WSET-ABC-13 (Lynchburg)

First Lady Pamela Northam and the Office of the Secretary of Education will host a summit Tuesday with education leaders, policymakers and academic researchers at the University of Virginia to discuss early childhood education in the commonwealth.

American universities dominate U.S. News & World Report's rankings of 2020's best global universities, a list that evaluates 1,500 schools across the globe on academic research and reputation. The University of Virginia ranks No. 49 on the list. 

WSET-ABC-13 (Lynchburg)

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the official launch of Opportunity Virginia Tuesday during an event at UVA’s Darden School of Business.

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Virginia’s Arts & Sciences faculty voted to approve a new general education program – the first major update to the undergraduate curriculum in more than 40 years, the University announced. 

The Associated Press

Louis P. Nelson, an architectural historian at the University of Virginia, writes in an essay for the exhibit’s catalogue that Jefferson’s designs also limited white society’s view of enslaved workers. “Jefferson the architect was incredibly important, and his legacy is worthy of investigation on its own terms,” Nelson said. “But we would do a profound disservice if we limit ourselves to a celebratory history.”

Health Today

Beyond doctors’ advice – or lack thereof – parents may be swayed by various influences, said Dr. Rachel Moon. She co-wrote an editorial accompanying the study, which was published online Oct. 21 in the journal Pediatrics. “Particularly in the internet age, parents are getting information from so many sources besides their doctor,” said Moon, who heads general pediatrics at the UVA Health System. 

New Mexico Political Report

The most comprehensive analyses have been conducted over the past 18 years at the University of Virginia by education professor Dewey Cornell. He developed a threat assessment model that is used by school districts across the country. It’s distinct from Albuquerque’s procedure, using different evaluation forms and classification categories. But it shares the goal of preventing school violence. 

WTOP News Radio (Washington)

“He hasn’t changed since I saw him at the University of Virginia. He’s a pro’s pro – and one of the great players that I’ve ever scouted,” General Manager Mike Rizzo said. The “face of the franchise” carries with it a ton of weight on the field and in the clubhouse. Production at the plate and making great plays in the field are tangible skills one can easily see; being the leader Zimmerman has been for the bulk of his career is not. But his teammates know and appreciate what Zim has done and continues to do on a daily basis.

WMRA Public Radio (Harrisonburg)

The University of Virginia pioneers a less invasive treatment for thyroid patients.

The Guardian (U.K.)

Managing agricultural and other land in a more environmentally sound manner could take the world nearly a third of the way toward meeting the Paris agreement goals. “These [measures] are feasible now and deliver many other benefits,” said lead author Stephanie Roe, a UVA environmental scientist.

WTKR-CBS-3 (Norfolk)

With the first early decision college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its “2020’s Best College & University Rankings.” No. 1 on the list is the University of Virginia.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A UVA student with autism had her gaming console stolen while she was eating lunch. That’s when her fellow ’Hoos stepped in to replace it.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

(Dr. Amy Salerno is director of community health and well-being at the UVA Health System.) Health care providers across the country, including here at the University of Virginia, are increasingly focused on identifying key social needs that our patients may have and offering to connect them to resources to assist them. 

Roanoke Times

(By Bob Gibson of UVA’s Cooper Center for Public Service) In Virginia Senate elections, Democrats have nominated 17 women for the upper chamber’s 40 seats and Republicans have nominated six. UVA Center for Politics founder Larry Sabato calls the record numbers of women running significant. “The election will be decided on party and issues, but having a majority of women candidates – a first for either party in Virginia – is a plus for Democrats.” 

Washington Post

The National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization, published a study in 2013 that found teachers who received low scores on their evaluations were more likely to leave their jobs than high-scoring teachers who were close to earning a substantial merit raise. The study – written by UVA’s James H. Wyckoff and Stanford University’s Thomas S. Dee – suggests that incentives of the variety that the District used “can substantially improve the measured performance of the teaching workforce.”

Arizona Daily Independent

“Obviously, one would rather have more money than less, and Schweikert’s fundraising is weak,” said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at UVA’s Center for Politics. “That said, he still benefits from holding a district that is right of center, although it has been getting more competitive.”

Charlottesville Daily Progress

The MAPP2Health Core Group – consisting of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, the Thomas Jefferson Health District, the UVA Department of Public Health Sciences and UVA Health – published a report, “Improving Health Equity: A Community Plan for Action and Accountability 2019–2022.” MAPP Core Group members, community coalitions and seven organizations awarded MAPP Core Group implementation funding across Planning District 10 contributed strategies with the overall goal of changing policies, systems and environments in order to create and sustain equity. 

New (India)

A new epigenetic study by Kathleen Krol and Jessica Connelly from the University of Virginia and Tobias Grossmann from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences now suggested that mothers' behavior affects their children's developing oxytocin systems.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

All winning poems are archived in UVA’s permanent collection through a partnership with Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library.

Hampton Roads Daily Press

That service included 34 years in the House of Delegates, where Diamonstein fought hard for – and won – more state funds for education and the disabled, a state housing authority that financed decent affordable homes for working families and the chance for women to go to the University of Virginia.