"We wish to establish in the upper and healthier country,
and more centrally for the state, a University on a plan
so broad and liberal and modern, as to be worth patronizing
with the public support." Thomas Jefferson
The University of Virginia, at the beginning
of the twenty-first century, is a vigorous, modern institution,
animated by the forward-looking spirit of its founder, Thomas
Jefferson. Jeffersons powerful convictionsthe idea
that the university exists to train young people for public
affairs and the belief that the liberal arts constitute the
foundation for any educationcontinue to inspire its students
and faculty and guide the development of its programs.
Jefferson was a man of many talents, and he
expressed them fully in founding the University of Virginia
in 1819; he outlined the institutions purpose, designed
its buildings, supervised construction, and planned its curriculum.
He also directed the recruitment of its initial faculty.
When classes began in 1825, with 68 students
and a faculty of eight, the University of Virginia embodied
dramatic new ideas in American higher education. In an era
when colleges trained scholars for the clergy and academia,
Jefferson dedicated his University to the education of citizens
in practical affairs and public service. The innovative curriculum
permitted the student a broader range of study than was available
at other colleges and universities of the day, and Jefferson
implemented novel ideas concerning student self-government
and religious freedom.
The University Grounds
Jefferson chose an undeveloped plot of land
on the edge of Charlottesville on which to locate the University
of Virginia. Jefferson was a skillful architect, a consummate
builder, and an inveterate tinkerer. His belief in public service,
his respect for the achievements of the past, and his sense
of balance and proportion are expressed in the buildings he
designed for his "academical village."
This educational community was built around
a rectangular, terraced greenthe Lawnflanked by
two continuous rows of identical, one-story rooms. These rows
are accented by large buildings, the Pavilions, each in a different
style. Both the rooms and the Pavilions open onto a colonnaded
walkway fronting the Lawn. Behind each of the two rows of buildings
are public gardens delineated by serpentine brick walls and
backed by yet another set of rooms. The Rotunda, a half-scale
model of the Roman Pantheon, closes off one end of the Lawn,
while the south end was originally left open to a vista of
The genius of Jeffersons design is that
it integrates housing for students and faculty as well as classroom
and library space into a single unit. Students lived on the
Lawn and in the outer two rows of rooms, known as the Ranges.
Faculty members lived in the Pavilions, while the Rotunda held
the library and classroom space.
Although the University has grown since Jeffersons
time, the Lawn remains the intellectual and spiritual heart
of the academical village and serves much of its original purpose.
Students who have made special contributions to the University
are awarded a Lawn room in their fourth year; senior faculty
and their families live in the Pavilions, where classes are
also held; and graduate students live in the Ranges. The Rotundas
oval rooms and the Dome Room are used for meetings of the Board
of Visitors, dinners, and other ceremonial occasions, as well
as for student activities.
The special grace and character of Jeffersons
design are widely recognized. As Ada Louise Huxtable noted
in the New York Times, the University "is probably the
single most beautiful and effective architectural group of
its kind in the country, or in the history of American building." In
1976, the American Institute of Architects proclaimed "the
proudest achievement in American architecture in the past 200
years"; in 1987, the Lawn was named to the prestigious
World Heritage List.
The University Today
Although the University of Virginia has expanded
to encompass more than one thousand acres, it still retains
the intimacy that characterized the academical village. University
planners have been careful to reserve open space for study
and contemplation while erecting modern facilities for each
of the six undergraduate schools.
Each year, the area attracts hundreds of thousands
of tourists, who come to see the Grounds of the University,
visit the homes of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James
Monroe, tour local wineries, and hike through the Shenandoah
National Park, just 20 miles west in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Charlottesville has its own traditions. The
community celebrates each spring with a Dogwood Festival and
New Years Eve with First Night Virginia fireworks and
entertainment. Steeplechase fans attend the Foxfield Races
and every spring, runners in the Charlottesville Ten-Miler
rush through town toward the finish line at University Hall.
