Patricia Werhane, the Ruffin Professor of
Business Ethics in the Darden Graduate
School of Business
receives the Women’s
She is former chair of
the Faculty Senate
and co-chair of the
initiative, which seeks to integrate honor
and ethics more fully into University life.
Dr. Robert M. Carey, dean of the School of Medicine from 1986 to 2002, received the Thomas Jefferson Award.
Victor Elmaleh (Architecture ’42) and
Sono Elmaleh of New York contribute
$1.2 million for a major addition to
Campbell Hall, providing a new entry
building and space for exhibiting student
and faculty work at the School of
Dr. Robert M. Carey, a leading
researcher who served as dean of the
School of Medicine for sixteen years,
becomes the forty-eighth recipient of the
University’s highest honor, the Thomas
Forty-eight University physicians are
included in the 2004 edition of America’s
Top Doctors. Their specialties range from
cardiology to pediatric surgery.
Joe Palca, senior science correspondent for
National Public Radio, at left with President
John T. Casteen III and University Librarian
Karin Wittenborg, gave a public lecture at the
grand opening of the newly renovated and
recently named Charles L. Brown Science and
|File Festival Shows us the Money
"Money" provided the theme for the
sixteenth annual Virginia Film Festival,
which again illuminated the social and
artistic impact of moviemaking. The
October 2003 event featured nearly
seventy film screenings and sixty guest
speakers over four days and attracted
Cay Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart in The Philadephia Story
tribute to one
of the most
heist films ever
made, Dog Day
and its Oscarnominated
screenwriter, Frank Pierson.
Now president of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, Mr. Pierson
received the 2003 Virginia Film Award.
To benefit the festival, Miramax Films
held an advance screening of Anthony
Minghella’s Cold Mountain, based on
Charles Frazier’s Civil War novel of the
same name. Commentary was provided
by three noted authorities on the war
and its aftermath: Edward Ayers,
the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History
and dean of Arts and Sciences; Gary
Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor
of the History of the American Civil War;
and Stephen Cushman, the Robert C.
Taylor Professor of English and author
of Bloody Promenade: Reflections
on a Civil War Battle.
Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Virginia football team triumphs
over Virginia Tech, 35-21, capturing the
Commonwealth Cup and bringing it back to
Charlottesville after a four-year absence.
CardioVillage, the cardiovascular medical
education Web site launched by the School
of Medicine, wins the eHealthcare Award
for 2003, the latest in a series of awards
that this innovative teaching tool has
attracted. The site, www.cardiovillage.com,
also received an honorable mention for best
content in COR Health’s Medicine on the
Net Web Excellence Awards.
R. James Woolsey, CIA director during
the Clinton administration, speaks at
the University’s second Conference on
Leonard W. Sandridge, the University’s
executive vice president and chief operating
Award at the
The University Art Museum pays tribute
to Ruth Cross and her late husband, former
Arts and Sciences dean Robert Cross,
for their longtime support of the visual
and performing arts. The museum’s volunteer
board announces establishment of
the Ruth and Robert Cross Volunteer
Service Award in their honor.
On Election Day, twenty-nine graduates
of the University’s Sorensen Institute
for Political Leadership are voted into
office across Virginia. The nonpartisan
program introduces aspiring office seekers
to the skills needed to govern effectively.
The University’s Blandy Experimental
Farm receives a grant from the Institute
for Museum and Library Services to evaluate
and strengthen Blandy’s programs for
|New Members of the Board
|In 2004, Governor Mark Warner appointed
three distinguished alumni to the Board
of Visitors: G. S. "Sandy" Fitz-Hugh, Jr.
(College ’62), of Richmond, president of
Bank of America - Virginia; W. Heywood
Fralin (College ’62), chief executive
officer of Medical Facilities of America,
which operates nursing homes in Virginia
and North Carolina; and Glynn D. Key
(College ’86, Law ’89), a partner in the
Washington, D.C., law firm of Wilmer,
Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr. This year’s
student member is James W. Head
(College ’03), a student in the School
Dewey Cornell, the Curry Memorial
Professor of Education and an authority
on violence and youth, serves as an
expert witness in the trial of convicted
sniper Lee Boyd Malvo. Prof. Cornell is the
director of the Virginia Youth Violence
Program, which has developed school
guidelines for responding to student
Former Solicitor General Kenneth Starr
takes part in a forum at the Miller Center
of Public Affairs examining the U.S.
