Virginia Commonwealth University will take the lead in creating one of four regional “nodes” in a new statewide network to boost higher education research in cybersecurity, create work-study opportunities for students in the field, and foster new commercial technology to drive economic growth. VCU will lead one with the University of Virginia, Longwood University, Virginia State University, and J. Sargeant Reynolds and John Tyler community colleges.more >
Much of the attention given to undermatching is due to the work of Stanford economist Caroline Hoxby, especially research in conjunction with Richard Avery from Harvard University and Sarah Turner from the University of Virginia. In their 2012 paper, “The Missing One-Offs: The Hidden Supply of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students,” Hoxby and Avery concluded that there are far more of those students than admissions officers know.more >
Wakefield-area filmmaker Amy Drewry has finished a one-hour documentary on Virginia's peanut country, funded with nearly $200,000 in donations from sources including Virginia Humanities, an educational foundation affiliated with the University of Virginia.more >
We’re pleased to see the University of Virginia looking outward in its new strategic plan, even as it also looks inward toward strengthening its foundation, mission and values. And by “looking outward,” we especially have in mind the university’s connection with its immediate neighbors — Charlottesville and Albemarle County.more >
Kyle Kondik is a political observer at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. Kondik noted that people’s answers in a survey can be different from what they decide on Election Day. People might say they want a younger candidate, Kondik observed. But age may not be the only issue that informs their vote.more >
Virginia is in the midst of a multi-pronged effort to attract, train and retain more teachers. The University of Virginia has helped tackle that effort in part by creating entirely new undergraduate degrees in education.more >
(Commentary by Bob Gibson, communications director and senior researcher at the University of Virginia’s Cooper Center for Public Service) Educators are finding a few new ways to add civics back into schools that have seen a loss of emphasis for the subject dealing with the rights and duties of citizens.more >
Morse brings her experience with the United States women’s national soccer team. The East Lansing High School graduate and rising senior at the University of Virginia has represented the red, white and blue at the U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-20 youth levels, including the U-20 World Cup last summer. And now, she has brought that talent to United, whose goals for this year include winning the conference title and the UWS national tournament.
De’Andre Hunter is a high-caliber prospect out of the University of Virginia. After a breakout season and certifying himself as a huge prospect in this year’s NBA Draft, he still might fall into the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Trump has emerged as the central issue in the Democratic primary battle so far, and for the moment that appears to be benefiting Biden, said UVA political analyst Larry Sabato. “A large majority tell pollsters they want, above all, someone who will beat Trump,” Sabato said.
For the first time since 1991, the United States is hosting the bi-annual International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity, an academic conference that brings together researchers from around the world aiming to increase the equity and access to physical activity globally for individuals with disabilities. UVA’S Curry School of Education and Human Development is hosting the conference from June 14-18 in Newcomb Hall on the grounds of UVA.more >
W. Bradford Wilcox summarized some of the research a few years ago in The Atlantic, noting that fathers play differently, encourage risk and help children explore boundaries. The “difference good dads make” includes a decrease in teenage delinquency, pregnancy and depression, wrote Wilcox, a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
“Nixon would definitely have been impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate if he had not resigned first,” said Ken Hughes, a historian at UVA’s Miller Center and an expert on Nixon’s secret recordings.
The idea can be traced all the way back to President George Washington, who claimed it in 1792 when Congress asked him to turn over documents related to an unsuccessful military operation against Native Americans, according to Mark Rozell’s report on the history of executive privilege for UVA’s Miller Center.
Last summer, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine published a study that linked a buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries with the allergen in red meat, increasing risk of stroke and heart attacks.more >
Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics, said President Trump might miss Sarah Sanders, but White House reporters will not.
Many of the nation’s top talents and several of Kentucky's top recruiting targets have assembled at the University of Virginia for the National Basketball Players’ Association Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville.
Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics, said Democratic officials in recent days expressed no concern about Dance’s prospects and will now have to contend with Morrissey, “who has always been more liberal than conservative” but often operates with his own agenda.more >
(Commentary by Daniel T. Willingham, a professor of cognitive psychology) Scientific knowledge can influence educational practice in more than one way. Sometimes the applications are overt, as when scientific descriptions of how children learn offer new ideas for instructional methods. For example, researchers have described the learning benefits of spacing out practice, and some educators have sought to incorporate that finding into their classrooms.more >
Charlottesville area Walmart and Sam's Club stores are raising money for the UVA Children's Hospital. Now through July, customers at the Albemarle County locations can donate $1 or more toward the Children's Miracle Network.more >