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DIRECTORY
AccessUVa
Administration
Arts Precinct
Benefits
Bond Referendum
Budget
Building Projects: Arena
Building Projects: Parking Garage
Building Projects: South Lawn
Commonwealth Chartered Universities and Colleges
Carnegie Grant / Teachers for a New Era
Competitive Compensation
Ethics
Diversity
New Initiatives
Philanthropy
Universitas 21
Virginia 2020: The Fine and Performing Arts
Virginia 2020: International
Virginia 2020: Public Service
Virginia 2020: Science & Technology
 

ACCESSUVA
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Academic dream deferred: AccessUVa helps give Rodney Mills, 26, a bright new future
The Plan’s Working
’Hoos Entering This Fall; U.Va. Continues Push to Welcome Diverse Class Through ‘AccessUVa’
The Door Opens Even Wider
Access UVa: The Door’s Open
A Bold Plan: University Commits $16 Million Annually to Keep Higher Ed Affordable
Access Draws Praise
 
ADMINISTRATION
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James L. Hilton, an Academic Known for Collaborative and Entrepreneurial Approach to Technology, to Lead Information Technology at University of Virginia (12/9/05)
William Harvey appointed vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity (9/23/05)
University Fills Four Key Posts
Renowned Engineer Joins U.Va. Faculty
Governor taps three new members, reappoints Farrell
Frischer puts reality into the humanities — virtually
Casteen stresses challenges, rewards
Ratings put U.Va. in financial elite
Four appointed to Board
School Reports
Commerce: Back to the future: McIntire’s move will open opportunities
Engineering: Programs, grants, gifts keep E-school focused on future
Casteen first recipient of national award for alcohol and other drug prevention
Political arena
Athletics makes case for new facility

See also: BUILDING PROJECTS: ARENA
School Reports/Education, Architecture
Marva Barnett wins Zintl Award
University’s highest honor is given to Childress
Lampkin named new VP
New director has familiar face
Nursing enrollment, ranking on the rise
Opportunity key to library’s outlook
 
 
ARTS PRECINCT
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Arts Center Tops New Building List
2020 fine and performing arts page
Gift to provide $5M for Arts Grounds
Private donors commit $77.7 million for endowment
New foundation will support Arts & Sciences
Board committee endorses nearly $1 billion building plan
College leaders grapple with state of Arts & Sciences Buildings
Hoping to hammer out building costs, board suggests study
Board previews arts precinct
Board approves endowment payout of almost $14 million
Casteen outlines new arts precinct plan in annual speech
McIntire helped launch art, music and commerce at U.Va.
Elevating the University, physically and Academically
Commission holds retreat to consider needs for fine and performing arts
Arts & Sciences taking aim at top-10 ranking
 
 
BENEFITS
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Payslips now only a click away
Employees to see change to their benefits; University health coverage will expand
McKenzie helping employees deal with life’s bumps
Retirement incentives for eligible faculty
Health plan stretches to cover rising costs
 
BOND REFERENDUM
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Voters say yes!
Bond package to spur research/Mr-6 is slated to cure lack of laboatory space
Investment in research fits the University’s goals
Infrastructure not glamorous but a vital part of bond package
Quality of life keeps faculty at U.Va.
Casteen discusses employee issues, academic mission
Politics 101: Gov. Warner addresses Students
Budget: Where U.Va. stands
Process a long and winding road
College leaders grapple with state of Arts & Sciences buildings
 
