McIntire School of Commerce
The McIntire School of Commerce is the University of Virginia's undergraduate business school and graduate business school for Commerce, Global Commerce, Management of Information Technology, Business Analytics. It was founded in 1921 through a gift by Paul Goodloe McIntire; the two-year McIntire program offers undergraduate students B. S. degrees in Commerce with concentrations in Accounting, Information Technology and Marketing. Undergraduate students at UVA apply to gain admission during their second year; some students apply during their third year, will enter upon their fourth year. McIntire offers five graduate programs: M. S. in Commerce, M. S. in Global Commerce, M. S. in Accounting, M. S. in Management of Information Technology, M. S. in Business Analytics, the latter delivered in partnership with the Darden School of Business. The McIntire Business Institute offers certificate programs in business for non-business students and professionals in academic-year residential, summer residential, online formats.
In 1920, the University of Virginia began offering students majoring in economics the opportunity to specialize in business administration. One year a $200,000 donation from stockbroker and Charlottesville philanthropist Paul Goodloe McIntire made the establishment of the McIntire School of Commerce and Business Administration possible. Over the next three decades McIntire operated as a separate entity from the College of Arts and Sciences, but worked with the James Wilson School of Economics. In 1952, the University's Board of Visitors approved the establishment of the McIntire School as a professional school to be administered as a separate unit of the University, distinct from the College. Monroe Hall became the home for the McIntire School. McIntire offers degrees in the following disciplines: The B. S. in Commerce is a 57-credit-hour upper-divisional school program for third- and fourth-year UVA students. Students apply for enrollment at McIntire during the spring of their second year. Students accepted into the program begin coursework in the fall of their third year.
Once they begin, students are enrolled in a 12-credit, block-style class called the Integrated Core Experience. Blocks are taught by a group of professors, with each professor specializing in an aspect of business. Professors conduct subject-based coursework on a rotating basis. During the first semester at McIntire, students while in their ICE Blocks are assigned to teams; each team assumes the role of an analyst, works on a semester-long project for one of four Fortune 500 companies. The team-based project requires students to advise senior management on a problem or objective the company is facing. Students specialize in one of five "concentrations": Accounting, Information Technology and Marketing. Depending on the requirements of the concentration, students begin taking classes for their concentration either in the second or third semester at McIntire; each concentration has its own coursework, with some required courses fixed for the concentration and other required courses offered to students as a choice of electives.
The Finance concentration, for example, has four required fixed courses plus one required elective, while the Marketing concentration has one fixed requirement plus two required electives. Students who wish to are able to select more than one concentration, but cannot choose more than two concentrations. McIntire students can choose to study in an area of specialty that spans across several disciplines, called a "track". Students may select a track during the spring semester of the third year or the start of the fourth year. McIntire students may complete up to two tracks if course scheduling allows, but cannot complete three or more tracks. McIntire offers tracks in Advertising and Digital Media, Business Analytics, Global Commerce, Quantitative Finance, Real Estate; the ten-month, 40-credit-hour M. S. in Commerce integrates foundational business skills, a specialization in business analytics, finance, or marketing & management, concludes with the Global Immersion Experience. The required GIE is an in-depth overview of your designated region during a one-week residency in Charlottesville, followed by overseas travel with a class cohort on an intensive three-week schedule of academic and cultural visits.
The M. S. in Global Commerce is a three-continent, one-year program designed for recent high-potential business or management major graduates with little to no prior work experience. Students learn in three different locations and earn the M. S. in Global Commerce from UVA McIntire in Charlottesville, Virginia at UVA, as well as an M. S. in Global Strategic Management from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, a certificate in International Business from Lingnan College at Sun Yat-sen University. McIntire's M. S. in Accounting is a nine-month, 30-credit-hour program that prepares students for professional practice by sharpening the analytical and technical skills they need to excel in the field of accounting. The M. S. in MIT
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is one of the University of Virginia's graduate schools. The school offers classes and degree programs in Public Leadership; the school, established in 2007, is aligned with many of the University's schools, including the architecture, education, engineering and medicine schools, as well as with programs in politics and applied ethics. The Frank Batten School, located in Charlottesville, Virginia was established in 2007 by a $100 million gift from University of Virginia alumnus, Frank Batten. A part of the University's strategic plan, the Batten School was designed to be an expression of U. Va.'s Jeffersonian heritage. Frank Batten's vision for the school was to create an institution that "focused on developing leaders who understand the responsibilities and opportunities of public life and have a bias for action." The school is housed at the center of the University's grounds in Garrett Hall, next to Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda and The Lawn.
