University of Virginia students on Monday got a special glimpse into the global analysis work conducted by American intelligence agencies. Following the recent release of the National Intelligence Council’s quadrennial Global Trends Report, senior council officials came to Charlottesville to share their insights with undergraduates.

The report, which is meant to coincide with each new presidential term, forecasts the most pressing issues that will face the United States and the world in the coming decades. The 2017 report is titled, “Global Trends: Paradox of Progress.”

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The University of Virginia has again received top ratings from each of the three major credit rating agencies, each noting the University’s exceptional performance, reputation and financial strength.

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Daphna Bassok, a professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, was recently selected as one of 102 recipients of the Obama administration’s Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers – the highest honor bestowed by the United States government upon science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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To the members of the University Community:

Since my election as president in January 2010, Doug and I have cherished our opportunity to serve at the University of Virginia. UVA’s distinguished faculty, dedicated staff, and accomplished students demonstrate their capacity for achievement daily through their scholarship, discoveries, creative work, and the numerous awards and accolades that they regularly collect. As 2017 begins, UVA is strong and positioned for even greater strength in our educational offerings, research programs, and health system.

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After more than two years of work constructing a two-ton astronomical instrument known as APOGEE-South, University of Virginia astronomers this week are at Chile’s Las Campanas Observatory installing the $6 million infrared spectrograph.

This device will allow astronomers to peer through dense cosmic dust scattered through the Milky Way and view stars at the farthest reaches of our home galaxy. The instrument, which is being attached to the wide-field du Pont telescope, will be commissioned in the middle of February.

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Young children who display disruptive behavior reduce those behaviors when their teacher spends extra time playing individually with them, according to a new University of Virginia study published in December in the journal Child Development.

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Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties in number of home visits in 2013, a new study reveals. However, regulations are hindering the profession’s growth in many states even as demand for in-home care climbs, a researcher reports.

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University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan today announced that she has asked the Board of Visitors to begin a presidential search process that will determine her successor.

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The most pressing concern for Seraphine Hacimana and a group of women in her Rwandan village was ending the sexual exploitation of disabled women who could not easily collect clean water near their home on their own. When they solved that problem with the help of Global Grassroots, a non-profit organization that University of Virginia alumna Gretchen Steidle created 12 years ago, it had a ripple effect that has helped with several other important community issues and spread to more villages in the area.

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The Center for Open Science, headed by University of Virginia psychology professor Brian Nosek, has published the first results of its Reproducibility Project on cancer biology.

Printed in the journal eLife, the aim of the work is to assess the reproducibility of published, high-impact cancer biology studies in an open and transparent fashion, part of Nosek’s larger effort to replicate research findings across many fields of academia.

The journal published assessments of five, pre-clinical studies in the project. More than 20 others will be released in the coming months.

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From George Washington’s presidential fashion concerns to piles of dead pigeons along Richard Nixon’s parade route, American inaugurations have undergone a strange and fascinating evolution.

Starting with the presidency of Jimmy Carter, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center has compiled the most extensive oral history of the American presidency, interviewing key administration officials who witnessed it up close. Among the many hours of recordings from the Presidential Oral History program are firsthand accounts of inaugurations past.

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Dean Strang stood before a panel of federal appellate judges who had in front of them what appeared to be a documented confession from a teenager who was accused of killing her two young cousins. But did she really do it? There were extenuating circumstances that called into question whether her statement was truthful and voluntary.

He knew he was taking a risk, but he told the judges her story.

“I thought that I had to take the dry and make it wet – to make it human and real; to try to make it powerful,” he said.

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As health officials across the U.S. look for ways to combat an opioid addiction crisis, University of Virginia researchers believe their findings highlight one way to address the problem.

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at the UVA Health System found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids.

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Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president on Friday amid allegations that the Russians sought to influence election by hacking e-mails from an operative of the Democratic Party.

Trump’s expressed admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his public rejection of intelligence reports implicating the Russians in the election hacking, among other events, have raised questions about Trump’s future stance toward Russia –­­­ even from Trump’s fellow Republicans.

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As the University of Virginia’s first clinical nurse leader master’s program celebrates its 10th year, a second transformative gift from Washington, D.C. philanthropists Joanne and Bill Conway will continue to diversify the program’s student body through scholarship support while also fortifying its administrative and teaching base.

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The University of Virginia Board of Visitors today announced the authorization of the “Cornerstone Grant,” an initiative providing significant cost-of-attendance relief to qualifying middle-income, full-time Virginia undergraduate students.

The board also approved plans to increase undergraduate enrollment by up to 100 Virginians in the coming academic year.

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The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new University of Virginia research.

A study published in the journal Health Affairs and authored by Aaron Yao, an assistant professor in UVA’s Department of Public Health Sciences, and Brett Lissenden, a graduate student in UVA’s economics Ph.D. program, focused on how the sweeping health care law – commonly referred to as Obamacare – affected early cancer diagnoses, particularly for colorectal and breast cancer. 

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“Art has a way of confronting us, of reminding us, of engaging us, in what it means to be human,” author Junot Díaz has written, “and what it means to be human is to be flawed, is to be contradictory, is to be often weak, and yet despite all of these what we would consider drawbacks, that we’re also quite beautiful.”

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Editor’s note: This is another installment in an occasional series profiling members of a generational wave of new faculty members at the University of Virginia.

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On any given day, Amanda Panarese and Liz Sprouse might Skype with an alumnus planning a career switch, review personal statement drafts with graduate school applicants or film a webinar coaching baby boomers who are starting their own businesses.

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