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2008 Year in Photos

01 The Lawn During the first snowfall of the year (January). Photo by Deloreon Burton (CLAS '11). 02 The Lawn during the first snowfall of the year (January). Photo submitted by Deloreon Burton (CLAS '11).

03 A student enjoys sledding on Grounds (January). Photo by Jane Haley. 04 Thomas Jefferson statue in the snow (January). Photo submitted by Rafaela Ferreira e Silva.

05 The McIntire School of Commerce opens its new state-of-the-art home on the Lawn (January). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison. 06 A member of "Acro Dunk" flies over Cav Man’s head during halftime of the men's basketball game vs. Georgia Tech (January). Photo by Dan Addison.

07 Dr. Maurice Apprey, dean of African-American Affairs, outlines efforts to raise student standards during his annual address on the state of African-American Affairs (February). Read more. Photo by Craig Schwechel. 08 President John T. Casteen III delivers his annual State of the University address at Old Cabell Hall (February). Read more. Photo by Jane Haley.

11 Cirque du Soleil performs at the John Paul Jones Arena (February). Photo by Dan Addison. 174 Darden first-year students Cameron Miller and Justine Lee run the ice cream tasting booth at the Marketing Club's Brand Challenge (January). Photo by Jack Looney.

09 Sen. Hillary Clinton greets students at Cabell Hall during a visit to Professor Larry Sabato's class (January). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison. 10 The Board of Visitors selects Adom Getachew (CLAS '09) as its new student member (February). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison.

12 Kid Rock performs at the John Paul Jones Arena (March). Photo by Dan Addison. 14 Fourth-year biology major Jackie Sherbuk works at one of the many on-Grounds student jobs that offer undergraduates real-world experience (April). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison.

15 Spring arrives early on Grounds (February). Photo by Dan Tarjan, Cavalier Daily. 16 Trees in bloom over the Serpentine Wall (April). Photo by Kathryn Hickson.

17 The School of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2008 as students get residency assignments (March). Read more. Photo by David Foreman. 20 Grammy Award winner Keith Urban performs at the John Paul Jones Arena (April). Photo by Dan Addison.

20 Students in class (April). Photo by Jane Haley. 121 Department of Physics professor Louis Bloomfield speaking at the National Physics Day Show (April). Photo by Jane Haley.

127 The Jazz Chamber Ensemble performs their end of year concert at the Amphitheatre (April). Photo by Jane Haley. 129 Freshman midfielder Paige Selenski and the field hockey team defeats Ohio 2-1, in overtime (September). Read more. Photo by Bennett Sorbo, Cavalier Daily.

22 Gov. Tim Kaine, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III and the Couric family are present for beginning construction of the Couric Cancer Center (April). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison. 24 U.Va.'s Women Rowing Manager, Whitney Roper, prepping for a race at the Virginia invitational Lake Monticello (April). Photo submitted by Joe Chaudoin.

155 Senior guard Sean Singletary and the men's basketball team defeat Boston College, 84-66 (January). Read more. Photo by Matt Riley. 25 Students ride stationary bikes for more than 7,000 miles to raise money to build schools for Ugandan children affected by poverty and the HIV/AIDS crisis (April) Photo by Jane Haley.

196 Students in class (April). Photo by Jane Haley. 202 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lectures on "The Wall of Separation” at the University of Virginia Law School (April). Read more. Photo courtesy of Public Affairs.

27 Inside the C-SPAN school bus (March). Photo by Dan Addison. 28 Gov. Tim Kaine speaks at Larry Sabato’s politics class about his involvement in Virginia politics (April). Read more. Photo by Bobby Grasberger, Cavalier Daily.

124 Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is interviewed by Julian Bond, civil rights activist and U.Va. history professor, at the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. (March). Photo by Jane Haley. 133 U.Va.’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership honors U.S. Senator John Warner. Guests include the following former and current governors and senators: Mark Warner, George Allen, Doug Wilder, Gerald Balliles, John Warner, Linwood Holton, Tim Kaine, Jim Webb, Chuck Robb, and Jim Gilmore (April). Photo by Jennifer Fariello.

