Nasdaq president Alfred R. Berkeley III (Col '66)
(top) and CBS news correspondent Andy Rooney speak at Final
Exercises. More than 30,000 students and family members
gather on the Lawn for U.Va.'s 171st graduation. The ceremonies
are Webcast live on Yahoo!
University finalizes plans for a third residential college to
focus on international studies. In February, the board approved
the $7 million project to house Russian, German, and Asian language
his annual State of the University Address, President Casteen
outlines a new arts precinct plan that includes a 1,500 seat
concert hall, a studio art building, and a new larger building
for the Bayly Art Museum.
Patent Foundation names biochemist Ronald
P. Taylor the Christopher J. Henderson Inventor of the Year.
After twenty-five years
in the registrar's office, University Registrar Ann Antrobus retires.
In July, Carol Stanley arrives from Drexel University as the new
University's membership in the prestigious American Academy of
Arts and Sciences reaches
twenty-six with the election of computer scientist
Anita K. Jones (above, left) and endocrinologist Dr. Michael O.
Thorner (above, right).
new art exhibit, Poetry Walk, is installed near Brooks Hall, featuring
writings from Thomas Jefferson's time to contemporary writers
to right) Darden School Dean Edward Snyder, U.Bertram Ellis Jr.,
and Arts and Sciences Dean Melvyn Leffler at Reunions Weekend.
Weekend is capped off by a $10 million gift from Internet businessman
and University alumnus U. Bertram Ellis Jr. and his wife, Deborah
Children's Medical Center Telethon 2000 surpasses the $1 million
mark for the first time in its sixteen-year history.
of U.Va.'s most eminent cancer researchers, Dr. Michael Weber,
takes over as head of the Cancer Center.
Biomedical engineering students, under
the direction of associate professor William Walker, design a cheap,
safe needle disposal system to be used in Third World countries.
Board of Visitors approves a $1.26 billion operating budget for
2000-01. Due to the stellar performance of the University endowment
portfolio in fiscal year 1999-00, the Board of Visitors increases
the distribution of this year's income by 30 percent, giving school
deans an additional $13.6 million to devote to academic programs.
finds a place in the landscape at the University and in surrounding
counties as part of the Bayly Art Museum's special exhibition,
"Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millennium."
The University breaks ground for a four-story, 45,000-square-foot
addition to Clark Hall, creating additional laboratory space
for the environmental sciences department and modernizing
the Science and Engineering Library.
$3.5 million bequest from Florence Farrow supports cancer research
and the Health Sciences Library collection. This gift is the largest
ever for medical research from an individual.
care at U.Va. has never been better, as eleven medical specialties
at U.Va.'s Medical Center are ranked in the top fifty in U.S.
News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals guide.
U.Va. receives a trove of four hundred rare documents
and artifacts from the estate of philanthropist Paul Mellon, including
an 1855 lithograph of Perry's expedition to Japan, held by Special
Collections staff Gayle Cooper and Edward Gaynor.
National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the
Alton Jones Foundation give the Miller Center $200,000 in grants
to transcribe and publish all the secret White House tapes made
from the Roosevelt to the Nixon administrations.