Harry Harding the dean of the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, was selected as the school's founding dean in January 2009. Garrett Hall went through a multimillion-dollar renovation while under Dean Harding; the project was completed in the summer of 2011. In May 2014, the University announced that University of Michigan professor and national security and international relations policy expert, Allan Stam, was slated to become Batten's second dean. Stam began his term July 1 of that year. Teaching and research is overseen by the Academic Affairs Office, headed by Dean Christopher Ruhm; the Assistant Dean meets with students and in addition each student is assigned a faculty mentor. The Batten School adheres to the University of Virginia's Honor System and enforces strict consequences for instances of lying and stealing within the school. Batten's core curriculum requires Master of Public Policy students to take classes in four main areas: 1) concepts and tools of problem solving and policy analysis, 2) leadership, 3) context of public policy, 4) applied, experiential learning.
Students must take electives, complete an internship, present an Applied Policy Project—where students must conduct a professional study for an outside client. Optional one-credit short classes are offered. MPP student summer internships are offered at various consulting, federal contractor and Federal Government and local governments, NGO/Nonprofit organizations in Virginia and nationally. MPP candidates must take a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 17 credits, permission from the Assistant Dean is required to enroll in over 17 credits; the Accelerated Bachelor/Master of Public Policy Program allows current University of Virginia undergraduates to complete both a Bachelor's and their Master's degree in five years, one year earlier than the average six. Eligible students apply for the program their third year at U. Va. and must complete three Batten courses per semester their first year at the school. The core curriculum is the same as the MPP program; the Batten School offers five dual-degree programs where students may earn a degree from another graduate school at the University of Virginia and at Batten in conjunction.
The school offers student several degree options, including an MPP/JD from the Law School, MPP/MBA from the Darden School of Business, MPP/PhD in Education Policy from the Curry School of Education, MPP/MPH from the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, MPP/MUEP from the School of Architecture. The school started offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in leadership and public policy in 2012, with a focus on global and domestic policy. To complete the degree students must complete the core curriculum required by the University of Virginia as well as an additional 40 credit hours of Batten classes; the Batten School and the University of Virginia offer two annual Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant awards, given at the end of the academic year. In addition to these teaching awards, Batten awards efforts in policy analysis; the Outstanding Applied Policy Project Award is given to an MMP student annually, honorable mentions are awarded as well. Students are eligible for the Dean's List and commencement awards.
Founded in 2011, the Center is a collaboration between the Curry School of Batten. The Center aims to draw scholars from the University of Virginia and from around the state to conduct research and data development on educational policy; the interdisciplinary Center conducts a seminar series on educational policy. This center is the result of a collaboration between Batten and the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, it conducts research on health and the public and seeks to find better ways to address health policy issues and educate the public. The Center is open to University of Virginia faculty, as well researchers; the group brings together representatives of leadership programs from eight of the University of Virginia's eleven schools, with thirty faculty members from the politics department, the Darden School of Business, Miller Center of Public Affairs, many others. Their goal is to identify best practices in leadership education as well as host guest speakers and forums.
The subject of social entrepreneurship is a new development in public policy curriculum, in 2013 Batten Professor Christine Mahoney and two students received a grant from the Jefferson Trust to fund classes, field work, faculty. Social Entrepreneurship @ U. Va. is a pan-university interdisciplinary program that seeks to engage students in thought about social change through entrepreneurship in non
Richmond Spiders men's basketball
The Richmond Spiders men's basketball team represents the University of Richmond in Richmond and competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team plays its home games at the Robins Center; the team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2011 under head coach Chris Mooney, who has guided the program since the 2005–2006 season. UR's basketball program has developed a reputation as a "giant killer" in the NCAA tournament, defeating the Charles Barkley-led Auburn Tigers in 1984, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1988 by defeating defending national champion Indiana and Georgia Tech, beating #3 seeded South Carolina in 1998, becoming the first #15 seed to knock off a #2 seed when the Spiders defeated Syracuse in 1991; the Spiders hold the distinction of being the only basketball program to win NCAA tournament games as a 12, 13, 14, 15 seed. Chris Mooney – Head Coach Rob Jones – Associate Head Coach Kim Lewis – Assistant Coach Marcus Jenkins – Assistant Coach Three Spider players have had their numbers retired by the University.