30 Cavalier football fans wait their turn for an autograph from fourth-year student Antonio Appleby (April). Photo submitted by Susan Birckhead (Medicine '79). 31 Rhapsody Ballet Ensemble presents "Art in Motion” in Old Cabell Hall (April). Photo submitted by Gretel Truong (CLAS '08).

119 Construction continues on the School of Nursing (April). Photo by Dan Addison. 32 Top-ranked Virginia tennis team wins its fourth ACC Championship in the past five years with a 4-0 win over Miami at the 2008 ACC Tournament final (April). Read more. Photo by courtesy of Virginia Sports.

33 The "African Music & Dance Ensemble” performs music and dance from Ghana, West Africa during their spring concert at Old Cabell Hall (April). Photo by Jane Haley. 34 Multiple Grammy award winner Bruce Springsteen performs to a sell-out crowd at the John Paul Jones Arena (April). Photo by Dan Addison.

35 Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers discusses her book "Why Women Should Rule The World: A Memoir,” at the Miller Center of Public Affairs (May). Photo by Sean Gallagher. 36 Gordon Rainey, Campaign Chair and Chair of the Campaign Executive Committee, delivers the keynote address at the first annual "Hoos for Open Access” dinner for graduating fourth-year Access students (April). Photo by Eric Kelley.

38 The first annual Senator John W. Warner Public Leadership Awards are given to students Sarah Buckley, a political philosophy, policy and law major, and Grayson Lambert, a government and foreign affairs major (April). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison. 39 President Casteen celebrates Jeanette Lancaster’s tenure as dean of the School of Nursing at Carr’s Hill (June). Photo by Dan Addison.

40 The Virginia Men's Crew Varsity Eight defeating Michigan, George Washington, Gonzaga, and Rutgers at the GW Invitational (April). Photo submitted by Derrick Thiel (CLAS), taken by Theresa Tratensek (CLAS). 41 The women’s team finishes fifth at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships (June). Read more. Photo courtesy of VirginiaSports.com.

48 Finals 2008 (May) 43 Finals 2008 (May)

46 Finals 2008 (May) 49 Arthur T. Garson Jr., executive vice president and provost, during Finals 2008 (May).

50 Finals 2008 (May) 141 The Rotunda (June 24, 2008). Photo by Dan Addison.

53 Grounds for Reunions Weekend 2008 (June). Photo by Dan Grogan. 54 President John T. Casteen III and Betsy Casteen participate in Reunions Weekend 2008 (June). Photo by Dan Grogan.

55 Alumnus Taylor Maltz (CLAS ’08) on the Today Show in Beijing (August). Photo submitted by Taylor Maltz. 56 First-year student Yolanda Yixiao Min carries the Olympic Torch through Beijing (August). Read more.

57 Alumna Lindsay Shoop (CLAS ‘03), back row, first from left, wins a gold medal as part of the women’s eight crew in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (August). Read more. Photo by Jamie Squire. 64 Mr. John Paul Jones with men’s basketball players junior guard Calvin Baker and red shirt freshman Sammy Zeglinski (August). Photo by Jane Haley.

66 Women’s basketball coach Debbie Ryan is inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (June). Read more. Photo courtesy of VirginiaSports.com. 157 The Heritage Theatre Festival closes its 2008 season with "The Light in the Piazza" (July). Read more. Photo by Michael Bailey.

63 U.Va. students participate in an "Alternative Spring Break” in India (June). Photo submitted by Nandita Mani (CLAS ’08). 142 U.Va. students Kyle Mihalcoe, David Goslin, and Dan Levick show school pride in front of the Pantheon in Rome during a summer Semester at Sea stop (July). Photo by Kyle Mihalcoe.

135 Incoming first-years students meet their mentors during Summer Orientation (June). Photo by Jane Haley. 59 Tabitha Enoch, Director of Orientation, welcomes a group of incoming first-year students during Summer Orientation (July). Photo by Jane Haley.

188 Fall on the Lawn (September). Photo by Dan Addison. 60 A message for incoming first-year students (July). Photo by Jane Haley.

61 Student orientation leaders welcome a group of incoming first-year students during Summer Orientation (July). Photo by Jane Haley. 62 Incoming first-year students and their families attend a Summer Orientation session (July). Photo by Jane Haley.

