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Thanks to a $1 million federal grant, the Curry School of Education establishes an online distance learning program for gifted disadvantaged students.

Garry Wills examines Jefferson's handiwork.  
National Geographic publishes Garry Wills' Mr. Jefferson's University, bringing renewed attention to the University's history and architecture.

  Marva Barnett, winner of the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award
Marva Barnett, director of the Teaching Resource Center, receives the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award from the Women's Center.

Janet Graham-Borba (College '79), vice president of production for HBO, delivers the Women's Center's Jill T. Rinehart Leadership Lecture.

James Childress receives the Thomas Jefferson Award.

At Fall Convocation, James F. Childress, the John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, receives a standing ovation as he accepts the University's highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award. Janine Jagger (Graduate Arts & Sciences '87), the Becton Dickinson Professor of Health Care Worker Safety and winner of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, delivers the convocation address.

Civil rights veteran and Washington insider Vernon Jordan speaks about his new book, Vernon Can Read.

With a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University Health System launches a partial liver transplant program.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's painting Dantis Amor (1860), from Jerome McGann's Web-based Rossetti Archive
  Cardio-XXI, an interactive course offered by the Office of International Health, brings twenty-six Italian physicians to the Grounds to gain insights into the American style of practicing cardiology. They are among nearly 100 doctors from abroad who came to U.Va. in 2002 to learn the latest treatment strategies.

Jerome McGann, the John Stewart Bryan Professor of English and a leader in the use of technology to study literature, is one of five American scholars to win a $1.5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in the humanities. He also receives the Modern Language Association's James Russell Lowell Prize for his book Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web.

  Michael Mann, who studies tree rings to trace climate change, is named a top-fifty visionary.
Michael Mann, assistant professor of environmental sciences and a noted authority on global climate change, is cited by Scientific American as one of the top fifty visionaries "whose recent accomplishments point toward a brighter technological future."
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