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. This second edition of Susan Tyler
Hitchcock's "The University of Virginia: A Pictorial History,"
first published in 1999 and updated in 2003, traces Mr. Jefferson's
favorite project through an appropriately rich pageant of images
and text. The book's main chapters, arranged chronologically,
follow the rise of the university from its founding to the
accomplishments of John T. Casteen III's presidency and the
appointment of Teresa A. Sullivan as the university's eighth, and
first female, president.
In this second edition, Casteen's legacy is considered,
including AccessUVa, the university's groundbreaking full-need
financial aid program; initiatives to position the University of
Virginia as a global leader; and major expansion of the physical
facilities, including the Arts Precinct, the South Lawn Project,
John Paul Jones Arena, the Harrison Institute and Small Special
Collections Library, and groundbreaking for the Emily Couric
Clinical Cancer Center. The final chapter includes an essay on the
historic preservation of the Academical Village and looks forward
with new president Teresa A. Sullivan as Mr. Jefferson's university
sits poised on the eve of its bicentennial celebration. Highlights
include interviews with John T. Casteen III and Teresa A.
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