67 Parents and families help move students into their dorms (August). Photo by Jane Haley. 68 146 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2012 receive their white coats during the annual ceremony in Old Cabell Hall (August). Photo submitted by David Foreman.

69 Virginia vs. the University of Southern California opens the football season (August). Photo by Dan Addison. 70 A group of fans cheer the football team (August). Photo by Dan Addison.

72 ZZ Top, a three man band recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performs at the John Paul Jones Arena (September). Photo by Dan Addison. 73 Michelle Obama, wife of Illinois senator Barack Obama, 2008 Democratic nominee for President, discusses women’s rights at Newcomb Hall Plaza (September). Photo by Jane Haley.

74 Michelle Obama, wife of Illinois senator Barack Obama, 2008 Democratic nominee for President, and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden, discuss women’s rights at Newcomb Hall Plaza (September). Photo by Jane Haley. 75 The South Lawn construction site at dawn (September). Photo by Jason Clay.

76 The Department of Drama opens its 2008-09 season with Neil Labute’s "Some Girls” (September). Photo by Michael Bailey. 77 Betsy Casteen, honorary co-chair, opens the Women’s in Leadership Conference (September). Photo by Jane Haley.

152 Students studying in Alderman Library (February). Photo by Jane Haley. 78 Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian, speaks with other University leaders at the Women in Leadership conference (September 2008). Photo by Stephanie Gross.

171 National Education Association President, Dr. Reg Weaver, and Curry School of Education associate professor Eleanor Wilson in Ruffner Hall (April). Photo submitted by Maria Micocci (Curry '08). 128 Students bring their laptops to "Digitalis Under the Stars,” the annual computer music festival at the Amphitheatre (April). Photo by Jane Haley.

83 Rachel Besecker (EDU '10), Caitlin Canosa (EDU ’10), and Mallary Birckhead (EDU ’10) tailgate with Cavman before a football game (October). Photo by Susan C. Birckhead (Radiology ’80). 153 John A. "Jack" Blackburn, dean of admission, and Dr. Sharon L. Hostler, McLemore Birdsong Professor of Pediatrics, are honored with Thomas Jefferson Awards, the highest recognition given to members of our community, at Fall Convocation (October). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison.

84 Singer, songwriter, and musician Sir Elton John performs at the John Paul Jones Arena (October). Photo by Dan Addison. 85 The Korean Student Association performs at Culturefest (October). Photo by Jane Haley.

136 The Office of the Dean of Students hosts an ice cream social (April). Photo submitted by Kelly Hondula (CLAS ’09). 86 Grammy-award winner Jay-Z performs at the John Paul Jones Arena (October). Photo by Jason Clay.

159 The women's lacrosse team earns their third-straight ACC title with a victory over Maryland (April). Read more. Photo courtesy of VirginiaSports.com. 87 Students participate in the fifth annual McIntire Hedge Fund Tournament, building custom computerized trading systems that interact with a simulated stock market (April). Read more.

88 Lawn rooms decorated for Halloween (October). Photo by Asima Bhattacharyya. 89 University students, faculty, staff, and the local community participate in Halloween on the Lawn (October). Photo by Dan Addison.

90 The Ballroom Dance club performs at Newcomb Hall during Family Weekend (October). Photo by Jane Haley. 182 Third-year chemical engineering students Eric Harshfield and Ana Jemec designed a water purification system for Venda, South Africa that is selected as one of 100 "Projects for Peace" (April) Read more. Photo by Dan Addison.

91 Former Virginia governor and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner campaigns at U.Va. (November). Read more. Photo by Bennett Sorbo, Cavalier Daily. 92 A sign directing traffic during Election Day 2008 (November). Photo by Jane Haley.

93 Courtney Cozard (CLAS ’11) displays her "I Voted” sticker (November). Photo by Jane Haley. 94 Julian Bond, professor of history and chairman of the board of the NCAAP, watches the election results on television (November). Photo by Jane Haley.

206 Professor of history and chairman of the board of the NCAAP Julian Bond, Marcus Martin chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Executive Director of Community Engagement for Albemarle County Bernard Hairston watch Election Day results with Vice President for Development and Public Affairs Robert D. Sweeney. 95 Academy award-winner actress Jane Fonda, her son, actor Tory Garity, and academy award-winning actress Sissy Spacek attend the 21st Annual Virginia Film Festival (October). Photo by Jack Looney.

