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									Graduate Student
Handbook
    Materials Science and Engineering
              and Engineering Physics
                        2007 - 2008 Edition
Table of Contents

  MSE and EP Student Handbook – Preamble .......................................................... 5
  Graduate Student Board’s Welcome Orientation .................................................... 6
  International Students ............................................................................................. 6
      International Studies Office ................................................................................ 6
      International Handbook ...................................................................................... 7
      TOEFL ............................................................................................................... 7
      General Information for Internationals................................................................ 7
      International Center ........................................................................................... 7
  The Graduate Curriculum in Materials Science & Engineering
     Materials Science & Engineering Program ........................................................ 8
        MSE Degree Offerings and Requirements
           MS Degree .............................................................................................. 9
           MMSE Degree......................................................................................... 10
           PhD Degree ............................................................................................ 11
           VA Consortium of Engineering and Science (VCES) .............................. 13
     Engineering Physics Program ............................................................................ 13
           EP Degree Offerings and Requirements
           MS/EP and ME/EP Degrees ................................................................... 14
           PhD/EP Degree....................................................................................... 15
           MS/EP (CGEP) Degree ........................................................................... 15
  Research Facilities .................................................................................................. 16
    Departmental Research Centers ....................................................................... 16
    Research Areas in MSE and EP Department .................................................... 16
  Admission to MSE Graduate Programs................................................................... 17
  Admission to EP Graduate Programs...................................................................... 18
  MSE Course Offerings ........................................................................................... 19
    MSE Core and Graduate Curricula (Links) ........................................................ 19
  EP Course Offerings ............................................................................................... 19
  MSE Departmental Requirements
    Honor Code ....................................................................................................... 20
    Research Advisor Selection ............................................................................... 20
    Program of Study .............................................................................................. 20
    Research Advisory Committee Appointment ..................................................... 21
    MSE Doctorate Candidacy Qualifying Exam
       MSE Written Exam ....................................................................................... 21
       MSE Oral Exam ............................................................................................ 22
    EP Doctorate Candidacy Qualifiying Exam ........................................................ 22




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MSE and EP Doctorate Degree Requirements
  PhD Dissertation Proposal ................................................................................. 23
  PhD Research Plan ........................................................................................... 23
  PhD Dissertation ................................................................................................ 23
  MSE and EP Degree Time Limits ...................................................................... 24
  Seminars ............................................................................................................ 24
  Grades ............................................................................................................... 24
  Admission Contingencies................................................................................... 24
Student Picture Bulletin Board and Department Directory....................................... 24
Personal Contact Information .................................................................................. 25
Registration ............................................................................................................. 25
ID Cards .................................................................................................................. 25
Office Desks and Building Keys .............................................................................. 25
Mailboxes ................................................................................................................ 25
E-mail and Computer Accounts ............................................................................... 25
Xerox Machine Copy Cards .................................................................................... 26
Telephones and Long Distance Access Codes ....................................................... 26
Parking Permits and Stickers ................................................................................. 26
Building Security ..................................................................................................... 27
Personnel Safety ..................................................................................................... 27
MSE Research Infrastructure .................................................................................. 28
General Lab Safety and Etiquete
  Chemical Safety and Waste Training ................................................................. 30
  Recommended Good Lab Practices .................................................................. 31
  Placing Orders for Chemicals ............................................................................ 31
  Hazardous Material Disposal ............................................................................. 31
Housing ................................................................................................................... 31
Health Insurance ..................................................................................................... 32
Medical Care .......................................................................................................... 32
UVA Credit Union .................................................................................................... 32
Financial Aid
   Application for Financial Aid............................................................................... 33
   Teaching Assistantships .................................................................................... 33
   Research Assistantships.................................................................................... 34
   Fellowships ........................................................................................................ 34
   Payroll (Getting your TA and RA Checks)
      Domestic Students ....................................................................................... 35
      International Students................................................................................... 35
      Outside Employment .................................................................................... 35

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Honor Loans............................................................................................................ 35
Libraries .................................................................................................................. 35
Drug and Alcohol Use ............................................................................................. 36
Sexual Harassment ................................................................................................. 36
Forms to meet Degree Requirements
   Master of Science Candidates ........................................................................... 37
   Doctor of Philosophy Candidates ....................................................................... 38
   Online Links for Forms ....................................................................................... 40
Useful Internet Links................................................................................................ 41
Faculty Directory ..................................................................................................... 43
Staff Directory ......................................................................................................... 46
Dining Tips .............................................................................................................. 47
University Sports and Recreational Facilities
     Student Ticket Information ................................................................................. 47
     Student Guest Tickets........................................................................................ 47
     Special Athletic Events ...................................................................................... 48
     Location Information for UVA Varsity Sports Events .......................................... 48
     “The Good Old Song”......................................................................................... 48
     Club and IM Sport Opportunities ........................................................................ 49
     On-Grounds Recreational Facilities ................................................................... 49




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MSE and EP Student Handbook
Preamble

As a new MSE/EP graduate student to the University
of Virginia, you will have many questions of a
practical nature. To make your transition to a new
academic environment painless as possible, the
Materials    Science     and     Engineering (MSE)
Department Graduate Student Board (GSB) and the
MSE/EP faculty and staff have collaborated in the
production of this student guide.

While this handbook answers basic questions, not all questions can be covered in a
single reference. Therefore, you are encouraged to seek out fellow students who are
members of the GSB, or the department faculty and staff for any additional informational
needs you may have. Do not forget that you can contact your faculty advisor or Vickie
Thomas, the MSE Graduate Records Coordinator in Room 109B of Wilsdorf Hall 982-
5641, whenever you have questions regarding your individual program of study.
Another excellent source of information is Jeannie Reese the department’s Senior
Administrative Assistant in Room 109D of Wilsdorf Hall.

This handbook is intended to provide prospective and incoming MSE and EP students
with useful information unique to our department. Thus, you are encouraged to refer to
this handbook at regular intervals during your period at the University. While updates
pertaining to departmental activities, guidelines and deadlines are provided to MSE/EP
students throughout the year, students are individually responsible for meeting all
departmental, school or University program requirements. You are also strongly
encouraged to review the graduate requirements set forth in the University’s Graduate
Record, located at the website www.virginia.edu/~regist/gradrec.

The authors of this guide wish to improve it on a yearly basis, for the benefit of your
future fellow students. You are invited to join the GSB and/or to send the Board your
suggestions for improvements to this collaborative work. To contact the GSB, write
Scott Kasen at sdk5n@virginia.edu or Jen Warner at jsw5e@virginia.edu.




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Graduate Student Board’s Welcome Orientation
The MSE Graduate Student Board (GSB) is an organization which was established in
the summer of 2003 to serve graduate students in the MSE and EP programs at the
University of Virginia. Comprised of MSE/EP graduate students and a faculty advisor,
the GSB addresses academic concerns held by students within the department. In
addition, GSB coordinates social events such as departmental picnics and international
dinners.

The development of the “New Student Orientation,” to help aid the transition of incoming
students into the UVA-MSE department is under development. The GSB will host a
welcome orientation at a date to be announced in August. In this orientation, students
will be introduced to MSE facilities and personnel. A tour to some representative
locations will be given.


International Students
International Studies Office

The MSE department is very pleased to welcome foreign students to Mr. Jefferson’s
University. Our tradition of welcoming visitors extends to the earliest days of this
University when, in 1826, the first international student was enrolled. Your addition to
our academic community serves to further enrich The University’s large multicultural
environment.

We wish you great success in your academic pursuits and university life. During your
stay at UVA you should maintain close contact with The International Studies Office (at
www.virginia.edu/iso) for instructions on travel documentation, temporary visas and
renewals, obtaining an OPT card for an internship, obtaining a Social Security card and
number for employment or identification, declaration of taxes and other matters.

The International Studies Office is located at:       208 Minor Hall, P.O. Box 400165
                                                      Charlottesville, VA 22903
The International Studies Office staff
   Rebecca Brown Director (434) 982-3013
   Richard Tanson Senior International Student Advisor [F1] (434) 982-3017
   Francois Mabanza Masuka Student Advisor [F1] (434) 982-3010
   Cliff Maxwell International Student & Scholar Advisor [J1] (434) 982-3015
   Dahlia French Immigration Attorney International Faculty Advisor [H1/B] (434) 243-2031


The International Studies Office is open daily Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM
(closed 12 noon to 1:30 PM)




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International Handbook

The International guidebook is found at www.virginia.edu/iso/issp/common/guidebook.pdf
and covers UVA History and Terminology, Life at UVA, Health Services, Housing,
Transportation, Personal Safety, Shopping, Letter and Parcel Post, Banking and
Finances, Legal Services, Self-Help Resources, Family and Children, English Instruction,
Continuing Education, Recreational Activities, Cross-Cultural Adjustments, Religion,
Holidays and Celebrations and Returning Home.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

International students can find information on the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) at www.toefl.org. Another site with interesting information about
preparation for taking the TOEFL is www.scholarstuff.com/netguide/test/toefl.htm.

General Information for Internationals

Students from India in particular, and from other countries in general, might find the
information listed at the website http://indorgs.virginia.edu/indiahelp very helpful in
regards to settling into the University community. There are suggestions as to
accommodation, opening bank accounts, obtaining drivers license etc….

Female spouses and students should consider joining the University of Virginia
Women's Club. The club promotes sociability among its members and service to the
University Community, offering University women the opportunity to meet, socialize and
interact. In the process, intellectual horizons are expanded through interest groups.
More information about the Club is available at http://indorgs.virginia.edu/womensclub.

A guide to Charlottesville from an international student’s perspective can be found at the
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International Center

Since 1972, UVA’s Lorna Sundberg International Center (IC) located at 21 University
Circle has promoted intercultural exchange through various educational and social
programs. The IC provides a comfortable and dynamic forum where American and
internationals learn about their cultures and explore the rich diversity within our
international community of students, scholars, faculty and local residents. The IC also
offers temporary guest quarters for incoming international students. You should visit
The IC website at www.virginia.edu/iso/ic/index.htm to learn more about its meetings
and outings which are lots of fun for American and foreign students alike.




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The Graduate Curriculum in
Materials Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Program

The      Department      of    Materials     Science      and     Engineering       (MSE)
(http://www.virginia.edu/ms) at UVA offers graduate education and research programs
in the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials. Materials are
studied considering the general principles that govern their material properties, resulting
in an understanding from both macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. Discoveries
made are then applied to materials processing method improvements.

The department provides a broad-based education in materials, one component of
which emphasizes the commonality among the various classes of engineering solids.
Thus, thermodynamics, kinetics, structural analysis, crystallography, defect theory and
principles of the solid state are strong features of our program. Additional coursework
covering the relationships between materials properties and structure and the manner in
which materials are processed and applied, is provided.

Extensive graduate research programs complement formal course work. Current thrust
areas include:

   • light metals (advanced material structure and mechanical behavior)
   • polymer science (electronic and bio-compatible thin films, polymer and metallic
     multifunctional particulate coatings)
   • environmental effects on material behavior (fatigue, fracture and corrosion)
   • tribology (friction, lubrication and wear of materials)
   • composite materials (Ex: carbon nanotubes)
   • electronic materials
   • laser processing of next-generation nanoscale materials (Ex: self-assembling
     nanodots, nano printheads)
   • advanced computational approaches to theoretical modeling and optimization of
     material properties

More current research initiatives can be found at:
http://www.virginia.edu/ms/research.html.

Current research openings within the department can be found at:
http://www.virginia.edu/ms/graduateresearchopportunities.html.




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MSE Degree Offerings and Requirements

The MSE department offers the degrees of Master of Materials Science and
Engineering (MMSE), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The MS
and PhD degrees involve extensive research resulting in a thesis or dissertation,
respectively. The MMSE degree does not include a thesis and is most often achieved
by off-grounds graduate students enrolled in the SEAS distance-learning program. The
starting point for each of the three MSE degree programs is the MSE-core curriculum.

The MSE Graduate Records coordinator routinely refers entering graduate students to
this handbook to ensure that each understands MSE Departmental requirements. In all
instances, graduate student programs of study are governed by SEAS’ policies and
guidelines as presented in the Graduate Record, unless a more restrictive departmental
policy applies.

(Please consult the website at www.virginia.edu/ms/graduatedegreeprograms.html for
further information on graduate program degree requirements.)