The Spiders have appeared in nine NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–9; the Spiders have appeared in nine National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 10–9. *The NIT in 2006 began using a seeding and region system similar to what is used in the NCAA Tournament. The Spiders have appeared in three College Basketball Invitational tournaments, their combined record is 3–3. The following Spider players have been selected in the National Basketball Association draft: Official website
Antawn Cortez Jamison is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, being named national player of the year in 1998, he was selected by the Toronto Raptors as the fourth overall pick of the 1998 NBA draft traded to the Golden State Warriors for former Tar Heel teammate Vince Carter. Named to the NBA All-Rookie Team with the Warriors, Jamison was a two-time All-Star and won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2004, he was a member of the United States national team in 2006. Upon retiring he became an analyst for Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Jamison was born in Louisiana, his parents named him "Antoine". The error was never corrected. Jamison played football at Quail Hollow Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, he went on to play high school basketball at Charlotte's Providence High School, where he was named a McDonald's All-American after his senior season.
Jamison played three seasons of college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, averaging 19.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. In his junior year, he was awarded both the Naismith and Wooden Awards as the most outstanding men's college basketball player for the 1997–98 season. Jamison decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft in 1998, he subsequently returned and earned a B. A. in Afro-American and African studies, graduating in August 1999. On March 1, 2000, Jamison's #33 was retired at the Dean E. Smith Center, the seventh Tarheel so honored. Jamison was selected with the fourth pick of the 1998 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors, who dealt his rights to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for former North Carolina teammate and best friend Vince Carter. Jamison spent the first five years of his NBA career with the Warriors, he scored a career-high 51 points on back-to-back against Seattle and the Lakers. He averaged a career-high 24.9 points per game in his third season in the league.
In 2003, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a nine-player deal that sent Jamison, forwards Danny Fortson and Chris Mills, guard Jiří Welsch to the Mavs and guard Nick Van Exel, center Evan Eschmeyer, guard Avery Johnson, forwards Popeye Jones and Antoine Rigaudeau to the Warriors. With Dallas, Jamison experienced his first winning season in 2003–04 as the Mavericks finished 52–30 and made the playoffs, which marked the first time in his career that Jamison had experienced post-season play. Jamison was named as the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year for his efforts; the Mavericks suffered a setback in the first round. At season's end Jamison was traded again, this time to the Wizards, in exchange for former Tar Heel Jerry Stackhouse, Christian Laettner, a first-round draft pick. In the 2004–05 season with the Wizards, he was named to the NBA All-Star team for the first time in his career and the Wizards enjoyed a solid 45–37 win–loss season, their finest effort in 26 years, they made the playoffs for the first time since 1997 and advanced to the second round for the first time since 1982.
In 2006, Jamison played for the US national team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, winning a bronze medal. Jamison led the Wizards against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2007 playoffs. Jamison averaged 10 rebounds per game during the series. During the 2007–08 season, Jamison was named to his second NBA Eastern All-Star team. On June 30, 2008, Jamison signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Wizards. Jamison stated his desire to end his career with the Wizards. On February 17, 2010, Jamison was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team, six-player trade that sent Al Thornton from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Washington Wizards, Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first-round pick and the rights to Emir Preldžič from Cleveland to Washington, Drew Gooden from Washington to Los Angeles and Sebastian Telfair from Los Angeles to Cleveland. In his first game with the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Charlotte Bobcats, Jamison scored only two points from two free throws as he went 0 for 12 from the field.
In his second game with the Cavaliers, Jamison scored 19 points against the Orlando Magic. The Cleveland Cavaliers made the NBA playoffs as the team with the best record; the Cavaliers defeated Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls in five games, but fell to the Boston Celtics in 6 games. Weeks after the series, Jamison's teammate LeBron James left the Cavaliers, to join the Miami Heat alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Antawn Jamison and the Cleveland Cavaliers had little success in the 2010–11 NBA season, they would set NBA history with a 26-game losing streak. That streak was snapped with a 126–119 overtime win against the Los Angeles Clippers. In January 2011, Jamison said that he was considering retirement, that his 2011–12 season could be his last. On February 27, in a loss to the 76ers, Jamison broke his left pinky, he underwent a surgery, would be out the rest of the season. He finished his 14th NBA season in 2011–12 with averages of 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. On July 25, 2012, Jamison signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA veteran's minimum.
