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U.Va. Architecture Students Compete to Rebuild New Orleans
Higher Ground Competition

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA School of Architecture graduate students Justin Laskin and Kathleen Mark received a merit award in an international competition to design housing for post-Katrina New Orleans. The competition, “Higher Density on Higher Ground,” called for ideas on creating a small but dense community of housing and retail spaces on “higher ground.” Out of 275 entries, Laskin and Mark’s proposal was recognized as one of the top five entrants and two additional student designs were selected for exhibition, as was a project by architecture school faculty members. Full story.

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‘Chuck it for Charity:’ U.Va. Student Cast-Offs Benefit Local Charities

During the University of Virginia Division of Recoverable and Disposable Resources’ annual “Chuck It for Charity” recycling drive, one person’s trash becomes another person’s treasure. Clothes, lamps, fans, small furniture, rugs and other items that are discarded when students exit their dormitories are collected in 23 areas around Grounds, usually lounges in dorms. Local charities, such as Goodwill Industries, Albemarle Baptist Associates and The Furniture Ministry, then collect the items to distribute to people in need within the community. Collection, which began at the start of exams, winds up this Saturday. Full story.

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U.Va.’s Rouss Hall Renovation Project Finally Hits ‘Rock Bottom’
Project officials for the $57 million Rouss Hall Renovation Project celebrated striking “rock bottom” May 8 when the “big dig” hit the basement level after excavating over 47,000 cubic yards of material. Pictured from left to right are: John Keefer, Gilbane Building Company project executive; Robin Smarte, GBC, executive support; Carl Zeithaml, dean, McIntire School of Commerce; Gerry Starsia, associate dean for administration, McIntire School of Commerce; Jo Lawson, FAIA, project director, FP&C; Ed Koppelman, GBC, senior general superintendent; and Talia Lanyi, GBC project engineer. The new and renovated space will house classrooms and faculty offices for the McIntire School of Commerce.

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U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
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Fri., Noon, Jordan Hall Auditorium • Speakers: Betty Jo Eliott, R.N., Mary Jane Morris, R.N., and Dr. Tina Brashers, U.Va. • Reception to follow • Information: 924-0083.

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