Massie Road closings
Portions of Massie Road west of University Hall will be closed
beginning June 2 to accommodate construction of U.Va.s arena
and special events center. Work will take place in three stages
on the section of road between the North Grounds Recreation Center
and Copeley Road. From June 2 to July 28, no through traffic will
be allowed on Massie Road west of its intersection with Copeley.
Traffic will be detoured around Copeley Road, between Massie Road
and the Copeley Hill Housing entrance, from July 28 to Aug. 18.
Throughout the period, motorists will be able to turn off Emmet
Street onto Massie Road and turn south onto Copeley Road. Motorists
also will be able to access University Hall parking and all University
buildings along Massie and Copeley roads at all times. Signs will
be in place to assist traffic until the construction is completed.
The detours are necessary so workers can install a new electric
duct bank.Updates on the road closing can be found at http://fmweb.
briefing on building projects
To sustain the progress of its academic and clinical programs,
U.Va. has developed a master plan that outlines its future building
needs. An inaugural community briefing on Building for Tomorrow:
U.Va.s Master Plan will be held June 17 to give residents
an opportunity to learn about building projects supporting U.Va.s
core missions of teaching, research, public service and patient
care. The meeting, led by Leonard W. Sandridge, executive vice
president and chief operating officer, will be at 7 p.m. in Newcomb
Hall Ballroom. Parking will be available at the Emmet Street Parking
Garage. For details, contact the Community Relations Office at
924-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVAs summer schedule
Inside UVA will be published biweekly in June and August, but
not in July. Summer publication dates are June 13 and 27, Aug.
15 and Aug. 29, the back-to-school issue. For up-to-date news,
see Top News Daily at http://www.virginia.edu/topnews.
in retirement plan
On July 1, some important changes will take place in the investment
options for employees University-sponsored Faculty, Medical
Center and Cash Match Plans. These changes will affect how employees
invest the retirement contributions that the University makes
on their behalf. For information, including the addition of a
new vendor, the addition of new funds and the elimination of some
existing funds, go to: http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/benefits/retinvest
If you have questions about the changes, contact the Human Resources
Benefits Division at email@example.com
open at the Teaching Resource Center
The Teaching Resource Center has two positions open for faculty
consultants. The full-time general faculty positions involve helping
U.Va. professors and graduate teaching assistants improve their
instruction in the classroom through a variety of methods and
programs. One of the faculty consultants will be involved with
a new Excellence in Diversity Fellowship Program for beginning
William McAllister, the current faculty consultant, will be taking
a position as U.S. State Department Research Historian.
of applications will begin June 1, and the new consultants are
expected to start mid- to late summer. For information, see http://www.trc.virginia.edu/Position
Announcement.htm or call 982-2815.
self-service applications open via Oracle
Applications for enrolling in education and training offerings
from Employee Career Services, Information Technology and Communication,
Personal and Professional Development, and Integrated System Deployment
& Support are now available via Oracle through a self-service
process to all University and Medical Center employees.
using self-service enrollment, employees should review the workshops
and seminars offered by the Human Resources Division of Training
Web site at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/dot/.
The instructions will send you to Oracle self-service enrollment.
Oracle self-service applications with user accounts and passwords
at the Integrated System Deployment & Support Web site, http://www.virginia.edu/integratedsystem.
For help with Oracle passwords or access problems, call the ITC
Help Desk at 924-3731.
who has problems with Oracle can call the Integrated System Customer
Support Center at 243-7550.
an e-card to a patient
When loved ones are hospitalized and in need of cheer, friends
and family often buy them get-well cards. At the U.Va. Health
System, friends and family have another option. Now they can visit
the Health System Web site, click on Send an E-card to a
Patient, and in minutes an electronic greeting card is sent.
The card is then printed out by Patient & Guest Services and
delivered by the volunteers along with the regular mail.
can choose from a variety of themes and pictures. Before sending
the get-well greeting, they can add messages to brighten the day
of a patient in the Medical Center. The Web address is www.med.virginia.edu.
Music Workshop goes beyond the notes
The McIntire Department of Music presents a new chamber music
workshop, Beyond the Notes, June 16-18. The focus
will be on developing musicianship skills that go beyond
the notes the listening, rhythmic, analytical and
diplomatic skills that go into the making of quality chamber music.
will study in small ensembles with faculty members Constance Gee,
viola and artistic director; Hasse Borup or Susan Black, violin;
Amy Leung, cello; or Scott Perry, oboe.
program, open to university and high school students, will meet
in Old Cabell Hall 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, culminating with
a concert June 18 at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.
application deadline is June 4, and the cost for the workshop
is $225. For information and an application, see http://www.virginia.edu/music/summerchamber.html
or e-mail Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ways to save energy on Grounds
U.Va. has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys
Energy Star program to improve its energy efficiency. The Energy
Star-labeled products use 25 to 50 percent less energy than their
traditional counterparts and can save thousands of dollars annually.
Products include: office equipment, electronics, heating and cooling
equipment, lighting, appliances and water coolers.
Procurement Services encourages departments to purchase Energy
Star-labeled products to save money and improve the environment.
Dell computer monitors purchased on the Universitys Dell
contract (see http://www.virginia.edu/procurement/publicpostings/
Contracts.html#DesktopComputers) are one such purchase,
and many other product listings may be found at www.energystar.gov.
The 2003 Inform magazine design awards program has recognized
three projects by U.Va. architecture department students and faculty.
In the professional
category, Assistant Professor Tim Stenson received two awards:
a first place award for the Campbell Hall entrance project and
another for his plywood panel furniture project.
the student category, the Shure Design Studios project for
the outdoor lounge, which students not only designed but also
built outside Campbell Hall, received a first prize. Visiting
faculty member Charles Wolf, of Dean-Wolf Architects in New York,
served as adviser. Students included Andrew Burdick, Penley Chiang,
Joshua Galloway, Anne James, Melanie Shields, Stephanie Giles,
Leigh Herndon, Rani Ranade and Aaron Weil.
projects will be published in the upcoming issue of Inform, the
publication of the Virginia Society of the American Institute
General Faculty Council
Lotta Lofgren, a lecturer in English, just took the helm as the
new General Faculty Council chairwoman, and Elaine Attridge of
the Health Sciences Library, was elected chairwoman-elect at the
last meeting May 3. Outgoing Chairwoman Lynda White of Alderman
Library will stay on the executive council for another year. The
council also elected a new secretary, Mary Abouzeid, a professor
in the Curry School.
for Politics looks to save Birdwood
Birdwood Pavilion, built in 1819 by some of the same craftsmen
who fashioned the Academical Village and bought by U.Va. in 1974,
has sat unoccupied for seven years. Now U.Va.s Center for
Politics is seeking to raise $8 million to renovate the property
for use as its new home. When completed, it will provide space
for conferences, visiting scholars and staff for the Center for
Politics and other University departments.
Awards, achievements of faculty, staff
Dr. R. Scott Jones, professor of surgery at the
U.Va. Health System, has been elected president of the American
Surgical Association, one of the highest honors a surgeon in the
U.S. can receive.
Cathy Palombi, head of Access Services at the Law School
Library, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the
Virginia Association of Law Libraries.
Norman A. Graebner, U.Va. professor emeritus of history
and public affairs, gave the commencement address at Averett University
and was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
Mary Beth Knight has been appointed the director of development,
annual giving and major gifts for the School of Nursing Alumni
and Development Office. Since March 2002, Knight has served as
assistant director of alumni affairs, annual giving and donor
relations for the School of Nursing.