2001| Spring 2002
| Summer/Fall 2002
The Board of Visitors adopts a $1.44 billion operating budget for
2002-2003, up 1.9 percent from the previous year. The figure includes
$835.8 million for the Academic Division, $597.6 million for the
Medical Center, and $19.7 million for the University's College at
The University and the World Wildlife Fund sign a memorandum of
understanding to work together on critical environmental management
issues and research in Africa, Latin America, and other rapidly
The University announces a $1.3 million gift from the estate of
educator and Curry School graduate Edward Cooke to fund scholarships
for needy students.
Virginia soccer coach George Gelnovatch (College '87) travels to
Seoul to help his mentor and former U.Va. coach Bruce Arena lead
the U.S. team to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Actor Ethan Hawke visits the University to screen his film Chelsea
Walls, his debut as a director, and to give a reading from his
Some 3,000 first-year students move into residence halls on Grounds
and begin their careers at the University.
The College offers a new interdisciplinary Common Course titled
"Twenty-First Century Choices: War, Justice, and Human Rights,"
team-taught by James Childress, the James Allen Hollingsworth Professor
of Ethics; and Michael Smith, the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of
Political and Social Thought. Made possible by a gift from John
A. Griffin (McIntire '85) of New York, the Common Course will continue
in the spring semester with a class titled "Environmental Choices."
Steven H. Kaplan is installed as the fifth chancellor of the University's
College at Wise. He is former dean of the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis.
The University wins a $5 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation
to improve the preparation of K-12 teachers through collaborative
partnerships among the Curry School of Education, the College of
Arts and Sciences, and K-12 school systems.
NASA chooses the University as one of seven institutions that will
oversee the new National Institute of Aerospace, to be based near
NASA's Langley Research Center.
The Women's Center at the University, directed by Sharon Davie receives
the American Association of University Women's annual Progress in
Julian Bond, a member of the history faculty and national chairman
of the NAACP, receives the Freedom Award from the National Civil
Rights Museum. Past recipients include Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott
King, Nelson Mandela, and Colin Powell.
Patricia Lampkin (Curry '86), a student-life administrator at the
University since 1979, is named vice president for student affairs.
She had been interim vice president since July 2001.
ne late David A. Harrison III (College '39, Law '41) was one
of the University's most loyal and generous alumni during
his lifetime. Now he has made an even greater impact on the
institution through his estate.
Owner of historic Flowerdew Hundred Farm in Hopewell, Mr.
Harrison died June 8 at the age of 85.
A. Harrison III
from his estate and a previously established trust have provided
the University with $64 million, most of it directed toward
endowed professorships in the schools of Law and Medicine.
In addition, Mr. Harrison created an irrevocable trust in
excess of $50 million, which will come to the University in
twenty-five years. With these new gifts, contributions made
by Mr. Harrison and his late wife, Mary, total more than $150
the Law School, $34.8 million of the gift will endow new professorships
at a level competitive with the most prestigious academic
positions in the nation. The School of Medicine received $20.3
million, which will create new professorships and a fund to
reward superb teachers.
the years, Mary and David Harrison established a number of
professorships in law, medicine, and archaeology. David Harrison
also made possible the Harrison Research Awards for undergraduates.
He supported expansion and renovation of the Law School's
facilities, named the David A. Harrison III Law Grounds, and
his gifts to athletics funded such improvements as David A.
Harrison III Field, the grass playing surface at Scott Stadium.
The new Harrison gift includes $5.8 million for athletics,
which will be used to upgrade facilities for academic services,
dining operations, and other programs. An additional $3.1
million will complete Mr. Harrison's $10 million pledge for
the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History,
Literature, and Culture, part of a complex now under construction
that also will contain the Albert and Shirley Small Special
Collections Library. The institute will include an exhibition
gallery, research space, multimedia classrooms, and other
facilities for scholarship and public outreach.