A pedestrian mall downtown offers fine dining,
distinctive shops, and nightspots in a historical section of
the city. In the Court Square area, lawyers and business people
occupy offices in buildings dating back to the 1700s. The city
is known for its fine restaurants, appealing to every taste
and budget, and many establishments present nightly entertainment
by local artists. The Virginia Film Festival brings new visitors
and celebrities to the area each fall, along with movies, seminars,
and premieres. The Virginia Festival of the Book brings poets,
writers, and novelists to Charlottesville each spring.
Charlottesville is located 120 miles from
Washington, D.C. and 70 miles from Richmond. Airlines offer
more than 30 flights daily to such destinations as Atlanta,
Cincinnati, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh,
and Washington, D.C. Major highways convenient to the city
include Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 29. Nationwide bus and
railway service for passengers and freight is provided by Greyhound,
AMTRAK, Norfolk Southern, and the CSX Corporation. The Charlottesville
Transit Service and the University Transit Service provide
bus service on Grounds and around the city. Visitors to the
University are always welcome. On-street parking is limited,
so visitors are encouraged to park at the paid hourly Central
Grounds Parking Garage off Emmet Street.
Maps of the University are available for visitors
at the Universitys Visitor/Information Center at 2304
Ivy Road in Charlottesville (follow signs from 29N or Interstate
64 to the University Information Center). Bulk quantities can
be purchased by calling (434) 982-4925. Brochures about the
University and walking tours of the Rotunda, the Pavilion Gardens,
and the historic Academical Village can be obtained at the
Rotunda. Books about Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, and the University
of Virginia may be purchased at the University Bookstore, located
atop the Central Grounds Parking Garage.
The Electronic University
Internet enthusiasts can access a great deal
of information about the University through its online site: www.virginia.edu.
You can view electronic versions of all of
the undergraduate publications, and even print out an undergraduate
Admissions information for the graduate and professional student
is also available (www.virginia.edu/gradstudents.html).
For more information about the University,
check out the Facts at a Glance (www.virginia.edu/facts)
and Statistics & Facts (www.virginia.edu/stats&facts)
online sites. The University supports two events web calendars
and online maps of the Grounds (www.virginia.edu/map).
In creating an academical village, Jefferson
sought scholars who had distinguished reputations and were
willing to live among their studentsan unusual, but from
Jeffersons point of view, essential combination. The
University of Virginia faculty, one of the most distinguished
groups of scholars and researchers in the country, still exemplifies
The Universitys full-time instructional/research
faculty numbers approximately 2,015, most of whom conduct research
and publish their findings on a regular basis. The University
has established approximately 478 endowed professorships for
outstanding scholars, and the Shannon Center for Advanced Studies
plays a major role in attracting and retaining scholars of
national and international distinction.
In 1995, the prestigious National Research
Council, which evaluates 274 institutions every ten years,
placed our graduate programs in English, religious studies,
German, Spanish, and physiology among the top ten programs
in their fields; ratings based in large part on the quality
of the faculty. These ratings will not be done again until
In its September 2003 issue, U.S. News & World
Report once again ranked the University of Virginia as one
of the nations top public institutions, placing it twenty-first
among public and private colleges and universities, and tied
for first among all public universities. The McIntire School
of Commerce ranked seventh in the country among undergraduate
business schools, tied with the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon University. The 2004 graduate
issue of U.S. News further ranked the School of Law ninth among
all public and private law schools. The magazine placed the
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration twelfth overall,
among all business schools, tied with the University of California
at Los Angeles. The Curry School of Education was ranked twentieth
overall among schools of education, tied with the University
of Maryland at College Park. In 1997, the last year programs
in the Arts and Architecture were ranked, the Universitys
Master of Architecture program was ranked sixth overall, tied
with the University of California at Berkeley and Rice University.
University faculty members this past year
have continued to receive many national and international awards.
