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October 27
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.

Garrick Louis PhotoOctober 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 and Engineers.

November 2
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

Applied 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.

November 2
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.


November 17
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.



November 18
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 in 1950.

December
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.

December 18
The University Library announces it will receive a bequest of more than 10,000 scholarly books on Buddhism from Stanley and Lucie
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 Buddhism."

December 20
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.


December 31
At the stroke of midnight, the Campaign for the University of Virginia officially comes to a close. The total raised: $1.43 billion.

January
Gerald Fogarty, a Jesuit priest and the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Religious Studies

Gerald Fogarty Photo
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.

Nurses Photo

January
Participants in Nursing Students Without Borders return to the University from El Salvador after providing aid in relief efforts following the January 13 earthquake.

Watts and Levy Photo


February 17
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 arts center.

February 21–23
Twenty top business students from around the country compete head-to-head in the McIntire School's twentieth annual case competition.

February 23
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 University.

February 28
Forty-three outstanding undergraduate students
win the David A. Harrison III Awards, which support
innovative research projects.

Women's Center Photo

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