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The University of Virginia: A Pictorial History

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ISBN13:

9780813919027

ISBN10:
0813919029
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Univ of Virginia Pr

Summary

The definitive treatment of Mr. Jefferson's favorite institution, with an updated section on entering the twenty-first century. In the nearly two centuries since the first building's completion in Thomas Jefferson's academical village, programs and facilities at the University of Virginia have been continually expanded and updated. The four years since the first publication of The University of Virginia: A Pictorial History have been no exception to that tradition: science and technology, athletics, public service, international programs, business, and the arts are just a few of the current growth areas at Mr. Jefferson's university. When the Board of Visitors approved a new master plan for growth and development in 1999--and the capital campaign of 2000 supported its ambitious outline with a $1.4 billion purse--they set in motion massive upgrades at the university. A South Lawn complex and "groundswalk" to reconnect the sprawling areas of the university, a new special collections library, expanded athletic facilities, and an innovative performing and visual arts precinct will support the many programs the university is pursuing to remain competitive among peer institutions. A rich compendium of the history, people, places, and traditions of the University of Virginia, this generously illustrated narrative provides the next-best experience to actually being on grounds. Detailing programs and construction already under way, as well as previewing anticipated initiatives, Susan Tyler Hitchcock's all-new section for this updated Pictorial History ensures that the book accurately reflects the ever-evolving nature of its subject. And Jefferson himself couldn't help but be pleased by "a planso broad and liberal and modern" as that.

Author Biography

Susan Tyler Hitchcock holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Foreword viii
John T. Casteen III
The Vision
1(14)
The Founding
15(22)
The Lawn
32(5)
A University in its Youth
37(22)
Honor
54(5)
War, Reconstruction, and Fire
59(36)
The Greeks
90(5)
Celebrating A Century
95(26)
Athletics
116(5)
Through Hard Times
121(26)
The Corner
142(5)
The Capstone of Virginia Education
147(24)
The Professional Schools
164(7)
A Time of Change
171(28)
Beyond the Lawn
194(5)
Restoring Ideals
199(26)
The Electronic Academical Village
220(5)
A University of the Twenty-first Century
225(15)
Notes 240(2)
Works Cited 242(2)
Further Reading 244(1)
Illustration Credits 245(1)
Index 246


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