For the tenth straight year, the University
is recognized by the Journal of
Blacks in Higher Education for achieving
the highest African-American graduation
rate among the nation’s major public
institutions. The graduation rate for
African-American students at the
University is 85 percent.
Jean-David Levitte, French ambassador
to the U.S., presents the Chevalier of the
Ordre National du Mérite to Olivier Zunz,
the Commonwealth Professor of History,
and his wife, Christine M. Zunz, director
of the University’s French House.
The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
makes a $12.5 million challenge
gift to the School of Medicine for a stateof-
the-art medical education building.
Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub throws
for 244 yards and a touchdown to lead
Virginia to a 23-16 victory over Pittsburgh
in the Continental Tire Bowl in Charlotte.
The University community
legacy of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., with
a talk by comedian and
civil rights activist
|Business Ethics: No Longer an Oxymoron
The Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers from leading
U.S. corporations, has joined forces with the Darden Graduate School of Business
Administration to create the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. The
first of its kind, the institute will offer practical, hands-on training in ethical practices
to current and emerging business leaders. Dean Krehmeyer (McIntire ’92, Darden ’99)
directs the institute, which will conduct research on ethics-related issues, develop best
practices in corporate and business ethics, offer executive education programs, and create
model curricula for business schools. Its first research project will be a study to map
the terrain by surveying business leaders, academics, MBA students, and the media to
identify the most pressing issues. More details are available at www.corporate-ethics.org.
"Tell someone you teach business ethics, and they’ll say, ‘Isn’t that an oxymoron,
like jumbo shrimp?’" said R. Edward Freeman, the Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of
Business Administration, director of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, and member
of the institute’s advisory council. "We have a unique opportunity to make a lasting
difference in corporate practice."
For the second year in a row, the
University leads the nation’s medium-size
colleges and universities in the number of
alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers.
A resolution by the Board of Visitors
names Goodwin Bridge in honor of
University benefactors Alice T. Goodwin
and William H. Goodwin, Jr. (Darden ’66).
The new pedestrian bridge spans
Emmet Street near University Hall. At its April
meeting, the board will name the Darden
School Grounds for Mr. Goodwin, who was
instrumental in their creation.
William and Alice Goodwin
Jack Greenberg, one of the NAACP
lawyers who successfully argued Brown v.
Board of Education, speaks at a symposium
celebrating the fiftieth anniversary
of the landmark Supreme Court decision.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen
Breyer gives the keynote address at the
Fifth Annual Conference on Public Service
and the Law at the School of Law.
The Board of Visitors approves funding
to launch AccessUVA, an unprecedented
financial-aid program designed to keep
the University affordable for all students
who qualify for admission.
First lady of Virginia
Lisa Collis (College
’77) kicks off the
speaker series on
women and public
associate professor of
psychology, is one of
eleven college teachers
state to receive an
Award from the State
Council of Higher
Education for Virginia.
The University of Virginia’s
College at Wise celebrates its
fiftieth anniversary at the
Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Those in
attendance include Governor Mark
Warner and former Governors Gerald
Baliles (Law ’67) and Lynwood Holton.
The University's College at Wise
The family of the late State Senator Emily
Couric donates her political papers to the
University Library. Ms. Couric represented
Charlottesville and the surrounding
As a 2003–2004 Batten Fellow,
Reinhard Selten, winner of the 1994
Nobel Prize in economics,
two lectures on
game theory at the
School of Business
Carl and Martha Lindner of Cincinnati,
parents of a fourth-year art history major,
give $2.8 million to create a permanent
endowment for the art history program.
The new fund will support graduate and
undergraduate study in art history, as
well as faculty research initiatives and
Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College
and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
and the Hugh P. Kelly Professor
of History, wins the prestigious Bancroft
Prize for his book In the Presence of Mine
Enemies: War in the Heart of America,
1859–1863. Earlier he was named
Professor of the Year by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching and the Council for Advancement
and Support of Education.
