The Atlantic

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has been cited for misdemeanor assault after a journalist accused Gianforte of “body slamming” him in response to a question about GOP health care legislation in Congress. Yet despite the gravity of the situation, and the social-media uproar it caused, the incident may have only limited impact on the race. Roughly two-thirds of early votes have likely already been cast, according to election analysts tracking the race for Montana’s lone congressional seat.

more >
CNN

A Quist victory would be a major shock across the state and the country, but after a tumultuous few weeks for Trump, national Democrats are looking at Montana for any hint of Republican vulnerability. In the final weeks of the campaign, polls have tightened and even short of a surprise upset, a close call might indicate that Democrats – with a retooled populist message – are finding their footing again after stunning losses in 2016.

more >
Roanoke Times

What if we built a new university in Southwest Virginia, with renewable energy as one of its core areas of study? Or greatly expanded the University of Virginia’s College at Wise?

more >
True Viral News

There’s some proof that after-school programs are effective. Research from Robert Tai, an associate professor in UVA’s Curry School of Education, provides evidence that students who spend time on STEM subjects outside the classroom are more likely to pursue careers in these fields.

more >
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Seated in a conference room at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Robert C. Vaughn, the organization’s outgoing president, is surrounded by books. It’s a suitable backdrop for the former UVA professor and founder of the organization he’s set to leave at the end of June.

more >
Washington Post


(By Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, a lecturer at UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy) My community recently witnessed an appalling nighttime demonstration by white nationalist Richard Spencer and his followers, complete with torches held aloft, in a frightening image that went around the world. They came to protest the recent decision by our City Council to remove and sell our statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. I find their ideology and their methods repellent.

more >
Vocativ

But, as The Consumer Product Safety Commission notes, baby boxes aren’t subject to “any mandatory safety standards.” The AAP has come out to say that “there is insufficient data on the role cardboard boxes play in reducing infant mortality,” and that Finland itself has never collected data on whether these boxes influenced its reduction in infant mortality. Rachel Y.

more >
Yahoo News

To Americans who stand outside the evangelical tradition, Franklin Graham’s recent proclamation that there’s “no question” that God supports Donald Trump’s presidency was another head-scratcher in a growing list of puzzling statements by Christian leaders over the past year. This dark view was also a byproduct, however, of the evangelical rejection of incremental change and of shaping culture from within its dominant institutions. Evangelicals were still addicted to the quick fix rather than what James Davison Hunter, a UVA sociologist, describes as “faithful presence.”

more >
Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Daniel Willingham has long been interested in how learning and memory work. But about 15 years ago, the UVA professor of psychology decided to move beyond the study of cognition and do something few others in his field had done: focus on what the research means for classrooms.

more >
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Brian Boland marveled twice Tuesday at the difficulty of winning the national championship. His Virginia men's tennis program having just won its third consecutive title and fourth in five years, you might be inclined to doubt him.

more >
Business Insider

Though Sessions was then just a federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Alabama, he wrote to his boss, Attorney General William French Smith, in September 1982 to urge a radical approach to cracking down on crime.

more >
The Atlantic

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, said he suspects that political pressures and ambitions deter California attorneys general from exercising their authority more frequently. UVA law professor Rachel Harmon suggested state funding might also present a barrier. “I don’t think mirroring the federal statute, section 14141, is likely to be the most successful state reform effort,” Harmon said, referring to the order granted by Clinton’s 1994 crime bill.

more >
Coastal Illustrated

Nicholas Jan Willem Noltes, University of Virginia, global commerce: “… The importance of working hard to achieve my dreams, and I plan on applying this to my future career so that I’ll know I’m doing everything I can to reach my full potential.”

more >
Deadline

Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Top of the Lake”) is teaming with BBC America and Annapurna Television to develop a limited series adaptation of period drama “Fever,” based on UVA alumna Mary Beth Keane’s novel about “Typhoid Mary.”

more >
Associated Press

Virginia captured its third straight NCAA men's tennis championship Tuesday, while Stanford's bid for back-to-back women's titles was denied by Florida. With the finals at the University of Georgia delayed by rainy weather, Virginia romped to another championship on the indoor courts with a 4-2 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival North Carolina.

more >
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Andres Pedroso has been named the Cavaliers’ director of tennis and head men’s tennis coach, the school announced Wednesday, one day after UVA won its third consecutive national championship and fourth overall.

more >
Richmond Times-Dispatch

A powerful new state committee has committed $20 million to help build an advanced medical research center in Northern Virginia that will include scientists from UVA and George Mason University, but it is holding back up to $8 million to hire researchers until Virginia Commonwealth University and other institutions decide whether to join the initiative.

more >
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Randle starred as a University of Virginia receiver and kick returner before playing a decade in the NFL, and then went on to coach at Virginia, East Carolina and Marshall.

more >
WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

Nearly 6 million children under the age of 18 have food allergies – one in 13, or roughly two in every classroom. That’s why UVA has developed a special training program for teachers. It’s being tested in and around Charlottesville and could soon be offered nationwide. 

more >
The Atlantic

From Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who captured only eight hours of conversation on tape, to Nixon, who vacuumed up roughly 3,400 hours of recorded material, the history of presidential taping, analyzed and published by scholars at the UVA’s Miller Center, provides an extraordinary window into the workings of the White House during some of the most consequential periods in American history.

more >