Master of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering (MS)

The MS degree program requires all entering graduate students to satisfactorily achieve
25 course credits beyond the BS level, distributed as follows:

    A 4-course core that includes:

       Thermodynamics of Solids (3 credits)
       Structures and Defects of Solids (3 credits)
       1 Prescribed Elective Selected from: (3 credits)
            Characterization of Solids
            Deformation & Fracture of Materials During Processing & Service
            Chemical and Electrochemical Behavior of
            Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials
       Kinetics of Solid State Reactions (3 credits)

    The program of study includes 1 credit of MSE seminar.

    The program of study includes 4 electives beyond the MSE core. These electives shall be
     at the 5XX, 6XX and 7XX levels, approved by the graduate student’s advisor and
     selected from all SEAS-course offerings or other UVA Science/Mathematics courses. Up
     to 6 credits of 5XX MSE courses and up to 9 credits of 5XX SEAS courses are permitted.
     No more than 6 elective credits may be earned in faculty-supervised independent study
     or advanced-topics courses.

    Students who have earned graduate course credits at UVA or another institution may
     transfer up to 6 credits into the MSE MS program of study, paralleling SEAS policy on
     transfer of credits to appear on a UVA transcript. Transferred courses may be used to
     satisfy part of the MSE core requirement, if deemed equivalent by the faculty member
     teaching the course, or to satisfy the elective requirement, subject to approval by the
     MSE Curriculum Committee. The student must document the syllabus content of a
     transferred MSE core course and the 6XX or 7XX level of a transferred elective course.


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      Transferred courses may have been taken in MSE or other field of engineering or
      science, but must not have been applied to achieve any other earned degree.

    Transfer-credit approvals must be obtained within a month of the student’s initial
     residence in the MSE department.

    The time sequence of core and elective classes is defined by the student and advisor,
     considering that core courses provide an important foundation for electives and research.

    Recommendation: One of these 4 electives should be math intensive, consistent with a
     list established by the MSE faculty. (APMA 615, 634, 637, 641, 642, 643, 702, 734.
     PHYS 725, 742, 751. MATH 510, 512, 522, 525, 526, 531, 534, or 7XX. MSE 662).

    Requirement: MSE 605 and MSE 606 may only be taken for elective credit by those
     students who do not have an undergraduate degree in MSE, or upon petition to the MSE
     Curriculum Committee by the graduate student’s advisor.

The core course foundation and thesis are departmental requirements for all MS
students and cannot be waived. An MS-degree program of study consistent with these
policies should ideally be formalized and approved by the MSE Chairman, or a
Curriculum Committee if delegated, during each student’s first year in the MS program.
The MSE faculty will review student appeals.

The successful student must demonstrate an ability to perform independent research in
engineering science. The MS degree requires at least 6 credits of research, under the
supervision of a faculty advisor and culminating in a written thesis that is presented and
defended in a public forum. The MS candidate must write and defend publicly his/her
thesis at a time that precedes the deadline for the SEAS binding receipt by at least four
weeks.

Master of Materials Science and Engineering Degree (MMSE)

The MMSE degree in MSE is a professional, non-research degree intended to enhance
a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering. It emphasizes classroom learning and requires that
the student achieve satisfactorily 30 course credits beyond the BS level, to provide a
deeper understanding of materials science topics. There is no residency requirement.
Thus, through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) students
may take a sufficient number of courses broadcast to remote locations to earn this
degree, or they may choose to attend classes on-grounds. These courses are generally
offered in the evening hours to accommodate work schedules. Since courses of a
specialized nature may be broadcast infrequently, off-site students my wish to commute
to the University to take such courses when these are offered in a regular classroom.

The MMSE program follows exactly the MS degree requirements, with the following
exceptions.

    The 1-credit seminar course is not required for students enrolled in the distance
     learning program.

    The program of study includes 2 additional electives at the 5XX, 6XX and 7XX level,
     approved by the graduate student’s advisor and selected from all SEAS course offerings
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      or other UVA Science/Mathematics courses. Up to 6 credits of electives may be earned in
      faculty-supervised independent study or advanced topics courses. Such studies may
      include laboratory work.

Off-grounds MMSE candidates are advised by a faculty member designated by the
MSE Chairman.

The MMSE-degree program of study ideally should be formalized and approved by the
MSE Chairman, or Curriculum Committee if delegated, during the student’s first year in
the MMSE program. The MSE faculty will review appeals of these decisions.

The time necessary to complete the degree varies, depending on whether the degree is
pursued on-grounds or through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Programs
(CGEP - http://cgep.virginia.edu) and on the schedule of classes broadcast to remote
locations. Students are advised to verify the time limit in place for attaining this degree.
For additional information about the CGEP program, consult the website at
http://cgep.virginia.edu/matsci.html; the CGEP degree requirements are listed at the site
http://cgep.virginia.edu/degrees.html.

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering Degree (PhD)

The PhD degree in MSE is a graduate research degree that develops the student’s
capability to conduct original research at a frontier in the engineering-science of
materials. The PhD degree requires at least 25 credits of research under the
supervision of a faculty advisor, culminating in a written dissertation presented and
defended in a public forum. The student must achieve satisfactorily at least 47 course
credits beyond the BS level, distributed as follows.

    The PhD candidate shall complete a 7-course core:
       Thermodynamics of Solids (3 credits)
       Structures and Defects of Solids (3 credits)
       Characterization of Solids (3 credits)
       Kinetics of Solid State Reactions (3 credits)
       Deformation & Fracture of Materials During
       Processing & Service (3 credits)
       Chemical and Electrochemical Behavior of Materials (3 credits)
       Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials (3 credits)

    The program of study includes 2 credits of MSE seminar.

    The program of study includes 8 electives beyond the MSE core courses. These electives
     are at the 5XX, 6XX and 7XX levels, approved by the graduate student’s advisor and
     PhD-Advisory Committee and selected from all SEAS-course offerings or other UVA
     Science/Mathematics courses.

    Students who have earned graduate credits at UVA or another institution may record up
     to 24 credits in the MSE PhD program of study. Such courses may be accepted to satisfy
     part or the entire MSE core requirement, if deemed equivalent by the faculty member
     teaching the course and to satisfy the elective requirements subject to approval by the
     MSE Curriculum Committee. The student must document the syllabus content of any
     course that parallels an MSE core course, as well as the 6XX or 7XX level of an elective

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     course. Transferred courses may have been applied to achieve the MS or PhD degree in
     another field of engineering or science. SEAS policy allows for formal transfer of up to 6
     credits, to appear on the transcript for the PhD degree. Courses put forth in an MSE PhD
     program of study to satisfy the 47-credit minimum may have been applied to an MS or
     PhD degree in another field of engineering or science. In the MSE departmental program
     of study, the allowance for up to 24 credits of recorded courses refers to curriculum
     content accountability compared to the above specification. The MSE and SEAS policies
     are consistent since the MSE PhD requirement for a total of 47 credits exceeds the SEAS
     PhD minimum requirement of 24 credits with 6 transfer credits.

    Transfer-credit approvals must be obtained within a month of the student’s initial
     residence in the MSE department and in the PhD program.

    Requirement: At least 15 credits of UVA plus transferred electives must be at the 7XX or
     8XX level. At least 6 of these credits must be earned in 7XX MSE courses at UVA.

    No more than 6 elective credits may be earned in faculty-supervised independent study or
     advanced-topics courses. Independent study credits will not count as part of the 15
     credits of electives at the 7XX or 8XX level.

    Requirement: One of these 8 elective courses must be math intensive, consistent with a
     list established by the MSE faculty and allowing for transfer of an equivalent
     course. (APMA 615, 634, 637, 641, 642, 643, 702, 734. PHYS 725, 742, 751. MATH 510,
     512, 522, 525, 526, 531, 534, or 7XX. MSE 662).

    Requirement: MSE 605 and MSE 606 may only be taken for elective credit by those
     students who do not have an undergraduate degree in MSE, or upon petition to the MSE
     Curriculum Committee by the graduate student’s advisor.

    Recommendation: The PhD candidate’s advisory committee should tailor the
     program of courses to reflect the importance of both depth and breadth in MSE.
     Breadth may be cross disciplinary.

The PhD-degree program of study must be approved by the MSE Chairman, or
Curriculum Committee if delegated and be consistent with these policies. The MSE
faculty will review any appeal of this decision. The degree program of study should
ideally be formalized and approved during the student’s first year in the PhD program.

The PhD candidate must pass a written and oral examination that includes both general
and comprehensive elements as described later in the section on the PhD Qualifying
Exam later in this handbook.

The exceptional graduate student may petition the MSE faculty to bypass the MS
degree and to follow his PhD program of study. This petition may be submitted only
after the core courses for the PhD degree are completed or transferred. For all PhD
students, the core course foundation, comprehensive examination, research proposal
and dissertation are departmental requirements that cannot be waived.




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Virginia Consortium of Engineering and Science (VCES)

Old Dominion University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the College
of William and Mary and the University of Virginia are involved in a cooperative program
of graduate engineering and applied science education and research. Although this
effort has significant focus on the needs of the NASA Langley Research Center, it is
also intended to serve others in the peninsula region of the state. This consortium is
intended to provide a fully resident graduate program which emphasizes study for the
PhD degree in engineering and applied science.

The program is an expansion of the Virginia Cooperative Graduate Engineering
Program which already serves the region by providing graduate engineering education
via television leading to the master’s degree. This initiative expands the televised
offerings to include PhD-level courses to be broadcast to and from the peninsula region.
The program also includes course offerings to be taught by resident faculty at our
regional location in the ODU Peninsula Graduate Engineering Center. These efforts
serve a research oriented graduate program in the major areas of thermal science and
mechanics, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, engineering
management and applied science.

With the consortium agreement, each university accepts up to 50 percent transfer credit
of courses on a student's program of study when the courses are taught by a faculty of
the member universities. Accordingly, students then receive their degree from the
institution of their major advisor. Each of the member universities maintain resident
faculty at the peninsula location. The degree requirements are the same as mentioned
in the Doctor of Philosophy section with the exception of the residency in Charlottesville
requirement. Residency in this program is served in the peninsula region.

MSE participates in the Virginia Consortium of Engineering and Science (VCES).
Students may declare themselves VCES applicants and choose their university
graduate school. Upon acceptance, a course of study is determined with his/her
advising professor with the assistance of the VCES Director and resident faculty.
Applicants may also seek and obtain support for their research from NASA, VCES
member universities, the Space Grant Consortium or other sources. By attending
classes locally, students will obtain full resident credit the same as on any member
university campus. Students can take up to 50% of their courses from VCES
universities other than the one that grants them the degree. For additional information
see www.virginia.edu/registrar/records/99gradrec/chapter9/gchap9-2.16.html.

Engineering Physics Program

The graduate program in Engineering Physics (EP) www.virginia.edu/ep was
established at the University in 1952 through combined efforts of faculty connected with
the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and the Physics Department.
This research-oriented interdisciplinary program was the earliest PhD granting program
in the SEAS.

In 1992, the Engineering Physics program was joined administratively with the Materials


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Science & Engineering program since a significant number of students worked in
materials areas. Faculty in the Departments of Physics, Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and the School of Medicine
participate in the program. The program is administered for the MSE and Physics
Departments by Prof. R. E. Johnson, located in Thornton Hall B103.

Three EP degrees are awarded by the SEAS in conjunction with the College of Arts and
Sciences:
                 Master of Science (MS/EP)
                 Master of Engineering Physics (ME/EP)
                 PhD in Engineering Physics (PhD/EP)
The EP degree requirements at the University of Virginia differ from most other
Engineering Physics or Applied Physics degrees in that there are only a few EP
courses. Most courses are taken from the appropriate departments, with about half the
courses being in physics and other half in engineering. The Engineering Physics
Degrees can now also be obtained through the Virginia Commonwealth Graduate
Engineering Program (http://CGEP.Virginia.edu) and the Virginia Consortium of
Engineering and Science (VCES).

Current research thrust areas cover laser interactions, nano-technology, fluid physics,
mathematical modeling, medical imaging, solid state devices and space physics. More
information can be found at http://www.virginia.edu/ep/research.html.

EP Degree Offerings and Requirements

EP Master of Science and Master of Engineering Degrees

A minimum of 6 credits in graduate physics, 6 credits of engineering courses and 3
hours of applied mathematics must be included in the programs of study for both the
Master’s of Engineering (ME) and Master’s of Science (MS) degrees. Forms listing the
courses of study signed by the advisor must be approved by the Head of Engineering
Physics and then submitted to the Graduate Dean’s Office.

