Washington Post

Katherine Basbaum, a registered dietitian with the UVA Health System, agrees that for weight-loss purposes, exercise equivalents can be a helpful ingredient in understanding calories. “It’s not a magic bullet, but I see it as one of several tools to understand weight loss,” Basbaum says.

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ESPN

A two-time NCAA champion at Virginia, Collins turned pro just two years ago, after graduating with a degree in media studies and a master's degree in business, and began steadily climbing the WTA rankings. Last season, she broke into the top 50 on the back of strong runs at Indian Wells and Miami and scored upsets against several top-20 players along the way.

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London Telegraph (U.K.)

At 25 years old, you might wonder why world No. 35 Collins has only now made her breakthrough at a Grand Slam. The right-hander turned professional in 2016 after graduating from the University of Virginia at 22 with a degree in media studies and a master's degree in business. Collins took the viewpoint that if tennis didn't work out, she needed a backup plan. 

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Forbes

Most of the time when we examine diversity, we do so along racial or gender lines, perhaps even national lines. A fascinating new study from UVA’s Darden School of Business attempts to take a fresh take on matters by exploring whether class diversity has an impact on the workplace.

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USA TODAY

The 25-year-old from St. Petersburg, Fla., is a two-time NCAA champion who graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in media studies in 2016.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The proposed legislation is based off two pilot studies conducted at the UVA Memory and Aging Care Clinic. These studies found families and patients who had an accessible dementia care case manager realized significant cost savings, decreased their health care utilization and had improved health outcomes.

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Education Dive

The University of Virginia on Friday announced it is launching an interdisciplinary school of data science with the help of a $120 million donation, the largest private gift in the institution's history. The gift came from a foundation funded by Jaffray Woodriff, co-founder of hedge fund Quantitative Investment Management.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

It’s shocking to think how many “fool-proof” methods of forensic science have sent innocent people to prison. Many such convictions have been overturned by DNA evidence, and the “fool-proof” evidence on which conviction was based turns out not to be so reliable after all. The number of false convictions thus exposed is frightening. In 2016, the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia’s Law School helped free a man who had spent 27 years in prison for a rape he maintains he did not commit.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The work of civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was honored locally at the sixth annual “Continuing His Dream and Works” event Monday. Keynote speaker Jeanita Richardson, a professor of public health sciences at the UVA School of Medicine, spoke about the importance of black residents pushing for action and not just discussion in the wake of the racist rallies of 2017.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

(Video) Researchers at the University of Virginia are getting a big salute for a brain discovery that could help people with Alzheimer's disease.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

It’s shocking to think how many “fool-proof” methods of forensic science have sent innocent people to prison. Many such convictions have been overturned by DNA evidence, and the “fool-proof” evidence on which conviction was based turns out not to be so reliable after all. The number of false convictions thus exposed is frightening. In 2016, the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia’s Law School helped free a man who had spent 27 years in prison for a rape he maintains he did not commit.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

UVA President Jim Ryan was carrying big news when he traveled to Suffolk last month to meet with the chairman of the Virginia House Appropriations Committee in his pharmacy there. The state’s flagship university was preparing to launch a new school of data science, funded with a $120 million gift from a Charlottesville philanthropist, to help educate more students in advanced computer skills required by Amazon and other big technology companies that are taking root in Virginia, in large part, because of its higher education system.

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Financial Times (U.K.)

She will face a fierce battle for the Democratic nomination. U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have both this month announced exploratory committees for a White House run. UVA political analyst Larry Sabato argued that a record of being tough on crime “still sells in a lot of places” and could work to Harris’ advantage.

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New York Times

“By keeping compensation secret, we might obscure structural inequalities and enable inequalities to persist,” said Morela Hernandez, a researcher and associate professor of business administration at UVA’s Darden School of Business. In the big picture, it’s easy to see how these biases might contribute to a wage gap, but it’s harder to prove wage discrimination on an individual level.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

(Commentary by UVA President Jim Ryan) In the first week of the new year, two news stories caught my attention. On the surface, these stories don’t appear to have much in common: one a reason for hope, the other a cautionary tale. But both can be traced back to a single trend: the explosion of data.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

UVA officials said a majority of government contracts with some organizations, like the National Institutes of Health, and federal student aid are unaffected, but research funding from organizations such as NASA and the National Science Foundation has been deferred.

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WINA AM 1070

The University of Virginia announces it’s using its largest gift ever to establish a School of Data Science… which school leaders say is one of the top-10 fastest growing professions in the U.S.  The school is established by a $120-million gift — to be distributed in $30-million increments in the next four years — which eclipses a $100-million gift from Frank Batten in 2007 as the largest ever.

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TechCrunch

One of America’s oldest universities is launching a school for one of the world’s youngest disciplines. The University of Virginia announced today that it has received a $120 million private donation to endow a new School of Data Science. The donation is the largest in the university’s history, and will create the twelfth school at the university.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

With Amazon coming to Virginia, the University of Virginia will open a new school focused on data science. The university on Friday announced plans to open a School of Data Science in what would be UVA’s first new school since 2007 and 12th total. The majority of the funding will come from a $120 million donation from the Charlottesville-based Quantitative Foundation, the largest private gift in UVA history.

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Hedge-fund owner Jaffray Wood­riff, and his wife, Merrill, today donated $120 million to the University of Virginia to launch a new school of data science. The donors are giving the money through their family fund, the Quantitative Foundation.

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