The Raven Society celebrates its
centennial with a black-tie dinner at
Memorial Gymnasium, followed by port
and cigars at
Founded in 1904,
and alumni who have advanced the
core ideals of the University, especially
Edward P. Jones, a 1981 alumnus of
the creative writing program, winner
of the 2004
for his novel
World, and new
recipient of a
is among the
part in the
Virginia Festival of the Book. Presented by
the Virginia Foundation for the
Humanities, the festival also features
Garrison Keillor, Michael Ondaatje,
and Michael Chabon.
poet Seamus Heaney
visits the Albert and
Shirley Small Special
and reads from his
works at the Culbreth
(Law ’83) comes east
to receive the 2004
Alumna Award from
the Women’s Center.
Former Senior Vice
President Ernest Ern
comes out of retirement to serve as
interim chancellor of the University’s
College at Wise.
|VQR Turns a New Page
The Virginia Quarterly Review, one of the
oldest literary journals in the country,
took on a new look under its latest editor,
Ted Genoways (Graduate Arts and
Sciences ’99). The Spring 2004 issue
featured "The Origin of the Escapist" by
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael
Chabon and illustrator Eric Wight. Other
writers contributing to the issue included
E. L. Doctorow and Stuart Dybek, whose
work appears frequently in The New
Yorker, Harper’s, and The Atlantic Monthly.
Later in the year, the journal carried
pieces by Salman Rushdie and Francine
Prose. For a glimpse of the journal in its
current form, visit www.virginia.edu/vqr/.
On Founder’s Day, a tree was planted near
the Rotunda in honor of retired Senior Vice
President Ernie Ern, shown here with shovel
In honor of the
of the Curry
School of Education,
William G. Bowen,
president of the
Andrew W. Mellon
a series of lectures
on diversity and
access in higher education.
On Founder’s Day, J. Harvie Wilkinson
III (Law ’72), former
chief judge of
the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the
receives the Thomas
winner of the
for the World Trade
receives the Thomas
W. Lester Andrews, professor of chemistry,
receives the docteur honoris causa
degree from the Université Paul Sabatier
in Toulouse, France.
George Welsh, Virginia football coach
from 1982 to 2000, is named to the
College Football Hall of Fame.
The Miller Center of Public Affairs brings
Yang Jiechi, China’s ambassador to the
United States, to the Grounds to address
an audience of students, faculty, and
At the fifth annual McIntire Spring Symposium
on April 23, Jeffrey Walker (McIntire
’77), vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase, left,
and John Kluge, president and chairman of
Metromedia Company, share their perspectives
in a program titled "Managing in a Global
Age: Brave New World or False Dawn?".
During Finals Weekend,
John Warner (Law
’53) of Virginia delivers
York Giants running
back Tiki Barber
(McIntire ’97) speaks
at Class Valediction.
(College ’04), classmate
and recently retired
Alice Handy receive the Algernon Sydney
Sullivan Awards at Valediction.
Thirty-four students, the largest class
so far, receive degrees in the Bachelor of
Interdisciplinary Studies program in the
School of Continuing and Professional
Haydn Wadley, the Edgar Starke
Professor of Materials Science, wins the
Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year
Award from the University’s Patent
Foundation. He has developed a process
capable of producing ultrathin coatings.
Marine Corps Major Fritz Pfeiffer, assistant
professor in the Naval ROTC program,
is named the top ROTC instructor in the
The women’s lacrosse team routs
Princeton, 10-4, to win the NCAA title.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day
O’Connor addresses an overflow crowd at
the Miller Center of Public Affairs on the
balance of power between the court and
New gifts enable Arts and Sciences to
move forward with schematic designs
for the South Lawn Project, including
$4.5 million from two anonymous donors
and a $1 million commitment from John
Birdsall (College ’66) of Charlottesville.
The Law School ends the year with a
number of major gifts, including a
$1.5 million commitment from James
C. Slaughter (College ’49, Law ’51) and
the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
for the school’s endowment.