      MS/EP: A total of 24 credits of course work plus a thesis are required to complete
      the Master of Science degree. Each student must carry out a research project
      under a faculty advisor in one of the participating departments. This work, which
      should lead to publishable results is presented as a thesis. Students must also
      present their thesis orally in a public setting and then defend the work in front of a
      committee consisting of the advisor and two other faculty members.

      ME/EP: No research or thesis is required for the Master of Engineering degree. A
      total of 30 credits of course work, one of which should be a projects/design
      course. Although there is considerable flexibility in the choice of courses, a
      sensible program of studies should be created with and approved by the
      student’s faculty advisor. The Master’s of Engineering can also be obtained by
      part time students through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program
      (http://CGEP.virginia.edu).



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EP Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Doctoral candidates follow a program of studies arranged by the candidate, the
candidate’s advisor and a faculty advisory committee. A student must take a minimum
of 6 credits in Physics, 6 credits in Engineering and 3 credits in Applied Mathematics
beyond the Masters' degree. Students entering with a Bachelor's degree may petition to
by-pass the Master's degree at the end of their first year of courses. Such students are
only required to take the minimum requirements for Physics, Engineering and
Mathematics for the two degrees: 12 credits of Physics, 12 credits of Engineering and 6
credits of Applied Mathematics for a total of 30 credits. All students pursuing the PhD
degree must take a qualifying examination and in the following semester they must
present a thesis proposal. The examination and proposal are described later with more
detail in this handbook.

The student chooses an advisor and a program of studies appropriate to a particular
field of interest and/or research area. Typical areas are properties of materials, radiation
interactions with materials, space physics, electronic devices, surface physics, non-
linear dynamics and chaos, medical physics (including medical imaging), physics of
fluids, detector and accelerator design and mathematical modeling of physical
processes. All members of the Materials Science and Engineering Department can
serve as advisors, as can faculty in Physics and other Engineering Departments.
Consult the website at www.virginia.edu/ep for potential research areas and faculty
advisors.

EP Masters of Engineering Degree (CGEP)

Starting in the Fall of 2003, the University of Virginia will begin offering an Engineering
Physics Masters of Engineering degree through its CGEP program. While the televised
Engineering Physics program is primarily targeted at students interested in earning a
Masters of Engineering degree in Engineering Physics, the University of Virginia's
Engineering Physics program is very research oriented, and students interested in
considering a research-based Masters of Science or Ph.D. degree should inquire with
the program's director, Dr. Robert E. Johnson (rej@virginia.edu), about the feasibility of
pursuing such degrees in conjunction with coursework through the televised program.
An overview of the entire Engineering Physics program can be found on-line at
www.virginia.edu/ep. The Masters of Engineering in Engineering Physics program
requires a minimum of 2 courses in graduate physics, 2 courses in graduate
engineering, and 1 course in mathematics. Beyond those distributional requirements,
students have the opportunity to formulate a Plan of Study that most closely
corresponds to their technical area of interest.

Within the Engineering Physics televised program, students will be advised about which
courses are suitable for inclusion in their approved Plan of Study. Either Dr. Robert E.
Johnson or Dr. James F. Groves will serve as the student advisor. Students deciding to
pursue a research degree (i.e. M.S. or Ph.D.) will likely be connected to a different
faculty research advisor more closely aligned with the particular project they wish to
pursue. In the past, Engineering Physics research has been directed by faculty
members in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and


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Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace                 Engineering,   Biomedical
Engineering, Physics, and the School of Medicine.

More information about enrolling in the televised Engineering Physics program can be
found in the associated list of frequently asked questions
(www.cgep.virginia.edu/ep_questions.html). Students enrolling in the Engineering
Physics televised program are encouraged to fill out and return the initial student survey
(www.cgep.virginia.edu/online_survey.html), to assist in successful structuring of their
Plan of Study.

Additional Engineering Physics program details are available at
www.cgep.virginia.edu/ep.html

Research Facilities

Since 1986 the MSE department has been located in the Materials Science and
Engineering Building. Newly built Wilsdorf Hall triples our state-of-the art research
space. Further information about MSE research facilities can be learned by visiting the
website at www.virginia.edu/ms/labs.html.

Departmental Research Centers

Presently, there are five MSE research centers with laboratories equipped with modern
micro-structural analysis tools, mechanical test facilities and a great variety of
specialized research instrumentation. The centers are:

   • The Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering (CESE)
     www.virginia.edu/cese
   • The Light Metals Center
   • Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics (LASP)
     www.virginia.edu/ep/LASP/LASP.html
   • Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory (IPML)
     www.ipm.virginia.edu
   • MRSEC – Center for Nanoscopic Materials Design
     www.mrsec.virginia.edu
   • Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility
     www.virginia.edu/ms/electronfacility.html

Research

• Applied Electrophysics
• Atomistic Simulations
• Composite Solder for High Temperature Applications
• Computer Modeling of Properties and Optimized Processing of Polymers, Metals and
    Composites
• Computational Materials Science/Physics Opportunities
• Characterization and Processing of Electronic Materials
• Dislocations in Semiconductors
• Electrochemical Behavior and Corrosion of Materials
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• Fatigue, Fracture and Corrosion of Metals
• Focused Ion-beam Nanofabrication
• Fluid Physics
• Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) Multilayer
• In-situ Electron Microscopy Techniques
• Intelligent Materials Processing
• Laser Interactions with Matter
• Light Metals for Applications at Elevated Temperatures
• Mathematical Modeling
• Medical Imaging
• Multifunctional Materials
• Nanoscale Measurements of Structure, Chemistry and Properties
• NSF Integrative Graduate Research and Training (IGERT) Fellowships – “Science and
    Engineering of Laser Interactions with Matter.”
• Processing and Properties of Composites
• Quantum Dot Fabrication and Architectures
• Semiconductor Epitaxy
• Solid State Physics
• Space Physics
• Study of the Deformation Bands and Their Roles in Microstructural Evolution
• Structure and Properties of Interfaces in Materials
• Surface Analysis
• Thermal Barrier Coatings
• Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Phase Transformations
• Ultra-light Cellular Metals Processing and Characterization
• Wear of Electrical Contact Materials

Admission to the MSE Graduate Programs
Admission to the graduate program in Materials Science is based on the student’s
previous collegiate record, letters of recommendation, experience and scores on the
Graduate Record Examinations. Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program
in Materials Science and Engineering must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognized
college or university. This degree should normally be in materials science, metallurgy,
ceramics, polymer science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or any other engineering
discipline. Applicants with bachelor's degrees in other areas will be considered on an
individual basis. The applicant should have a B average (or equivalent) grade for
admission.

Applications for admission to graduate studies in the Department of Materials Science
and Engineering may be downloaded through the Internet from the site SEAS
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS ONLINE
(https://grad-admissions.seas.virginia.edu/admissions).




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If you have trouble downloading these files, a paper copy may be requested from the
following address:
                    Attn: Ms. Vickie Thomas
                    University of Virginia
                    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
                    Graduate Admissions
                    PO Box 400745
                    116 Engineer’s Way
                    Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4745 USA
                    Telephone:(434) 982-5641
                    FAX:(434) 982-5660
                    e-mail: vst@virginia.edu

Applicants will be considered on the basis of their qualifications regardless of age,
citizenship, color, handicap, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.

Admission to the EP Graduate Programs
Students who enter the EP graduate program generally have a background in physics,
engineering or mathematics. Applicants should have had, as a minimum, an overall
average of "B+" or its equivalent during their undergraduate career. Applications must
be accompanied by three recommendations, preferably from members of their
undergraduate or graduate faculty who can comment on the applicant’s ability to work
independently. In addition to students graduating with a bachelors degree, students with
a masters degree or who have worked for a number of years are encouraged to apply.
The Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination is required for consideration for
financial awards. The general requirements for each degree in Engineering Physics are
given in the Graduate Record of the School of Engineering and Applied Science
(SEAS).

Prospective graduate students should submit their application forms to:
                      Office of the Dean of Graduate Programs
                      School of Engineering and Applied Science
                      University of Virginia
                      PO Box 400242
                      Thornton Hall
                      Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2442 U.S.A.

Information for admission to the EP program can be found at:
http://www.virginia.edu/ep/admissions.html.

Written inquiries should be addressed to:

                      Engineering Physics
                      School of Engineering and Applied Science
                      University of Virginia
                      PO Box 400745
                      Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4745 U.S.A.


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Applicants will be considered on the basis of their qualifications and regardless of age,
citizenship, color, handicap, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.

MSE Course Offerings
Current MSE program description can be obtained from the Course Offering Directory at
http://etg08.itc.virginia.edu/cod.pages/20063/cod.html.


MSE Core and Graduate Curricula

The MSE core curriculum is found at the website:
www.virginia.edu/ms/pdf/MSECoreCurriculum.pdf

The graduate curriculum in MSE is found at the website:
www.virginia.edu/ms/pdf/MSEGraduateCurriculum.pdf

EP Course Offerings
EP students begin applied research when they arrive at the University and continue this
through to the completion of their degree. The student chooses, with assistance from a
faculty advisor, a program of studies appropriate to a particular field of interest and/or
research area. Typical areas are detector design, physics of fluids, properties of
materials, space plasma physics, supersonic combustion, non-linear dynamics and
chaos, medical physics, accelerator design, radiation interactions, laser diagnostics,
fission and fusion engineering and mathematical modeling of physical processes. Some
typical programs of study and suggested relevant courses are listed on the EP web site
(www.virginia.edu/ep).

The curriculum in Engineering Physics is flexible and graduate students select their
courses from a broad spectrum of courses in physics, engineering, applied
mathematics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, materials science and medicine.
Moreover, students can carry out their masters or doctoral thesis research under any
faculty member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Physics
Department. In some cases they can carry out their research under faculty members in
other departments such as the Chemistry Department and the School of Medicine. The
primary criterion is that the research be an aspect of applied physics.

So as to maintain the interdisciplinary nature of the Engineering Physics degree, the
degree requirements are "area" requirements (engineering, physics and mathematics)
and not individual "course" requirements. Therefore, students interested in specific
courses should refer to the offerings of the appropriate departments. Every semester
when in attendance in Charlottesville students must sign up for EP700. In this course
EP students get together to discuss their academic programs and to present to each
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Course labels used for research, independent study, special topics in Engineering
Physics and seminars can be found at
http://www.virginia.edu/ep/courseinfo.html


MSE Departmental Requirements
The UVA Honor Code

The University subscribes to an Honor Code (www.cgep.virginia.edu/honor_code.pdf).
Whether you are a student, teaching assistant or research assistant, you must
understand and follow this code while at the University. Graduate work involves the
pursuit of new knowledge, requiring the application of the scientific method. Violations of
scientific integrity when doing research are honor code violations. Such violations are
very serious. They affect the professional reputation of the students, faculty and school.
Moreover, research funding by outside agencies could be reduced in the event of
ethical misconduct on the part of students. Therefore, proven honor code violations will
result in immediate dismissal from the graduate studies program. If you have questions
concerning the UVA Honor Code, please consult the Honor Committee website at
http://scs.student.virginia.edu/~honor.

The Engineering Ethics homepage is at http://repo-nt.tcc.virginia.edu/ethics/home.htm.

Research Advisor Selection

Students should choose a research advisor prior to, or as soon as possible after,
beginning their graduate studies. Selection of the research advisor is normally arrived at
by mutual consent of the student and the advisor, after the student has had an
opportunity to discuss research programs with the MSE/EP faculty.

You will want to interview with professors as early as possible once you arrive and
decide on which research group most interests you. As you ponder your choices,
consider what sort of advisor you would like to work for. Some are very hands-off when
it comes to your research and studies – which can mean that, while you have a lot of
freedom, you may not get much mentoring. Other faculty are more hands-on, which
means more oversight over what you are doing, something that could help develop you
as a better scientist. Ask fellow students about their advisors for tips on selecting the
advisor best suited to your needs.

First-year graduate students should meet and consult their assigned academic advisor
about degree requirements and also prior to making any registration changes such as
course drops. Please provide your advisor with updated course performance
information in advance of a consultation.

Program of Study

Once an advisor has been chosen, students should discuss their academic and career
objectives with the advisor. An area of research must be identified, preferably which is

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funded and a program of studies appropriate to the student’s field of interest and
research area selected.

