WINA AM 1070

Larry Sabato, founder of UVA’s Center for Politics, sees Clinton as the favorite in the contest for the Democrats’ nomination, even if Sanders trounces her Tuesday night in the New Hampshire primary.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

UVA’s Center for Telehealth stands to gain a lot in a new bill introduced by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., that would make it cheaper and easier for people on Medicare to take advantage of telehealth services in their area. 

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WUSA-CBS-9 (Washington)

UVA psychiatrist Dr. Jim Tucker researches cases of children who remember past lives. The children are usually around 2 or 3 years old when they become verbal, and start talking about another person.  

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A group of talented and gifted students from Nelson County Middle School got a taste of business at UVA’s Darden School Thursday. 

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Venture Capital Post

The University of Virginia has a long tradition of research, which affected tech startups in Charlottesville. Venture funding in Charlottesville increased from $250,000 in 2010 to $27.7 million in 2015.

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Bisnow

UVA is bringing its MBA program to a new location in Rosslyn. The school will offer executive degree candidates the opportunity to pursue either an executive or global MBA with programs slated to start this fall.

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Vertical Magazine

SevenBar Aviation has announced it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide the UVA Health System’s Pegasus program with Federal Aviation Administration Part 135 services, beginning March 1. 

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DC Inno

UVA’s Darden School of Business is taking over a building in Rosslyn to expand its executive MBA programs. The idea is that having a new campus just across the river from Washington will entice students who don't want to go to Charlottesville, including some who will fly in just for the weekend and fly out again to go back to work. 

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The Detroit News

It’s unlikely Trump will avoid another debate, said Larry Sabato, founder and director of UVA’s Center for Politics. “Trump lost Iowa and has himself said his debate decision contributed to it,” Sabato said. “Let’s see what happens in New Hampshire, but I don’t think Trump is going to be in any position to refuse participation in the Michigan debate.”

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Science Magazine

The biotech company Amgen Inc. and prominent biochemist Bruce Alberts have created a new online journal that aims to lift the curtain on often hidden results in biomedicine: failed efforts to confirm other groups’ published papers. The project joins other efforts to promote reproducibility; the nonprofit Center for Open Science headed by UVA psychologist Brian Nosek is working with contract labs to replicate experiments from up to 50 high-impact papers in cancer biology.

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Washington Post

Defense attorneys and academics have long called on states to initiate safeguards so that jail cell information is either recorded or corroborated, but only Illinois has written anything into law. “There have been multiple snitch scandals in multiple places,” said Brandon Garrett, a UVA law professor who studies wrongful convictions. “Since more states are looking at wrongful convictions, it’s becoming part of the conversation.”

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

The UVA football coaching staff picked up 20 commitments in the days leading up to National Signing Day — and one criminal.

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Augusta Free Press

The UVA Center for Telehealth was launched in 1994 and has since grown into a national model for the health industry. Since then, UVA and its network of 152 telemedicine partners have enabled more than 51,000 patient encounters across more than 60 specialties, saving Virginians roughly 16 million miles of travel.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Members of the UVA Police Department and Safety Ambassador program say they are excited to have a new space to debrief, field calls, and welcome in people who feel they are in danger. They will also share the substation with city police.

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The Economist

An analysis of 98 psychology papers, published in 2015 by 90 teams of researchers coordinated by Brian Nosek of UVA, managed to replicate satisfactorily the results of only 39 percent of the studies investigated.

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Inside Sources

(By Jennifer Doleac, assistant professor of public policy and economics) We all want to reduce gun violence, but often disagree about the best approach. One reason is that we don’t have enough information about which policies work. The good news is that better data exist.           

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Charlottesville Tomorrow

Startup companies often pride themselves on being atypical, so it is fitting that UVA’s first Startup Career Fair was not your typical career fair. For two hours on Tuesday evening, students gathered at Newcomb Hall to meet with more than 30 startups eager for their talent. There were résumés and handshakes, but there was also a DJ, food from local small businesses like Grit Coffee, Campus Cookies and Caribe Juice, and even some colorful lighting.

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Washington Business Journal

UVA’s Darden School of Business is bringing its MBA program for executives to Greater Washington, the school said Wednesday.

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Virginia Business Magazine

UVA’s Darden School of Business is adding a Washington, D.C.-area location to its executive MBA programs starting in August.

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Reuters

“Commercial devices derived from this work could potentially affect 30 to 50 percent of the type 1 diabetes population in wealthy countries such as Western Europe, the U.S. and Japan,” said Marc Breton, an engineer at UVA’s Center for Diabetes Technology Research. 

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