This year, Nicholas J. Garber, professor of civil engineering,
was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering,
the highest engineering honor in the country, joining eight
other members of the University of Virginia previously elected.
Joseph C. Miller, T. Cary Johnson, Jr., Professor of History,
received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Sidney M. Hecht,
professor of chemistry, received the national honor of being
elected to the American Association for the Advancement of
Science. Hilary Bart-Smith, assistant professor of mechanical
and aerospace engineering, was one of 16 faculty in the U.S.
to be awarded a fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard
Foundation. Patricia M. Spacks, Edgar F. Shannon Professor
of English, served as president of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences, while Anne Beattie, Edgar Allen Poe Professor
of Creative Writing, and William B. Quandt, Edward R. Stettinius
Professor of Politics, joined approximately 28 other UVa faculty
as members of this international society. Dr. Richard L. Guerrant,
Thomas H. Hunter Professor of International Medicine and director
of the Center for Global Health in the School of Medicine,
was elected to the Institute of Medicine. Rita Dive, Commonwealth
Professor of English, was named Poet Laureate for the Commonwealth
of Virginia. Jonathan Haidt, associate professor of psychology,
was one of eleven teachers across the state to receive the
TIAA-CREF Virginia Outstanding Teaching Award, the Commonwealths
highest honor for faculty at colleges and universities. Edward
L. Ayers, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Hugh
P. Kelly Professor of History was named Professor of the Year
for doctoral and research institutions by the Council for Advancement
and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the
Support of Teaching. Ayers and three fellow winners in other
categories were chosen from 400 nominees nationwide. Columbia
University also awarded Ayers the renowned Bancroft Prize,
one of the most coveted honors in the field of history, for
his book, In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart
of America, 1859-1863. E. Mavis Hetherington, professor
emeritus of psychology, was a 2004 winner of the American Psychological
Associations Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions,
one of the highest honors in the field.
Despite the demands of research and writing,
University faculty are remarkably attentive to the needs of
their students. In addition to their teaching responsibilities,
faculty members serve as academic advisors. Professors routinely
post office hours, and students do not hesitate to use them.
Its not unusual to encounter students clustered in the
hall outside a professors office, waiting for a chance
to discuss papers or review classwork.
The quality of the student body is evident
in numerous ways, including the awards and honors many students
receive. The University has graduated 43 Rhodes Scholars, the
highest number for state universities nationwide. The University
is attracting some of the very best students in the country
through the merit-based Jefferson Scholars Program.
Four years at the University prepares students
well for becoming adults who are educated citizens and contributing
members of society. Whether they go directly to a job (as many
do), teach English in a developing country for period of time,
enroll in law or medical school (to which University of Virginia
students are accepted at well above the national average),
or enter graduate school to pursue the scholarly life as a
profession, their undergraduate years at Virginia provide the
chance to explore subjects and ideas that will lay the foundation
for their future careers and lives.
A member of the highly competitive Atlantic
Coast Conference, the University of Virginia fields 12 intercollegiate
sports for men and 13 for women. Womens golf, the newest
intercollegiate sport at Virginia, began competition during
the 2003-04 academic year. Not only does UVa feature a comprehensive
intercollegiate athletics program, the Cavaliers are very successful
with a long-standing tradition of academic and athletic excellence.
Virginia has finished among the Top 30 Division I athletic
programs each of the first 11 years of the United States Sports
Academy Directors Cup program, which identifies the best
overall athletic programs in the nation.
In addition to its athletic success, Virginia
ranked first among Division I-A public schools for its graduation
rate among student-athletes in the 2002 USA Today/NCAA
Academic Achievement Awards survey. UVa student-athletes graduate
at a rate comparable to that of the Universitys entire
student body. During the 2002-03 academic year, 230 UVa student-athletes
were named to the ACC Honor Roll.