 
BUDGET
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Budget Set; Tight $1.88 Billion Dollar Budget Wins Finance Committee Backing
Casteen: Budget Stalemate Won’t Close University
Hiring freeze lifted
Warner: no more higher ed cuts
Medical Center cuts 200 positions
Focus on budget crisis
Tuition surcharge set at $385
U.Va. is cut $98.2M over biennium
Faculty call for tuition increase
Budget cuts implemented
Tuition increases vital
Board OKs midyear student surcharge
Aging buildings, gleaming visions factored into bond package
Board of Visitors, University departments chip in
$6 million fund to bridge gaps
Bonds will help build on aspirations
Custodial services cut due to budget
’92 bonds transformed Grounds
Ayers paints realistic budget picture for board
Budget crisis at a glance
Research boosts economy
Deep budget cuts ahead
Bond referendum a critical issue for higher education
Library makes cuts
U.Va. freezes state-funded jobs, braces for more budget cuts
Research goals on track, despite roadblocks
Medical Center realigning work force
170 positions cut; no layoffs anticipated
Board adopts $1.44B budget
Quality of life keeps faculty at U.Va.
Casteen discusses employee issues, academic mission
Politics 101: Gov. Warner addresses students
Budget includes bonuses, budget cuts
State cuts force hikes in tuition
Budget deal allows BOV to set tuition
Budget Q&A with Leonard Sandridge and Colette Sheehy
Senators OK plan
Budget: Where U.Va. stands
Process a long and winding road
Budget Q&A with Ed Ayers
No layoffs, employees assured
Budget to be topic of town meetings
Letters Feb. 6, 2002
U.Va. board hears grim budget news
Housing rates hiked, grad. student support wanting, Med. Ctr. margin off-target
Warner’s plan would cut deep
Governor’s proposal quashes pay raises and reduces financial aid to students
Ayers reaffirms goal of first-rate teaching
Hospital cancels employee raises
Will revisit issue in May or June
Raises unlikely, layoffs possible
Casteen assesses state budget
Board: Rework ailing budget
Deans slow new spending
Many states’ budget problems are result of economic downturn
Pay hikes unlikely, Casteen warns
Time to replace New Cabell Hall, Board of Visitors says
Delegates get capital tour on building needs
 
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
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Rainey calls Campaign ‘defining event’ in taking U.Va. to top 10 to 15 (11/3/05)
Richmond Lawyer Gordon F. Rainey Chosen to Lead U.Va.’s $3 Billion Fund-Raising Effort
Sweeney Lays Out Campaign Strategy
U.Va. Development Leader Invites Faculty to Join $3 Billion Campaign
 
 
CARNEGIE GRANT/TEACHERS FOR A NEW ERA
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U.Va. to develop state-of-the-art teacher education program / Grant could bring $5 million to collaborative initiative between College and Curry School
Curry and College share Carnegie Grant
 
 
COMMONWEALTH CHARTERED UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
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Governor Signals Support: Legislative study committee's review gives Charter initiative momentum
Charting Charter: Most Medical Center employees fare well under codified autonomy
Why Charter Status for the University?
University Presidents Make the Case for Charter
A New Formula for Higher Education: Special Report on the proposed Commonwealth Chartered Universities and Colleges Initiative
 

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION

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• COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION WEBSITE


President Casteen Continues To Address Compensation Issues At Faculty Senate, Calls Disparity Between University And State Wage ‘Alarming’ (5/1/06)
‘Living wage’ debate: Student protest sparks passion, disagreement and a whole lot of questions (4/28/06)

A Letter to the Community from President Casteen on Competitive Compensation (4/20/06)

FAQs on Competitive Compensation (4/16/06)

University Arrests 17 Students When They Refuse to Leave Administration Building Voluntarily after Four-Day Sit-In (4/15/06)

FAQ on Student Arrests (4/15/06)

Students' counterproposal to President Casteen (4/15/06) (PDF)

President Casteen's Proposal for the Students Occupying Madison Hall Lobby (4/14/06)

President Casteen's Statement to Students Regarding Compensation for Contract Employees (4/12/06)

Attorney General's Preliminary Response to Question About Contract Workers (3/21/06)

Minimum Hourly Pay Rate Jumps to $9.37 (Inside UVA/3/17/06)

President Casteen's Statement on Competitive Compensation (3/7/06)

 
 
ETHICS
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Darden to Run Ethics Institute
New interdisciplinary major tackles biology issues
Cloning? Stem cell research? Who decides?
Design choices can affect the world environment
’Envision’ sessions bring goals into focus
Architecture looks to create new ties to U.Va. community
Lincoln personified ethics in politics
Johnson takes ethical tack to engineering
Virtual reality may not be real, but people logging in are
still responsible for their actions
Karen Van Lengen's challenge as dean:
Bringing the Architecture School into view
Researchers share ‘magic’ of their creative work
New lecture series features ethics and global health
Executives talk about the heart of leadership
Students help build public policy
Tae kwon-do can be good for business
Ethics & society talks
Institute makes a practice of ethics
Biological weapons could target ethnic groups
Ethics faculty lead new interdisciplinary Center
Other ethics-related centers at U.Va.
Sullivan Award winners show deep commitment to caring
Religion's role in biomedical ethics to be explored
American-style consumerism spreading, Werhane says
Conference on health-care ethics Sept. 16-17
Presidential commission backs storage and use of human biological materials
Inaugural Richardson lecture kicks off Medical Center Hour
Judgment call: Bioethics advice goes online
 
