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MARCH 2000
APRIL 2000

Top Ten Lawns

It was a natural. The Lawn is named to the Top Ten Lawns List by Briggs & Stratton, the world's largest producer of lawn mower engines.

• The University's Division of Continuing Education receives recognition of its new Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program with a new name: the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Dr. Sharon Hostler photo

• Dr. Sharon Hostler (above), medical director of the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center, is awarded the Women's Center's annual Elizabeth Zintl Award for her work in children's health and women's advancement in academic medicine.

• The Bayly Museum spotlights African-American Heritage Month with an exhibit of graphic work by contemporary African-American women.

• Twenty-six outstanding undergraduates receive grants of up to $4,000 as part of the first-ever Harrison Research Awards.

• The Commerce School hosts the 19th International Case Competition, bringing five teams from Canada, Denmark, Australia, Mexico, and the United States to the University Grounds.

• Former First Lady Barbara Bush stumps for students to get involved in politics during an address at the University.

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Barbara Bush photoBarbara Bush Video

• William E. Kirwan and Angela E. Oh join University faculty and administrators in Charting Diversity, a conference and yearlong self-study designed to examine our understanding of diversity.

Debbie Ryan scores ACC Coach of the Year honors for the seventh time. Women's Basketball Coach Debbie Ryan

• The Virginia Quarterly Review marks its seventy-fifth anniversary with a book of classic essays and a special spring issue.

RFK Bust Honoring

• Ethel Kennedy attends the dedication of a bust honoring Robert F. Kennedy. She is joined by law school dean Robert E. Scott.

New BOV members photo

Gov. James Gilmore names (l to r) Gordon F. Rainey Jr., Rep. Thomas J. Bliley Jr., and Charles L. Glazer to the Board of Visitors

• With a $1.35 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, U.Va. researchers hope to isolate a gene that could control prostate cancer development.

• Psychologist E. Mavis Hetherington's ground-breaking work on divorce and remarriage is honored in a symposium devoted to her work. Mavis Hetherington photo

• Celebrated African-American author John Edgar Wideman addresses students as part of a Callaloo-sponsored symposium on his work. John Edgar photo

• Twelve nursing students take spring break in El Salvador assisting a Red Cross clinic as part of Nursing Students Without Borders, a new student-run organization.

• Dr. Richard Edlich (below with President Clinton) is honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for his work to improve access for people with disabilities.

President Clinton and Dr. Edlich photo

• Janet Reno, speaking at a conference celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the student-edited Virginia Journal of International Law, discusses the Elian Gonzalez case.

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Attorney General Janet RenoJanet Reno Video

• Judge Guido Calabresi and U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan receive Thomas Jefferson medals in law and architecture on Founder's Day. Founder's Day photo


• A tree is planted in honor of Mrs. Marian Lee Stuart Cochran (shown with President Casteen).

U.S. News & World Report ranks four University schools in the top twenty: law (8th), commerce (8th), Darden (11th), and Curry (19th).

• Cybercafe opens at Alderman Library, enabling students to enjoy a cup of java while surfing the Web.

• U.Va. soars in the Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings of wired universities, moving from thirty-fourth last year to eighth this year.

• William Styron, one of America's foremost novelists, reads from his novels at the University Bookstore as part of a joint project of the Library of Virginia, the Library of Virginia Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Book intended to foster a renewed interest in reading across the Commonwealth.

• Acclaimed poet James Tate visits the Grounds as the Rea Visiting Writer in Poetry. Poet James Tate photo

• U.Va. researchers receive nearly $1 million to study the link between diabetes and heart disease.

Majic Johnson photo

• Former NBA star Magic Johnson speaks to students at UHall about setting and achieving goals.

Katharine Graham photo • The Miller Center gives its Presidential Award for Public Service to Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham.


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