Under One Roof
New Children’s Medical Center planned
Photo by Stephanie Gross
Sydney Rice (left), medical director of the Kluge Children’s
Rehabilitation Center, reads to patient Roberta Dove at the
part of its Health System master plan, the University will build a $47
million Children’s Medical Center atthe corner of West Main Street and
Jefferson Park Avenue, where the Blake Center
is currently located. R. Edward Howell, vicepresident and chief executive officer
Medical Center, and University Architect David J. Neuman unveiled the plan at
briefing June 15.
The new building will consolidate the center’s outpatient
and rehabilitation services
under one roof. Inpatient
continue to be provided
on the seventh
floor of the University Hospital, which will be
connected to the center by a covered walkway.
While the construction start date is dependent
on fundraising efforts now under way,
groundbreaking for the 160,000-square-foot facility
is expected to occur in four or five years. Full story.
Kaplan discusses gay issues
A faculty member’s partner — who has chronic health problems — has
no health benefits and cannot adopt their daughter, because two-parent adoption
for anyone other than legally married couples is illegal in Virginia.
economic and emotional stress is immeasurable. If one bad
thing were to happen … that’s
the fear that shrouds our lives,” said Claire Kaplan, U.Va.’s Sexual
Assault Education Coordinator who happens to be the gay faculty member mentioned
above. She has discovered that many in the University community “have
no clue some of their colleagues don’t have the same benefits.” Full
Musical: Ticket to Heritage season success
How are you going to top this?
That’s the question everyone is asking Robert Chapel following the artistic
and box-office success of the Heritage Repertory Theatre’s season opener “Ragtime.”
show’s run played to sold-out audiences for seven
of the 10 performances as well as for the Saturday matinee.
When all the analyses are completed, “Ragtime” could
be the Heritage’s biggest hit ever, said Chapel, artistic director
for the theatre and chairman of U.Va.’s Drama