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James Madison Photo

The University Library celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison and his contributions to the University.

March 6
Civil rights leader Roger Wilkins comes to the University as part of the Explorations in Black Leadership series sponsored by the Institute for Public History and the Darden School.

March 14
Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (College '71, Law '77) comes to the University to unveil the nation's first statewide guiding principles for planning and developing e-communities.

Governer James Gilmore Photo

March 19
Charlottesville City Council approves a community
chalkboard, proposed by the University's Thomas Jefferson Center for Protection of Free Expression as a monument
to free speech. The project was conceived by Robert B. Winstead and Peter O'Shea (Architecture '93), a member of the landscape architecture faculty.

EPA Award Photo

March 20
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presents its Energy Star Partner of the Year award to Facilities Management for its

Facilities Management Photo

outstanding commitment to pollution prevention through continuous improvement of the University's energy management practices.

March 23
Novelist Paule Marshall and feminist philosopher bell hooks speak at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

March 29
Governor Gilmore appoints University alumni Thomas F. Farrell II (College '76, Law '79), left, and Thomas A. Saunders III (Darden '67), right, to the University's Board of Visitors. Sasha L. Wilson (College '02) becomes the new student member.

Board of Visitors Photo

The wait is over for 5,374 high school seniors who receive offers of admission from
the University. Of these, nearly 3,000 will be in the 2001 entering class.

April 11
At a banquet in the Rotunda, the University recognizes excellence in teaching. Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architecture, receives the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, and Susan E. Burns, assistant professor of civil engineering, wins the Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award. Glenn Beamer, assistant professor of government and foreign affairs; Claire Lyu, assistant professor of French; Anthony Spearing, Kenan Professor of English; Robert Weikle II, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Timothy D. Wilson, professor of psychology, win the All-University Outstanding Teaching Award. Sarah Farrell, assistant professor of nursing, and Cynthia Wall, associate professor of English, are
honored for their teaching
in first-year seminars.

9-11 Vigil Photo

Our Response to a National Crisis

In response to the events of September 11, the University moved quickly to provide emergency information and counseling to students, faculty, and staff, especially to those who were affected directly by the deaths at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. On its Web site, the Alumni Association posted a memorial to alumni who perished in the attacks, and adjacent to Nameless Field, students in the School of Architecture created a place for notes, flowers, and other tributes to those who were lost. As the week unfolded, the University community drew together for comfort and support, gathering at candlelight vigils, memorial services, and teach-ins. A blood drive on the Grounds attracted thousands of donors.

The value of our faculty's expertise on the Middle East and many other relevant topics became abundantly clear, as the media turned to them for insights on issues ranging from the vulnerability of our electronic infrastructure and the likely course of our fight against terrorism to the effects on our economy and immigration policy. Suddenly University research on detecting chemical and biological warfare agents, as well as on treatments for those who are exposed, took on new urgency. In these and other ways, the University is helping the nation ensure our security while safeguarding our way of life and the core principles of a free society.

Faculty and graduate teaching assistants, below, were honored at the Rotunda for their work in the classrooom.

Faculty/TAs Photo

Richard Guy Wilson, below, receives the Distinguished Professor Award from Peter Low, vice president and provost.

Distinguished Professor Photo

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