For a student enrolled in the MS degree program, a program of study is due by the end
of the first semester. The PhD program of study must be submitted in writing to the
departmental faculty for approval no later than the second semester of doctoral study.
The students should present in the plan all the courses that they have and will be taking
beyond the Bachelor’s degree. The satisfaction of credit requirements in the core
courses, mathematics courses, etc. should be indicated. Transfer credit should be
explained along with any core courses that have been substituted. The plan also should
indicate the number of credit hours earned that involve research and seminar
attendance.

Research Advisory Committee Appointment

The student and research advisor will seek to establish either a five-person (for PhD) or
three-person (MS) committee to serve as the student’s advisory committee. One of the
committee members will come from outside of the MSE department. Once appointed,
this committee will supervise the student’s research and academic progress towards a
degree. The members of the advisory committee normally also serve on the student’s
comprehensive examination board and the dissertation examination committee.

MSE Doctorate Candidacy Qualifying Exam

All PhD students must pass a qualifying exam consisting of both written and oral
components. Each component contributes equally to the student's overall exam grade.
Students must take the written and oral exams together the first time. They may retake
each exam only once, as a repeat. The written and oral components of the qualifying
exam are described below.

MSE Written Exam

The purpose of the written exam is for students to demonstrate their knowledge of core
materials and to demonstrate their ability to synthesize core knowledge.

   • The written exam tests the material contained in the 7 core courses with questions
     designed to reflect synthesis among them.

   • It is a closed-book exam; the reading list for the exam consists of each syllabus from the
     7 core courses.

   • The exam consists of two parts, administered successively on Monday and Wednesday
     of Exam Week 1.

   • There is a first exam on thermo/kinetics/structures and a second exam on
     EMOP/Mech/Chem/Char.

   • The thermo/kinetics/structures exam is 3 hours, given on Mondays without a formal
     break.


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   • The EMOP/Mech/Chem/Char exam is 4 hours, given on Wednesdays without a formal
     break.

   • Students take the written exam in September each year. (It is designed to be taken by
     most students after two or four academic semesters, depending on incoming
     qualifications).

MSE Oral Exam

The purpose of the oral exam is for students to demonstrate an understanding of
materials science and engineering, display the ability to think on their feet and to
communicate effectively.

   • Students critique a paper from the literature. This paper is selected by the exam
     committee as suitable based on the material in the 7 core courses.

   • Students prepare a brief written document of not more than 2 pages for the
     committee and give a presentation lasting not more than 15 minutes. The document and
     presentation should discuss the intent of the paper, any assumptions made, outline and
     comment on the approach taken and critique the findings.

   • The exam committee consists of 3 faculty members plus the student's advisor. One of the
     three faculty chairs the exam and the advisor participates only as an observer.

   • The exam lasts one hour, with each examiner having 10-15 minutes for questions.

   • The exam paper is given to students on Wednesday of Exam Week 1 and the oral exam
     is administered on Thursday and Friday of Exam Week 2.

EP Doctorate Candidacy Qualifying Exam

Students pursuing the PhD degree in Engineering Physics must take a qualifying exam.
This consists of three written examinations and an oral examination. One or two written
exams must be in Physics and the remaining one or two written exams in Engineering,
which includes Applied Mathematics. The Physics exams are chosen from the Physics
Qualifying Exams scheduled in January and April. Possible exams are Quantum
Mechanics (PHYS751/752), Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS742/743) and Theoretical
Mechanics/Statistical Mechanics (PHYS521/PHYS831). Each engineering department
offers comprehensive exams.

The written exams must be based on a minimum of two semesters of course work.
Typical exams for EP students have been in Materials Science (MSE605/606), Applied
Mathematics (APMA641/642), Solid State Devices (EE663/667), Fluids Dynamics
(MAE631/632), Medical Imaging (BIOM783/784), etc. Students wishing to do more than
one exam in Materials Science can choose to take the Materials Science written
examination answering 2/3 of the questions and one Physics exam. The courses and
topics appropriate for qualifying exams can change and the semesters in which they are
offered differ, so students should discuss this matter at an early stage with their advisor
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The oral examination follows the completion of the written exams and is based on the
written examination areas. The oral committee will consist of faculty involved with the
written exams and the student's advisor. The oral exam allows students to show
additional knowledge in the areas tested.

MSE and EP Doctorate Degree Requirements

The PhD degree requires at least 25 credits of research, under the supervision of a
faculty advisor, culminating in a written dissertation that is presented and defended in a
public forum.

The exceptional graduate student may petition the MSE faculty to bypass the MS
degree and follow a PhD program of study. This petition may only be submitted after the
core courses for the MS degree are completed or transferred.

For all PhD students, the core course foundation, comprehensive examination, research
proposal and dissertation are departmental requirements that cannot be waived. In
order to receive the PhD degree, students must complete their dissertation in
accordance with the advisory committee approved dissertation proposal and then pass
an oral defense to demonstrate detailed understanding of the chosen field of research.

PhD Dissertation Proposal

The graduate student will collaborate with his thesis advisor and prepare a detailed
dissertation research proposal (outline) to be presented in seminar form to his
appointed degree committee. The proposal is due six months following passage of the
Comprehensive Exam. The proposal should contain a thorough review and analysis of
the pertinent literature, specific statements of the thesis objectives, any preliminary data
and analysis (if available), a research plan and a schedule.

PhD Research Plan

The PhD candidate must write and defend a proposed research plan that is the
foundation for his/her dissertation. This proposal must be completed 12 months or more
before the defense of the PhD dissertation. The research plan should involve original
work, the results of which will add to the materials science knowledge base.

The degree committee will critique the proposal and make recommendations for
changes, as they may deem necessary. Approval of the dissertation outline by the
committee admits the student to candidacy for the PhD degree.

PhD Dissertation

The PhD candidate must write a dissertation according to the format set forth by the
School of Engineering and Applied Science. It should demonstrate that the candidate is
capable of original research and document with appropriate details, derivations,
references and acknowledgements to those contributing to the work. The public defense
of the dissertation must be completed one month before Spring graduation to allow time
for any modifications.

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MSE and EP Degree Time Limits

Students must complete all the requirements for a Master of Science degree within five
years after admission to the graduate program and must complete all the requirements
for a Master of Engineering degree within seven years after admission to the graduate
program. All requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must be completed
within seven years after admission to the doctoral program. Expired credits may be
revalidated, upon approval of the advisor, the department Graduate Studies Committee
and the Office of the Dean.

Seminars

A willingness to participate in and contribute to, the intellectual life of the University is
viewed as a necessary quality in MSE/EP degree candidates. Students are expected to
attend departmental activities for their intellectual enrichment, such as seminars and
colloquia, thesis and dissertation defenses. Note: PhD candidates shall present at least
one seminar prior to their graduation.

Grades

To obtain a graduate degree in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, a
graduate student must have a minimum average grade of B on all graded graduate
course work taken at the University of Virginia. This applies to all courses taken by the
student while a graduate student, or courses taken for graduate credit by the student
while an undergraduate student. No course grade lower than a C will be acceptable
towards meeting the requirements for a graduate degree. If a course is repeated, both
grades will be used in computing the overall grade average. Undergraduate courses
and courses taken on a Credit/No Credit basis may not be used to meet the
requirements for a graduate degree and will not be used in computing the grade
average. To remove an incomplete, a 10-day period past the end of the semester (end
of the examination period) is automatically allowed. A maximum extension to the end of
the following semester (following fall for a spring class and spring for a fall class) may
be granted upon special request to the Dean’s Office.

Admission Contingencies

Students should refer to their admission letters. They will state any contingencies (e.g.
final transcript conferring previous degree(s), letter from previous advisor, etc.) that you
are responsible for satisfying upon arrival on grounds to begin your graduate studies

Student Picture and Department Directory
Please see Ms. Vickie ThomasMr. Eric Newsome in Room 109 of Wilsdorf Hall21 during
your first week after arrival, to arrange having your picture taken for display on the
Student Bulletin Board on the first floor hallwayMSE website. Also submit to Vickie
Thomas your e-mail address, home address, phone number and any other contact
information for inclusion into the Department Directory. Let her know of any changes to


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your addresses in future semesters. The sooner you get this done, the earlier you will
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Personal Contact Information
Please keep your personal contact information, such as home and e-mail addresses              Formatted: Font: Not Italic
and phone number where you may be reached, updated both with the MSE Department
and the Graduate Studies Office.

Registration
See your advisor for guidance on course selection. All new PhD students are expected
to register for MSE 701 and 702: Department Seminar (Fall and Spring). All new MS
students are expected to register for MSE 701(fall) or MSE 702(spring). The ISIS
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ID Cards
You will need an ID card for many reasons, including gaining admission to various
university services such as fitness centers, athletic events, library book check outs, etc.
During the year, you may obtain a card by visiting the ID Office located in Observatory
Dining Hall. This hall is located at the corner of Alderman and McCormick Roads. You
may go there any weekday, 8AM - 5 PM (Phone 924-4508).

Office Desks and Building Keys

Your advisor should assign you a desk and officedesk space. Ms. Jeannie Reese
(jsv7u@Virginia.EDU; 982-5643, Wilsdorf Hall Room 109D) issues keys to Wilsdorf               Field Code Changed
Hall, the MSE Building and Thornton Hall.

Mailboxes
Student mailboxes are located in Wilsdorf Hall Room 112. Please see Vickie Thomas in
Wilsorf Hall 109B to make sure that you get a mailbox.

E-mail and Computer Accounts
Since we rely on E-MAIL for all communication within the Engineering School you will
need to establish a computer and an e-mail account ASAP. Refer to the instructions at
the site www.itc.virginia.edu/pubs/basics/accounts/home.html on how to do so. Once
you have an e-mail address, send it to Vickie Thomas (vst@Virginia.EDU).

If you need assistance with establishing an e-mail account you can call the Information
Technology Center at 924-3731. Their Help Desk is available from 8AM to 5PM
weekdays, or you can visit them personally in Wilson Hall, Room 235, from 8AM to
4:30PM weekdays.

The e-mail software used by the University is called Mulberry. Both Mac and Windows
versions of the client are available and supported at UVA. There are many Mulberry
features and functions and you can find out about them at the ITC website


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www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/mulberry. For information about regularly scheduled
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Xerox Machine Copy Cards
To obtain permission to make Xerox copies (or slides, etc…) necessary for your
research work, first go to www.virginia.edu/uvaprint/copymain.html and print out a copy
of the form provided there, fill it out and then take it to your advisor for his/her signature.
This card is for copy work related to your research only. Copy charges for classroom
work are the responsibility of the student, the same as is true for the cost of textbooks,
notebooks, etc…

Telephones and Long Distance Access Codes
When calling to a phone outside the university, dial “9” then the number. Other
university phones can be reached by dialing only the last 5 digits of the number (e.g.,
982-1234 could be reached by dialing 2-1234).

A special code is required to make long-distance research-related calls from within the
University. These access codes are for official lab use only (such as ordering supplies
from a vendor) and can be obtained by requesting a long distance phone card from your
advisor. Go online to www.itc.Virginia.EDU/commserv/fac.html and print out a copy of
the form provided there, fill it out and then take it to your advisor for his/her signature of
approval. No personal calls are permitted on this code. Abuse of the long distance
access codes for personal use is grounds for dismissal. You are not permitted to use
other individual’s access code, so get your very own and keep it private.

Parking Permits and Stickers
After you have obtained your Student ID card, you may wish to purchase a parking
permit with a car sticker from Parking and Transportation Office located at 1101
Millmont Street (the street behind and parallel to Barracks Road Shopping Center).
Their phone number is 924-7231. After 5:00 pm, nearly all on-Grounds parking is open
to anyone.

You have several options when it comes to parking your car on grounds.

   • The “Blue” lot adjacent to University Hall is the cheapest, with a rate of $168/year.
     The disadvantage with this lot is the requirement to ride a shuttle bus in from the
     lot to the main grounds. This process adds about 30 to 40 minutes to your day
     between waiting at the bus stop and riding the shuttle to your destination.

   • The “Green” lot adjacent to the football stadium is much more convenient, but
     costs $516/year. Parking in the “Green” lot is sold to Graduate students on a first
     come/first serve basis the first Monday after May graduation. The parking tags are
     sold at the Parking and Transportation Office. The line starts forming the night
     before, but if you get there by 9:00AM, you should be OK.