 
BUILDING PROJECTS:

BUILDING PROJECTS: PARKING GARAGE
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Great-granddaughter helps uncover mystery
U.Va. offers to share traffic costs
Casteen discusses employee issues, academic mission
Summer will be busy season for University construction
P&T defers some parking rate hikes
Parking garage plans move forward
U.Va. board hears grim budget news
Housing rates hiked, grad. student support wanting, Med.
Ctr. margin off-target
 
 
BUILDING PROJECTS: SOUTH LAWN
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South Lawn Project Design is approved
Fact Sheet on South Lawn Project
Building design debate creates lively workshop
Time to replace New Cabell Hall, Board of Visitors says
Plan would recreate humanities area at south end of Lawn
U.Va. selects award-winning New York architect firm
for South Lawn Project
College and Commerce School collaborate on new initiatives
Far-ranging pact includes trading spaces, construction
Updates, possibilities, connections and budget concerns
Plans for arena pass ‘major milestone’
Faculty Senate reports on grad student issues
Ayers builds on founder’s model
Dean plans to invigorate College Grounds, student experience
Summer will be busy season for University Construction
No layoffs, employees assured
Warner’s plan would cut deep
Governor’s proposal quashes pay raises and reduces financial aid to students
Grisham leads the charge to advance A&S technology
Q&A (with Ed Ayers)
Q&A (with Leonard Sandridge and Colette Sheehy)
Envision Connections to the SLP
'Envision’ sessions bring goals into focus
Arts & Sciences planner looks forward to more esprit de corps
Architecture looks to create new ties to U.Va.Community
Arts & Sciences articles on the SLP
New Cabell No Cabell
South Lawn project receives initial gift
 
BUILDING PROJECTS: ARENA
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Political arena
Athletics makes case for new facility
N. Grounds Connector seen as link in traffic plan
Plans for arena pass ‘major milestone’
Jones' $20 million gift puts arena project on fast track
U.Va. gets $20 million for arena; board OKs budget
 
DIVERSITY
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University of Virginia Joins Virginia-Nebraska Alliance to Increase Ranks of Minority Health Professionals (5/2/06)
University of Virginia Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year (3/16/06)
William Harvey appointed vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity (9/23/05)
Richmond Businessman William Cooper Leading University of Virginia's Diversity Purchasing Program (10/13/05)
The University responds to reports of racial harassment
President’s Commission on Diveristy and Equity Recommends Creation of Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
The View From the Grounds: Students Talk Diversity
Student leader urges looking at racism with critical lenses, empathetic heart
U.Va. Police launch diversity training
Diversity: ‘It’s time to face facts’
Healing: Anger after assault shifts to efforts to heal
What’s at stake for U.Va.?
Wanted: Minority grad students
 
NEW INITIATIVES
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University of Virginia Expands Study Abroad Opportunities; Becomes Home Port for Semester at Sea (12/20/05)

Getting older & better
 
PHILANTHROPY
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Sabato Gives $1 Million; Challenges Alumni to ‘Step Up to The Plate’
Myers Gives Curry $22 Million
Ann Lee Brown Gives $10.5 Million to U.Va.
Smiths give $23.5 million for the arts
Biggest gift ever
 
STUDENT STORIES
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Amalgam highlights graduate research
Grad students pitch in
 
VIRGINIA 2020: THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
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Committee on the Arts to further 2020 goals
Virginia 2020: The Fine and Performing Arts
Gift to provide $5M for Arts Grounds
First fine arts major returns to see students work
Sounds of the wild are music to Shatin’s ears
Music faculty reach out to area students
Museum plays educational, cultural role
Commission holds retreat to consider needs for fine and performing arts
Universalizing the University: New Challenges & Best Practice
U.Va. conference to give voice to music silenced by Hitler
Art department sharpens focus on photography
ARTS PRECINCT
Casteen outlines new arts precinct plan in annual speech
Board previews arts precinct
Private donors commit $77.7 million for endowment
New foundation will support Arts & Sciences
McIntire helped launch art, music and commerce at U.Va.
Arts & Sciences taking aim at top-10 ranking
Board committee endorses nearly $1 billion building plan
College leaders grapple with state of Arts & Sciences buildings
Elevating the University, physically and academically
Hoping to hammer out building costs, board suggests study
Board approves endowment payout of almost $14 million
 
