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2016 news articles

Student Project Puts Solar Power on the Table

UVA students use the new solar table at night

October 26, 2016

UVA’s living laboratory model has brought a solar table to Grounds, allowing students to charge their devices without carbon emissions.

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Board OKs framework of Emmet Street changes

Rendering of planned Ivy-Emmet entrance corridor

September 16, 2016

The University of Virginia is moving forward with plans to give the intersection of Emmet Street and Ivy Road a complete makeover.

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More Green Space Planned for Ivy-Emmet Entrance Corridor

Rendering of planned Ivy-Emmet entrance corridor

August 30, 2016

The western approach to the University of Virginia could get a lot greener.

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Beneath The Mews

Herringbone patterned bricks are believed to be part of the original kitchen floor

August 12, 2016

UVA Facilities Management workers tore up the floor boards of the Pavilion III dependency and archaeologists uncovered pieces of Jeffersonian serpentine wall, foundation footings, shards of glass and pieces of bone ...

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For Alumna, Restoring Academical Village is Both Professional and Personal

Leigh Hassler

August 5, 2016

For one member of the conservation team working on cleaning and repairing the marble capitals at Pavilion III on the Lawn, the task is particularly meaningful.

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Accolades: UVA’s Sustainability Efforts Earn National Recognition

Rotunda graphic

July 26, 2016

APPA recently awarded UVA its 2016 Sustainability Award for leadership in embedding sustainable practices throughout the University.

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Mr. Jefferson Returns

Mr. Jefferson statue

July 26, 2016

The statue of Thomas Jefferson returned to the Rotunda Tuesday as the building’s two-year renovation process draws near its end.

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Dome Room, Reborn

Stopwatch and lightbulb graphic

June 24, 2016

Carved wooden capitals and a plaster ceiling bring the University of Virginia’s Rotunda Dome Room closer to Thomas Jefferson’s original.

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UVA Seeks to Slash Electric Demand in One-Hour Energy Reduction Drill

Stopwatch and lightbulb graphic

June 21, 2016

The University of Virginia will seek to reduce the electricity it draws from the power grid for one hour on Thursday, as a drill to reduce stress on the electrical grid.

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Accolades: Group Honors McDowell, Sauls for Promoting Diversity on Grounds

APPA logo

June 16, 2016

It’s easy to affirm the value of diversity on the University of Virginia’s Grounds. The hard work is doing diversity ...

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Sandridge Award-Winning Employees Add Special Touches to UVA

Gary Wood, North Grounds zone manager

June 10, 2016

This year’s group of Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award winners share a range of accomplishments in serving the University ...

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Facelift Slated for Pavilion III in Jefferson’s Academical Village

University masons strip the portland-cement stucco from the columns in front of Pavilion III

June 9, 2016

Thomas Jefferson’s Pavilion III will soon look more like Thomas Jefferson’s Pavilion III.

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Major expansion of UVA ER about to begin

UVA-Wise Library near completion

June 6, 2016

A major expansion project at the University of Virginia’s Emergency Department officially begins this week.

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Construction wrapping up on UVA-Wise library

UVA-Wise Library near completion

June 2, 2016

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a new library at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.

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UVA Facilities Management Hosts First Girls Day Set for June 14

FM Girls Day logo

June 2, 2016

In an effort to increase interest and education in construction and the building trades among young women, UVA’s Facilities Management will host its first Girls Day.

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UVA Students Clean Out Apartments, Help Charities

Chuck it for Charity

May 24, 2016

UVA students are cleaning up their apartments and clearing out of Charlottesville for the summer, or for good in the case of the new graduates.

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UVA Preparing Rotunda for Final Exercises

The Rotunda nearing completion

May 17, 2016

The graduating class of 2016 will get its picture-perfect commencement in front of Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Rotunda.

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Expanding care

Architect rendering of the new University Hospital Expansion

April 22, 2016

The University Hospital Expansion (UHE) project will provide for an expanded Emergency Department as well as additional operating rooms and inpatient beds in order to meet the needs of the growing Charlottesville area.

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On Earth Day, UVA Spotlights New Comprehensive Sustainability Plan

Andrea Trimble, sustainability director in UVA’s Office for Sustainability, discusses the new sustainability plan

April 20, 2016

Linking everything from the boardroom to the classroom to the boiler room, the new Sustainability Plan encompasses specific short- and long-term goals.

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State Budget Proposal Invests in UVA Research and Facilities

Alderman Library at dusk

April 20, 2016

Research initiatives and key infrastructure projects at UVA all stand to gain from state funding ...

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Renovating A

James Zehmer, project manager, in the basement of Hotel A

April 1, 2016

A former dining site in Thomas Jefferson's original Academical Village is getting usable work space in the basement — and its first lavatory.

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UVA Apprentice Program Now Accepting Applications

Aaron Davis, an apprenticeship graduate and recruiter.

April 6, 2016

Applications are being accepted for an apprenticeship program in Charlottesville that some graduates call life-changing.

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Bugs VS. Bugs

Microscopic nematode and white grub

April 4, 2016

Landscapers are enlisting some microscopic allies in their never-ending battle to control the pests that threaten UVA’s valuable plantings.

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If These Walls Could Talk

Inside view of the Rotunda chemical hearth

February 29, 2016

Hidden Rotunda chemical hearth yields new insights

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UVA Employees Help Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Commonwealth Of Virginia Campaign video still

February 29, 2016

In 2015, employees at the University of Virginia gave back in a big way. Now, area charities have funds for this year’s work.

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Open House: Renovated Rotunda Will Be More Welcoming to Students

Student in the Rotunda before renovations

February 18, 2016

When the Rotunda reopens in the fall, it will return to the center of student life at the University of Virginia.

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Course Examines Slave Life in the Academical Village

Peter Giscombe, a UVA graduate student peers into an attic on the Lawn

February 15, 2016

Students look past the magnificent facades of the Academical Village to consider the working and everyday spaces that sustained the University through its first half-century.

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The Corner to Host New Space for Students, Designed by Students

Lloyd Building

January 27, 2016

The Lloyd Building in The Corner business district will be transformed to feature rehearsal and performance space under a new student-designed plan.

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University of Virginia Restores Historic Rotunda

Rotunda under construction

January 25, 2016

The Rotunda is receiving a $58.5 million renovation to the building that will return it to student use with the addition of three classroom and study spaces.

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