On November 30 against the Denver Nuggets, he scored a season-high 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, becoming the first Laker since Shaquille O'Neal in 1998 to record a 30/10 game as a reserve
Charlottesville, colloquially known as C'ville and named the City of Charlottesville, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the county seat of Albemarle County, which surrounds the city, though the two are separate legal entities; this means a resident will list city on official paperwork. It is named after the British Queen consort Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who as the wife of George III was Virginia's last Queen. In 2016, an estimated 46,912 people lived within the city limits; the Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Charlottesville with Albemarle County for statistical purposes, bringing its population to 150,000. Charlottesville is the heart of the Charlottesville metropolitan area, which includes Albemarle, Fluvanna and Nelson counties. Charlottesville was the home of Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. During their terms as Governor of Virginia, they lived in Charlottesville, traveled to and from Richmond, along the 71-mile historic Three Notch'd Road.
Orange, located 26 miles northeast of the city, was the hometown of President James Madison. The University of Virginia, founded by Jefferson and one of the original Public Ivies, straddles the city's southwestern border. Monticello, 3 miles southeast of the city, is, along with the University of Virginia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting thousands of tourists every year. At the time of European encounter, part of the area that became Charlottesville was occupied by a Monacan village called Monasukapanough. An Act of the Assembly of Albemarle County established Charlottesville in 1762. Thomas Walker was named its first trustee, it was situated along a trade route called Three Notched Road, which led from Richmond to the Great Valley. The town took its name from Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who became queen consort of Great Britain when she married King George III in 1761. During the American Revolutionary War, Congress imprisoned the Convention Army in Charlottesville at the Albemarle Barracks between 1779 and 1781.
The Governor and legislators had to temporarily abandon the capitol and on June 4, 1781, Jack Jouett warned the Virginia Legislature meeting at Monticello of an intended raid by Colonel Banastre Tarleton, allowing a narrow escape. Unlike much of Virginia, Charlottesville was spared the brunt of the American Civil War; the only battle to take place in Charlottesville was the skirmish at Rio Hill, an encounter in which George Armstrong Custer engaged local Confederate Home Guards before retreating. The mayor surrendered the city to Custer's men to keep the town from being burned; the Charlottesville Factory, founded c. 1820–30, was accidentally burnt during General Sheridan's 1865 raid through the Shenandoah Valley. The factory had been taken over by the Confederacy and used to manufacture woolen clothing for the soldiers, it caught fire when some coals taken by Union troops to burn the nearby railroad bridge dropped on the floor. The factory was rebuilt and was known as the Woolen Mills until its liquidation in 1962.
After the Civil War, emancipated enslaved persons who stayed in Charlottesville established communities in neighborhoods such as Vinegar Hill. In 1943, there were at least three theaters in Charlottesville: Paramount, La Fayette. In July 1957, the first real estate firm owned and operated by African Americans, opened for business; the company, named Ideal Realty Company, was owned and operated by James N. Fleming, Roy C. Preston, Vassar Tarry, it was located in the Preston Building, 115 Fourth Street, N. W. James Fleming was a graduate of Jefferson High School. After Reconstruction ended, Charlottesville's black population suffered under Jim Crow laws that segregated public places and limited opportunity. Schools were segregated by race and blacks were not served in many local businesses. Public parks were planned separately for the white and black populations: four for the whites, one, built on the site of a former dump, for blacks; the Ku Klux Klan had chapters in the Charlottesville area beginning at least in the early twentieth century, events such as lynchings and cross burnings occurred in the Charlottesville area.
In 1898, Charlottesville resident John Henry James was lynched in the nearby town of Ivy. In August 1950, three white men were observed burning a cross on Cherry Avenue, a street in a African-American neighborhood in Charlottesville, it was speculated that the cross burning might be a reaction to "a white man had been known to socialize with one of the young Negro women in that vicinity." In 1956, crosses were burned outside a progressive church and the home of white integration activist Sarah Patton Boyle. In the fall of 1958, Charlottesville closed its segregated white schools as part of Virginia's strategy of massive resistance to federal court orders requiring integration as part of the implementation of the Supreme Court of the United States decision Brown v. Board of Education; the closures were required by a series of state laws collectively known as the Stanley plan. Negro schools remained open, however; the first African American member of the Charlotteville School Board was Raymond Bell in 1963.
