June 7-20, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 20
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“Winged Aviator” gets relocated
Board adopts $1.44B budget
Goodwins fund new Cancer Center trials
U.Va.’s Outstanding Employees
Years of Service
Faculty Actions

Summer season plays offer waves of laughter

Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Carey charted successful tenure as dean of the Medical School

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Winged Aviator

Photo by Jenny Gerow
U.Va.’s “Winged Aviator” took flight May 31 with the help of a Facilities Management crew, some heavy equipment, cable, a hook and a pulley. Here, the statue is touching down at its new location in front of Alderman Library, 20 yards from its former residence next to Clemons Library. The statue was relocated to make way for U.Va.’s new Special Collections Library, now under construction and slated for completion in 2004.

Board adopts $1.44B budget

Staff report

Amid concerns about state funding cuts and stagnant faculty salaries, the University’s Board of Visitors approved a $1.44 billion operating budget for 2002-03 at its May 30-June 1 meetings.

The academic division will get $835.8 million, or 57.8 percent of the total. The Medical Center is set to receive $587.6 million, or 40.8 percent, and the College at Wise, $19.7 million, or 1.4 percent.

Overall, the proposed budget represents a 1.9 percent hike from the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Leonard W. Sandridge Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer, explained during the Finance Committee meeting May 30 that the University is coping with a $25.4 million reduction in state funds and the second year without base salary increases from the state.

Increasing tuition and fees, which the board approved in April, will make up for roughly half of the reduction, Sandridge said. Tuition and fees account for $207.5 million, or about 14.1 percent, of the projected total revenues of $1.47 billion. Full story.

Goodwins fund new Cancer Center trials

Staff report

Cancers of the pancreas, head and neck, brain, and lungs are among the most deadly forms of the disease, and there are currently few options for treatment. With a new $6 million gift to the U.Va. Cancer Center, medical researchers will accelerate clinical trials of promising new therapies for these cancers, offering hope to millions of patients and their families.

The contribution from Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. of Richmond will be provided in annual installments of $750,000 over the next eight years. It follows a $3.9 million gift made by the Goodwins last fall to further clinical trials of promising new vaccines for melanoma and other types of cancer. Full story.

Report: Connector to ease traffic woes

By Matt Kelly

While the Lewis Mountain Road Neighborhood Association has been protest-
ing the construction of a new parking garage behind the Best Western Cavalier Inn, a study commissioned by the University says that several building plans, including the parking garage, will not impede the flow of traffic in the area. Full story.

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