-head
in the McIntire School's twentieth annual case competition.
Claire Cronmiller, associate professor of biology, and Louise
Dudley, assistant vice president for University
relations, receive the Women's Center's annual Elizabeth
Zintl Leadership Award in recognition of their service to the
Forty-three outstanding undergraduate students
win the David A. Harrison III Awards, which support
innovative research projects.