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President's Report: 2003-2004 University of Virginia
From the President
Thinking Boldly, Acting Wisely
Leaders for Our Future
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A Commitment to Action
Discoveries That Define Our Times
Models in Medicine and Nursing
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A New Academical Village
One for the Record Books
2004-2005 Financial Report
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Patricia Wherhane
Patricia Werhane
Dr. Robery M. Carey

Dr. Robert M. Carey, dean of the School of Medicine from 1986 to 2002, received the Thomas Jefferson Award.
Patricia Werhane, the Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics in the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, receives the Women’s Center’s 2003 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award. She is former chair of the Faculty Senate and co-chair of the Envision Integrity initiative, which seeks to integrate honor and ethics more fully into University life.

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 Architecture.

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 Jefferson Award.

Forty-eight University physicians are included in the 2004 edition of America’s Top Doctors. Their specialties range from cardiology to pediatric surgery.

John T. Casteen III, Joe Palca, and Karin Wittenborg

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 Engineering Library.
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

Cay Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart in The Philadephia Story
9,704 cinema enthusiasts.
Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Highlights included a tribute to one of the most acclaimed bank heist films ever made, Dog Day Afternoon, 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.


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,, 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 Countering Terrorism.

Leonard W. Sandridge, the University’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, receives the 2003 Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award at the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.

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.


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Sandy Fitz-Hugh

Sandy Fitz-Hugh
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Heywood Fralin

Heywood Fralin
Glynn Key

Glynn Key
James Head

James Head
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 of Law.
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 schoolchildren.

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 threats.

Former Solicitor General Kenneth Starr takes part in a forum at the Miller Center of Public Affairs examining the U.S. Patriot Act.

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.


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 "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."

Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory
The University community celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a talk by comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.

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.


William and Alice Goodwin

William and Alice Goodwin
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 Pedestrian Bridge
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.

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.

The University's College at Wise

The University's College at Wise
Lisa Collis

Lisa Collis
First lady of Virginia Lisa Collis (College ’77) kicks off the Women’s Center’s speaker series on women and public policy.

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan Haidt, associate professor of psychology, is one of eleven college teachers throughout the state to receive an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

College at Wise 50th Anniversary
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 family of the late State Senator Emily Couric donates her political papers to the University Library. Ms. Couric represented Charlottesville and the surrounding region.

Reinhard Selten

Rienhard Selten
As a 2003–2004 Batten Fellow, Reinhard Selten, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics, delivers two lectures on experimental economics, bounded rationality, and game theory at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Poe - Raven Society
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 course development.

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
Edward Jones

Edward Jones
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 Alumni Hall. Founded in 1904, the society brings together students, faculty, administrators, and alumni who have advanced the core ideals of the University, especially academic excellence.

Edward P. Jones, a 1981 alumnus of the creative writing program, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Known World, and new recipient of a MacArthur "genius award," is among the authors taking 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.


Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney
Governor Napolitano

Governor Napolitano
Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney visits the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and reads from his works at the Culbreth Theatre.

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (Law ’83) comes east to receive the 2004 Distinguished 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

Founder's Day Tree Planting

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 hand.

William Bowen

William Bowen
Peter Walker

Peter Walker
Judge Wilkinson

Judge Wilkinson
In honor of the forthcoming centennial of the Curry School of Education, William G. Bowen, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, delivers 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 Fourth Circuit, receives the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Law.

Landscape architect Peter Walker, winner of the design competition for the World Trade Center memorial, receives the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture.

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 community members.

McIntire Spring Symposium

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?".


Senator Warner

Senator Warner
Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber
During Finals Weekend, U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) of Virginia delivers the commencement address. New York Giants running back Tiki Barber (McIntire ’97) speaks at Class Valediction.

Fourth-year Jefferson Scholar Jessica Belue (College ’04), classmate Justin Steele (Engineering ’04), and recently retired University Treasurer 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 Studies.

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 country.

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 the presidency.

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 Public Affairs.

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
McCormick Observatory

McCormick Observatory and its telescope are still used for teaching and research
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.

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 residential college.

The Heritage Repertory Theatre presents the musical Ragtime, the largest production the company has ever undertaken.

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 Warner

Governor Warner at the Darden School
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.

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.

Edwin A. Alderman

Edwin A. Alderman, president from 1904 to 1931
Noted for his eloquence and inspirational leadership, Alderman embodied the ideals of the progressive movement, viewing public education as an engine of social and economic revitalization. During 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 Thanksgiving.

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
Only Only Bird

Alexander Calder's Only Only Bird (1951) from The Phillips Collection appeared in "American Collage."
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 the facility.

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 events.


Professor Zelikow

The report produced by Professor Zelikow and the commission was nominated for a National Book Award.
An Unblinking Look at 9/11

There is perhaps no more pressing challenge facing the nation today than the threat of terrorism. Philip Zelikow, director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and the White Burkett Miller Professor of History, played a critical role in assessing our response to this issue as executive director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States, better known as the 9/11 Commission. Its report, which became a national best seller, has won praise both for its careful analysis and its prudent recommendations.

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
Rita Dove

Rita Dove
serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender alumni.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove, the Commonwealth Professor of English, begins her two-year 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, the housing office will help ensure the safety and fair treatment of students who rent apartments in the area.

Kaleidoscope Center

Combining comfort and new-media technology, the Kaleidoscope Center for Cultural Fluency in Newcomb Hall provides a new setting for student interaction.
ROTC Gathering

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.
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.

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 of Education.

Frank L. Hereford, Jr.

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.


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