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NASA taps U.Va., other schools to lead new research center
The Universitys research enterprise received a major
boost last Thursday with the announcement that U.Va. and five
other schools had been selected to lead the National Institute
of Aerospace, a NASA-funded research center based in Hampton Roads.
The center is expected to bring hundreds of high-tech jobs to
Virginia, plus prestige and millions of dollars in research funding
to the participating schools, which also include Virginia Tech,
Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina A&T and Georgia Tech.
Computer back-ups offset thefts at Cabell
Not so long ago, reports of a theft of computers from University
faculty might raise the specter of someone losing his or her lifes
work. But thanks to backups and hard copies, last weeks
burglaries in New Cabell Hall were more inconvenient than tragic.
University Police are still investigating the crime.
Nobel Laureate discusses ozone depletion
A chance encounter at a California dinner led to two days of visits
to U.Va. by Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sherwood Rowland, credited
with raising awareness of atmospheric ozone depletion and its
effects on Earth's environment. Rowland came to Grounds at the
invitation of U.Va. chemistry professor Cassandra Fraser, whom
he met at a conference. During his stay, Rowland gave two lectures
and met with undergraduate students interested in research.
First-year car ban to ease parking crunch
Its something that has been talked about for decades, but
now another University tradition is coming to an end: on-Grounds
parking for first-year students in the spring semester. Citing
the scarcity of University parking which will only get
worse as more parking lots are replaced with buildings
U.Va. vice president and chief operating officer Leonard W. Sandridge
announced Friday that permits will no longer be issued to first-year
students, effective with next years incoming class. Previously,
first-year students were able to purchase permits in their second