on the world
Hakala (U.Va. '01)
in one of U.Va.'s study abroad programs pose for a group shot
at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India. For more on where
students go to study in foreign lands, see
U.Va. seeks to bolster study abroad.
Health plan expands
coverage; monthly premiums up $1-$3
a national trend, the University's health plan will raise premiums
only slightly next year while greatly expanding the scope of benefits.
the first time, the plan will offer vision and orthodontic benefits,
as well as some coverage for complementary and alternative therapies.
The drug plan will no longer bar access to certain drugs. Premiums
will rise by only $1 per month for employee-only and employee-plus-one
for family and "double-state" enrollees will rise by only
$3 per month.
nationwide survey reported that health insurance premiums for large
businesses -- those employing 1,000 or more -- are expected to rise
by 12.2 percent for active employees and 13.3 percent for retirees
still receiving benefits. Federal employees will pay an average
of 10.5 percent more.
Way-Smith, the University's director of employee benefits, says
conservative management has softened the blow at U.Va, where increases
range from 1 percent to 7.7 percent.
Reynolds named U.Va.'s
chief information officer
Robert E. Reynolds, a physician and senior U.Va. administrator,
was named vice president and chief information officer on Oct. 23,
pending approval of the Board of Visitors.
has held the position on an interim basis for 18 months, while a
national search was conducted. At the same time, he has continued
as vice provost for the Health System, where he has been a member
of the administration since 1988, and as William Hobson Professor
of Information Sciences, with academic appointments in internal
medicine and health evaluation sciences.
have been very pleased with Bob Reynolds' leadership during this
interim period," said U.Va. President John T. Casteen III.
"The University continues to be among the nation's front runners
in its technology infrastructure and in the ways our faculty and
staff are using new technologies to improve their work. Bob's understanding
of the issues involved, his experience in long-range planning, and
his ability to bring the right people together to tackle problems
have been important to our success in this area."
vice president, Reynolds will take the lead in strategic planning
for technology infrastructure and applications, making specific
proposals to implement those plans, and facilitating the coordination
of technology-related activity across the University. Full