On Founder's Day, Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, center,
receives the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture. Former
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mortimer Caplin (College
'37, Law '40), at right, is awarded the Thomas Jefferson
Medal in Law. A tree is planted on the Lawn in honor of
Frederick D. Nichols, the late Cary D. Langhorne Professor of
Katie Couric (College '79),
cohost of Today on NBC, visits the Grounds to shoot
a feature that will air on the morning news program
To foster philanthropic support for the University's core
liberal arts programs, Arts and Sciences alumni create the College
Foundation of the University of Virginia.
The Dave Matthews Band goes back to its roots in a spectacular
way, performing a benefit concert before a
of more than 50,000 in the newly expanded Scott Stadium.
Dr. Francis S. Collins (College '70), top, director of the
National Human Genome Research Institute, addresses graduates at
Final Exercises and offers parting advice with a song he wrote for
the occasion. A day earlier, former Yahoo! chairman Timothy
A. Koogle (Engineering '73) speaks at the 2001 Valedictory
The restoration of Pavilion VII, the oldest building on the Lawn,
is completed. The pavilion is the sixth to be restored and represents
the largest and most complex project undertaken since the University
began its historic preservation program in 1984. Begun in the fall
of 1998, the restoration encompassed the original Jeffersonian structure,
an addition dating from the mid-1800s, and a much larger section
built early in the twentieth century to provide overnight accommodations
for visitors. The project also took in the pavilion's garden,
service yard, side alley, and furnishings.
Indiana University Police Chief Paul E. Norris, Jr., is tapped
to head the University of Virginia's 133-member Police Department,
succeeding Michael Sheffield.
The University establishes a graduate fellowship fund in creative
writing named for Edgar Allan Poe and William Faulkner, two celebrated
writers long associated with the institution. The fellowship is
made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Paul G. Kimball of New
Penelope J. Kaiserlian, former associate director and editorial
director of the University of Chicago Press, becomes the new director
of the University Press of Virginia.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges lists U.Va. as one of its forty-three
best buys, citing the University for offering "remarkable
educational opportunities at a relatively modest cost."
A sixteen-member team of engineering students pilots
a solar-powered car from Chicago to Los Angeles in the American
The National Commission on Federal Election Reform, organized
by the Miller Center of Public Affairs and led by former Presidents
Gerald Ford, left, and Jimmy Carter, right, formally presents
its findings to President Bush.
Two leading figures in American fiction, Ann Beattie and Christopher
Tilghman, join the highly regarded creative writing faculty in
the University's English department.
Via an international videoconference, below, the University forms
an academic partnership with the University of Witwatersrand in
The 2,980 members of the Class of 2005 move into University residence
and begin their first year
Ann Whiteside, former visual resources librarian for the Harvard
School of Design, becomes fine arts librarian for the University.
R. Edward Howell, director and chief executive officer of the
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is named the vice president
and chief executive officer for the University of Virginia Medical
Center. In this new position, created as part of a reorganization
of the University Health System, he will oversee the operation
of the University's hospitals and clinics.