Malcolm Brogdon, a 2016 University of Virginia graduate and one of the most decorated players in UVA basketball history, earned the National Basketball Association’s Rookie of the Year award Monday following a standout season with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Brogdon, a history major who lived on the Range in his final year at UVA while earning a master’s degree from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, follows in the footsteps of Ralph Sampson, who won the award in 1984.  

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The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, “Feeling Good About America: The 1976 Presidential Election,” won an Emmy Award for best historical documentary from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award was announced Saturday at the 59th Capital Emmy Awards in Bethesda, Maryland.

This is the third Emmy Award won by the Center for Politics and Community Idea Stations, which regularly partner to produce documentary films for public television on American politics and history.

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University of Virginia basketball great Ralph Sampson scored another slam dunk Sunday night, winning $25,000 for the UVA Health System in a stunning showdown on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud.” His nemesis? None other than basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his clan.

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Judge Carlton W. Reeves came to the University of Virginia for his law degree. But the 1989 School of Law graduate never had any doubt he would return to Mississippi to apply his legal knowledge.

“This is my Mississippi, and I don’t want anyone to make my Mississippi one I cannot be proud of,” Reeves said.

Reeves serves on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He was nominated to the post in 2010 by President Barack Obama, becoming the second African-American appointed to a federal judgeship in the state.

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The University of Virginia’s new head tennis coaches spent much of Monday and Tuesday together on Grounds. That followed weeks of texts and phone calls between Andres Pedroso and Sara O’Leary, dialogue that strengthened their nascent working relationship.

With every conversation, Pedroso said Tuesday, “I would get more conviction that we made the right decision, because she’s going to do a great job.”

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Virginia is expected to leapfrog New Jersey and Michigan to become the nation’s 10th-most-populous state by 2040, when more than 10 million people will live in the commonwealth, according to projections released today by the Demographics Research Group at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

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As the global refugee crisis has swollen to nearly 65 million displaced people, onlookers around the world are searching for ways to help. Those with resources both large and small are willing to lend a hand, but are often unsure of what will really make a difference. Will dollars sent into hostile environments make it to those who need them most? Is there a way to track the money’s impact on the ground?

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For more than 10 years, University of Virginia alumnus Kenneth Holland has played a significant role in rebuilding higher education in war-torn Afghanistan. Now, he is beginning a new challenge as president of the country’s most prestigious university, American University of Afghanistan, or AUAF.

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A.D. Carson read his first poetry book as a fourth-grader in central Illinois, when he asked his teacher if he could make his writing assignment rhyme.

Decades later, Carson – now a University of Virginia professor of hip-hop and a prolific rapper – still loves writing rhymes.

“Writing is how I feel my way through new spaces,” Carson said, speaking shortly after moving to Charlottesville from Clemson, South Carolina, where he earned his Ph.D. from Clemson University. “I have been here for a week and recorded two pieces already.”

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About half a million people die each year from malaria, mostly children under the age of 5 who have not developed the ability to fight off the parasite that causes the disease. The danger zone is largely along Earth’s equatorial band, affecting about 3.2 billion people in large regions of Africa, South America and Asia.

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Poet Rita Dove, the University of Virginia’s Commonwealth Professor of English and former U.S. poet laureate, was named a Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students, way back in 1970.

Sometimes what you did in high school comes back to you – even if it’s almost five decades later.

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Many of today’s trendiest technology firms are known for shedding hierarchy in favor of decentralized, self-managed teams. However, new research from a University of Virginia business professor indicates they might be missing one key step that could improve the bottom line – as well as office morale.

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On Tuesday night, members of the University of Virginia community came together to remember Otto Warmbier and honor the kind, adventurous young man that many of them knew.

Students, faculty members, staff and community members solemnly filed into the McIntire Amphitheater on the beautiful summer evening, just one day after Warmbier’s parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, announced that the UVA student had died after suffering extensive brain damage during his 17-month imprisonment in North Korea.

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University of Virginia rowing head coach Kevin Sauer has been inducted into the Pocock/Collegiate Rowing Association Hall of Fame, announced June 13 during the Pocock/CRCA All-America, Coach of the Year and Hall of Fame awards show.

Sauer was honored for his major impact on the UVA rowing program. The two-time CRCA National Coach of the Year (2010 and 2012) has elevated Virginia to among the most elite rowing programs around the country.

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The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is now offering a future-year admissions program, allowing promising undergraduate students the opportunity to secure a place in a future Darden class.

Through the new program, undergraduate and fifth-year master’s degree students can apply and be admitted to the Darden School, but will complete between two and four years of professional work experience prior to enrolling.

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A University of Virginia student detained by the government of North Korea for more than a year has died, only days after being returned to his home, according to his family.

Otto Warmbier, who was medically evacuated from North Korea to his Ohio home last week, had been in a coma.

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia expressed concern about President Trump’s proposed foreign affairs budget Monday at the University of Virginia, even as he welcomed a group of Africans newly arrived to take part in former President Obama’s signature Africa initiative – a program that could be in jeopardy if those reductions materialize.

“We are in a battle right now in the budget committee where the development, [the U.S. Agency for International Development], the diplomacy budget is proposed to be cut by a third,” Kaine said.

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Amanda Williford developed an interest in helping young children learn and thrive in school as an after-school teacher in her mother’s early childhood center, where she saw firsthand the value of giving young children high-quality learning experiences.

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University of Virginia alumna Heather Mason is living what many might call the dream: she gets paid to travel the world.

Mason, a 1996 graduate who majored in English, is a writer and photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She moved there from Washington, D.C. in 2010 to join a boyfriend and, as she wrote in her debut blog post, because “I think I belong there.” She had visited Africa once in 2007 through her job with an organization focused on pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

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U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, the only University of Virginia alumnus to be killed in the Iraq War, will be remembered through the Bicentennial Scholars Fund, the University announced Friday in a ceremony on the north steps of the Rotunda.

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