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Reunions Weekend 2010: President's Welcome and Remarks

06/04/10 - U.Va. alumni returned to grounds June 4-6, 2010 for Reunions Weekend. President Casteen welcomed alumni back to the University.



2010 U.Va. Finals Address by Pres. John T. Casteen III

05/23/10 - University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III delivers the Finals address to the 2010 graduating class. He urges graduates to apply what they've learned at the University to improve our world. President Casteen has presided over 20 commencement ceremonies at U.Va. This year's ceremony marks his last as president as he is to retire at the end of July.



General Assembly Commends Casteen for Years of Service

03/02/10 - The Virginia General Assembly approved a joint resolution recognizing University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III. The resolution, presented to Casteen on March 2, 2010 on the floor of the state Senate, commends the retiring president for his leadership in higher education, which has "made the University of Virginia what Thomas Jefferson envisioned – the capstone of public education in Virginia.

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President Casteen Delivers His Final State of the University Address

02/09/10 - Retiring University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III used the occasion of his final State of the University speech to take a sweeping look back at his 20-year tenure – outlining both the challenges the University has faced and the transformations it has undergone.





President Casteen Receives Thomas Jefferson Award

10/16/09 - President John Casteen receives the Thomas Jefferson Award at the University's annual Fall Convocation on Oct. 16 at 2 p.m., in the John Paul Jones Arena. Casteen was awarded for his long-term service to the University.



President John T. Casteen III at the Richmond Campaign Celebration

9/16/09 - Nearly 350 guests and members of the University community gathered at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond to celebrate the Campaign for the University of Virginia. President John T. Casteen III and local members of the National Committee on University Resources (NCOUR) hosted the event, which was dedicated to the University and its future.



President John T. Casteen III Welcome to Parents of Entering Students

8/24/09 - President John T. Casteen III gave his annual welcome to the parents of entering students on August 24, 2008.


Convocation 2009

8/24/09 - President Casteen addressed the incoming first-year students during Sunday's Opening Convocation on the Lawn. For UVa President John T. Casteen III, it was the last time that he will make the keynote address at the annual event.


President's Welcome Address 2009

8/22/09 - On Saturday, August 22, 2009, President Casteen gave his annual Welcome Address to first-years in Old Cabell Hall. He focused his remarks to parents and students on the transition from high school to college; the health and safety of students (including availability of vaccines for both seasonal and novel H1N1 flu); the honor system; and on student opportunities ranging from getting to know the professors to studying abroad.


President Casteen Announces His Plans to Retire

6/12/09 - University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III announces that he will retire on Aug. 10, 2010, at the conclusion of his 20th year on the job.









President John T. Casteen III 2009 State of the University Address

2/4/09 - President John T. Casteen III delivers his annual State of the University Address.






Final Exercises 2008

5/18/08 - The University of Virginia observed its 179th Final Exercises on Sunday, May 18.


President Casteen Delivers 2008 State of the University Address

2/6/08 - University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III delivered his annual State of the University address on Wednesday, February 6 at noon in Old Cabell Hall.


Gift from the Class of 1974: Statue Dedication

9/22/07 - In an informative and interesting ceremony, the Thomas Jefferson Statue and Jones Fountain were officially dedicated this morning at the Darden School of Business. To view the event, click here. The sculpture and fountain are gifts to Darden from the School's Class of 1974.







American Council on Education 2007

2/13/07 - Access to higher education is a national imperative. What are we doing as leaders of our community to ensure both access to our institutions and success within them? What can we learn from one another?


U.Va. President John T. Casteen III Announces Philip Morris USA Gift

2/9/07 - U.Va. President John T. Casteen III describes the $25 million gift the University received from Philip Morris USA of Richmond


President Casteen Delivers 2007 State of the University Address

2/7/07 - University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III delivers his annual State of the University address on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at noon in Old Cabell Hall.





Welcome to U.Va. from President John Casteen

President John T. Casteen III's video welcome to the University of Virginia, one of the nation's top-ranked universities.