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   • Finally, you can use the parking meters located on the south, outward side of the
     “Green” lot for $0.50/hr.

   • After 5:00PM, nearly all on-ground parking is open to anyone.

You are allocated one warning ticket per year.If you get a parking ticket, remember that
the first one is simply a warning ticket (unless you park in a fire lane, handicapped, or
specifically reserved area). You are allocated one warning ticket per year.

Occasionally, parking is restricted during home sporting/special events. Parking and
Transporation will notify pass holders by e-mail or by U.S. mail of the changes.It is
important to note that none of the above parking guidelines apply the days of home
football games. Nearly all parking spots associated with the University are dedicated for
the football crowds, so you will not be able to park on those lots. Be careful, or you will
get towed.

Building Security
If your office or lab is located in Wilsdorf Hall or the Materials Science building, you are
expected to help maintain building security. Building areas normally locked as you enter
should remain locked after you leave them. Please help keep doors closed and locked
after working hours. This is necessary to prevent theft by persons entering University
labs who are not connected to the University. Also, building security is important to
personnel safety because potential hazards may be unleashed by uninformed people
entering laboratories. Suspicious behavior by strangers should be reported to the
department chairperson and/or to the University Police immediately.

Personnel Safety
In the laboratory, you can assist with personnel safety by seeking and observing safety
instructions and safety manuals, wearing appropriate safety gear, thinking about and
avoiding potential health hazards and not generating clutter or confusion. Ask your
advisor or department chairperson about any safety lectures you should attend.
Remember to take appropriate care when leaving experiments unattended and consider
posting pertinent notification and emergency procedures.

If you makde a small mess, clean up yourself. For bigger events, ask nicely for the help
of the housekeeping staff! Our current cleaning staff member for the MSE building is
Wanda and usually she can be found until 2:00 PM working on one of the three floors in
the MSE Building. She’s very nice and she’ll appreciate it if you let her know when
something needs to get cleaned up.

Safety concerns and accident reports should be directed to your advisor, the
department’s Building Maintenance and Safety Committee (Prof. Jim Fitzgerald,
chairman) and to the MSE department chairman, Prof. Richard Gangloff.




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MSE Research Infrastructure
Check with your advisor about any special resources your research group may have
access to (see examples below). Some groups can claim dedicated machinists, direct
computer support, etc. If your group has this first-class level of assistance, it may be
more expedient for you to use those inside resources before seeking more general
departmental support.

   •   Fabrication/Machining

       The department has a dedicated machinist, Peter Schare (982-5662) who works out of the
       basement of the MSE building. His shop has two milling machines, two lathes, a metal cutting
       bandsaw and a large variety of handtools. Additionally, he can provide welding, grinding and
       metal cutting support. For students who have an aptitude for metal working, Peter will allow you
       to use his equipment (JUST LEAVE HIS SHOP NEATER THAN YOU FOUND IT WHEN YOU
       ARE DONE).

       Peter also maintains a small inventory of fasteners, washers, setscrews etc… that can come in
       handy when you are looking for just the right item to complete your project. Peter also has a large
       selection of scrap metal, Plexiglas, polymers, etc… that can serve as raw material for
       components.

       Machinists will make your complex one-of-a-kind equipment to your specifications. Being nice,
       clear and considerate to them will secure you dividends. So, be careful about setting deadlines
       for other people. This annoys them, mostly and it is better to take a number and wait for one’s
       turn.

   • Outside Fabrication
       The Physics Department’s machine shop is also a source of machining support. Talk to your
       advisor before engaging with this shop. They bill your research account at $35.00/hr plus
       materials costs. If you are in a hurry and Peter is backlogged, this is an option. The shop has 5
       machinists and a large variety of tools, so they are capable of constructing almost anything. The
       shop is located on the ground floor of the Physics Building, across the street from the Chemical
       Engineering Building.

       A second source of machining is the old Mechanical Engineering shop at the top of Observatory
       Hill. Mr. Ed Spencely is a superb machinist, but once again your advisor must be prepared to pay
       for the labor and material costs. Ed’s phone number is 982-5359. He also has a large variety of
       stock materials available.

   • Electronic Support

                The department has a dedicated electronic technician, Rusty Wright, Room 116 of
       Wilsdorf Hall214, whose phone number is 982-5685. He can help you with any instrumentation
       fabrication questions, make        electronic components or provide parts such as resistors, fuses,
       transistors, etc. Rusty also has a         variety of test equipment such as signal generators,
       oscilloscopes, soldering irons, etc that can       be borrowed for short periods of time.

   • Computer Support

       Rusty Wright is also the person to see for PC support in the department and for departmental
       computers. Obtain an FTP account on the “MSE server” from him and this can be accessed with

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      an FTP client program or even an internet browser from anywhere. He can also help you with
      computer configuration, virus protection, upgrades and circuit card installation such as PCI or
      GPIB assemblies.

      The University provides a large amount of free software for student use. The UVA Information
      Technology and Communication (ITC) website at www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/central lists
      available software packages for your particular PC operating system. Some titles include Norton
      Anti-Virus, Mulberry, Absolute FTP and WinZip.

      For more specific software needs, a visit to Wilson Hall can be very useful. At the ITC software
      support center, copies of LABVIEW, MATLAB and Mathematica are available at no charge. Other
      software packages are available also, so call them (243-8800).

      The University Bookstore sells an academic version of MATHCAD for $25.00 that comes with a
      print handbook. If your research involves extensive use of computer resources and you need to
      use the UNIX/LINUX capabilities that the university has to offer, the people to contact are the ITC
      guys in the Research Computing Services division. However, first go through their website to get
      an idea before-hand as to the capabilities that they can offer and the procedures to use their
      services. The site address is www.itc.virginia.edu/researchers/services.html.

      ITC has installed a couple of Linux clusters and you can obtain an account on them with
      permission from your advisor (www.itc.virginia.edu/research/unixlab-account.html). To be
      allocated more hard disk space than is ordinarily allotted to every student with an account, a
      special request has to be made detailing the purpose and the kind of simulation/software you
      would be using. ITC usually is very helpful servicing such needs.

      The computational groups in the Materials Science and Engineering Department usually have
      their own computer resources, but they may also allow members of other research groups to use
      them. Contact the corresponding faculty member for these requests. Obtaining an account on
      these computers might involve contributing some green cash (from someone’s research fund) for
      regular maintenance and upgrade of those computers. Leonid Zhigilei, Bill Johnson and Dana
      Elzey all have powerful computers resources on the UNIX/Linux/Sun platforms.

   • Parts/Office Supplies/Stock Material

      Located on the ground floor of the Physics Building, the Physics Stockroom is a ready     source
      for such items as batteries, screws, ribbon cable, copper bar stock, acetone, computer disks, etc.
      If you have a research account number (PTAO) from your advisor, it can be used to
      purchase the little things sometimes needed to conduct an experiment, fix a piece of test
      equipment, or finish the assembly of a research apparatus.

               For larger purchases (up to $4,999.99), a Local Purchase Order (LPO) is needed. This         Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5"
      form has         a number that you provide to the vendor as a means of charging your research
      account. Each professor has a purchasing assistant that assigns LPO numbers and tracks the
      receipt of       equipment/supplies. Ask your advisor or fellow students who the LPO agent is
      for your         research account. For MSE, Frances Cruz is the point of contact. Sherri
      Thompson Sullivan and Teresa Morris handles the          IPM student accounts and Bonnie
      Bragg for CESE. . LPOs should be completed and returned to the purchasing agent AS SOON
      AS YOU PLACE AN ORDER.

• Catalog Library
      The ground floor of the Physics Building has a superb catalog library that contains catalogs from
      nearly all major suppliers of research equipment, hardware and chemicals. The library is available
      to any student. Additionally, most research groups in the department have their own specific
      catalogs. Finally, Peter and Rusty have some catalogs which, if you ask them nicely, you might
      be able to borrow.


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• Office Equipment/Facilities Management

       Barry Baber works out of the basement of the MSE BuildingRoom A028 of Wilsdorf Hall (982-
5661) and is the     point of contact for facilities support questions.

        The University periodically conducts auctions of surplus equipment. If you go to the warehouse
        on Milmont at least 10 days prior to the next scheduled auction, with a valid PTAO you can take
        your pick of the surplus equipment. Items available included tables, desks, chairs, old PCs, drill
        presses, Geiger counters, tape recorders, power supplies, etc. The following website has more
        details: www.procurement.virginia.edu/Surplus.

• Microscopy
        The department has a variety of electronic microscopes for research purposes. The use of this
        equipment is limited to students pre-qualified in their utilization. It is critical that a “driver’s test” be
        passed on all sensitive lab equipment prior to their use, regardless of any prior experience and
        training received at another school. Ignoring these strict departmental guidelines may result in
        suspension from equipment use. Richard White (Materials Science building, Room 1197, 982-
        5657) is the point of contact for qualification and equipment usage policy. Additional resident
        experts include Tim Herlihy       (Materials Science building, Room 105, tjh5z@virginia.edu, 2-
5645)   and Mitsu Murayama (Materials Science building, Room 107, mm2te@virginia.edu, 3-2507).

• Glass Shop

        There is a glass shop on the 4th floor Chemistry Building that can fabricate glassware needed for
        research purposes. Willie Shoup’s phone number is 924-3967 (whs7z@Virginia.EDU). Willie is
        often very busy so give him plenty of notice when you need something.

• Drafting Software

        The Mechanical Engineering Department has a 3-D mechanical design software package
        (SolidWorks) that generates shop drawings, provides 3-D views of multi-component systems and
        can interface with heat transfer and vibrational analysis software packages. The point of contact
        is Jerry O’Leary (924-7703).

• General Computing

        There is a computer lab on the upper floor of Thornton A-wing (the Stacks) that has many
        computers, all with a considerable amount of software installed or available. Go there if you do
        not have your own PC and/or software.

General Lab Safety and Etiquette

Chemical Safety and Waste Training

To satisfy federal and state regulations (29CFR 1910.1200, 29CFR 1910.1450 &
VADEQ) all university users of hazardous chemicals, chemical products, or those who
generate Hazardous (Chemical) Waste in the workplace, must receive annual training
and retraining. Training covers potential hazards associated with chemical usage
including recognizing signs and symptoms of overexposure and proper responses to
spills, leaks or other exposures. Chemical users are indoctrinated on labeling
requirements, material safety data sheet (MSDS) use, hazardous waste management
and proper chemical storage practices. This training is available online at
https://keats.admin.virginia.edu/oehs/training/secure_training_home.cfm.

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Recommended Good Lab Practices

While working in a lab, you should:

   •   Wear safety glasses, lab coat and closed shoes
   •   Follow pre-approved procedures
   •   Wash and put away glassware, chemicals, tools, etc. when done
   •   Report accidents and/or damaged equipment to a superior immediately
   •   Watch what other people are doing – it may be dangerous to your safety
   •   Leave the lab cleaner than when you found it. Label and put your samples away!

While working in a lab, you shouldn’t:

   • Move/discard things without asking permission from the lab supervisor. People have lost
     days of work when other researchers chucked their specimens.

Placing Orders for Chemicals

Before you place any order, check whether the chemicals you need are available in
other MSE labs. If you still need to make purchases of stock, check:

   • Chemistry Stockroom www.people.virginia.edu/~dwv8f/stockroom_home_new.htm
   • Fisher Scientific (1-800-766-7000) www.fishersci.com
   • Sigma-Aldrich (1-800-558-9160) www.sigma-aldrich.com
   • MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheets) are available in the department labs, or online at
     www.lib.virginia.edu/science/guides/s-msds.htm
   • ALWAYS contact your lab supervisor and check the MSDS before using unfamiliar
     chemicals.

Hazardous Material Disposal

Disposal of all laboratory reagents and radioactive materials must be arranged through
the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Please see their website at
http://keats.admin.virginia.edu/home.html for detailed safety information.

Housing
If you haven’t already found housing, there are a few websites to visit: www.brac.com,
www.dailyprogress.com, www.readthehook.com and www.offgrounds.com. UVA’s                        Field Code Changed
student newspaper “The Cavalier Daily” also has ads for rental housing.                         Field Code Changed
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Information about the areas surrounding the University Grounds are offered by your
senior classmates. Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA), JPA Extension, Fontaine Avenue and
all of the little side streets attract a high percentage of graduate students and folk who
work at the nearby UVA Hospital. The “Corner”, the area of 10th-15th Streets, Wertland
Street, Rugby Road and accompanying streets contains a greater number of
undergraduates and the rent tends to be higher given its proximity to the Corner
restaurants and shops. Apartment complexes located on 29 North, especially off


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Hydraulic Road, cater more to graduate students. These off-grounds apartments are
more practical if you own a vehicle.