The 2003-04 academic year provides a perfect
example of the athletic success enjoyed by UVa. Teams or individuals
representing 15 of Virginias sports participated in post-season
competition. Virginia teams won six ACC championships and one
Over the past 15 years, Virginia teams have
claimed five national championships in mens soccer, three
in womens lacrosse and two in mens lacrosse. UVas
mens soccer team won four consecutive NCAA Championships
from 1991-94. The Cavaliers mens lacrosse team
won its second NCAA Championship in five years in the spring
of 2003 and the womens lacrosse team won the 2004 NCAA
The Virginia football team has made 13 bowl
appearances in the last 17 years. Most recently, the Cavaliers
defeated Pittsburgh 23-16 in the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl.
UVa established an ACC record with thirteen consecutive seasons
of seven or more wins, from 1987-99. In 1995, the Cavaliers
defeated Georgia 34-27 in the Peach Bowl and were co-ACC champions.
Among UVas 1995 regular season victories was a 33-28
win over then second-ranked Florida State. In 1990, UVa climbed
to number one in the regular season national polls (Associated
Press and United Press International) and played Tennessee
in the 1991 USF&G Sugar Bowl. The 1989 Cavaliers won a
share of UVas first ever ACC championship and met Illinois
in the 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl. Off the field, Virginia has
been honored regularly for its graduation rate involving scholarship
The 2003-04 mens basketball team advanced
to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
It was Virginias 23rd postseason appearance (NCAA or
NIT) in the last 27 seasons. Virginia won a share of the ACC
regular season championship in 1994-95 and advanced to the
finals of the NCAA Midwest Region Tournament. UVa has won two
NIT championships (in 1980 and 1992) and reached the NCAA Final
Four twice (in 1981 and 1984).
The womens basketball team made 20 consecutive
trips to NCAA postseason play from 1984-2003. During that span,
Virginia reached the NCAA Final Four three consecutive years,
from 1990-92, and won ACC Tournament titles in 1990, 1992 and
1993. The Cavaliers won the ACC regular-season title in 2000
and won six consecutive ACC regular-season titles from 1991-96.
Virginia regularly wins its share of state,
conference and national honors in many other sports as well.
University and Community Arts
The University contributes to the cultural
milieu with a wide range of events sponsored by academic departments
and student groups. Among these are the Tuesday Evening Concert
Series; the University Union Speakers Series; talks by government
officials and public figures sponsored by the Student Legal
Forum; performances by many student singing groups; and a Collegium
Musicum baroque group sponsored by the music department. The
Universitys Art Museum houses broad-ranging art collections,
which include outstanding examples of twentieth-century American
art and European art from Jeffersons era. The museums
growing permanent collections are supplemented by frequent
visiting shows, the Fayerweather Gallery, which displays student
and faculty art and other exhibits, and several private galleries
in the city of Charlottesville. Dramatic productions are presented
year round by professional and local groups, including the
highly acclaimed Heritage Repertory Theatre and the Virginia
Players, in the Universitys well-equipped drama and fine
arts center. The theatre department regularly presents drama,
musicals, and small workshop productions by students in the
Culbreth and Helms theatres.
The Honor System
The Honor System is one of the Universitys
oldest and most venerated traditions. Based on the fundamental
assumption that anyone who enrolls at the University subscribes
to a code of ethics forbidding lying, cheating, and stealing,
the Honor System allows students the kind of personal freedom
possible only in an environment where respect and trust are
presumed. If a student violates the Honor Code, he or she cannot
remain a member of the University community, and is not entitled
to receive or hold a degree from the University of Virginia.
For nearly 160 years this system has been administered by students.
The University of Virginia libraries play
an integral role in the Universitys ability to maintain
its standing as a top-ranked public institution of higher education.
