University of Virginia President's Report Milestones 2001-2002
Message from the President
2001 - 2002 Report
Financial Report

photo Saluting Great Teachers
t the University's eleventh annual "In Celebration of Teaching" banquet in April, Barbara M. Brodie, the Madge M. Jones Professor of Nursing, received the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award. Eugene Kolomeisky, assistant professor of physics, received the Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award, which recognizes an assistant professor for outstanding skill in the classroom.

All-University Teaching Awards were conferred on Robert E. Davis, associate professor of environmental sciences; Sherwood C. Frey, Jr., Ethyl Corporation Professor of Business Administration; Adria LaViolette, associate professor of anthropology; J. E. "Ted" Lendon, associate professor of history; Michael J. Smith, the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought; John Sullivan, associate professor of English; Peter D. Waldman, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Architecture; and Barbara H. Wixom, assistant professor of commerce. Brad Brown, professor of commerce, was named winner of the USEMS Outstanding Teaching Award, which salutes excellent teaching in the intensive University Seminars program for first-year students. Daniel P. Hallahan, professor of education, received the Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professorship, a rotating professorship partly supported by football bowl earnings. Cristina Della Coletta, associate professor of Italian, was awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities/Horace W. Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professorship, which recognizes superior teaching in the humanities.

Fall 2001| Spring 2002 | Summer/Fall 2002



• Civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks speaks on Grounds as part of the celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

• The University Library receives a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a system to provide streamlined access to digital information.


• U.Va. swimmer Ed Moses breaks four world records in the FINA World Cup in Europe.

• The spring semester begins with a reading by internationally acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende.

• Shirley Menaker, associate provost for academic support, receives the University Women's Center's Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award.


• The University Arts Board brings vocalist Bobby McFerrin to the Grounds for three days of performances, master classes, and workshops.



• The presidents of the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities announce the formation of a collaborative center aimed at studying and preserving the South Atlantic region's distinctive cultural heritage.


• The Virginia baseball team kicks off the 2002 season in its newly expanded stadium.

• For $5.3 million, musician Dave Matthews buys five of the Albemarle County farms given by John W. Kluge to the University of Virginia Foundation.

• The College of Arts and Sciences expands its Fellowship Office to help undergraduates pursue independent research projects.


• The University names Dr. Arthur "Tim" Garson, Jr., of the Baylor College of Medicine vice president and dean of the School of Medicine.

• A gift of more than $3 million from the estate of Paul Mellon creates a scholarship fund for needy students from Fauquier County, Virginia.

• The University learns it will receive $600,000 from Virginia's Commonwealth Technology Research Fund as part of a $3.6 million initiative to research edible vaccines and treatments.


• As a result of estate plans made more than sixty years ago, the University receives $52.6 million from the late Ward Buchanan, a 1914 graduate of the School of Law. The gift creates an unrestricted endowment fund for the Medical Center.

• The University of Virginia Patent Foundation names Dr. Joel Linden of the medical faculty the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year for his work in developing a family of anti-inflammatory compounds that may avert paralysis in some patients with spinal cord injuries.

• The Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation makes a four-year, $400,000 challenge grant to the Department of Environmental Sciences to endow educational outreach at its Eastern Shore research center.


• On Founder's Day, former United States Solicitor General Seth Waxman, left, receives the 2002 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Law, and artist James Turrell receives the 2002 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture.

Forty-three doctors in the University Health System are listed in the 2002 edition of America's Top Doctors.


• At a conference presented by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Miller Center of Public Affairs, former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger and other government leaders explore ways to combat terrorism.

• Former Board of Visitors member Carl W. Smith (College '51), founder of AMVEST Corporation and a native of Wise, Virginia, gives $3 million to complete the first football stadium at the University's College at Wise.

• The University Press of Virginia changes its name to the University of Virginia Press. The name will be on the press's forthcoming electronic imprint, made possible by a $635,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a matching amount from the University.


• Top officials from four universities in southern Africa come to the University to form a consortium to encourage collaborative work in environmental sciences, distance learning, international studies, and HIV prevention.


• Governor Mark Warner delivers the commencement address to an audience of 35,000 assembled on the Lawn.

• Best-selling author David Baldacci (Law '86), below, speaks at Class Valediction.


• The University grants degrees to the first three graduates of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program, a part-time adult degree program offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

New Members of the Board

n April 2002, Governor Mark R. Warner appointed four new members of the Board of Visitors. They are

• Mark J. Kington (Darden '88) of Alexandria, chairman of Kington Management Corporation. He chairs the Darden School's Progressive Incubator Visiting Committee and is a member of the University's Council for the Arts.

• Don R. Pippin (Law '63), an attorney in Norton. A 1960 graduate of the University's College at Wise, he has served on the college's board and executive committee.

• Warren M. Thompson (Darden '83) of Herndon. He is president and CEO of Thompson Hospitality Corporation, one of the nation's largest minority-owned businesses.

• Edwin Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D. (Medicine '65), of New York, a former member of the University's medical faculty and now chair emeritus of the urology department at Weill Cornell University Medical Center.

• Fourth-year College student Herbert Timothy Lovelace, Jr., of Roanoke is the 2002-2003 student member of the board.

New members of the Board of Visitors are, from left, Warren M. Thompson; Herbert Timothy Lovelace, Jr.; Don R. Pippin; Edwin Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D.; and Mark J. Kington.