Final exams can be a stressful time of the year.

UVA Today turned to Karen Inkelas, an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development and a renowned expert on the college experience, for some advice.

Inkelas is the faculty principal at UVA’s Hereford Residential College, which is in its first year of a partnership with the Contemplative Sciences Center that aims to create a community that promotes student and overall wellbeing through mindfulness, social awareness and sustainability.

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The first members of the University of Virginia’s Class of 2024 flooded social media Friday evening upon learning they’d been accepted to Virginia’s flagship university.

Early decision – an application option, offered anew this fall, in which applicants promise to attend the University in exchange for early notification of their acceptance – drew 2,159 applications, most from Virginians. UVA offered admission to 748 of the applicants, or 20% of the incoming class, which will comprise about 3,750 first-year students.

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The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors on Friday reviewed plans outlining the next phase of student housing construction on Brandon Avenue, the name of the new softball stadium on Massie Road and an ambitious strategy to expand UVA’s sustainability efforts.

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The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted Friday to set tuition and fee rates for the 2020-21 academic year.

The new rates reflect the University’s commitment to remaining one of the best values in higher education and meeting the multi-year objective of proposing a tuition increase at a rate of roughly inflation-plus-1%, using the Higher Education Price Index as the benchmark.

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The University of Virginia’s newly established School of Data Science has received a $3 million gift from Scott and Beth Stephenson to support the establishment of the Stephenson Dean of the School of Data Science.

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Jacob Resch and his wife, Celeste, have two active sons. Their 6-year-old participates in baseball, basketball, karate, soccer, swimming and tennis. Their 4-year-old does golf, swimming, tee-ball and tumbling. 

The Resches love that they are helping lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle through exercise. But, like most parents, they worry about potential injuries associated with playing sports.

One injury in which Jacob Resch is well-versed is concussions.

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University of Virginia President Jim Ryan today announced the appointment of Dr. K. Craig Kent as executive vice president for health affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

The senior leadership position oversees UVA Health and its clinical enterprise, which spans the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Kent currently serves as dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, vice president for health sciences and the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine.

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Before Shawn Moore, before Aaron Brooks, before Matt Schaub and before Bryce Perkins left their marks as University of Virginia quarterbacks, there was “The Majik Man.”

In 1984, Don Majkowski led UVA to its first bowl game in history, a 27-24 victory over Purdue University in the Peach Bowl.

He went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions.

In 1989, while playing for the Packers, Majkowski led the league in passing and earned a selection to the Pro Bowl. In 2005, he was inducted into the Packers’ Hall of Fame.

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Caracas native Henrique Sosa believes the path to his – and Venezuela’s – future may run through China.

Sosa, a 2016 economics and foreign affairs graduate of the University of Virginia, has received a 2020 Schwarzman Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs. He is one of 145 Schwarzman Scholars from 41 countries and 108 universities selected from more than 4,700 applicants.

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Each year, the Forbes “30 Under 30” list highlights rising stars across the country, with lists ranging from arts and entertainment to science and medicine.

Six University of Virginia alumni are among the honorees on the magazine’s 2020 list, published Tuesday. They were chosen from more than 15,000 nominations for their exceptional contributions in fields including art, social entrepreneurship, education, marketing and media.

Below, meet the six Hoos who stood out to Forbes.

Nilla Ali – Marketing and Advertising

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After an electrifying win over Virginia Tech last Friday, University of Virginia football fans have finally been able to exhale.

But not for long.

On Saturday, UVA will take on reigning national champion Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in Charlotte.

With this in mind, here are eight things Hoos fans – new and old – should know about the weekend’s festivities.

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The University of Virginia today announced plans for an innovative building on Grounds designed to bring students and faculty from different schools and disciplines together, foster collaboration and experiment with new ways of teaching and learning.

The new space, called the Contemplative Commons, will be a return to UVA’s roots.

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How do job-seekers determine the right career fit? How can they project employment decisions into the future?

These are questions Denis Nekipelov wants to answer. An associate professor of economics at the University of Virginia, he is working with a researcher at talent recruitment agency Riviera Partners on a National Science Foundation-backed research program called a “convergence accelerator.” The NSF-funded program requires academic and private sector partners to collaborate on a practical project.

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There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the initial treatment has failed, a sweeping new study reveals.

The study offers important answers about three such emergency drugs that are used to treat prolonged seizures, known as status epilepticus, even though physicians have had little understanding of the drugs’ effectiveness. Until now, there has been no clear indication of which is best or how much should be given.

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The numbers inspire awe. The University of Virginia’s next football opponent, Clemson University, is on a 27-game winning streak. The Tigers have captured four consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference titles and two of the past three national championships. They haven’t lost since Jan. 4, 2018, when Alabama defeated them in the national semifinals.

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No matter what kind of success the University of Virginia enjoyed in its history while winning more than two dozen national championships across multiple sports, rival Virginia Tech fans would point to their school’s streak of football victories over UVA.

They can point no longer.

On Friday afternoon, the Hoos gave their fans a Thanksgiving weekend to remember.

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For many players, there is a moment that occurs after they have arrived from high school that makes them feel like they belong in college basketball.

Maybe it’s a drive to the hoop that culminates with a dunk. Or a rebound in traffic over a bigger player. Or a defensive stop against a more experienced opponent.

But what are those moments when it comes to the academic setting?

The transition from being a high school student to a student at one of the most competitive universities in the world can be challenging for any students – whether they play sports or not.

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The University of Virginia and William & Mary today announced plans to work together on sustainability and climate change initiatives, including a shared goal for each institution to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The innovative partnership is part of UVA’s 2020-30 Sustainability Plan, which will be presented to the University’s Board of Visitors this week. If approved, it would set goals for UVA to be carbon neutral by 2030 and fossil-fuel-free by 2050.

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Bryan Berger is confronting one of the biggest environmental challenges of modern times: air, soil and water contamination caused by a group of toxic chemicals whose widespread use and human health consequences are only now coming to light globally.

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That new Buzz Lightyear action figure that can moonwalk is really cool and all, but will my children hurt someone – or themselves – with it?

What about the My Little Pony castle that is all the rage? Are there any dangerous things to consider?

In advance of Black Friday and National Safe Toys and Gifts Month in December, UVA Today turned to Liz Horton, UVA Health’s injury prevention coordinator, for tips about things to look for when doing your holiday shopping or receiving gifts from friends and family members.

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