Fourteen libraries serve the Universitys undergraduate,
graduate, and professional programs. They house more than 4.7
million volumes and receive more than 53,000 periodicals and
newspapers from around the world. The general library collections
in the social sciences and humanities are housed in Alderman
Library, together with the librarys depository collections
of state, federal, and international documents. Alderman also
houses the Universitys world-renowned collection of manuscripts
and rare books in its Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections
Library. The Science and Engineering Library and its satellites
(Astronomy, Biology/Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and
Physics), serve the research needs of the Universitys
scientific community. Additional subject collections and services
are offered by the Education, Fine Arts, and Music libraries.
Clemons Library provides a general collection of frequently
used materials, reserve reading, and video and audio materials
housed in the Robertson Media Center. The library needs of
the Universitys professional schools are served by the
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, the Camp Library in the
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and the
Arthur J. Morris Law Library.
Libraries at the University of Virginia are
committed to the provision of cutting-edge access to information
through technology. The online catalog of the collections and
on-line access to newspaper and journal articles are available
in all library locations, and may also be accessed from home
and office computers via the librarys Web site at www.lib.virginia.edu.
Electronic centers offer library users assistance with innovative
technologies such as digitizing images and text and combining
sound and video for multimedia presentations. User education
programs assist the University community in expanding its information
Information Technology and Communication
Information Technology and Communication (ITC)
provides computing and communications (telephone and cable
television) services that support the Universitys instructional,
research, and administrative activities, and facilitates communication
and transmission of information for all University departments.
To perform these functions, ITC maintains a wide variety of
computing environments and peripheral equipment available to
faculty, students, and staff. Included are: an IBM Enterprise
Server; IBM RiscSystem/6000s; high-performance Linux clusters
and an IBM SMP; UNIX workstations; Windows-compatible PCs;
Apple Macintoshes; and graphics equipment, including scanners.
Other specialized computer equipment is available in labs at
Academic Computing Health Sciences (ACHS) and the Digital Media
The majority of PCs, Macintoshes, workstations,
printers, and graphics equipment supported by ITC are located
in public facilities throughout the Grounds for ease of student
access. Software available for these systems includes programming
languages as well as email, word processing, network communications,
spreadsheet, mathematical, statistical, and graphics packages.
Wireless access is supported in many locations around Grounds,
and all student housing is hardwired for Internet access.
The ITC Help Desk (2015 Ivy Road, (434) 924-3731)
is the primary source of technical support for software, operating
systems, file recovery, e-mail, the Web, and networking issues.
The Help Desks hours for phone and walk-in support are
posted online; questions may be emailed to email@example.com.
Training and documentation are available for ITC services.
Additional information about ITC facilities and services is
available on ITCWeb at www.itc.virginia.edu.
Noted for its world-class research capabilities,
the University of Virginia is engaged in a wide range of research
in medicine, engineering, and the arts and sciences. Cutting-edge
research and scholarship by the Universitys outstanding
faculty bring opportunities to learn about the latest advances
in the classroom as well as the ability to become involved
in research work in many fields.
Research is an integral part of the educational
process at the University. Opportunities to participate in
research are available for both graduates and undergraduates
and may result in published papers for graduate and some undergraduate
Since 1946, students and faculty of the University
of Virginia have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge
Associated Universities (ORAU), a consortium of colleges and
universities and a management and operating contractor for
the United States Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak
Ridge, Tennessee. Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science
and Education, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, and
faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study
and research. Students can participate in programs covering
a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences,
biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics.
A distinct feature of the Universitys
research community is the extent to which it fosters interdisciplinary
research. A number of research centers and institutes have
been established in recent years to facilitate collaboration
among faculty from different academic units who have common
research interests and objectives. One outcome of this interdisciplinary
emphasis has been the growth of joint academic programs leading
to joint degrees.
Exciting research is undertaken jointly by
faculty from both engineering and medicine in the Department
of Biomedical Engineering and the Program in Engineering Physics.
Other engineering faculty have research ties with faculty in
environmental sciences, physics, and other fields. Faculty
in medicine and biology work closely on a variety of research
projects, as do those in physics and chemistry.
