U.Va. Community News
U.Va.’s New Battle Building Promotes Healing in a Caring Environment

The Battle Building at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, which will open to patients on June 23, brings together outpatient pediatric care into one location. Hundreds of doctors and healthcare professionals will provide care in a building designed to place children at ease and promote healing. Read more.

Residents Can Receive Free Physicals, Screenings

Area residents can gain information that promotes good health during the Charlottesville Community Health Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Booker T. Washington Park on Saturday, July 26. Held in conjunction with the 25th Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival, the health fair offers free sports physicals, mammograms, health information and health screenings. Health fair partners include: U.Va. Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, U.Va. Health System, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and Virginia Department of Health. See flyer.

New Report Offers Ideas on Restoring Middle-Class Jobs

A U.Va. Miller Center commission is examining how to create manufacturing jobs that restore middle-class jobs and the “American Dream.” The commission issued last week its first report, “Building a Nation of Makers,” which proposes six ideas to accelerate innovation for small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in America.
The report, which describes nonpartisan actions, can be found here, and a summary is available here.

U.Va. Officials Give Updates on Plans

David Neuman, architect for the University and chief planning officer, presented plans pertaining to the University/Emmet/Ivy corridor during a June 9th meeting of the Lewis Mountain Neighborhood.  He and Cheryl Gomez, director of energy and utilities at U.Va., also presented plans for a chiller plant, to be constructed on Newcomb Road, behind Memorial Gymnasium.  Ms. Gomez also described the need for a generator recently installed at a joint U.Va./ Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority water pump station.

Approximately 40 residents attended the meeting, which was held in the Community Room of St. Thomas Aquinas Church.  The slides used in the presentations can be accessed here.

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