In 1963 than many southern cities, civil rights activists in Charlottesville began protesting segregated restaurants with sit-ins, such as one that occurred at Buddy's Restaurant near the University of Virginia. In the summer of 1940 the first Field Day event was held in Washington Park. In 1947 Charlottesville organized a local NAACP branch. In 2001, the Charlottesville and Albemarle Branches of the NAACP merged to form the Albemarle-Charlottesvi
Albemarle County, Virginia
Albemarle County is a county located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its county seat is Charlottesville, an independent city and enclave surrounded by the county. Albemarle County is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 census, the population of Albemarle County was 98,970, more than triple the 1960 census count. Albemarle County was created in 1744 from the western portion of Goochland County, though portions of Albemarle were carved out to create other counties. Albemarle County was named in honor of 2nd Earl of Albemarle. However, its most famous inhabitant was Thomas Jefferson, who built his estate home, Monticello, in the county. At the time of European encounter, the inhabitants of the area that became Albemarle County were a Siouan-speaking tribe called the Saponi. In 1744, the Virginia General Assembly created Albemarle County from the western portion of Goochland County; the county was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle and titular Governor of Virginia at the time.
The large county was partitioned in 1761, forming Buckingham and Amherst counties, at which time the county seat was moved from the central Scottsville to a piece of newly central land, christened Charlottesville. In 1777, Albemarle County was divided and Fluvanna County established, finalizing the boundaries of modern Albemarle County. Albemarle County is well known for its association with President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, born in the County at Shadwell, though it was part of Goochland County. However, his home of Monticello is located in the County. During the Civil War, the Battle of Rio Hill was a skirmish in which Union cavalry raided a Confederate camp in Albemarle County, Virginia; until the Civil War, the majority of Albemarle County's population consisted of enslaved African Americans. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726 square miles, of which 721 square miles is land and 5 square miles is water; the Rivanna River's south fork forms in Albemarle County and was important for transportation.
The south fork flows in-between Darden Towe Pen Park. Boat ramp access is available at Darden Towe Park; the James River acts as a natural border between Buckingham Counties. Interstate 64 U. S. Route 29 U. S. Route 250 Virginia State Route 6 Virginia State Route 20 Virginia State Route 22 Virginia State Route 53 Virginia State Route 240 Albemarle's western border with Augusta and Rockingham Counties is located within the Shenandoah National Park. Albemarle County borders more than any other county in Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia Greene County, Virginia Orange County, Virginia Louisa County, Virginia Fluvanna County, Virginia Buckingham County, Virginia Nelson County, Virginia Augusta County, Virginia Rockingham County, Virginia Preddy Creek Park Ivy Creek Nature Reserve Chris Green Lake Darden Towe Park Pen Park Walnut Creek Park The largest self-reported ancestry groups in Albemarle County are English 16.3%, German 16.0%, Irish 12.7%, "American" 11.4% and Italian 5.2%. As of the census of 2010, there were 98,970 people, 38,157 households, 24,578 families residing in the county.
The population density was 137 people per square mile. There were 42,122 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 80.6% White, 9.7% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. 5.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 38,157 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females there were 92.69 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.59 males. 22 % of Albemarle residents have professional degree, compared with 10 % nationwide. The median income for a household in the county was $63,001, the median income for a family was $98,934. Males had a median income of $55,530 versus $52,211 for females; the per capita income for the county was $36,718. About 3.8% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. 35 % of people working in Albemarle live in the county. 19% of those commuting in live in Charlottesville, while the remainder live in the surrounding counties. 26,800 people commute out of Albemarle for work. 48% of those commute to Charlottesville, making up 51% of Charlottesville's in-commuters. In 2016, Albemarle has a 3.5% unemployment rate, compare with a national rate of 4.9%. The top 10 employers as of 2016 were: University of Virginia County of Albemarle Sentara Healthcare State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance U.