History professor and NAACP Chairman
Julian Bond moderates "The Road To and From Brown vs. Board of Education," a
conference held by the Miller Center of
The Heritage Repertory Theatre presents
the musical Ragtime, the largest production
the company has ever undertaken.
|Our Built Heritage
Three University properties were added
to the Virginia Landmarks Register this
past year. They include Memorial
Gymnasium, completed in 1924 and
honoring the 2,700 University students
and alumni who lost their lives in
World War I. McCormick Observatory
and the neighboring Alden House,
built as a home for the observatory’s
director, were also placed on the
roster. Housing Leander McCormick’s
gift of what was then one of the
world’s most powerful telescopes,
the observatory was dedicated on
Thomas Jefferson’s birthday in 1885.
McCormick Observatory and its telescope are still used for teaching and research
Monroe Hill, the home of James
Monroe before he moved to Ash
Lawn/Highland, was named to the
National Register of Historic Places
as well as the Virginia Landmarks
Register. The suite of buildings,
some of which predate the University,
are now part of Brown College on
Monroe Hill, the University’s first
Microsoft and Thomson Learning
collaborate with the College of Arts and
Sciences to provide Tablet PCs to students
in biochemistry, psychology, and statistics.
Each PC is loaded with course content
and allows access to online exercises.
The U.Va. Children’s Hospital and
WVIR-NBC 29 receive the Children’s
Miracle Network Award for generating
the highest per-capita proceeds in the
network’s annual telethon. The 2004
event raised more than $2 million.
Governor Mark Warner appears before a
program designed by the Curry-Darden
Partnership for Leaders in Education to
train principals to turn around poorly performing
schools in Virginia. The program
later receives $3 million from Microsoft.
Governor Warner at the Darden School
|A Century of Presidential Leadership
In 1895, tragedy struck in the
Academical Village. A fire gutted the
Rotunda and destroyed its neighboring
Annex, leaving the University bereft
of its principal classroom facilities.
The University would rebuild, but the
incident made it clear that new leadership
would be needed to guide the
institution’s growth at the dawn of
a new century. In June of 1904, Edwin
A. Alderman, the former president of
Tulane University and the University of
North Carolina, accepted the Board
of Visitors’ offer to become the first
president of the University of Virginia.
Noted for his
ideals of the progressive
as an engine
of social and
his tenure, which
would last until
1931, the University was transformed.
The student body multiplied by four
and the faculty quintupled. Annual
revenues increased ten times, bolstered
in part by the president’s vigorous fundraising
efforts, which brought in more
than $1 million for new buildings,
new schools and programs, and a new
endowment. He once observed that if
the University relied solely on state
support, it would open its doors each
year in September, and close them by
Edwin A. Alderman, president from 1904 to 1931
Like the University’s founder, President
Alderman embraced innovation. He
strengthened the professional schools,
created an extension service, and added
programs in geology, forestry, and commerce,
among other fields. True to his
commitment to public instruction, he
founded the Curry School of Education
early in his presidency. Embracing
Jefferson’s view of education as essential
to a free society, President Alderman
called for the institution to reach out to
every citizen, not merely to the few who
were able to study within its walls.
Nine medical specialties in the University
Health System receive high marks in U.S.
News & World Report’s 2004 edition of
America’s Best Hospitals.
More than 100 physicians, nurses, lab
technicians, pharmacists, and radiologists
travel from the University to Wise,
Virginia, to take part in the Remote Area
Medical Clinic, which this year provides
nearly $1 million in free medical care to
6,000 residents of southwest Virginia.
The University welcomes the
3,102 members of the Class of 2008,
one of the most diverse and academically
qualified classes ever to enroll.
The University is rated as the number
two public university in the nation by
U.S. News & World Report and holds its
place as twenty-second overall. In the
eight years the publication has ranked
public universities as a separate category,
the University has been either first or
second in the listing.
After three years of construction, the
University opens the new home of the
Mary and David Harrison Institute
for American History, Literature, and
Culture and the Albert and Shirley
Small Special Collections Library. More
than 12 million manuscripts, 300,000 rare
books, and 4,000 maps, photographs, and
other treasured archives are moved into
Alexander Calder's Only Only Bird (1951) from The Phillips Collection appeared in "American Collage."
The exhibition "American Collage,"
the first product of a new partnership
between the University Art Museum and
The Phillips Collection in Washington,
D.C., completes its seven-month run.
