The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2019 football schedules for its member institutions Wednesday. The University of Virginia’s slate features 12 regular-season games, including seven home games and three contests to be played on Fridays.

Starting times for all contests and the home games designated for Homecomings and Family weekends will be announced at a later date.

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Get ready, Charlottesville (and the rest of North America) – a total lunar eclipse is coming.

Late Sunday night into early Monday morning, the moon will “go from full, to nearly disappearing, to being full again in the course of a few hours,” University of Virginia astronomy professor Ed Murphy said.

The phenomenon occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. It happens a little less frequently than once per year.

“The whole eclipse will be visible [dependent on clear skies] and the maximum eclipse will occur with the moon high overhead,” Murphy said.

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The patient is a 52-year-old black female. Single mother of two. Exhibits anxiety and depression.

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Fewer Louisa County residents will go hungry, thanks to groundbreaking work conducted by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

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Exercise can protect both muscle and nerves from damage caused by the restoration of blood flow after injury or surgery, new research from the 

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A new working group made up of University of Virginia faculty, staff and students and local community members has identified seven pressing issues facing the Central Virginia area.

As challenging as the task was for the working group, that was the easy part.

For the hard part, the working group is turning to the community.

The group, formed by new UVA President Jim Ryan, is asking for the community to prioritize those issues.

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Brian Seymour explores the universe, its black holes and pulsars. Now he can go further with the help of a Churchill Scholarship.

This fall, Seymour, a fourth-year physics and mathematics major at the University of Virginia, plans to continue his studies at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development has made a massive leap in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings of online graduate education, vaulting from No. 70 nationally to No. 9 in the assessment.

The rankings took into account schools’ engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, student excellence and services and technologies. Nearly 300 schools were ranked.

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Leslie Odom Jr. has performed in front of sold-out crowds around the world, first in the Broadway classic “Rent” and, most famously, as Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” one of the most acclaimed shows in recent memory. The Tony and Grammy winner has also performed at UVA, in front of the Rotunda during UVA’s historic bicentennial celebration in 2017.

Now, Odom will take the stage at UVA for the second time.

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A unique education-abroad collaboration between the University of Virginia and iXperience, a global education company, will offer undergraduate students from UVA and other universities the opportunity to combine liberal arts study, critical skills development and practical work experience in Cape Town, South Africa; Berlin, Germany; and Lisbon, Portugal.

The new summer programs will debut in May. Students enrolled in the programs will earn six to 10 credits from UVA.

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News this week that three degree programs in the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce have officially been designated as “STEM” programs may have prompted some to ask one of UVA President Jim Ryan’s famous questions:

“Wait, what?”

Followed by, “Who makes such decisions? And why does that designation matter?”

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Gillian “Gill” Frank was in high spirits Friday afternoon, after the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in his favor in a years-long suit against a law that forbade expatriates like himself from voting.

“I am feeling celebratory and vindicated,” he said, “and I’m delighted that I have my right to vote back. And I’m thrilled that over a million other Canadians now have the right to vote, should they so choose.”

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Social Security claimants will have an easier time finding lawyers willing to help them, thanks to a unanimous victory Tuesday in Culbertson v. Berryhill for the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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The University of Virginia has expanded its commitment to the Bicentennial Professors Fund to further strengthen efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest faculty members across every discipline.

The Board of Visitors established the fund in December 2017, providing institutional matching funds to enhance philanthropic commitments from alumni, parents and other donors focused on endowed professorships and chairs.

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In architecture, the phenomenon is referred to simply as “the missing 32 percent.”

The phrase is shorthand for the drop-off between the percentage of architecture students who are female – about 50 percent – and the percentage of licensed, practicing architects who are female – about 18 percent.

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Most graduate students working toward doctoral degrees in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – plan to work in academia or industry. But increasingly, STEM graduates are seeking, and finding, careers in science policy.

This week, the University of Virginia is offering a January term course in science policy specifically for Ph.D. candidates in the STEM fields. The course is sort of a “boot camp” for student scientists and engineers interested in fellowships and careers in such areas as health policy and environmental policy, and even diplomacy.

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One of the University of Virginia’s most dedicated alumni, Jack Syer, has died.

Syer, who led the UVA Alumni Association into the 21st century, died Jan. 1 at his home in Charlottesville. He was 79 and had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for four years.

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The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has renewed for three years its $156,000 commitment to the University of Virginia to fund two scholarships a year for students performing research in the sciences.

The Beckman Scholars Program provides in-depth, sustained undergraduate research experiences for talented, full-time undergraduate students. The program’s financial support for the students and faculty mentors over two consecutive summers and one academic year of research, in conjunction with the annual Beckman Symposium, offers a unique educational experience.

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East of the Rotunda and Brooks Hall, a tall fence wrapped in green marks out an important construction project: the future Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia.

Conceived initially by students almost 10 years ago, the idea for a memorial was continued by the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University. A design team for the memorial engaged UVA and local communities in months of discussions as it developed the final concept, and the UVA Board of Visitors approved the recommendation for the memorial’s design and location in June 2017. 

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