Milestones 1998-99

November 1998
January 1999


Jeffrey David Manns becomes the 43rd U.Va. graduate to earn a Rhodes Scholarship. U.Va. has the highest number of Rhodes Scholars of any state-supported institution in the nation.


The Dalai Lama (left) joins Desmond Tutu (seated) and U.Va. religious studies professor Jeffrey Hopkins (right) on the University Lawn.

University President John T. Casteen III is elected president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six accreditation authorities in the United States.

Attorney General Mark L. Earley speaks to student leaders in the Rotunda's Dome Room, praising their efforts to combat binge drinking on campus.

Nobel Peace Laureates exchange views during an historic two-day gathering on the University Grounds. Laureates attending include the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Betty Williams, Oscar Arias Sánchez, Jody Williams, and José Ramos-Horta.

Early 20th-century photographs by African-American photographer and educator Jackson Davis depicting segregated black schools in the South are published in an online exhibit by the University's Special Collections Library.

President Casteen is named as one of three recipients of the National Institute of Social Sciences ' Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service to Humanity.

Linda Bunker, U.Va. educator known for her advocacy of women's participation in sports, is presented the Billie Jean King Contribution Award, acknowledging her contributions to the development of women's sports.


Dean of Continuing Education, Sondra Stallard

U.Va. faculty and staff pledge nearly $400,000 for charitable causes in the annual United Way/Combined Virginia Campaign, exceeding both last year's total and this year's goal.

Robert Lynn Canady, professor in the Curry School of Education, is named Educator of the Year by the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

The Board of Visitors approves a new (and first ever) part-time adult degree program, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, administered through Continuing Education.

Juanita Garcia Robles, widow of Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Alfonso Garcia Robles, presents the University her husband's 1100-volume personal library.

Fall Convocation ceremonies on the Lawn include President Casteen's presentation of the Thomas Jefferson Award to Deputy Librarian Kendon L. Stubbs (top); a keynote address by former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Robert L. Kellogg (top right); and a demonstration by the Living Wage Campaign (below).

Government professor Larry Sabato (below, left) moderates the 1998 Post-Election Conference held at U.Va. Participants include (left to right) Lanny Davis, former Clinton lawyer; David Bossie, GOP strategist; Arianna Huffington, syndicated columnist; and Doug Bailey, publisher of National Journal's Hotline.

Virginia 2020 planning commissioners develop work plans in the four target areas marked for improvement: fine and performing arts, science and technology, international activities, and public service.




U.Va. students launch an online magazine, the

President Casteen, shown above (far right) and area legislators (left to right) Rep. Mitchell Van Yahres, Rep. Paul Harris, and Sen. Emily Couric convene a joint public meeting in Charlottesville to discuss legislative issues concerning higher education.