Health Insurance
UVA requires all graduate students to have appropriate health insurance coverage.
Please submit any missing information to Student Health immediately upon arrival on
grounds to assure such coverage. Graduate students receiving at least $5,000 in
stipend for a GTA, GRA and Fellowship qualify for a health insurance premium subsidy,
to be paid by the Provost’s Office to the Chickering Group, UVA’s chosen insurance
provider. Each individual college identifies its own eligible graduate students. However,
the Office of the Provost’s Chris Loss acts an administrative liaison among the schools
and may be contacted at 924-7279 (cpl3b@virginia.edu) for questions on eligibility. An
on-line subsidy information sheet can also be found at the website
www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/insurance/Grad0607.html.

All students who qualify should be enrolling now! Students must be processed during
the open enrollment dates, August 1 to October 1, 2003. Please refer to Chickering
website at www.chickering.com for additional information and contact Ms. Vickie
Thomas in Room 121 (982-5641).

Medical Care
For general health-related information, consult the Health and Wellness webpage at
www.virginia.edu/hlth.html. For a medical appointment, use information presented at the
Student Health Center site www.virginia.edu/studenthealth. To save time, you are
encouraged to make an appointment with Student Health Center before you go there. If
you have an urgent need and no appointment, Student Health has a "triage" system
whereby you can talk with a care provider who will advise you, refer you for same-day
care, or suggest a scheduled appointment. Phone numbers to call for appointments are
listed below with a description of health services.

   After hours, Emergency Clinician on call                  972-7004
   Student Health Insurance Plan & Referrals                 243-2702
   UVA Hospital Emergency Department                         924-2231


UVA Community Credit Union
MSE/EP grad students can elect to become members and open a bank account at the
UVA Community Credit Union, a not-for-profit cooperative. The UVA Community Credit
Union membership is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school in the City of
Charlottesville or the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna or Greene. Anyone related to a
current member by blood, marriage, or adoption is also eligible to join. Membership
requires an initial deposit of at least $30.00 in a share savings account, which includes
a one-time membership fee of $5.00. Once you join the credit union, you may remain a
member for life, even if your place of residence changes. Before you opt for this choice,


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however, you should consider whether the CU’s branch locations are convenient for
you. Also, consult www.uvacreditunion.org/ for further details.




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Financial Aid
Teaching and Research Assistantships, as well as Fellowships, are available to each
eligible student enrolled in the department, unless the student is self-supporting or is
advised in advance that funding is not available. Students who terminate their degree
programs, or transfer to other departments of the University, are no longer eligible for
departmental financial aid beyond the semester in which the student transfers or
terminates their degree program.

Application for Financial Aid

Each department determines the distribution of assistance for graduate study. To be
considered for financial aid beginning in a fall term, applicants should have all materials
on file by February 1st. Later applications will be considered subject to availability of
funds. Indication of request for financial aid is contained in the application form.
International students are considered at the same time as U.S. applicants for
assistantships and fellowships.

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) help course instructors within their department
with tasks such as grading and holding problem sessions. As teaching assistants,
students receive valuable experience helpful to those who will seek an academic
position upon graduation, or those preparing for their comprehensive examination.

The GTA’s responsibilities begin with an organizational meeting at the beginning of
each term and end when the check-out is complete with your adviser or supervisor
(usually following the recording of the grades for course in which you assisted).
Generally, after completion of a term, the student may take a recess until the
organizational meeting of the following semester. Sometimes, the program may require
the student to be on-grounds for proficiency examinations, or research activities, even
when classes are not in session. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule his/her
time in concert with the research activities of the advisor.

Normally, as professional members of our teaching staff, TAs will have 5-10 contact
hours per week with students. Up to 6 hours beyond this time should be set aside for
grading examinations, quizzes and laboratory reports. TAs are expected to follow UVA
regulations and conduct themselves professionally. Trading duties with other TAs is
only appropriate with the approval of a supervisor. Should a TA become ill or suffer a
major calamity resulting in missing a teaching assignment, it is the TA’s responsibility to
arrange for a substitute immediately.

The GTA gross stipend next academic semester is $7,350 for PhD and $6,564 for MS.

Please report any problems or discrepancies with payments to Ms. Vickie Thomas as
soon as possible.




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Research Assistantships

Majority of students in the department are supported by research projects and must
conduct research associated with their thesis/dissertation. Research assistantships
generally derive from research grant funds obtained from various federal and private
agencies in return for department research work. The detailed conditions for these
grants may differ, but these awards require performance on the part of the supported
students.

The GRA net stipend after tuition and fees for the academic year starting in September
is $20,600 for PhDs and $17,922 for MSs. Students receive a paycheck for 26 pay
periods (every two weeks). Graduate students are enrolled in the Direct Deposit system.
Direct Deposit Enrollment forms are available from J. Wicks, Thornton 205A. Your
department pays all academic year tuition and fees directly to the Bursar’s Office. Full-
time graduate students are not required to pay Social Security on their GRA/GTA
appointments. The department pays all academic year tuition and fees directly to the
Bursar’s Office. Students must, however, pay their own student activities fee.

If you receive a GRA for the summer, payments are distributed 6 times during the
summer. Graduate students are enrolled in the Direct Deposit system. Direct Deposit
Enrollment forms are available from J. Wicks, Thornton 205A. Your department pays all
academic year tuition and fees directly to the Bursar’s Office. Full time graduate
students are NOT required to pay Social Security on their GRA/GTA appointments.
However, it is the student’s responsibility to determine the extent of any tax liability for
this financial assistance and to pay periodic student activity fees.

It is the student’s responsibility to determine the extent of any tax liability for this
financial assistance. Also, the student should discuss vacation schedules with their
faculty advisor.

Payment problems or discrepancies need to be reported to Ms. Vickie Thomas
immediately.

Fellowships

Fellowships are available for outstanding students. Students with fellowships have more
freedom to choose their advisor and research topics and such awards give the student
added prestige and flexibility. Stipends are competitive with those offered by other
universities. Outstanding students may be eligible to receive a supplemental Dean’s
Fellowship of $2,000.

Fellowship recipients are paid at the beginning of the month in 8 payments beginning on
October 1st and ending on May 1st. Fellowship students are also enrolled in the Direct
Deposit system. Direct Deposit Enrollment forms are available from J. Wicks, Thornton
Hall 205A.




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Payroll (Getting your TA and RA Checks)

To get into the system, you must pick up appropriate payroll forms from Ms. Vickie
Thomas, 982-5641, Room 121 in the Material Science Building. Next, you will want to
visit Joan Wicks, whose office is in Thornton Hall, Room 205A. Americans must have a
social security card and an official form of ID (driver’s license or passport) in order to
complete the forms. Internationals will have to have their SS cards and their passports.

Domestic Students

Present your social security card and driver's license as identification to Ms. Joan
Wicks, Budget Office, Thornton Hall, Room 205A to complete the necessary payroll
forms. You will NOT receive a paycheck until this information is received and
processed.

International Students

Please, first obtain your social security cards at the Social Security Office located in
downtown Charlottesville prior to visiting Ms. Wicks, Budget Office, Thornton Hall,
Room 205A to complete the necessary payroll forms. It is likely to take about a month or
so for your social security card to arrive in the mail after you request it. You should also
present your passport as identification when processing the payroll forms. You will NOT
receive a paycheck until this information is received and processed.

All G117 SEAS Graduate Financial Aid forms for this fall are due by July 31 to
guarantee the first check is issued by September 14, assuming that all paperwork (I-9’s,
Social Security cards, etc..) are presented to the Budget Office no later than August 31.
Delayed forms may mean that the checks will be late by 2 weeks or a month.

Outside Employment

Students are not allowed to hold outside employment, including paid tutoring, while
receiving full-time departmental support. Students receiving teaching or research
assistantships, or fellowships, are expected to devote themselves completely to their
graduate program and research. Cases of financial hardship, notwithstanding
departmental aid, should be brought to the attention of the research advisor and
departmental chairperson.

Honor Loans
The Ivey F. Lewis Honor Loan Fund is a stand-alone fund established to aid full-time
University students in meeting their small, short-term financial needs by issuing
interestfree loans for a maximum of $600. Contact: Bill Hancher (cwh@virginia.edu) or
Christian O’Connor at (434) 924-7133.

Libraries
There are more than 10 libraries on the UVA Grounds and as a graduate student, once
you have your student ID card, you can check out an unlimited number of books, for
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entire school terms at a time (longer than undergrads!). Most of the science references
are in the Clark (Science and Engineering) Library, but there are also a few journals
kept in the Physics Library (visit the 3rd floor of the Physics Building). Some full-text
journal articles can be obtained on-line though the UVA library web site
www.virginia.edu/lib.html. In addition, you can check out all kinds of current DVDs at
Clemons Library (where they’re free!), instead of renting them at Blockbuster . You can
access searchable databases using any internal UVA computer to connect to VIRGO.
However, for full access if you are off-Grounds you will need a UVA or Library ID
number and a PIN to log onto VIRGO: http://virgo.lib.virginia.edu/cgi-local/vg.pl.
Otherwise, you must log in a guest with limited access to the databases.

Drug and Alcohol Use
The University of Virginia does not condone illegal or irresponsible use of alcohol and
drugs. All member of the University community are expected to know the risks and
penalties associated with substance use and abuse. Students should review relevant
University policies and federal, state and local laws and conduct themselves in
accordance with these laws and policies. UVA publishes its University policies and
sanctions and describes state laws and penalties concerning substance use and abuse
at www.virginia.edu/registrar/records/98gradrec/chapter4/gchap4-2.3.html.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in any form is unacceptable behavior at UVA and will not be
tolerated, for it undermines an individual’s self-respect and ability to study and work.
UVA defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, or other verbal or physical conduct or written communications of a sexual nature
when:

   1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
      condition of an individual's employment or educational experience;

   2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment or
      academic decisions affecting such individual; or
   3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an
      individual's work, academic performance, or participation in extracurricular
      activities, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning
      environment.

If you have been--or are being--sexually harassed... you have numerous options:

   • Write a letter to the harasser that delineates the offenses and states clearly that
     the behavior must cease.

   • File a grievance with your supervisor (assuming he/she isn't the harasser).

   • File a grievance with UVA' s Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.

   • File a grievance with a regional EEOC office or the national office.
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   • Hire an attorney who specializes in employee issues, specifically harassment. For
     referrals to local attorneys, call the Women's Center Information and Referral
     Helpline at 982-2361.

Additional information about this concern is provided for you at the link
www.sexualassault.virginia.edu/harassment_intro.htm

Forms to meet Degree Requirements
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree candidates are required to
complete a number of forms during their graduate studies (e.g. plan of study, course
transfers, comprehensive examination, thesis/dissertation preparation, etc.). It is the
responsibility of every student to follow SEAS and MSE procedures and file forms as
necessary during their degree program to document progress. Forms are to be filed with
guidance from your advisor. These forms are essential in pursuing your graduate
degree and should not be ignored.

If you have any questions regarding which forms must be submitted during your pursuit
of a degree and about the deadlines for submission of the same, please contact the
Graduate Studies Office’s Ms. Tammy W. Ramsey. Her office is located at A-108 in
Thornton Hall, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville VA 22903. Her telephone is (434) 924-3897 and the facsimile number is
(434) 982-3044. You may e-mail Tammy W. Ramsey at twr2c@virginia.edu.

To help you meet the stipulated deadlines, a sequential list of forms and related
requirements is presented below. You should review this listing during your first week at
UVA and at regular intervals thereafter and make important date entries into your
schedule book. As you complete these forms turn them in to your department for
signatures. The department will forward these completed and approved forms to the
Graduate Studies Office for processing and to the Dean for his approval.

