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UVA To Dedicate Wilsdorf Hall
November 9, 2006

The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science will dedicate Wilsdorf Hall, a $43.4 million state-of-the-art facility designed to foster collaborative research in materials science and engineering, chemical engineering and nanotechnology on Friday, Nov. 10.

Designed by the Charlottesville architectural firm VMDO Architects P.C., in consultation with the professors who will conduct research there, “the building is extraordinary in many ways,” said architect Terry Forbes.

The dedication will feature remarks by University President John T. Casteen III and Engineering School Dean James H. Aylor. The dedication will take place at 3 p.m. in the Wilsdorf Hall courtyard, followed by a reception in the atrium and tours of the building, beginning at 4 p.m.

Preceding the reception, the Engineering School will host a panel discussion, “Nanotechnology: A New Discipline for World-Class Engineers,” at 1 p.m. in Minor Hall Room 125. Moderated by Robert Hull, professor of materials science, panelists include representatives from the National Science Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, MITRE Corp., the U.S. Naval Research Lab and the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The panel, dedication, reception and tours of the building are free and open to the public.

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