backs plans for adding new research buildings
The Board of Visitors addressed the
University's shortage of research space when it approved early plans
for building two facilities at a meeting Nov. 9. The growth in sponsored
grants, plus U.Va.'s commitment to boosting science and technology
as spelled out in the Virginia 2020 planning initiative, have resulted
in the need for expanding laboratory space.
board passed a resolution asking the U.Va. Foundation to construct
a new building at the Fontaine Research Park that the School of
Medicine would buy as one way of meeting the growth in research
programs, which is expected to continue. The board also cleared
the way for building a second facility at the North Fork Research
Park for emerging technology, dedicated to faculty start-up firms
and major specialized University-sponsored projects.
Medical School will eventually purchase for up to $17 million what
is planned to be a 72,800 square-foot, three-story building. The
research facility, which includes about 210 parking spaces, is slated
to be finished in the spring of 2002. Full
for a Rhodes: new office prepares students
year, a record number of fourth-year University students received
nominations by the University's College of Arts & Sciences for the
prestigious Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships. The increase has primarily
been due to the creation of the College Fellowships Office, which
is part of Arts & Sciences. It was created not only to accommodate
the larger number of applicants for the various awards, but also
to assist students who wish to apply in the future.
by President John T. Casteen III and Arts & Sciences Dean Melvyn
P. Leffler, the office opened its doors this semester and is located
in Garrett Hall.
was the proper time for the University to make a financial and structural
commitment to go towards a College Fellowships Office," said
assistant dean Lynn Davis, who oversees the office along with William
Wilson, also an assistant dean.
who was the fellowship adviser before the office was created, previously
had to handle all applications by students. 'It was kind of make-shift
before ... we had something very old-fashioned," he admits.