Master of Science Candidates

FORM      PURPOSE                                               DEADLINE

G-120     Step-by-step instructions from Dean's Office          * Read carefully during 1st
                                                                  week after arrival
G-104     Declare an advisor
          (If possible, select an advisor before arrival.)
                                                                * 2nd week after arrival

G-101     Plan of coursework to be taken                         Before end of 1st semester

G-113     Apply for graduation                                   February 1 if May graduation
          (Advisor must initial this form prior to forwarding    June 1 if August graduation
          to Vickie for Chairman’s signature)                    October 1 if January graduation

G-105     Appoint and get approval for Examining Committee      * No later than 2 weeks prior to
          and schedule final examination (**)                     exam date

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G-122     Send copies of thesis draft to Examining Committee * No later than 2 weeks prior to
          (Have Dean's Office check draft format compliance    exam date
          BEFORE distributing to Committee)

MEMO      Public announcement of final exam w/abstract           * 1 week before final exam
          (Provide copy of abstract to Vickie when you drop
          off G-105 for Chairman's signature. Vickie distributes
          paper copies to MSE faculty & grad students and
          sends e-mail announcements.)

G-110     Approval of final examination                         *** 4 days before graduation
          (Examining Committee signs-off at end of final            deadline date or earlier
          exam; then you forward approval form to Vickie
          for Chairman's signature.)

Approval Submit final copies of thesis to Dean's Office         *** 10 days before graduation
Sheet    (Leave w/ Tammy for Dean's signature; then                 deadline date or earlier
         pick up and deliver them to Alderman Library’s
         1st floor Copy Center for binding.)

Binding   Submit to Dean's Office as final paperwork requirement. Date set by Dean's Office
Receipt                                                           (1 week before graduation
                                                                  ceremonies or Earlier)
____________________________
* Department’s Policy
** By MSE Department policy, all May grads must defend successfully 4 weeks prior to SEAS’
    “Binding Receipt Deadline” date. The Binding Receipt Deadline date is set annually by
    Tammy at SEAS, so call early for this deadline date!
*** Graduation Deadline Date is set annually by Tammy at SEAS. Call for this deadline date!

Doctor of Philosophy Candidates

FORM      PURPOSE                                               DEADLINE

G-123     Request admission into PhD program                    * 2 wks after successful
          (for UVA Grads only !!!)                                completion of MS final exam

G-121     Step-by-step instructions from Dean's Office          * Read carefully during 1st week
                                                                  following arrival

G-104     Declare an advisor                                    * 2nd week following arrival
          (If possible, select advisor before arrival)

G-103     Selection of advisory committee                        Prior to end of 1st semester
          (Signatures required.)                                 and before Plan of Study

G-102     Plan of coursework to be taken (2 pages)               Prior to end of 1st semester
          (Signatures required.)

Intent    No form required; Inform Chairman's Office and         Start of semester
to take   Graduate Records Office of your intent in writing      (Not offered during summer)
Comps     (Comps taken ASAP near end of coursework, but          Comps given once a year

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          Before dissertation proposal presentation. Comps,         in September
          proposal, defense must all be in different semesters)

G-105     Appoint and get approval of Examining Committee         * 4 weeks before Comp. Exam
          For Comprehensive Examination
          (Appointed and approved by Dept. Chairman.)

G-107     Report Comprehensive Examination results              1 week after Comp. Exam
          (Signatures obtained at end of the Oral component of Comps.)
G-105     Appoint and get approval of Examining Committee       At least 1 semester before
          For PhD proposal presentation This committee is       your PhD final presentation
          Your advisory committee on Form G-103

MEMO      Public announcement of proposal presentation            * 1 week before scheduled
          (Provide copy of your abstract to Vickie when you         proposal presentation
          drop off G-105 for Chairman's signature. Vickie
          distributes paper copies to SEAS faculty as well as
          sends them the e-mail announcement)

G-108     Approval of proposal                                      At least one semester before
          (Examining Committee signatures required; forward         expected graduation, or earlier
          to Vickie for Chairman's signature.)

G-113     Apply for graduation                                      February 1 if May graduation
          (Have form initialed by advisor before forwarding to      June 1 if August graduation
          Vickie for Dept. Chairman’s signature.)                   October 1 if January graduation

G-105     Appoint and get approval of Examining Committee * No later than 2 weeks before
          And schedule final examination (**) This committee thesis exam date
          is your advisory committee on Form G-103.
G-122     Send copies of draft thesis to Examining Committee 2 weeks before thesis final exam
          (Have Dean's Office check your draft for format    (NEVER less than 1 week)

          compliance prior to distributing to Committee).

MEMO      Public announcement of thesis final exam w/abstract * 1 week before thesis final exam
          (Provide copy of abstract to Vickie when you drop off
          G-105 for Chairman's signature. Vickie distributes
          paper copies to MSE faculty & grad students and
          e-mail announcement.)

G-111     Approval of final examination                           *** 4 days before graduation
          (Examining Committee signs-off at final exam;               deadline date, or earlier
          forward form with signatures to Vickie for
          Chairman's signature.)

Approval Submit final copies of thesis to Dean's Office           *** 10 days before “graduation
Sheet    (Leave w/ Tammy for Dean's signature; then                   deadline date”, or earlier.
         pick up and deliver them to Alderman Library’s
         1st floor Copy Center for binding.)

Binding   Submit to Dean's Office as final paperwork.                 Date set by Dean's Office
Receipt                                                               (1 week before graduation
                                                                      ceremonies or earlier)
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___________________________
* Department’s Policy
** Also by MSE Department policy, all May grads must defend successfully 4 weeks prior to
    SEAS’ “Binding Receipt Deadline” date. The Binding Receipt Deadline date is set annually
    by Tammy at SEAS, so call early for this deadline date!
*** Graduation Deadline Date is set annually by Tammy at SEAS. Call early for this deadline
    date!

All SEAS Forms can be found at
www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/gformspg.html

Admission/Registration Forms
www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/admissions_form.html

Recommendation and Cerfitication of Advisor for Master’s/Doctoral Students (Form
G104) http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G104.pdf

Recommendation and Certification of Appointment of Doctoral Advisory Committee
(Form G103) http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G103.pdf

Request for Appointment of Examinating Committee (Form G105)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G105.pdf

Master’s Degree Plan of Study Form (Form G101)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G101.pdf

Doctoral Degree Plan of Study (Form G102)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G102.pdf

Graduate Course Credit Transfer for M/PhD Degree Form (Form G112)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G112.pdf

Report on Master of Engineering Final Examination (Form G109)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G109.pdf

Report on Master of Science Final Examination (Form G110)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G110.pdf

Report on Preliminary Examination for PhD Degree (Form G106)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G106.pdf

Request for Admission to PhD Program (Form G123)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G123.pdf

Report on Comprehensive Examination for PhD Degree (Form G107)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G107.pdf

Report on Dissertation Outline and Admission to PhD Candidacy (Form G108)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G108.pdf

Instructions for Thesis (and Dissertation) Preparation (Form G122)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G122.pdf


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Report on Dissertation Final Examination (Form G111)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G111.pdf

Graduate Degree Application (Form G113)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/graduate/G113.pdf

Useful Internet Links
MSE Department
http://www.virginia.edu/ms/

Career in MSE Resource Center
http://www.crc4mse.org

EP Program
http://www.virginia.edu/ep

Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Programs
http://cgep.virginia.edu

Graduate Record Catalog
http://www.virginia.edu/%7Eregist/gradrec/

Registration Instructions
http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/reginst.html

Maps and Off-Grounds Rental Information
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/brochure/maps.html

UVA Map
http://www.virginia.edu/Map/

Microcomputer Labs at UVA
http://www.itc.virginia.edu/labs/home.html

Responsible Computing at UVA (Handbooks for Faculty, staff and students)
http://www.itc.virginia.edu/pubs/docs/RespComp

ISIS Online, the Integrated Student Information System
http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/useisis.html

Graduate Record Examination
http://www.gre.org/

UVA Dining Services (Purchase your meal plan on-line!)
http://minerva.acc.virginia.edu/dining/

UVA Housing and Dorms
http://www.virginia.edu/housing/

UVA Financial Aid
http://www.virginia.edu/financialaid/


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UVA Health and Wellness
http://www.virginia.edu/hlth.html
http://hsc.virginia.edu/

UVA Academic Calendar
http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/calendar.html

UVA Course Offerings
http://codd.itc.virginia.edu/cod/index.cgi

UVA Community Credit Union
https://www.uvacreditunion.org/infodesk.html

UVA E-Mail Directory
http://www.virginia.edu/dir.html

UVA Toolkit (Class home pages)
http://toolkit.itc.virginia.edu/cgi-local/tk/.tkdocs/displaydocs

Official Virginia Sports Site
http://virginiasports.ocsn.com/

Outdoor Recreation
http://www.virginia.edu/ims/outdoor/

UVA Athletic Facilities Locator
http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/AthleticLocator.html




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Faculty Directory
Listed below is the research-active MSE department faculty, along with their phone
numbers, email addresses, instructor numbers, office numbers, a brief description of
their research interests as well as links to their lab or home pages. Note: For a listing of
additional faculty who may serve as EP faculty advisors see www.virginia.edu/ep.               Field Code Changed


Richard P. Gangloff, Ferman W. Perry Professor and Department Chair
(434-982-5782; e-mail: rpg7y@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 1067, Room 303)
Environmental fatigue and fracture, fracture mechanics, physical metallurgy.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/gangloff.html.

Sean R. Agnew, Assistant Professor
(434-924-0605; email: sra4p@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 6504; Room 201) Mechanical
behavior of materials, crystallographic texture and anisotropy, workability problems, light
metals (Al, Be, Mg, Ti).
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/agnew.html.

Raul A. Baragiola, Professor
(434-982-2907; e-mail: rb9a@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 2902, Thornton Hall Room B101)
Surface physics. Inelastic particle-surface and photon-solid interactions. Ion beams and
ion implantation. Thin films. Material science of low temperature ice. Optical properties
of solids. Laboratory astrophysics. Design of space instrumentation.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/baragiola.html.

John J. Dorning, Whitney Stone Professor
(Voice: 434-982-5460; FAX: 434-982-5473; E-Mail: dorning@virginia.edu; Instructor
No.: 2218; Room 109 Reactor Facility)
Particle Transport Theory; Plasma Physics; Bifurcation, Nonlinear Dynamics and
Deterministic Chaos, Fluid Dynamics; Computational Methods Development; Nuclear
Reactor Theory.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/dorning.html.

Dana M. Elzey, Research Associate Professor
(434-982-4595; e-mail: dme2j@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 0961, Room 319)
Materials processing, process modeling, continuum and damage mechanics and
composite materials.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/elzey.html.

James M. Fitz-Gerald, Associate Professor
(434-243-8830; e-mail: jmf8h@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 9957, Room 223)
Advanced laser processing; biomedical materials. Lab link:
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/fitz-gerald.html.

Jerrold A. Floro, Associate Professor
(434) 243-1730; e-mail: jaf9r@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: C505, Room 104B)
Thin film growth, with a current focus on self-assembly at the nanoscale.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/floro.html.


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James F. Groves, Assistant Professor
(434-924 6261; e-mail: jfg6e@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 8445; Room A231 Thornton)
Physical vapor deposition, Metal oxide nanostructures, Societal and ethical implications
of nanotechnology research, Multimedia education.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/groves.html.

James M. Howe, Professor
(434-982-5646; e-mail: jh9s@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 3267, Room 103)
High-resolution, analytical and in-situ transmission electron microscopy, atomic
structure and properties of interfaces, atomic mechanisms and kinetics of phase
transformations, interfaces and phase transformations in nanoparticles.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/howe.html.

R. Hull, Charles Henderson Professor of Engineering; Director, National Science
Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on "Nanoscopic
Materials Design"
(434-982-5658); e-mail: hull@virginia.edu, Instructor No.: 5336, Room 101)
Epitaxy, thin films, surfaces, nanoelectronics, nanostructures, electronic materials.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/hull.html.

William A. Jesser, Thomas Goodwin Digges Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(434-982-5654; e-mail: waj@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 1717; Room 107)
Epitaxy, thin films, surfaces, vapor deposition, thermoelectric materials, compound
semiconductors.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/jesser.html.

Robert E. Johnson, John Lloyd Newcomb Professor of Engineering Physics & Materials Science
(434-924-3244; e-mail: rej@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 2049, Room B103)
Desorption of molecules from condensed gas and biomolecular solids, planetary science
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/rejohnson.html.

William C. Johnson, Professor
(434-982-4884; e-mail: wcj2c@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 4136, Room 325)
Thermodynamics and elasticity, especially as these relate to phase transformations in solids.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/wcjohnson.html.

Robert G. Kelly, Professor
(434-982-5783; e-mail: rgk6y@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 3265, Room 323)
Corrosion, electrochemical processes, batteries.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/kelly.html.

