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Get Your Flu Shot: Oct. 6 Newcomb Hall Influenza Clinic

September 29, 2016

Dear Student:

The University of Virginia Department of Student Health strongly encourages you to consider getting immunized against seasonal flu.

The 2016 Fall Flu Shot Clinic will take place:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The clinic is available for 10 hours to make sure we meet your schedule needs.

Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Ample staff will be on hand to provide fast service.

An Important Message from University Dean of Students Allen Groves

September 28, 2016

Dear Students:

I know your time is valuable as midterm exams are occurring, but I respectfully ask you to take a few minutes to read my message that follows.

On Monday, the publication Inside Higher Education ran a story entitled, "Epidemic of Racist Incidents," noting that such incidents on American college campuses "have multiplied at the very beginning of the academic year." No university is immune to this ugly development.

Official Opening of the Rotunda, including Student Study Hours

September 26, 2016

Dear Students:

Today marks the official opening of the Rotunda. If you have not had a chance yet to visit the newly renovated Rotunda, I hope you will do so soon. It has been beautifully restored, and it is available to each of us to treasure and enjoy. Many of the changes reflect the desire to make the Rotunda as open and as accessible to students as possible.

Updates for UVA Parents

September 19, 2016

Dear Parents:

It is with pleasure that I write to say hello and introduce myself. Between now and mid-January, I will be filling in for Pat Lampkin and serving as UVA's Acting Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer. Pat is taking a brief, but well-deserved, sabbatical from her day-to-day duties. You may be interested in reading the recent Cavalier Daily article about Pat's plans while she is away this fall.

An Important Message From Michael A. Gibson, University of Virginia Chief of Police

September 5, 2016

To Members of the Community:

As you may know from alerts and other public reports, the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) is investigating a series of armed robberies since late August. The first armed robbery occurred on August 21st on Gordon Avenue, near 15th Street around midnight. The second occurred on August 31st in the 800 block of Cabell Avenue just before midnight. The third incident occurred on September 4th in the 400 block of Rugby Road around 11:00 p.m.

Welcome back! News from the Library

August 25, 2016

Did you know that the first two librarians at the University of Virginia (John Keane and William Wertenbaker) were appointed when they were students? As your 15th University Librarian, I, too, have been a student at UVA, having done my Ph.D. here (in English, in the 1980s) before returning in 1993 to a faculty appointment in the English Department and an administrative role as director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. My current appointment as University Librarian (and Professor of English) began in late June.


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