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CAPTION: Internet leaders and U.Va. faculty meet on-Grounds for a provocative two-day e-summit: (l to r) Thomas C. Power, Michael S. McQuary, Melvyn P. Leffler, Allison H. Abraham, Richard W. Miksad, Carl P. Zeithaml, Edward A. Snyder, Jeffrey C. Walker, Halsey M. Minor, Lawton W. Fitt, Timothy A. Koogle, Mark B. Templeton, U. Bertram Ellis Jr., Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein, and Edward L. Ayers. (Video Requires RealPlayer)

U.Va. faculty members Rita Dove and Julian Bond address crowds gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the nation's New Year's Eve Celebration 2000.

• The Medical Center is named one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation for the second year in a row–and one of only fifteen major teaching hospitals among the highly rated group.

• With top Internet alumni returning for a two-day e-summit (above), Charlottesville momentarily replaces the Silicon Valley as capital of the information age. What is in the water in Charlottesville?

• William H. Goodwin Jr., president of CCA Industries of Richmond, and his wife, Alice T. Goodwin, pledge an unprecedented $13.3 million gift to the Darden School. The Goodwins' total financial support to the Darden School exceeds $25 million.

• The School of Nursing proved an excellent springboard for Rebecca Rimel, who returns to Charlottesville as president and CEO of the Pew Charitable Trusts to receive the Women's Center Distinguished Alumna Award. Rebecca Rimel photoRebecca Rimel Video
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• Poet, novelist, and essayist George Garrett receives the country's most prestigious poetry prize, the Aiken Taylor Award.


• Leonard W. Sandridge is named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with expanded oversight of the Health System's clinical enterprises, including the University Hospital.
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The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development cites University president John T. Casteen III for his commitment to the intellectual and moral development of students.

• A full year ahead of schedule, the Campaign for the University of Virginia reaches its $1 billion goal, with nearly 141,000 donors taking part.

• A gift of $800,000 from the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation pushes the Nursing School over its latest capital campaign target of $10.2 million.

Theresa Thomas Memorial Foundation photoBatten Gift Announcement Video

• University alumnus Frank Batten Sr., retired chairman of Landmark Communications Inc., exceeds all expectations by donating $60 million to the Darden School, the single largest gift in the University's history. Shown above are President John T. Casteen III, Mrs. and Mr. Batten, and Darden School Dean Edward A. Snyder.

• Eight faculty members, Robert D. Abbot, Daniel Bluestone, Robert Bruner, Robin Dripps, Reuben Rainey, Daphne Spain, Heather Warren, and Dr. Brian Wispelwey, receive Harrison Fund awards honoring excellence in teaching.

• The end is near!
The library marks the end of the millennium by mounting an exhibit -- Red, White, Blue, and Brimstone -- highlighting the American fascination with the apocalypse.





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• President Casteen (far right), and area legislators (l to r) Rep. Paul Harris, Rep. Mitchell Van Yahres, and Sen. Emily Couric, convene a joint meeting to discuss legislative issues involving higher education prior to the 2000 legislative session.

• Robert A. Bland, the first black undergraduate to earn a degree from U.Va., returns to address Harambee, an African-American honors program.
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• New York University law professor Derrick Bell highlights Martin Luther King Jr.'s more radical side at U.Va.'s annual celebration of the civil rights leader's birthday.

• The School of Engineering and Applied Science meets its campaign goal of $50 million a year ahead of schedule.

• University president John T. Casteen III receives the first Distinguished Leadership Award given by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for "visionary leadership."

• The many moods of the American presidency are on display at the Miller Center, which hosts a retrospective of Time magazine photographs of presidents from Roosevelt to Clinton. James A. Baker III opens the exhibit with a public forum.
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