Research collaborations are common among non-scientists
as well. Faculty from the schools of law and business have
launched a center jointly with faculty in psychology. Professors
in business and various humanities departments bring their
separate viewpoints and research strategies to bear on common
issues. Interdisciplinary research provides opportunities for
shared use of facilities and for synergism in research efforts
and augmented funding.
In fiscal year 2003-2004, research at the
University was supported by over 1800 separate awards totaling
$295 million dollars from federal and state agencies, industry,
and foundations. This represents an increase in both the total
dollar amount and the average size of each grant in recent
years and reflects the University’s growing research
stature and prominence.
The University demonstrates its commitment
to research by providing internal financial funding in certain
circumstances. The University provides funding for particularly
meritorious research which might otherwise have brief funding
interruptions, thus maintaining continuity in important, ongoing
projects. Through the Bankard Foundation endowment, year-long
research grants support research in economics and government
studies. Another program provides grants for faculty research
in the humanities and social sciences.
The knowledge being disseminated and the technology
being developed today at the University of Virginia will play
a vital role in how we live in the future. More detailed information
about research and funding at the University is available online
from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate
The University offers graduate degrees through
nine of its ten schools. Of the 19,000-plus students enrolled
at the University, more than 6,000 are students in one of the
graduate or first-professional (law and medicine) degree programs.
UVa offers 94 master’s degrees in 64 fields, 55 doctoral
degrees in 54 fields, six educational specialist degrees, and
first-professional degrees in law and medicine. UVa is one
of the top public universities in the nation, ranked 22nd overall
by U.S. News & World Report and with ten top-25 departments
for graduate study. In 2004, the University conferred more
than 1700 master’s degrees, 358 doctoral degrees, and
almost 500 first-professional degrees.
Graduate study at UVa is becoming increasingly
disciplinary, including collaboration across departments and
schools. In the biomedical sciences, for example, departments
have been replaced with an interdepartmental structure for
graduate training that optimizes the research training opportunities
available to students, and the flexibility to chose a mentor
and advanced graduate specialty training area ideally suited
to their professional interests and aspirations. To ensure
personalized attention, entering students are asked to identify
one of seven graduate program groups within the Biomedical
Sciences Graduate Program that best suits their initial professional
interests. However, students are free to change their program
selection as their interests evolve during their first year,
and have access to a plethora of research interests from over
200 biological/biomedical science faculty in the School of
Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences.
The University recently demonstrated its
ongoing commitment to graduate studies by announcing its intention
to build an endowment for graduate student funding as part
of its next capital campaign. Numerous programs have been developed
to encourage an outstanding and diverse graduate student body,
including the Fellowship Enhancement for Outstanding Doctoral
Candidates, which offers a supplement of $10,000 per year for
three years on top of a department’s funding offer to
outstanding candidates. Other programs reimburse recruiting
visits to colleges and universities by faculty and senior doctoral
students or reimburse departments for marketing postcards sent
to professors who write letters of recommendation for students
applying to graduate programs at UVa.
More detailed information about graduate
studies at the University is available online from the Office
of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, www.virginia.edu/vprgs,
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (434)
The University of Virginia’s mission
extends beyond the lives of its students, faculty, and staff
to the surrounding community, the Commonwealth, the nation,
and the world. From professional development for elementary
and secondary school teachers to leadership training for local
governing bodies across Virginia, the University is committed
to sharing its resources of expertise and scholarship in ways
that improve the well-being of individuals and communities.
OutreachVirginia (www.virginia.edu/outreachvirginia), an interactive,
searchable database and web site, provides extensive information
on all the University’s public service programs.
Through a bachelor’s degree program
designed specifically for part-time, adult students in Central
Virginia and educational seminars, short courses, and graduate
degree programs offered through regional centers across the
state, the University continues to expand access to higher
education while maintaining its tradition of academic excellence.
