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2014 news articles

Dec. 5, 2014

Cavalier fans during a game

Cavalier Fans Defend Waste Diversion, Recycling Titles at Football Game

The University of Virginia has defended its title in the Game Day Challenge, coming in first in the Atlantic Coast Conference ....

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Dec. 5, 2014

Rotunda during Lighting of the Lawn

14th Annual Lighting of the Lawn ‘Shines a Bright Light Into Darkness’

James Wu stood smiling on the Lawn at the University of Virginia on Thursday night, surrounded by throngs of happy students and community members ...

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Dec. 2, 2014

View down a tunnel on UVA Grounds

What Lies Beneath

Maintaining a network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for UVA’s facilities workers

Story by Sean Lyons
Photography by Chris Tyree

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Dec. 2, 2014

Rotunda and Pavilion I

14th Annual ‘Lighting of the Lawn’ to Unite University Community

It’s hard for those who have spent their holidays on the Academical Village to imagine how Thursday’s 14th annual Lighting of the Lawn will compare to those of years past

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Nov. 12, 2014

Flags on the Grounds of UVA

UVA marks Veterans Day with words of wisdom for ROTC cadets

When they march off Grounds for the final time to begin their military service, UVA’s corps of Air Force, Navy and Army ROTC cadets will be on the front lines of an important battle ...

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Nov. 7, 2014

UVA Hospital's new green roof

Hospital’s new green roof offers more than a green space

When patients at the University of Virginia Hospital gaze out of their windows, they are now greeted by what appears to be a flowing river winding through a landscape of picturesque mountains and idyllic farmland.

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Nov. 4, 2014

Photo of laser being used at the Rotunda

Laser beams part of UVA Rotunda project

About six months into a two-year renovation project of the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda, engineers say everything is on schedule.

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Employees at UVA Facilities Management and the Office of the Vice President for Management and Budget wait in line at the annual BBQ.

UVA Facilities Management Annual BBQ Goes Zero Waste

Facilities Management successfully hosted its first zero waste employee barbecue.

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Rotunda with laser in foreground

High-Tech System Monitors Rotunda During Renovation

As crews excavate beneath the barrel of the nearly two-century-old Rotunda to install additional shoring for its foundation, lasers scan the structure to detect any movement of the building.

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Academical village

U.Va’s Lawn Named a ‘Great Public Space’ by American Planning Association

Nearly 200 years after its creation the central green of Thomas Jefferson’s academical village still maintains its hold as the University of Virginia’s centerpiece.

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Workmen slowly move crane up the Lawn to the Rotunda

Truck Carrying Crane Inches Up the Lawn to Continue Rotunda Work

There was a nip in the air and a crane on the Lawn.

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Facilities Management employee installs new-old roof on Hotel D.

Academical Village Building Gets a New Roof, Just Like the Original Roof

University of Virginia workers are replicating Thomas Jefferson’s roof on Hotel D, on top of the original.

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Female slave with white child, detail from B. Tanner engraving, 1827, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

From Kitchens to Gravesites: Commission Explores History of Slavery at UVA

They laid handmade bricks and helped build the University of Virginia. They chopped wood and washed laundry, cared for white children and cooked meals for faculty and students.

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Aerial view of McCormick Road Residence Halls

McCormick Road dorms to see massive renovation project

Renovations to the McCormick Road dormitories are set to begin next summer. The Board of Visitors approved the $105 million project at their June meeting.

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James Zehmer and Whiting-Turner construction employee review renovation building plans

Rotunda Renovations Welcome Students Back to Grounds

A second phase of Rotunda renovations is now underway that prevents public access to the building and even parts of the UVA Lawn.

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New Cabell Hall library room

After Four Years, Facelift Complete at ‘Workhorse’ New Cabell Hall

The University of Virginia’s New Cabell Hall, once the domain of cinder-block walls and bolted-down wooden desks, has entered the 21st century.

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Mark Roach, Associate director for Utility Systems

Sustainability Star:
Mark Roach

As part of Energy and Utilities, Mark Roach has been a key player in implementing plans to reduce energy use, water consumption, and storm water runoff throughout Grounds.

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Facilities Management employee sifts through debris for remnants.

Workers find historic remnants of UVA Rotunda as they restore Jeffersonian icon

It didn’t look like much, just a crumpled scrap of metal that had been tossed aside, forgotten in a pile of old rubble.

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Vibha Buckingham

Sustainability Star: Vibha Buckingham

As the associate director for Custodial Services, Vibha Buckingham leads the largest team in Facilities Management, keeping academic and residential spaces clean throughout Grounds.

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Daisy Dejesus

UVA Celebrates 1st Woman to Graduate with Masonry Certification

The University of Virginia celebrated the first woman ever to graduate with a certification in masonry on June 25.

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West Range under renovation

UVA’s East Range Room Roofs Slated for Replacement

As the University of Virginia’s Rotunda begins its extensive renovation, the East Range Rooms will also receive new roofs.

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Rotunda at night

Facelift Underway for UVA’s Rotunda

A major makeover is underway for the centerpiece of the University of Virginia. As the crews start their work, the people who have worked inside the historic Rotunda for years are almost done moving out.

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Christine Wells packs up at the Rotunda

Rotunda Tenants Pack Up, Move Out

The planning started months ago, determining who and what was going where. The packing went on for weeks. Now the Rotunda is nearly empty.

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dogwood blooms

Garden Week comes to UVA

Garden Club of Virginia and University of Virginia celebrate the 81st Garden Week at the University of Virginia from April 26 through May 3, 2014.

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Lowell Jones talks with Bob Beard

Facilities Management employees talk about UVA Apprenticeship Program

April 1 – 1997 Apprentice graduate and now HSPP Zone Supervisor Gary Allen, Plumber Apprentice Caitlin Murtaugh and Chief Facilities Officer Don Sundgren are interviewed on WCHV with Joe Thomas.
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April 2 – Human Resources & Training associate Lowell Jones appeared on Newsplex’s UVA Today show with Bob Beard.
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