University News & Events
Major Issues in America's Health6/5/10 - As part of Reunions Weekend 2010, major experts in health care presented important issues. The panel included Francis Collins (Col '70), William Corr (Col '70), Steve DeKosky, and Marge Sidebottom.
The University: Past, Present and Future6/5/10 - Moderated by Larry Sabato, this panel featured University luminaries including John Casteen III (Col '65), Leonard Sandridge (Grad '74), Tim Garson and Robert Sweeney.
Reunions Weekend 2010: President's Welcome and Remarks6/4/10 - June 4, 2010 - President Casteen welcomes alumni at Reunions Weekend 2010. The events were sponsored by the Alumni Association.
2010 Graduation5/23/10 - Graduation 2010 on the Lawn features Finals Address by President John Casteen, greetings from the Alumni Association, and the Conferring of Degrees.
2010 Valedictory Exercises5/22/10 - Class of 2010 Valedictory Exercises on the Lawn. David Baldacci (Law '86), author, screenwriter, and philanthropist, gave the Valedictory Address. University awards and the class gift were presented.
Whatever Happened to Thrift? Why Americans Don't Save and What to Do About It11/14/09 - It is no secret that Americans save very little, but why? What can be done about it? Wilcox, a professor at U.Va.'s Darden School of Business, will describe how the "savings crisis" adversely influences personal lifestyles over the long term, and how it can undermine our national wealth and standard of living. Wilcox will highlight practical strategies to spend less and save more, and he will explain how reinventing thrift can make America a more prosperous nation.
Casteen Welcomes Class of 2013, His Last as U.Va. President8/23/09 - The Opening Convocation for new University of Virginia students took place on Sunday, August 23, 2009. This was the last time President Casteen will welcome an incoming class. After 20 years, U.Va.'s seventh president will step down on Aug. 1, 2010. The president welcomed the largest first-year class in the University's history, 3,260 students from 46 states, the District of Columbia and 76 countries. Sixty-eight percent are Virginians; half of those hail from Northern Virginia, and 315 transferred from Virginia's community colleges. More than a thousand, he said, are supported in some measure by AccessUVA, the University's financial aid program.
President's Welcome Address8/22/09 - 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.
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