Semester gears up
streamed into U.Va. Bookstore this week readying for classes,
which began on Wednesday. For more details about this semesters
schedule, such as dates of spring break, exams and Final Exercises,
refer to the online academic session calendar at: http://www.virginia.edu/
Hospital cancels employee raises
Will revisit issue in May or June
Clinical Officer Pam Cipriano urged Medical Center employees at
a jam-packed town hall meeting Monday to remain upbeat in the face
let this blind you, she said, emphasizing the importance of
the center staying solvent. We dont want to get into
the position of not being able to buy operating room equipment.
were told last week in a Jan. 10 letter signed by William E. Nick
Carter, senior vice president of operations, that planned pay increases
were canceled because of the hospitals financial condition.
meetings were scheduled to discuss the moves, and employees took
full advantage. The first meeting, held Monday night in the 65-seat
Camp Heart Auditorium, drew a standing-room-only crowd, with people
lining the walls, sitting on the risers and standing in the hall.
Patent Foundation nurtures faculty entrepreneurs
researchers who want to turn their lab work into new products and
services face the same challenges as other entrepreneurs
writing a busi-
ness plan, finding affordable space, arranging for interim financing
and setting up organizational systems to handle personnel and accounting.
They also face the additional task of persuading would-be backers
that their still-experimental technology will work.
University of Virginia Patent Foundation has rolled up its sleeves
its for-profit subsidiary, Spinner Technologies Inc., the Patent
Foundation has signed a five-year lease for about 2,000 square feet
of laboratory space in the new Emerging Technology Center at the
University of Virginia Research Park at North Fork, about eight
miles north of Charlottesville. Although the building wont
be finished until spring, Spinner already has commitments from researchers
who need the space. Full story.