97 Homecomings Weekend football game vs. University of Miami (November 1, 2008). Photo by Geraldine Pierre (CLAS ’08). 29 The University Singers, accompanied by alumnae, sing a rendition of the "The Good Old Song” during their 50th Anniversary Gala in Old Cabell Hall (April). Photo submitted by Liz Diemer (CLAS).

98 President John T. Casteen III (center) attends the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hispanic Students Program in Valencia, Spain, along with Professor of Spanish, Fernando Opere; Enrique Celma, the program coordinator in Valencia; Eliseo Valle, the program’s academic administrator, and David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish (October). 151 Students in politics professor Larry Sabato's "PLAP101: An Introduction to American Politics" class raise their hands, seeking answers from Senator Hillary Clinton (February). Photo by Dan Addison.

148 Bill T. Jones, artistic director, choreographer, and dancer, discusses the struggle of the arts during the Inaugural Arts Assembly at Old Cabell Hall (November). Read more. Photo by Andrew Shurtleff. 145 Susan Carkeek, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Office, celebrates with Lindsay J. Baker of Facilities Management during the banquet to honor the university’s longest-serving employees (June). Read more. Photo by Jason Watson.

150 Meredith Jung-En Woo, a nationally-known expert on international political economy and East Asian politics, is named dean of the College and Graduates School of Arts and Sciences (April). Read more. Photo by Jane Haley. 208 Dorrie K. Fontaine is appointed dean of the School of Nursing (May). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison.

100 Paul G. Mahoney is appointed dean of the University of Virginia School of Law (February). Read more. 101 Billy K. Cannaday Jr. is appointed dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (July). Read more.

102 Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, is appointed vice president and dean of the School of Medicine (June). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison. 103 Gowher Rizvi, internationally renowned political scientist and current director of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, is appointed vice provost for international programs (August). Photo by Dan Addison. Read more.

104 Thomas C. Skalak, professor and chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine, is appointed vice president for research (June). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison. 140 Retired professor Raymond Bice Jr. celebrates his 90th birthday (July). Photo by Andrew Shurtleff. Read more.

108 Ruffin Hall, the new home of the McIntire Department of Art’s studio art program (October). Read more. Photo by Jane Haley. 105 Construction on the new Arts Grounds progresses (April). Photo by Jane Haley.

107 An aerial view of the South Lawn Project (October). Photo by Dan Grogan. 106 The South Lawn Project is progressing on schedule with the completion of the structural steel milestone for the north building (April). Photo courtesy of Public Affairs.

185 Construction continues on the School of Architecture's Campbell Hall (October). Photo by Jane Haley. 109 The School of Architecture dedicates Campbell Hall’s new additions (October). Read more.

192 Yok San Reynolds, vice president and chief financial officer, and Betsy Casteen discuss a gingerbread house replica of Carr's Hill at the annual Holiday Open House (December). Photo by Dan Addison. 147 In Memoriam: Former Commonwealth professor of sociology, Steven L. Nock, dies at the age 57 from diabetes (January). Read more.

110 In Memoriam: Former computer science professor Randy Pausch dies at age 45 from pancreatic cancer (July). Read more. 111 In Memoriam: Former director of the Center for Advanced Studies and dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Dexter Whitehead dies at age 85 (May). Read more. Photo by Dan Addison.

146 In Memoriam: James Murray Howard, who served for two decades as architect for the historic buildings and grounds, dies at age 60 (January). Read more. 112 In Memoriam: Former director of the Creative Writing Program George Garrett dies at age 78 (May). Read more.

207 The Rotunda after The Lighting of the Lawn (December). Photo submitted by Andrew Fink. Share the Slideshow on YouTube.

The photos in the collection were shot by Public Affairs' photographers Dan Addision and Jane Haley, as well as many faculty, staff and students who submitted their photos throughout the year to Week in Photos. This production is brought to you by the Web Communications Office: Carey Hill, Nicole Breeden, Jonelle Kinback, and Nancy A. Tramontin.