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Cheryl Gomez  
Cheryl Gomez, University of Virginia Utilities Manager, Receives Meritorious Service Award

WHEN IT COMES to energy conservation, Cheryl Gomez (left) knows her business. And for her exemplary contributions in the areas of utilities operations and energy management, Gomez, director of utilities for the University of Virginia, has received the Meritorious Service Award, the highest individual service honor from the Association of Higher Education Facilities Professionals. As for her tenure at U.Va., “She has put into place policies that have saved the University energy and money. She is also very good at responding to emergencies. She is a valuable asset for U.Va.,” said Donald E. Sundgren, U.Va.’s chief facilities officer. Full story.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Honored as 2006 Winner of McCarthy Leadership Award

The Virginia Office of the Chesapeake Bay Program is this year’s winner of the University of Virginia Institute for Environmental Negotiation’s Gerald P. McCarthy Award for Leadership in Environmental Conflict Resolution. The same award was presented for lifetime achievement to James Garner, a former state forester and Nature Conservancy board member. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. The awards were presented on behalf of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute, a partnership program that includes the institute, the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Full story.

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John Paul Jones Arnea
 
Get a Sneak Preview of U.Va.’s New JPJ Arena on Saturday

The University of Virginia invites the entire community to preview and tour the new John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., just 10 days before the facility opens its doors for the first event, Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium. There will be exciting games, giveaways and food for the kids and self-guided tours for the adults which will include tasting the arena’s culinary offerings and experiencing the intimate setting from any seat in the arena. The open house and all related events are free to the public. In addition, on-site parking is available. Members of the community can keep abreast of upcoming events by signing up for special “Keeping Up with the Joneses” email alerts at the arena Web site.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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U.Va. Celebrates 177th Final Exercises, May 20-21
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
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