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 plan so broad and liberal and modern" as that.
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Susan Tyler Hitchcock holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. A freelance writer living in Albemarle County, she is also the author of Gather Ye Wild Things: A Forager's Year (Virginia) and Coming About: A Family Passage at Sea.Review:
Praise for the earlier edition:Carefully researched, beautifully written and authoritative, this insightful book covers virtually all of the important events that constitute the history of the University of Virginia. It will bring back happy memories to some and introduce others to the events of the University’s remarkable past.(Raymond C. Bice, emeritus professor and former University historian, University of Virginia)
Praise for the earlier edition:"The talented Susan Tyler Hitchcock, an alumnus, provides a graceful chronological narrative of the school’s founding, growth, and development into a nationally ranked university. The design and organization of this book is striking and effective."(John T. Kneebone, Virginia Libraries)
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Book Description University of Virginia Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110813919029
Book Description University of Virginia Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0813919029 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1339494