Opens Connected Community Technology Center and Unveils New Electronic
Site, "Outreach Virginia"
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.
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.
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
schedule for the event is:
Opening of the Connected Community Technology Center
Grove St. (off 10th St. Connector and West Main St.)
a.m. Public tours of the technology center begin. Area public school
children will assist with and demonstrate equipment during the tours.
a.m. Gene D. Block, U.Va. Vice President for Research and Public
Service, will unveil "Outreach Virginia"
a.m. David G. Kalergis, director, University of Virginia Gateway,
and chairman, Virginia Piedmont Technology Council, will introduce
a.m. State Senator Emily Couric to speak on "Computers, Connectivity
Neighborhood-style picnic to take place
more information on the event, please call Ida Lee Wootten at (804)