 
VIRGINIA 2020: INTERNATIONAL
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University of Virginia Expands Study Abroad Opportunities; Becomes Home Port for Semester at Sea (12/20/05)

U21 plans first global education offering
Linking health, environment
House builds ‘language precinct’
A Voice for Africa
Virginia 2020: InternationalWomack gains perspective on U.Va.'s international efforts
98-11-06: WOMACK NAMED FOURTH COMMISSION LEADER
Conference explores ways to internationalize universities
William Quandt named Vice Provost for International Affairs
Planners gather varied input on Virginia 2020 reports
Explorations
Southern African Environmental Programs
Consortium with African universities moves forward
African schools here to plan consortium
U.Va. distance learning goes all the way to South Africa
Not just small talk about the weather
Guerrant leads U.Va. effort for better worldwide health
New lecture series features ethics and global health
Center pursues multidisciplinary approach to global health issues
New center helps international students polish their English skills
International Residential College
University expands international emphasis with new residential college
Principal, faculty chosen to staff new International Residential College
Articles on students studying foreign language (SFLI etc.):
Summer students experience foreign languages, cultures
Multilingualism? Mais oui!
International American Studies
Center will focus on researching America
International Studies Office (see study abroad programs)
Study abroad — five new programs mapped out
New programs send students around the world
Programs combine U.Va. faculty, U.Va. credit, first-hand view of world
Architecture School sets up exchange program with German university
U.Va. seeks to bolster study abroad
Response to 9/11
Forum weighs options following attack
Forum focuses on Middle East
Is the Middle East conflict past the point of no return?
Nursing Studies Without Borders
Reaching out
Nursing student group serves Salvadorans and migrant workers
Blumberg’s work helps Third World women
 
 
VIRGINIA 2020:PUBLIC SERVICE
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Virginia 2020: Public Service Law and law students
Law School encourages public service
Virginia to benefit from loan forgiveness program
Anthony defender of public good
Caplin decries trend toward multidisciplinary law practices
Law School campaign far surpasses original goal -- and all expectations
U.Va. Law student to show award-winning Bosnia video
'The need is overwhelming': Law student takes lead in providing
volunteer services
Rewards of public interest law lure a fisherman
Law School dedicates bust of alumnus Robert F. Kennedy
$202 million total sets record among U.S. law schools U.Va.
Other student service
Two graduates honored for their service to humanity
Ending sexual violence one of Oldham's goals
Commission emphasizes primary role and breadth of public service in the
University's mission
Town/gown, faculty/staff outreach, misc.
Lectures engage the mind
Myriad U.Va. programs reach others in the state
Center pursues multidisciplinary approach to global health issues
U.Va. offers expertise in light of terrorist attack
Employee bonus plans in the works
Connecting town-gown communities with technology
HOTLINKS -- outreach VA
Clean campaigning program and research expanded
Faculty Senate to continue research grants to students
Speaking up: Senate initiative takes faculty expertise to Virginia's citizens
Holden combines theory and practice on political science
U.Va. leads state in CVC giving for 10th year
Center promotes value of politics and importance of civic-mindedness
 
 
VIRGINIA 2020: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
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Biomedical engineers mean business
Live donor liver transplants
The mouse shall show the way
‘It’s personal:’ Researcher’s past spurs quest to know cells’ signals
Shugart follows natural interests to virtual outcomes
Tackling cells’ mysteries
Cures to diseases lie in cells and genes
Virginia 2020 Collaboration is key to success for environmental sciences
Consortium with African universities moves forward
African schools here to plan consortium
The beauty of Antarctica beckons, but graduate’s passion is teaching
U.Va. science, math teacher ed programs receive SCHEV awards
Provost and faculty visit Arizona
New interdisciplinary major tackles biology issues
Cloning? Stem cell research? Who decides?
Graduate students are lifeblood of research enterprise
Team finds more effective treatment for lung cancer
Basic research, collegiality on laureate’s agenda
U.Va. distance learning goes all the way to South Africa
Engineering gets $15 million for materials science research
U.Va. hosts nanotech workshop
U.Va. awards first FEST grants to fund excellence in science and technology
Not just small talk about the weather
New state fund links university research, economic development
Tradition, technology mix at Fall Convocation
Foundation to fund biomedical research
Jones and Thorner named to academy
Workshop attendees look at potential growth avenues for science and
technology
VA 2020 Science and Technology Planning Commission to hold workshop
Sept. 23-25
Rapid change creates new opportunities in science, technology
 

 

   
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