Telemedicine programs and screening clinics provide residents
in rural areas of the Commonwealth with access to both basic
and specialized health care. Programs in all of the schools
reflect a similar dedication to enhancing the quality of public
life in Virginia and beyond.
Students, faculty, and staff exemplify the
institution’s commitment to service. In 2004, 3,100 students
contributed over 115,000 hours in service to the surrounding
community through the student volunteer center, Madison House.
Nearly 650 UVa employees contributed over 3,300 hours of service
through the 2004 United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring,
a community-wide effort to foster volunteer service in Charlottesville
and Albemarle County. Since 2001, over 4,000 people have attended
free community lectures throughout Virginia, delivered by some
of the University’s most eminent scholars as part of
the Engaging the Mind lecture series. Faculty in every school
contribute countless hours of service participating on international,
national, state, and local advisory boards and providing professional
expertise to non-profit organizations, government agencies,
and businesses through both University programs and individual
initiatives. In 2004, nearly 3,500 staff and faculty contributed
more than $636,000 to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign
in support of 1,000 charities. Additional information about
public service and outreach initiatives and community relations
at the University of Virginia is available at www.virginia.edu/communityoutreach.
The University of Virginia was chartered by
the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1819.
It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate,
masters, and doctoral degrees. The University is one
of a select group of 62 American and Canadian universities
chosen for membership in the prestigious Association of American
The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited
by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, Landscape
Architecture Accreditation Board. The Master of Architecture
is accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board.
The Urban and Environmental Planning degree program is accredited
by the Planning Accreditation Board of the Association of Collegiate
Schools of Planning. The Curry School of Education and all
of its programs to prepare school personnel are accredited
by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
In addition, individual program specializations within the
Curry School are accredited by such organizations as the American
Speech, Language and Hearing Association, the National Athletic
Trainers Association and the Council for Exceptional
Children. The McIntire School of Commerce and the Darden Graduate
School of Business Administration are accredited by the American
Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The School of Law
is accredited by the American Bar Association and the American
Association of Law Schools. Degree programs in the School of
Engineering and Applied Science are accredited by the Accreditation
Board of Engineering and Technology. The School of Nursing
is accredited by the National League for Nursing and the Virginia
State Board of Nursing. The chemistry and music programs in
the College of Arts and Sciences are accredited by the American
Chemical Society and the National Association of Schools of
Music respectively. The M.D. degree in the School of Medicine
is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
(representing the Council on Medical Education of the American
Medical Association and the Executive Council of the Association
of American Medical Colleges).
Terry Belanger, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Arts and Sciences, Honorary
Curator of Special Collections
Donald Black, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Arts and Sciences
David W. Breneman, B.A., Ph.D., Education, Dean of the Curry
School of Education
Peter P. Brooks, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Arts and Sciences and
Robert M. Carey, B.S., M.D., M.A.C.P., Medicine, Harrison
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Dean Emeritus of the School
K. Ian Grandison, B.S., M.L.A., Architecture and Arts and
Donald F. Hunt, B.S., Ph.D., Arts and Sciences
Anita K. Jones, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Engineering and Applied
Science, Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Engineering and Applied
Jerome J. McGann, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Arts and Sciences, John
Stewart Bryan Professor of English
David B. Morris, B.A., Ph.D., Office of the Vice President
and Provost and Arts and Sciences
Robert M. O’Neil, A.B., A.M., LL.B., Law, Director of
the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
Larry J. Sabato, B.A., D.Phil., Arts and Sciences, Robert
Kent Gooch Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs
Elizabeth S. Scott, B.A., J.D., Law, Class of 1962 Professor
Edgar A. Starke, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Engineering and Applied
Science, Ernest Jackson Oglesby Professor of Materials Science
Haydn N. G. Wadley, B.S., Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science,
Edgar A. Starke, Jr., Research Professor of Materials Science,
Senior Associate Dean for Research
William A. Wulf, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Engineering and Applied
Science, American Telephone and Telegraph Company Professor
of Engineering and Applied Science