Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA accepted more than 9,950 applicants for its incoming class of 2021. In the fall, about 3,725 of them will arrive in Charlottesville for their first year at Thomas Jefferson’s university. A record number of people applied to the University this year – nearly 36,800, up 13 percent from the previous year.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The University of Virginia’s Presidential Search Committee will hear from two of the university’s presidents at meetings on Sunday and Monday.

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WBRC (Birmingham, Ala.)

New research finds the sun’s glare on your phone or tablet over time could be harmful to your health and contribute to skin cancer. University of Virginia’s Dr. Barrett Zlotoff found that out after hooking up sensors to a mannequin’s head and measured the actual U-V light. 75 percent more light reflected on a laptop and 35 percent on a smartphone.

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Fox News


(Co-written by Saikrishna "Sai" Bangalore Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and a senior fellow at UVA’s Miller Center) Contrary to media reports Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s promise to invoke a filibuster signals the success, not the failure, of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination.

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Financial Times

Donald Trump has warned Republicans to pass a new health care bill on Friday or risk being stuck with Obamacare as the febrile U.S. capital heads into the most consequential day of his presidency so far. “This is Trump’s first big vote in Congress, and it’s not going well even though his party controls both houses. Not a great omen for the president,” said Larry Sabato, a UVA politics expert.

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Rasmussen Reports

(Commentary by Geoffrey Skelley of UVA’s Center for Politics) On election night in November, exit polls provided the first insight into how different demographic groups voted. But months later, other richer data sets are being released, and they provide researchers with new information about the election and the voters who participated in it.

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Ink Free News

Warsaw Community Schools has entered into an unprecedented partnership with UVA’s Darden School of Business and Curry School of Education as Indiana’s first school acceleration program participant. The program is a rigorous, three-year district and leadership development course emphasizing four main foundational “levers of change.”

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Red Orbit.com

“The exact cause of the loss of the rusty patched is unclear, but it is almost certainly related to disease, a fungal gut parasite called Nosema bombi, which can shorten the lives of workers and disrupt mating success and survival of queens and males,” T’ai Roulston, a bee researcher at the University of Virginia, said in a news release.

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Red Orbit.com

“The exact cause of the loss of the rusty patched is unclear, but it is almost certainly related to disease, a fungal gut parasite called Nosema bombi, which can shorten the lives of workers and disrupt mating success and survival of queens and males,” T’ai Roulston, a bee researcher at the University of Virginia, said in a news release.

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Reader’s Digest

Grab a spoon because we’re talking about yogurt. While it’s common knowledge that yogurt has fabulous health benefits, new findings suggest that it may also help combat depression, thanks to gut-bug-boosting probiotics. In a release from the University of Virginia, study author assistant professor Alban Gaultier emphasized the importance of this research. “It’s a huge problem and the treatments are not very good because they come with huge side effects,” he explains.

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Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Michael Gilbert, a UVA law professor who teaches election law, said he was “doubtful” the actions described in Muhammad’s letter would constitute a crime. “This is not about influencing a decision he would make in his capacity as a public official; it’s about influencing his decision whether to run,” Gilbert said.

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WSET-ABC-13 News (Lynchburg)

Researchers at UVA's School of Medicine are testing an online program to help combat the stigma of HIV. Researchers say the program will address the problems they see most commonly among those who don't take their medications.

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Washington Post

(By Daniel Willingham, UVA professor of psychology) March 18 was National Trisomy-18 Awareness Day. It’s important to me because one of my daughters, Esprit, has Trisomy-18. In the spirit of the day I’m going to offer just a little background for those who are unfamiliar with it, but focus mostly on one interaction small children typically have with Esprit: staring at her.

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Yibada

Money is the main reason behind Hollywood’s hiring of Chinese stars, a new book, “Hollywood Made in China,” by UVA assistant professor of media studies Aynne Kokas, stated.

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Multiple Sclerosis News Today

In “’Tis the Season for Holiday Travel,” Momentum magazine quotes Dr. David E. Jones, a UVA assistant professor of neurology: “Jet lag can affect fatigue, appetite and concentration, and cause headaches or a feeling of malaise in anyone,” he writes. “And if you’re already dealing with MS fatigue, as up to 90 percent of people with MS are, it can be a compounding factor.”

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Hindu Business Line

UVA’s Darden School of Business has launched a new massive open online course, “Financial Accounting Fundamentals,” with an intent to enable learners of all backgrounds in the fundamentals of financial accounting.

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U.S. News & World Report

"Jobs in the health care sector have become more complex, which require more experienced staff, and an MBA is a way to fill that need," says Jeff McNish, assistant dean of career development at UVA’s Darden School of Business. "The pressure to maintain or manage costs through business practices has become more important than ever and the MBA is in greater demand than ever before."

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The Undefeated

Woody Sauldsberry, the 60th overall selection out of Texas Southern University in the 1957 NBA draft, is the only player in history outside of the first round to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Nearly 60 years later, Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard (and UVA alum) Malcolm Brogdon hopes to give the ex-Philadelphia Warriors big man some company.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

At a public meeting Wednesday, more than 50 UVA faculty members sent a clear message: they want the University’s next president to have an academic background.

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WINA-AM-1070 (Charlottesville)

A few dozen UVA faculty members have listed the qualities they want in the school’s next president. They want someone with a solid academic background, and a desire to promote higher education here and in Richmond.

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