S. Department of Defense University of Virginia Medical Center Atlantic Coast Athletic Club Piedmont Virginia Community College Northrop Grumman Corporation Wegmans36% of workers in Albemarle are employed by the government, with 898 working for the federal government, 12,476 working for the state
John Paul Jones Arena
John Paul Jones Arena, or JPJ, is an arena owned by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since its opening in 2006, it serves as the home to the Virginia Cavaliers men's and women's basketball teams, as well as for concerts and other events. With seating for 14,593 fans, John Paul Jones Arena is the largest indoor arena in Virginia and the biggest Atlantic Coast Conference basketball arena located outside of large metropolitan areas. JPJ opened for basketball on November 12, 2006, with Virginia defeating No. 10 ranked Arizona 93–90, handing Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson his first season-opening loss in six years. Virginia men's basketball is 182–42 at John Paul Jones Arena as of March 2019; the Cavaliers have fared better, 143–26, at JPJ during the Tony Bennett era. Virginia fans in the arena are known for cheering loudly for defensive stands and for providing what Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino, who retired without a win at JPJ, called "one of the best home court advantages I've seen" where Wahoo fans seem like they are "on top of you."The arena is named after the father of billionaire alumnus Paul Tudor Jones, who donated $35 million toward the construction of the arena.
It is not named after Admiral John Paul Jones, although Paul Tudor Jones himself purchased paintings of the famous Admiral that are displayed at the arena, the Admiral's words "I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight" are permanently inscribed there. The design features Roman pergolas on the outside as well as the inside, a modern take on the university's Greek-inspired Jeffersonian architecture. Paul Tudor Jones, who earned a B. A. in Economics from UVA in 1976, donated $35 million of his personal funds for the construction of the arena. Granted naming rights in exchange for the donation, he opted to name the arena in honor of his late father, John Paul Jones, a 1948 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law; the arena is sometimes incorrectly assumed to be named for the Admiral John Paul Jones. The arena plays host to not only basketball games, but a wide variety of concerts and other events; the arena houses office space for SMG staff, the UVa athletics media relations department, video services and dining services.
It features coaches' offices, practice facilities and an extensive sports medicine facility for men's and women's basketball teams. The arena's first event was Cirque du Soleil's Delirium on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, but the official Grand Opening event was a two-night tour-ending stand by Charlottesville natives Dave Matthews Band, September 22–23, 2006. An "open house" event for the local community was conducted on July 22, 2006. In February 2007, the arena was awarded the title of "Best New Major Concert Venue" at Pollstar's 18th Annual Concert Industry Awards; the University of Virginia opened the John Paul Jones Arena on November 12, 2006 with a pair of victories. The Virginia women's basketball team defeated Old Dominion University 92–72 in the afternoon; that evening in front of a capacity crowd of 15,219, the Virginia men's basketball team defeated No. 10 ranked Arizona 93–90, rallying from a 19-point first-half deficit. Both games included elaborate pre-game festivities that featured a fireworks display and the Cavalier mascot rappelling from the rafters.
Michael Buffer was introduced to announce the Virginia starting lineup prior to the men's game. On March 1, 2007, the men's basketball team defeated Virginia Tech 69–56, clinching a share of first place in the final ACC regular season standings for the 2006–2007 season; the victory marked the school-record 16th home win of the season, the Cavaliers finished 16–1 for the season in their new arena. Furthermore, Virginia went an undefeated 8–0 in league games at home for the first time since the Hoos went 7–0 at home in 1982. At this game, the fans in attendance said goodbye to two fourth-year players, J. R. Reynolds and Jason Cain, both of whom had contributed to the Virginia basketball program. On February 28, 2013, Virginia upset No. 3 Duke. The 2012–2013 Cavaliers set a school record with 18 regular season home wins, finishing with a home record of 18–1. On March 1, 2014, Virginia beat No. 4 Syracuse at JPJ to win the ACC regular season title outright for the first time since the 1980–81 season.
This win set two school records: Virginia's first season with 16 conference wins, 18 consecutive home conference wins. The same day, the Virginia student section, the "Hoo Crew," won the 2014 Naismith Student Section of the Year award, it was the final home game for future NBA players Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell, as well as former walk-on player Thomas Rogers. On December 21, 2014, Virginia tied an NCAA record in JPJ by only allowing Harvard one field goal in the first half of a game. JPJ is known as harboring one of the best basketball home-court advantages and crowd noise in the Atlantic Coast Conference and nationwide. Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino of Louisville said on the eve of his first game at JPJ in 2015 that he'd heard Virginia has "one of the best arenas in the AC