Building for the Future
We build the University by continuing to attract the best minds to serve on the faculty - people like Dr. Charles E. Myers, an internationally known scientist and physician who came to Charlottesville this year as director of the University of Virginia Cancer Center. We build by engaging the creativity and commitment of top-notch administrators and staff, leaders like Leonard W. Sandridge, executive vice president and chief financial officer, who received last year's Thomas Jefferson Award. And, of course, we build the University quite literally with bricks and mortar, an intimidating task given Thomas Jefferson's example.
Breaking Ground for the Coming Century
Thanks to voter approval of a general obligation bond issue, generous private contributions, and funds from sponsored research for higher education, a number of construction projects are presently under way or have been completed around Grounds. They range from the renovation of Old Cabell Hall, including refurbishing the auditorium and repairing Stanford White's facade, to the construction of an entirely new home for the Darden School on North Grounds.
The list includes:
- Bryan Hall. Offices and classrooms for the English Department.
- Jordan Hall. An addition for research laboratories and a medical school conference center.
- Chemistry. An addition for laboratories and offices.
- Newcomb Hall Parking. With space for more than four hundred cars, this
- new structure houses the bookstore and facilities for visitors.
- Gilmer Field Recreation. A swimming pool, exercise rooms, dining area, and bookstore annex, all located in the center of student housing.
- Law Grounds. A $23 million project to remodel and refurbish the existing law and Darden buildings and integrate the two into a single Law Grounds complex.
Darden School planners have modeled the school's new eleven-acre complex on the academical village.
Faculty Who Set New Standards for Scholarship
No group is more inspiring than our senior scholars, who encourage students and junior faculty by the variety of their achievement and the breadth of their erudition. Endowed professorships, created through the generosity of our alumni and friends, help the University attract and retain professors at the head of their fields. The University had established 357 endowed chairs at the end of fiscal year 1993-94. Forty distinguished faculty were named to endowed professorships during this period. They are:
- Kenneth S. Abraham, John V. Ray Research Professor of Law
- Lillian R. BeVier, Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Research Professor of Law
- Thomas P. Bleck, John T. and Louise Nerancy Associate Professor of Neurology
- Robert F. Bruner, Robert F. Vandell Research Professor of Business Administration
- Robert L. Chevalier, Genentech Professor of Pediatrics
- Edward Courtney, Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics
- Thomas M. Daniel, George R. Minor Professor of General Thoracic Surgery
- Fritz E. Dreifuss, Thomas E. Worrell, Jr. Research Professor of Epileptology and Neurology
- Robert D. Dripps, III, T. David Fitz-Gibbon Professor of Architecture
- John C. Fletcher, Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Professor of Biomedical Ethics
- Robert S. Gibson, Lockhart B. McGuire Professor of Internal Medicine
- Jay Y. Gillenwater, Hovey S. Dabney Professor of Urology
- Clayton P. Gillette, Caddell & Conwell Research Professor of Law
- Irving I. Gottesman, Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology
- Stanley D. Henderson, Thomas F. Bergin Teaching Professor of Law
- Leo I. Higdon, Jr., Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration
- E. Donald Hirsch, Jr., University Professor
- George M. Hornberger, Ernest H. Ern Professor of Environmental Sciences
- Stuart S. Howards, John E. Cole Professor of Urology
- Marie-Helene Huet, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of French
- Donald F. Hunt, University Professor
- Alex M. Johnson, Mary and Daniel Loughran Professor of Law
- Pamela S. Karlan, Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law
- Robert S. Kemp, Martin J. Patsel, Jr. Research Professor of Commerce
- Robert G. King, A. Willis Robertson Professor of Economics
- Michael J. Klarman, Class of 1966 Research Professor of Law
- Robert H. Kretsinger, Commonwealth Professor of Biology
- Melvyn P. Leffler, Edward R. Stettinius Professor of History
- Saul Levmore, Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law
- Jeffrey O'Connell, Class of 1948 Professor of Scholarly Research in Law
- William Davis Parker, Jr., T. R. Johns Professor of Neurology
- John W. Peavy, III, Morris Plan Professor of Consumer Credit
- Glen O. Robinson, David A. Harrison Professor of Law
- John W. Rosenblum, Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration
- George A. Rutherglen, O. M. Vicars Professor of Law
- Adele Naude Santos, Thomas Jefferson Professor of Architecture
- Richard A. Scott, Arthur Anderson and Company Alumni Professor of Commerce
- and Carman G. Blough Professor of Accounting
- Edgar A. Starke, Jr., University Professor
- William D. Steers, Jay Y. Gillenwater Professor of Urology
- G. Edward White, E. James Kelly, Jr. Research Professor of Law
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