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U.Va. Opens Connected Community Technology Center and Unveils New Electronic Site, "Outreach Virginia"

Oct. 17, 2000 -- On Wednesday, Oct. 18, leaders of several technology initiatives, elected officials and representatives of the University of Virginia and Piedmont Virginia Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling two sites one physical and one electronic -- that demonstrate Charlottesville's increasing "connectedness" throughout the region, the state and the world.

The grand opening of the physical site, the Connected Community Technology Center, at 999 Grove Street will begin at 10 a.m. with public tours of the facility. The center is a project of the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council, working in partnership with Charlottesville City, Albemarle County, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, the University of Virginia and the Orange County School System. The center has been created to provide a location where people can learn about and use new technologies that can benefit their lives.

At 11 a.m. Gene Block, U.Va.'s Vice President for Research and Public Service, will unveil a new electronic site, "Outreach Virginia," an interactive on-line guide to public service programs that the University provides.

The schedule for the event is:

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Grand Opening of the Connected Community Technology Center
999 Grove St. (off 10th St. Connector and West Main St.)

10:30 a.m. Public tours of the technology center begin. Area public school children will assist with and demonstrate equipment during the tours.

11 a.m. Gene D. Block, U.Va. Vice President for Research and Public Service, will unveil "Outreach Virginia"

11:30 a.m. David G. Kalergis, director, University of Virginia Gateway, and chairman, Virginia Piedmont Technology Council, will introduce keynote speaker

11:40 a.m. State Senator Emily Couric to speak on "Computers, Connectivity and Community"

noon Neighborhood-style picnic to take place

For more information on the event, please call Ida Lee Wootten at (804) 924-6857.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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