James Tsai


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Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel

The temperature on the Lawn is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but underneath the University, in a network of tunnels 5.5 miles long, the thermometer displays temperatures of up to 130 degrees.

TALES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

The temperature on the Lawn is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but underneath the University, in a network of tunnels 5.5 miles long, the thermometer displays temperatures of up to 130 degrees. These are the steam tunnels that carry heat, steam and data wires to the University community.

Parting epiphanies

GRADUATION brings about epiphanies. I'm not sure if it's some rush to the head, as all the blood in your body goes into overdrive, in anxious anticipation of things to come, or something more ethereal.

Graduates protest for health care

Complete with picket signs and bullhorns, about 150 students and Charlottesville community members gathered outside of Old Cabell Hall yesterday, demanding health coverage for graduate students. The protest immediately preceded University President John T.

Human Growth Hormone causes growing pains

One of the issues conference participants tackled was the use of Human Growth Hormone - a hormone found naturally in the human body which induces growth during childhood and adolescence. Consumers, the FDA and bioethicists have discussed the ethics and the controversies surrounding this elixir. At a Conference panel entitled Genetic Enhancements, Prof.

Does anyone know the bottom line on Y2K?

My friends often ask me questions they feel I can deal with, since I'm a computer science major and thus, a "techno-geek". The questions range from what kind of computer to buy to the more esoteric ones where they try to stump a computer science major. But recently, the most popular questions have been about Y2K. "On the eve of the new millennium should I avoid flying?

Up on the rooftop

Santa Claus is coming to town in a few weeks, and at the nation's top watch-center of the North American skies, North American Aerospace Defense Command, some people are checking their lists and watching for the fabled gift-giver. Although the folklore of Santa Claus, the bringer of presents to all good children on Christmas day, has been around for several centuries, the technologically modern tradition of "tracking" Santa Claus for Canadian and American children has been around for 45 years. The practice began in 1955 when a Sears store put an advertisement in a local newspaper, saying children could call a hotline to get an update on where Santa Claus was, Project Coordinator Maj.

Looking forward

Albemarle County and Greene County are adjacent and usually friendly neighbors. But when Albemarle decided to declare a bordering area by Greene County a historical preservation zone - prohibiting any development to take place in the area - and Greene County subsequently decided to build a shopping mall across the border to revive its stagnant economy, some problems ensued. This is one of the problems that the Architecture School's Institute for Sustainable Design wants to help resolve. ISD was founded in 1996, a project that Architecture Dean William McDonough supported. "He was already a well-established and nationally recognized architect with emphasis on environmental design," ISD Director Diane Dale said. Not a firm The ISD offices are located in the basement of Madison House on Rugby Road, across from the Architecture School.