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Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge recognizes UVa’s Clark Hall

University of Virginia is taking action with its “Delta Force.”  The university has pledged to the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, and the DOE on July 16 recognized UVa’s retrofitted Clark Hall. It’s the first of hundreds on buildings on Grounds that UVa plans to improve to reduce their carbon footprints.  The university also […]

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Growth in Albemarle and ghosts in Charlottesville

Related Articles: W.Va. governor places Albemarle’s largest conservation easement on local property Castle Hill Gaming to hire 106 STEM-related positions Our rural areas This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Emily and Billy talk with host Lewis Reining about Albemarle County’s growth strategies. Emily discusses the largest conservation easement in Albemarle, which is more than half the […]

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Bill Kristol and John Negroponte headline Tom Tom event with Miller Center

Presidency at a Crossroads: Miller Center and Tom Tom Founders Festival to host top political leaders, journalists, and scholars. Wednesday, April 11, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Presidency at a Crossroads. Two all-star panels will assess today’s American presidency through the lens of history—as part of Charlottesville’s 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival. Powerhouse pundit William Kristol of […]

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Local Government Arts Support is Smart Economic Development Policy

I was pleased to see in your December 21 article that the City is considering an arts administrator position (“Charlottesville to study arts administrator, architect positions”). It’s good to know that this discussion, which has been off-track for too long, is finally back online. Our localities need to be serious about the arts, not because […]

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Charlottesville biotech firms rising to meet Zika challenges

Several biotechnology companies in the Charlottesville area are working to combat the Zika virus. The CvilleBioHub, a new biotech networking organization, recently hosted a forum on Zika research at Indoor Biotechnologies. Three scientist-entrepreneurs gave presentations on their work to an audience of about 40, most of whom were affiliated with the biotech industry. Zika can […]