The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal

In early August, archivists and other scholars erupted in protest when the American Historical Association (AHA) wrote a letter asking broad questions about how archives plan to reopen. Nicole Schroder, a PhD student in American History at the University of Virginia, cast the AHA’s letter as part of a “dystopian world” in which “the well-bei

The New York Times

Donald Trump won Florida only by three points in 2020. Other famed swing states like Ohio and Iowa were redder — Mr. Trump won each by eight points — and many new residents flocking there come from more left-leaning places like the Northeast. In a broader context, there’s evidence, from places like the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, that Mr.

Virginia Business

The University of Virginia announced Friday it has received a $50 million lead gift to build a performing arts center, a donation by Tessa Ader, a prominent Charlottesville-area philanthropist who serves on the Fralin Museum of Art advisory board at U.Va.

Financial Advisor IQ

James Naughton, a pension expert and actuary who teaches at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, says the recent rescue package is “just putting a big delay in there,” the publication writes.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

Dr. Patrick Jackson, an epidemiologist at UVA, says his pager is "blowing up" with patients requesting various treatments for COVID-19. He says the city needs to do everything it can to encourage vaccines, including a mandate for city employees.

The New York Times

(Subscription may be required) Matthew Sipe and Ryan Watzel met in 2012 at Yale Law School and became fast friends. Mr. Sipe, 31, is an assistant professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He graduated from the University of Virginia.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

Intensive care unit beds at University of Virginia Health Systems are near capacity. It was announced Friday morning at a UVA COVID-19 Health briefing that the contributing factor being the rise in COVID-19 cases in those unvaccinated.

East Tennessee State University News

Novelist Michael Knight is the featured speaker in the Fall Residency in Creative Writing at East Tennessee State University, with virtual events planned for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 27-28. Knight holds an MFA from the University of Virginia.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

University of Virginia School of Medicine Professor Dr. Jochen Zimmer has been awarded $9 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The HHMI is the largest private biomedical research institution in the nation.

Augusta Free Press

UVA President Jim Ryan announced Friday at a Board of Visitors meeting a $50 million lead gift from Tessa Ader for the building of a performing arts center at the University.

The Site Magazine

The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers lies on the University Grounds, a few hundred yards from Jefferson’s rotunda and along a path linking the campus to its surrounding community.

WV News

Ericke S. Cage will serve as interim president until a new permanent president for the university is selected. Cage is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A painful childhood health problem is on the upswing in Charlottesville. Doctor Abigail Kumral is a pediatrician at the University of Virginia. She says a combination of social distancing and masking kept ear infections at a record low in Charlottesville last year.

WINA 1070 AM

University of Virginia Medical Center leaders report Friday morning their ICU was near capacity. CEO Wendy Horton said the ICU numbers are very dynamic, but as of Friday morning they had 86 ICU beds staffed of 93.

The New Daily (Australia)

In a great piece from The New York Times, John Moore, a virologist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, asks. “But truly, how much does this difference matter in the real world?” Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, an immunologist and physician at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, told the NY Times: “In high-risk populations, it might be relevant. It’d be good if people took a close look.”

GoLocal LIVE on YouTube

(Video) GoLocal interviewed the chair of the University of Virginia's Political Science Department Jennifer Lawless. 

Charlottesville Daily Progress

Since Marty Whitlow’s death, a dedicated group of her friends has raised more than $430,000 to help support ovarian cancer research at the University of Virginia’s Women’s Cancer Center.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

“The very first thing I would do, and this is really important, is that we get our plan together, a good solid plan that we all agree on, and that we move forward. My understanding is that [University of Virginia] and [Albemarle County] both have solid plans and there’s really no reason why we do not, and so that would be my very first thing,” Democrat Brian Pinkston said.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Highway construction displaces bats, causing them to relocate under bridges and overpasses. When bats are found during bridge inspections, engineers have to stop the inspection, report the sighting, and then determine next steps. Research helps spot the bats using computer imaging to help spot them, without harming them.

Poets & Quants

A record eight schools enrolled 45% women in their cohorts a year ago, including the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.