Jim Murray Honored in Founder’s Day Tree Ceremony

Friday, April 15, 2016

Long-time Mountain Lake Director and Emeritus Professor of Biology J. James Murray was honored with a ceremony and naming of a Founder’s Day Tree on the UVA Lawn April 13. UVA President Teresa Sullivan reminded the crowd of approximately 50 friends, family members, colleagues, and University leaders of Jim’s contributions to the field of biology and the University of Virginia. Jim’s 50+ year commitment to the University’s Grounds and field stations was especially appreciated. Jim guided and inspired the University’s Arboretum and Landscape Committee for decades. His botanical, aesthetic, and landscaping skill has helped define the Grounds UVA is so proud of. Thank you Jim, for all you have given MLBS, UVA, and all of us privileged enough to have worked with you.

Group photo