Department: University Digest

Danger: Falling Dorms

Danger: Falling Dorms

Dobie, Balz and Watson houses were torn down this summer to make way for two new six-story dorms that will house more students, and be greener and more efficient.

Fall 2009

Leaders for Time of Change

Leaders for Time of Change

Wynne and Abramson to head Board of Visitors

Wynne and the board look forward to guiding the University through a number of major leadership changes.

Fall 2009

A Legacy of Support

A Legacy of Support

Sylvia Terry retires

Advocate for African American students and "mother away from home" retires after 20 years.

Fall 2009

Casteen Announces Retirement

Casteen Announces Retirement

UVA president will step down in 2010

John T. Casteen III, UVA’s seventh president, announces he will step down on August 1, 2010.

Fall 2009

Honors

Honors

Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.

Summer 2009

Monticello Sights and Sounds

Monticello Sights and Sounds

With the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center now fully open for business, a visit to Monticello has become an even richer experience.

Summer 2009

Vers Libre

Vers Libre

Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander visits the University.

Summer 2009

Money Matters

Money Matters

Bond sales and tuition costs helped by federal programs

Summer 2009

Dr. Nurse

Dr. Nurse

Child obesity research leads to landmark degree

Summer 2009

Free Speech? Over There

Free Speech? Over There

Political parties receive Jefferson Muzzles for designating zones at conventions

The annual muzzle awards took a bipartisan bent this year.

Summer 2009

Bennett Begins

Bennett Begins

Virginia welcomes new basketball coach

Tony Bennett leaves Washington State University to become the new basketball coach at UVA.

Summer 2009

Portraiture in Spray Paint

Portraiture in Spray Paint

James Dean Erickson (Col ’08) only paints people he knows. He paints them so large that their faces take up whole walls, their irises half a foot wide.

Summer 2009

Making a Nation Safe

Making a Nation Safe

Janet Napolitano (Law ’83) brings “no-nonsense” reputation to new role

Spring 2009

Election Season

Election Season

In the John Paul Jones Arena, a crowd of approximately 3,000 people watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.

Spring 2009

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