Opening with a lecture by Phillips
Collection curator Elizabeth Turner
(College ’73, Graduate Arts and Sciences
’75, ’85) and organized by Matthew
Affron, assistant professor of art, the
exhibition features works by Alexander
Calder, Joseph Cornell, Robert Motherwell,
and Louise Nevelson, among other artists,
and provides a theme for classes, student
art shows, film screenings, and other
John T. Casteen III, president of the
University, and Leonard W. Sandridge,
executive vice president and chief operating
officer, announce a proposal going
before the Virginia General Assembly
that would give the University and other
public institutions in the Commonwealth
greater control of their operations.
Nancy Andrews (College ’86), a past
winner of White House Photographer of
the Year honors and now director of
photography for the Detroit Free Press,
receives the Bernard D. Mayes Award from
the Serpentine Society, an organization
serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
Rita Dove, the
term as Poet
Laureate of Virginia. She served as U.S.
Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995.
The University’s Off-Grounds Housing
Office is reestablished by Student Council
to assist students who wish to live
off Grounds. In addition to offering a
searchable database available online at
www.offgrounds.com, the housing office
will help ensure the safety and fair treatment
of students who rent apartments in
Combining comfort and new-media technology,
the Kaleidoscope Center for Cultural
Fluency in Newcomb Hall provides a new
setting for student interaction.
Robert S. Harris announces he will step
down as dean of the Darden Graduate
School of Business Administration effective
July 31, 2005, to return to full-time
teaching and research.
On September 21, all members of the University’s ROTC programs gathered in the McIntire
Amphitheater to honor U.S. Army Captain Humayun S. Khan (College ’00), the first alumnus of
the Army ROTC program killed in the line of duty since the Vietnam War. Capt. Khan died in Iraq
on June 8 when he stopped two suicide bombers in an explosives-laden car outside his base.
The Charlottesville and University
Symphony Orchestra, led by music director
Carl Roskott, opens its thirtieth season.
The University launches an online faculty
opinion page, which can be visited at
Daniel Meyers, cofounder of First
Marblehead Corp., a Boston-based firm
that provides marketing and related
services to private lenders of educational
loans, makes a $22 million gift to launch
a building initiative for the Curry School
|Frank L. Hereford, Jr.
As a new academic year began, this community joined
in mourning the loss of Frank L. Hereford, Jr. (College
’43, Graduate Arts and Sciences ’47), the fifth president
of the University. Revered as a distinguished teacher, a
productive researcher, and an effective academic leader
who helped set the University on its current trajectory,
he died September 21 at the age of 81.
As a graduate student in physics under the late Prof.
Jesse Beams, Mr. Hereford took part in the Manhattan
Project during World War II. He joined the faculty in
1949 and would write more than sixty scholarly articles
and win recognition as codiscoverer of the presence
of heavy particles striking the earth from outer space.
He became dean of the Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences in 1962 and provost in 1966, the same year he
received the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University’s
highest honor, and the same year he was elected the
Robert C. Taylor Professor of Physics, a title he held until his retirement in 1992.
A champion of the University’s research enterprise who was equally devoted to
enriching the student experience, he was instrumental in recruiting outstanding
faculty in key disciplines, laying the foundation for the University’s current strengths.
He was largely responsible for the creation of the Center for Advanced Studies, which
offered attractive incentives for drawing eminent scholars into the University’s ranks.
In 1973, he was chosen to succeed Edgar F. Shannon, Jr., as president of the
University, a post he held for eleven years.
Frank Hereford bridged the University’s past and future. During his years in the
administration, the University evolved from a largely male, virtually all-white, regional
institution into a forward-looking, coeducational, and diverse national powerhouse.
In 1984, near the end of his presidency, the New York Times declared the University a
"hot college," a reflection of this transformation. The University’s emergence as a force
in athletics can be traced to his efforts. He also set the stage for the University’s
financial self-sufficiency. Between 1981 and 1984, he led one of the largest capital
campaigns ever undertaken by a public institution, raising nearly $146 million.
After stepping down as president, he purposely stayed out of the public eye, with the
exception of a series of "Frank and Ray" shows, in which he and longtime psychology
professor Raymond C. Bice swapped stories of the old University for large and appreciative
undergraduate audiences. Soon after his death, it was revealed he was a member
of the Seven Society.