Dallas News

Southwest remains the king in ramping up an air travel market. It typically launches lots of new service, lowers fares and welcomes a flood of local passengers. The result: Two years later, annual traffic at the two airports had soared by over 5 million local customers, a 37 percent increase, according to a 2017 study. Those fliers saved a combined $920 million a year from the lower fares. “The significance of this for the traveling public can hardly be overstated,” wrote Alan Beckenstein of the University of Virginia and Brian Campbell of Campbell-Hill Aviation Group.

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Your Life Choices

Scientists have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The UVA research suggests that the cells may die because of naturally occurring gene variation in brain cells that were, until recently, assumed to be genetically identical. 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

(Video) Students at the University of Virginia are not shying away from asking the tough questions our society is currently facing.

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Augusta Free Press

In this episode, this episode, Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills (University of Virginia) discusses his work around sudden meat allergy and its cause – tick bites.

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New York Times

In returning to the administration he left last June, Short will fill the role that was left vacant by Nick Ayers when he resigned earlier this year. After leaving the White House, Short became emblematic of the controversy some former aides have faced over working for Trump. He was hired as a fellow by the University of Virginia, which had been the site of the infamous Charlottesville white nationalist rally that left one woman dead in 2017. Short’s hire by the university drew criticism.

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Huffington Post

(Commentary by Cale Jaffe, assistant professor of law and director of UVA’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic) The Supreme Court will decide in 2019 whether a Virginia law that bans uranium mining is preempted by the Atomic Energy Act, the federal law governing the processing and enrichment of nuclear material.

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Augusta Free Press

With more than 90 hospitals across the state, Virginia offers accessibility of health care to anyone in need. The University of Virginia Medical Center is also the added benefit of the Virginia health care system, having that it is highly ranked in endocrinology. Besides that, Virginia can also boast about its physician-to-patient ratio. With 130 doctors per 10,000 patients, this state has one of the best proportions in the entire US.

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Community Idea Stations

We talked with Dr. Bill Petri, who was chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the UVA Health System for 17 years. "It is completely vaccine-preventable, so it is a missed opportunity when we see a rise in measles cases," said Petri. 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA is four years into an ambitious pilot program that is trying to reshape how students embark on their education and how faculty teach and interact with one another.

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CBS19 News (Charlottesville)

Kirt Von Daacke, an assistant dean and a member of the history faculty, led a conversation about the history of race at UVA on Monday. His presentation included a discussion about the research he's conducted to understand UVA's historical relationship with slavery and enslaved people.

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mHealthIntelligence.com

The UVA Health System is launching a telemedicine program to help primary care providers in remote Appalachia treat patients living with lung disease.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The positives and negatives of free speech will be debated Tuesday at the University of Virginia. Former Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo will host a talk about the cost of free speech Tuesday. The event will focus on the white supremacy events that took place around the city in 2017.

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Indianapolis Star

“I think when you’re sort of more of an outside candidate as Braun probably was when he won the primary, it may be helpful to try to figure out ways to maintain your kind of outsider image through what you propose,” said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of University of Virginia's Sabato's Crystal Ball. But, Kondik said, “It’s one thing to talk about doing legislation, it’s another thing to actually get it passed.”

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

People at the University of Virginia are working to understand and address the school’s historical relationship with race. The Commission on Slavery is working to find ways UVA can move forward and is focusing on having more conversations on race. On Monday, a history professor at UVA shared his knowledge with the community. This was part of the university’s effort to educate students and the public on the history of slavery and enslaved people at UVA. Kirt Von Daacke co-chairs on two commissions researching slavery at UVA. He spoke at the Batten Hour at the Batten School on Monday.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Latin Grammy Award winner Susana Baca performed at UVA on Sunday. Several UVA departments worked together to bring Baca to Grounds in honor of Black History Month.

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Phys.Org

Kelly O'Keefe, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia, notes that there is significant diversity in the 75 million millennials who reside in the United States. "Some voted for Trump. Some for Clinton. Some drink craft beer. Some Pabst. Some only buy organic foods, but Millennials are also among the largest consumers of processed foods," O'Keefe said.

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Washington Post

Although the program would be limited in its scope, it would signal an important tryout of automated enforcement in Virginia after years of opposition to plans for widespread deployment of speed cameras. “It’s a good start. It at least gets people used to notion of cameras recording their license plates, but it is only a baby step,” said Paul F. Reynolds, a professor emeritus of computer science at the University of Virginia, who has studied speeding in the Charlottesville area and has advocated for the use of speed cameras in the state.

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NPR

Created in 2012 by “Survivor” fan Austin Trupp, “Survivor Maryland” was the first college version, but many more have followed. Now, college students around the country – from University of Virginia to Ohio State University – are remaking the show in between classes and homework. 

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Washington Post

A court battle could stretch out for months or years, but Trump is already determined to tell his supporters he is moving full speed ahead on building the border wall. “He fashions his own reality,” said Barbara Perry, a presidential historian at UVA’s Miller Center. “It’s like John Kennedy going out after the Bay of Pigs and saying, ‘What a great victory.’ But for [Trump’s] base, I’m just not sure that it matters to them.”

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

(Commentary by Bob Gibson, communications director and senior researcher at UVA’s Cooper Center for Public Service) Larry Sabato, who directs the UVA Center for Politics, said that what comes out of Northam’s tour "is anybody’s guess. If his poorly handled blackface scandal costs Democrats their chance to control the legislature, he needn’t bother with any grandiose program of reconciliation.”

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