Nov. 17-30, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 38
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Board backs plans for adding new research buildings

Staff Report

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.

The 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.

The 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 story.

Going for a Rhodes: new office prepares students

By Adam Bronstein

This 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.

Supported 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.

'It 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.

Wilson, 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. Full story.


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