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