Romper

Traditionally, babies at the UVA Children’s Hospital’a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit would spend long periods of time being heavily monitored by high-tech medical equipment, kept there until they were deemed well enough to go home. And when that time came, they often went home with "a big binder full of tables and charts for parents to fill out," calling in updates to doctors every few days, according to Jeffrey Vergales, a pediatric cardiologist at UVA. Brooke Vergales, a NICU pediatrician and wife to Jeffrey, said babies had to have mastered these things before they could leave.

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CBS News

Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit, which is now ranked the sixth-most popular website in America. Ohanian was dubbed "the mayor of the internet." You're making the right choice when you walk into the history department first semester of your first year at the University of Virginia to declare your major, shocking the department head at how early you commit. Trust your instincts.

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Smithsonian

The debate over the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which at first addressed only racial discrimination, included a key moment when U.S. Rep. Howard Smith, a powerful Virginia Democrat, inserted “sex” into the bill in a way that led many to believe he was trying to tank it. The gesture backfired – and the bill passed. “Women get equality on paper because of a political stunt,” says Jennifer Lawless, Commonwealth Professor of Politics at UVA.

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Charlottesville Tomorrow

When staff members of UVA, the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County realized that their planning timelines overlapped, they decided to start an initiative called “Climate Action Together” that formalizes communication between the groups.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

They were four kids, baby faced and slender, wide-eyed and talented. They were barely of legal driving age. But they had grand visions. One summer 2016 afternoon, as they walked from John Paul Jones Arena to the old Cavalier Inn, Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, Jay Huff and De’Andre Hunter contemplated their future. What if, the four Virgina freshmen imagined, they could help Virginia be among the best teams in the ACC in three years time? Fast-forward to March 12.

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The Week Magazine

Alpha-gal is familiar to many scientists because it is responsible for an enduring disappointment: Its ability to trigger intense immune reactions is the reason that organs taken from animals have never successfully been transplanted into people. The puzzle was why the drug recipients were reacting to it. A team of allergy specialists led by Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills at the University of Virginia scrutinized the patients and their families for anything that could explain the problem.

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Spectrum

Heightened sensory perception in toddlers with autism predicts sleep problems at around age 7, according to a new study. The findings suggest that sensory sensitivities interfere with sleep in children with autism. They also hint that adjusting for these sensitivities – by minimizing background light or noise at bedtime, for example – could ease the children’s sleep difficulties.

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Associated Press

Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to moderators. In a Tuesday blog post, Sonderby said the first user report didn't come until 12 minutes after the broadcast ended. "When we see things through our phones, we imagine that they are like a television show," said Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia.

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Delmarva Daily Times

Tucked away down an inconspicuous rural lane in the seaside village of Oyster is the home of one of the longest-running coastal research projects in the nation — the Virginia Coast Reserve Long Term Ecological Research project. The UVA Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center, directed by Cora Johnston, houses the project, among its other missions.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA President Jim Ryan’s Final Four is Virginia, Kentucky, Florida State and Michigan State. He has the Cavaliers defeating Michigan State in the national championship game.

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Los Angeles Times

Serious applicants should consult leading rankings beyond U.S. News, and should pore over the law school data freely available from the ABA to create their own individualized weightings and formulas. And there are many superb national schools beyond this triumvirate, including the University of Chicago, Columbia, Duke, Northwestern, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia, among others.

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WVEC-ABC-13 (Norfolk)

The students' project is a tool that will analyze data of satellites in space. The satellites will then send that info back to ground stations at Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and Old Dominion University. 

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CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

High school students in Albemarle County got a chance to tackle real-world health issues by teaming up with the University of Virginia. Students from the Health & Medical Sciences Academy, a magnet program at Monticello High School, faced off Tuesday in a competition at the Darden School of Business.

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Education Dive

Other recent announcements include the University of Virginia's School of Data Science. Funded with a private $120 million donation, the school will set up satellite centers in the University's other schools to foster collaboration across fields. 

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Education Dive

An important area for teachers to understand is that students will remember the content that they think about the most – the reason why they recall some facts and forget others, UVA psychology professor Daniel Willingham said. When planning lessons, this principle can help teachers consider what material students are more likely to remember when they need to.

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Space Daily

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research in Japan, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and the University of Virginia and collaborators have made observations of a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

According to data from the University of Virginia, the Appalachia region of Virginia has an overwhelming amount of people facing obesity and diabetes. On Tuesday, students from UVA and area high schools put their heads together for some winning solutions to tackle this health crisis.

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Wall Street Journal

(Subscription required) Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in the men’s NCAA tournament last year. You may have heard something about that. You’re about to hear a whole lot more when March Madness begins this week. And you might be tempted to pick against Virginia in your bracket after being reminded of the biggest upset in the history of the sport. But that’s exactly why you shouldn’t.
 

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Truthout.org

(Commentary by Lois Shepherd, UVA co-director of studies in reproductive ethics and justice) Some laws directly delay abortion, like mandatory counseling and waiting periods. Some are less direct, placing unnecessary and expensive regulations on clinics in an effort to close them down. These obstacles do not ultimately deter most abortions. They are just delayed. But delays mean a more developed fetus that starts looking more like a baby. That makes abortion morally more difficult for the pregnant person, for the providers, for everyone. It also makes the abortion riskier. 

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BioSpace

Beverly Griffin (1930 - 2016). Griffin held two doctorates in chemistry and is best known for her work on the molecular biology of two viruses that cause cancer, polyomavirus and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Griffin Received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, then received a master’s and PhD at the University of Virginia.
 

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