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William Pease will direct the new marching band.  

William E. Pease, associate band director at Western Michigan University, is named director of U.Va.'s new concert and marching band.

Tied with the University of California, Berkeley, U.Va. regains its No. 1 position among public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. The University moves up to twenty-first overall.

  The University moves up in U.S. News rankings.

U.S. News ranks the University of Virginia's College at Wise at eighth among the nation's top liberal arts colleges, up from ninth last year. The news follows the school's announcement that it received federal funding and a gift from the Commonwealth Foundations totaling nearly $130,000 to study the feasibility of adding new programs in computer science, technology, and engineering.

A new graduate student orientation program makes it's debut and is well received by entering graduate students and their families.


The School of Medicine becomes part of a biodefense and infectious diseases initiative funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The grant supports research on such diseases as anthrax, tularemia, cryptosporidia, and pox virus.

Katherine Herndon,
a student in the teacher-education program, introduced Gov. Mark Warner September 5 when he came to the Grounds to announce his "Education for a Lifetime" initiative.
The University fills three key administrative posts. J. Milton Adams (College '73, Engineering '76), an associate dean in the Engineering School, will serve as vice provost for academic programs; Gertrude Fraser, associate professor of anthropology, will become vice provost for faculty advancement; and Dr. Leigh Grossman, professor of pediatrics and chief of the division of pediatric infectious disease, will be vice provost for international affairs.

The University's pioneering Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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