Petra Reinke, Associate Professor
(434-924-7203, e-mail: pr6e@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: A146)
Surfaces and Interfaces, Laser induced formation of SiC; Nanoquest Initiative.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/reinke.html.




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John R. Scully, Professor
(434-982-5786; e-mail: jrs8d@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 3242, Room 301)
Hydrogen-assisted cracking, stress corrosion, localized corrosion and underpaint corrosion of
ferrous, nickel based, titanium and aluminum alloys. Breakdown of passive films on metals by
chemical and mechanical driving forces. Hydrogen interactions in alloys.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/scully.html.

Gary J. Shiflet, William G. Reynolds Professor
(434-982-5653; e-mail: gjs@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 5432, Room 221)
Phase transformations in solids.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/shiflet.html.

William A. Soffa, Professor
(434-243-2532; email: was2n@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: B095, Room 317)
Phase transformations, magnetic materials and crystal plasticity
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/soffa.html.

Edgar A. Starke, Jr., Earnest Jackson Oglesby Professor of Materials Science and
Engineering and University Professor
(434-924-6332; e-mail: eas1o@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 0935, Room B102A)
Processing/microstructure/property relationships/aluminum alloys and titanium alloys.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/starke.html.

Haydn N. G. Wadley, Edgar A. Starke, Jr. Professor and SEAS Associate Dean for Research
(434-924-0828 or 924-0816; e-mail: haydn@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 0845, Rm B214/A127)
Materials synthesis and processing, thin films and coatings, smart
materials and structures and atomistic modeling.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/wadley.html

Stuart A. Wolf, Professor
(434-243-2402; e-mail: saw6b@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: A466, Room 205)
Spin dependent phenomenon in thin films and alternating multilayers of magnetic and
non-magnetic metals, semiconductors and insulators
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/wolf.html.

Giovanni Zangari, Associate Professor, Heinz and Doris Wilsdorf Distinguished
Research Professor
(434.243.5474; e-mail: gz3e@virginia.edu; Instructor No. A039; Room 305),
Electrodeposition of metals and alloys for applications in magnetic recording and
microelectronics and developing methods for the investigation and control of nucleation
and growth processes in thin films
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/zangari.html.

Leonid V. Zhigilei, Associate Professor
(434-243-3582; e-mail: lz2n@virginia.edu; Instructor No.: 1689, Room 227),
Computational materials science, Laser interactions with materials, Nanostructured
materials.
www.virginia.edu/ms/faculty/zhigilei.html


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Staff Directory
Listed below is the staff of MSE, along with their phone numbers, email addresses,
office numbers, a brief description of their areas of responsibility.

Barry Baber, Building Manager
Room 004, 2-5661, bvb7q@virginia.edu
Manages building operations.

Bonnie Bragg, CESE Office Manager
Room 326, 2-5465, bonnie@virginia.edu
Manages administrative and fiscal operations of CESE.

Frances Cruz, Fiscal Manager
Room 109E, 2-5642, fc7c@virginia.edu
Manages department fiscal operations.

Tim Herlihy, Research Assistant, Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF)
MSE Room 105, 2-5645, tjh5z@virginia.edu
Support users and perform research analyses in the NMCF.

Mitsu Murayama, Research Scientist, Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF)
MSE Room 107, 3-2507, mm2te@virginia.edu
Support users and perform research analyses in the NMCF.

Eric Newsome, Graduate Admissions Coordinator/Webmaster/Outreach
Room 109, 4-7237, ebn5g@virginia.edu
Graduate admissions, department webmaster, newsletter outreach and committee support.

Jeannie Reese, Administrative Assistant (Chair’s Office)
Room 119, 2-5643, jreese@virginia.edu
Department operations: Human Resources, reporting, department and chair finances.

Peter Schare, Machinist
MSE Room 007, 2-5685
Maintains machine shop.

Vickie Thomas, Graduate Records Coordinator
Room 109B, 2-5641, vst@virginia.edu
Payroll, grants and fellowships, forms for enrollment, program of study, comprehensive
exams, committees, dissertation proposals, graduation

Richard White, Laboratory Manager, Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF)
MSE Room 119, 2-5657, rrw3q@virginia.edu
Manages the NMCF.

Rusty Wright, System Administrator
Room 116, 2-5685, ctw3r@virginia.edu
Maintains department server, computer systems and printers.
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Dining Tips
There are a number of places to eat “on-Grounds” during the school year. These
include Newcomb Dining Hall near the bookstore, and the Castle behind the Physics
Building. There is also a café in Wilsdorf Hall, a snack bar in the Aquatic Fitness Center
(AFC) and a coffee shop in the dorms across the street from the AFC.

The “Corner” offers a number of bar/restaurants for lunch and evening entertainment.
For lunch, there is the Biltmore, the College Inn, Jabberwocky, the Virginian, the Mellow
Mushroom, Baja Bean, St. Maartens’ and Little Johns, to name just a few. For a truly
late night meal, however, Little Johns has them all beat because you can get a superb
sub from them 24 hours a day.

As for bars on the Corner, the Buddhist Biker Bar can be recommended (though there is
a high percentage of undergrads that hang out there). Other spots include Jabberwocky
(hosting frequent live bands but never seeming to be crowded), the Baja Bean (where
you can get $2 margaritas on Wednesday nights), Starr Hill (with a very eclectic
selection of live bands) and St. Maartens’ (for a wide selection of strange drink
concoctions).

If you make it to the Downtown Mall, you will find there are too many restaurants there
to list here. A quick review of some of the local taverns would cite the Rapture – a
popular townie bar with a couple of pool tables upstairs, Miller’s – excellent outdoor
seating on nice nights and lots of pool tables on the top floor, Blue Light – a bar with the
most peculiar seats and the oddest lighting you will see and a rather long wait for drinks
and South Street – where there are lots of good brews on tap, but the crowd is quirky.
South Street might be completely empty on a Saturday night.

University Sports and Recreational Facilities
Student Ticket Information

Full-time students are admitted to all athletic events by presenting a valid student ID.
For football and men's basketball, all seats are general admission in the student
sections and are subject to availability. For all other events, seating is available in the
general admission areas.

Student Guest Tickets

Student guest football/basketball tickets are available to all full-time UVA students. To
purchase tickets, call Athletic Event and Ticket Information at 924-UVA1, or visit the
ticket office on the 2nd floor of Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.

Special Athletic Events

Any student planning to attend an ACC or NCAA championship event held at the
University must purchase tickets. The prices and availability vary by event. Call the
Virginia Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 for information. Season//Game

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John Paul Jones Arena

*

Location Information for UVA Varsity Sports Events
Baseball (Men) February-May Play at the UVA baseball field behind University Hall
Basketball (Men & Women) Late October-March Play in University Hall
Crew (Women) Late October-November Row at Lake Monticello/Rivanna Reservoir
Cross Country (Men & Women) September-November Meets held at Darden Towe
Park, 250 East, then north on Route 20 at Pantops
Field Hockey (Women) August-November Play at University Hall Turf Field
Football (Men) September-January Play at Scott Stadium
Golf (Men) September-April Play at Birdwood Golf Course on Ivy Road
Lacrosse (Men & Women) February-May Play at University Hall Turf Field & Klockner
Stadium
Softball (Women) September-May Play at UVA Softball field off Milmont Street
Soccer (Men & Women) August-December Play at Klockner Stadium
Swimming & Diving (Men & Women) October-March Meets held at the Aquatic and
Fitness Center
Tennis (Men & Women) September-May Matches held at Sheridan Snyder Tennis
Center next to Memorial Gym on Emmet Street
Track & Field (Men & Women) January-June Meets held at Lannigan Field behind
University Hall
Volleyball (Women) August-December Play in University Hall
Wrestling (Men) November-March Matches held at Memorial Gym

“The Good Old Song”

Sung to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne," this song is most frequently heard during athletic
events. Cavalier fans stand and sway arm-in-arm, singing after each Virginia football
score and at the end of the game. You will also hear "The Good Old Song" at other
University-related functions, including graduation. In case you don't know the lyrics, they
are included below:

That Good Old Song of Wahoowa,
We'll sing it o'er and o'er
It cheers our hearts and warms our blood
To hear them shout and roar.
We come from Old Virginia,
Where all is bright and gay.
Let's all join hands and give a yell
For dear old UVA
WAHOOWA, WAHOOWA
UNI-V, VIR-GIN-I-A
HOO-RAH-RAY, HOO-RAH-RAY
RAY! RAY! U-V-A!                                       Words by Edward A. Craighill, 1895




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Club and IM Sport Opportunities

Do you enjoy sports, but not have the time to commit to being on a varsity-level team?
Join a club or intramural sports team! Club sports are considered contracted
independent organizations (CIOs) and most of them have tryouts. Club teams are great
because they exist for some sports that UVA does not have at the varsity level, such as
ultimate frisbee, water polo and ice hockey. To find out more, contact the club team that
interests you!

Intramurals include flag football and innertube water polo along with more conventional
sports, such as basketball and indoor soccer. The best aspect of IMs is that anyone can
participate- just find a group of people to create a team and sign up! To learn about IM
teams, including how to create a team or become a referee, visit the IM-Rec Sports web
site or call their office at (434) 924-3791.

On-Grounds Recreational Facilities

All full-time UVA Students, graduate and undergraduate, can use any athletic facility
simply by presenting their student ID card. Membership is valid during the regular
academic year. Students must pay to use facilities in the summer sessions unless they
are taking a full summer session course load. For complete membership information
regarding the use of UVA recreation facilities, call 924-3791.

To check out equipment, simply present a valid UVA ID (certain equipment rentals carry
a nominal fee; check with the location for more information).

Aquatic and Fitness Center
(a.k.a. AFC), is near Scott Stadium on Alderman Road, 924-3793. The AFC features an
Olympic-sized pool and two-story workout facility including free weights, weight
machines, cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes,
etc.), showers, saunas, whirlpool and aerobics classes. Lockers are available for
longterm or one-time use with a valid student ID.

Memorial Gymnasium
(a.k.a. Mem Gym), near Alumni Hall on Emmet Street, 924-6204. Mem Gym features
three full basketball/volleyball courts, six racquetball/handball courts, a lap swim pool,
an indoor track, a fitness room with free weights, cardiovascular equipment and
showers/locker rooms. You should call a day in advance to reserve courts for one hour
at a time.

North Grounds Recreation Center
Located near the Darden School on Massie Road, 924-7380, North Grounds features
two full basketball/volleyball courts, six handball/racquetball courts, three squash
courts,a fitness room with free weights, cardiovascular equipment, table tennis tables,
dance rooms, showers/locker rooms and equipment check-out. To reserve courts, call
Memorial Gym Equipment cage at 924-6204. (Courts may be reserved for one hour at a
time by calling no earlier than one day in advance.)



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Slaughter Recreation Building
Slaughter Rec is found across from Webb Dorm on McCormick Road, 982-5101
Slaughter features three full basketball/volleyball courts, eight handball/racquetball
courts, three squash courts and fitness rooms with free weights, cardiovascular
equipment, dance rooms, showers/locker rooms and equipment check-out. To reserve
courts, call the Memorial Gym Equipment cage at 924-6204. (Courts may be reserved
for one hour at a time by calling no sooner than one day in advance.)

Dell Recreation Area
(The Dell), next to Ruffner Hall on Emmet Street, features four outdoor tennis courts,
three lighted basketball courts and extra recreational space.

Snyder Tennis Courts
Adjacent to Memorial Gym on Emmet Street, Snyder features fifteen outdoor lighted
tennis courts. You can check out rackets and balls from Memorial Gym. To reserve
courts call the Memorial Gym Equipment cage at 924-6204. (Courts may be reserved
for one hour at a time by calling no sooner than one day in advance).

Outdoor Recreation Center
Next to the Cavalier Inn on Emmet Street, 924-7700, the center offers equipment
rentals including tents, sleeping bags, canoes, coolers and stoves. Call for rental prices.
A valid student ID is required to rent equipment.

A variety of sports equipment is available for checkout without charge at Memorial
Gymnasium, North Grounds Recreation Center and Slaughter Recreation Center.
Racquets and outdoor volleyball kits are available for a nominal charge. Membership ID
is required for equipment checkout and will be held until the equipment is returned. An
equipment checkout form must be completed and signed indicating that the individual is
responsible for all equipment checked out and will pay the replacement cost for lost,
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