May 5-11, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 16
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Beginning the big dig
Sessions on new pay plan scheduled
Stadium garage to reshuffle parking
Study shows internal body clocks become desynchronized under jet-lag conditions
U.Va. motion lab yields new data on muscle function

Diagnosis of doctors' teaching: infectious enthusiasm

Graduate teaching assistants honored by Seven Society
William Styron to appear at the University Bookstore

"Give Air a 'Brake" on May 10

2000 Jefferson Symposium to focus on Jefferson and slavery
Melvin Cherno to head Hereford College
Electronic archive project cancelled
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Vinegar Hill history takes center stage
Arts & Sciences faculty face up to spiraling journal costs
Womack gains perspective on U.Va.'s international efforts
Hot Links - Health Sciences Library calendar
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Photos by Peggy Harrison

Beginning the big dig (above left)
University Librarian Karin Wittenborg and University President John T. Casteen III applaud April 29 as David A. Harrison III and his daughter, Marjorie H. Webb, officially break ground for the new Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture and the Albert H. Small Special Collections Library. The groundbreaking was among several weekend events recognizing major donors and presenting some of the accomplishments of the Campaign for the University.

Under Grounds (above right)
The Harrison Institute, to be housed in the 70,000-square-foot Small Library, will offer work space for the thousands of scholars who come to the University to conduct research in Special Collections. There will also be exhibition space for the University's vast holdings, which include rare books, manuscripts, documents and artifacts. Work on the $26 million project will begin in the summer of 2001, after the Office of Admission moves into Peabody Hall, currently under renovation. Miller Hall will then be razed to make way for the new building, the major portion of which will be located underground. Albert H. Small was unable to attend the groundbreaking.

Sessions on new pay plan scheduled

Staff Report

The new classified compensation plan will begin to be implemented this fall, although it might not be that noticeable at first. New "role² titles will replace current positions and some new practices will take effect Sept. 25. The first performance-based salary raises will be made in December.

Human Resources is conducting information sessions throughout the summer to allow employees to hear more about the plan and ask questions. Employees are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting and will not be required to use leave time for it, according to Thomas E. Gausvik, chief human resource officer.

Approximately 80 two-hour sessions are being held in a variety of locations, organized by department or school to make it convenient for employees to participate. Each session is intended to include 25 to 50 employees. Full story.


Stadium garage to reshuffle parking

By Dan Heuchert

This fall's scheduled opening of a new parking garage at the football stadium, which adds a net of 250 new spaces to the University's parking inventory, has created an opportunity to implement an idea that Parking and Transportation has kicked around for many years, said director Al Whalley.

Perhaps as soon as September, Health System commuters will be assigned their own area in Scott Stadium's west lots. Those who work on Central and West Grounds will be given space in the western lots at University Hall (those between U-Hall and Klockner Stadium), with a new express bus route to get them to and from their work sites.

Those changes, plus additional higher-priced reserved space south and east of the stadium to serve those who work in Central and West Grounds, should provide greater efficiency for almost everyone involved, Whalley said.

Under the current system, blue permit holders park either at the stadium or University Hall. On weekdays, University Transit Service provides shuttle buses to the Medical Center from both areas during peak hours, as well as regularly scheduled service from both locations to Central Grounds via the blue route from 7:23 a.m. until 12:23 a.m.

Under the new system, shuttles to the Health Sciences Center will run only from the stadium lots, and a new peak-hours shuttle running every 15 minutes will take those who park at U-Hall directly to Central Grounds via Alderman Road, bypassing the more congested Emmet Street. Other current routes will continue, although service on the green route, which runs between between Copeley Housing, U-Hall and the Medical Center, will be cut to every 30 minutes rather than every 15, Whalley said. Full story.

 

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