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2016 news articles

November 15, 2016

Hearing loop graphic

UVA Rotunda adds technology to aid hearing impaired

Four rooms in the Rotunda, including the spacious Dome Room, have been retrofitted with hearing loops.

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October 26, 2016

UVA students use the new solar table at night

Student Project Puts Solar Power on the Table

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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September 16, 2016

Rendering of planned Ivy-Emmet entrance corridor

Board OKs framework of Emmet Street changes

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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August 30, 2016

Rendering of planned Ivy-Emmet entrance corridor

More Green Space Planned for Ivy-Emmet Entrance Corridor

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

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August 12, 2016

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

Beneath The Mews

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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August 5, 2016

Leigh Hassler

For Alumna, Restoring Academical Village is Both Professional and Personal

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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July 26, 2016

Rotunda graphic

Accolades: UVA’s Sustainability Efforts Earn National Recognition

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

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July 26, 2016

Mr. Jefferson statue

Mr. Jefferson Returns

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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June 24, 2016

Stopwatch and lightbulb graphic

Dome Room, Reborn

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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June 21, 2016

Stopwatch and lightbulb graphic

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

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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June 16, 2016

APPA logo

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

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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June 10, 2016

Gary Wood, North Grounds zone manager

Sandridge Award-Winning Employees Add Special Touches to UVA

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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June 9, 2016

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

Facelift Slated for Pavilion III in Jefferson’s Academical Village

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

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June 6, 2016

UVA-Wise Library near completion

Major expansion of UVA ER about to begin

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

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June 2, 2016

UVA-Wise Library near completion

Construction wrapping up on UVA-Wise library

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

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June 2, 2016

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UVA Facilities Management Hosts First Girls Day Set for June 14

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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May 24, 2016

Chuck it for Charity

UVA Students Clean Out Apartments, Help Charities

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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May 17, 2016

The Rotunda nearing completion

UVA Preparing Rotunda for Final Exercises

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

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April 22, 2016

Architect rendering of the new University Hospital Expansion

Expanding care

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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April 20, 2016

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

On Earth Day, UVA Spotlights New Comprehensive Sustainability Plan

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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April 20, 2016

Alderman Library at dusk

State Budget Proposal Invests in UVA Research and Facilities

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

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April 1, 2016

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

Renovating A

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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April 6, 2016

Aaron Davis, an apprenticeship graduate and recruiter.

UVA Apprentice Program Now Accepting Applications

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

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April 4, 2016

Microscopic nematode and white grub

Bugs VS. Bugs

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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February 29, 2016

Inside view of the Rotunda chemical hearth

If These Walls Could Talk

Hidden Rotunda chemical hearth yields new insights

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February 29, 2016

Commonwealth Of Virginia Campaign video still

UVA Employees Help Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

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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February 18, 2016

Student in the Rotunda before renovations

Open House: Renovated Rotunda Will Be More Welcoming to Students

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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February 15, 2016

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

Course Examines Slave Life in the Academical Village

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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January 27, 2016

Lloyd Building

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

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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January 25, 2016

Rotunda under construction

University of Virginia Restores Historic Rotunda

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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