Bloomberg Law

“Here we have two employees with parallel and roughly equal claims to personal dignity by their own understanding,” UVA law professor Douglas Laycock said. “The religious claim is protected by federal law; the trans claim is not, although it is probably protected by state law in nearly half the states. I have trouble seeing undue hardship in letting the religious employee use pronouns that conform to her own sense of reality.”

Washington Free Beacon

Political experts say that Sanders has moved to the left along with the rest of his party after the issue became a major vulnerability for him in his 2016 primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, who found and exploited Sanders' rare vulnerability on the left. "Bernie shifted with the Democratic Party (even as an independent)," Professor Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics, said. "And he saw in 2016 his gun record could be a real detriment to his presidential ambitions."

L.A. School Report

John Holbein is attempting to solve the mystery. An assistant professor of public policy at UVA, his research focuses on education and political participation. His new book with Duke University professor D. Sunshine Hillygus, “Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes into Civic Action,” will be released Thursday.

L.A. School Report

John Holbein is attempting to solve the mystery. An assistant professor of public policy at UVA, his research focuses on education and political participation. His new book with Duke University professor D. Sunshine Hillygus, “Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes into Civic Action,” will be released Thursday.

Virginia Business

Four public universities were also granted awards to develop partnerships with school agencies and school divisions in their regions. George Mason University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Virginia Commonwealth University were each allocated approximately $125,000 in funding.

Fortune

(Registration required) UVA management professor Emma Zhao’s research concludes that the co-chief executive structure is “probably not a good thing,” she says. With coauthor Lindred Greer at the University of Michigan, Zhao conducted studies of how groups negotiate and found that “when higher-power individuals work with other higher-power individuals, destructive power dynamics may emerge, which harm group performance.” 
 

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Virginia were part of a big conversation at the Rotunda on Monday. The woman who helped create the New York Times' 1619 Project spoke with UVA President Jim Ryan about it.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

UVA’s School of Medicine received its largest amount of funding in school history with $146.3 million from the National Institutes of Health in fiscal 2019.

Virginia Mercury

“There’s a big appetite out there among the public for the horse race. It’s like sports,” said Kyle Kondik, the Washington-based communications director for UVA’s Center for Politics and managing editor of its nonpartisan newsletter, “Sabato’s Crystal Ball.” Campaigns conduct polling differently, Kondik said. “They use it as a tool to inform how to run a campaign,” he said.
 

WINA AM 1070 (Charlottesville)

Charlottesville Public Schools were granted $124,000 to create a partnership with the University of Virginia, Tech-Girls, and Computers4Kids to develop resources, train teachers, and engage K-8 students in computer science.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Political insiders are looking ahead to Super Tuesday, Virginia’s Democratic Primary that takes place on March 3. Larry Sabato with the UVA Center for Politics says getting to the polls will be crucial as Democrats are “muddled this year.” He says the moderates are splitting their votes, which has worked to Bernie Sanders' benefit.

Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal

A network of academic medical centers throughout the South and Midwest — including the University of Virginia — have filed a federal lawsuit, asking to prohibit the federal government from implementing the policy.  
 

MPR News (Minnesota)

On Presidents Day: Hear former President Bill Clinton’s closing keynote address at the Presidential Ideas Festival held last year at the University of Virginia.
 

Wall Street Journal

Research by UVA’s Amar Cheema and a colleague shows that giving people two savings accounts can lead to greater overall contributions, as they feel compelled to contribute to both accounts.

5News Online

"While flu remains quite active throughout the nation, the season is beginning to weaken and slow down," Dr. Bryan Lewis, a professor at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia, told AccuWeather. "However, make no mistake, this season is strong and still in full swing."

WBUR Public Radio “On Point” (Boston)

Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the Miller Center, and Saikrishna Prakash, law professor, were among three guest commentators taking stock of the evolution of the office itself, what the presidency has become and where it is headed.
 

Moon Daily

The grants will be used to develop and test the technologies in simulated environments over the next 10 months, demonstrating their readiness for a potential lunar mission as early as 2023. UVA is among six universities and colleges receiving grants.
 

SwimSwam

In our next installment of ‘Training Blocks’, we connected with University of Virginia head coach Todd Desorbo, who provided workouts from UVA’s training plan with star freshman Kate Douglass.
 

USA Today

Sanders’ prospects are still threatened by the possibility of a single candidate winning a large share of the black vote, according to analysts at UVA’s Center for Politics. But that threat has greatly diminished with Biden’s struggles. “For Sanders,” wrote the center’s Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Colman., “the more viable candidates remain, the better his position.”
 

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Charlottesville Public Schools is getting $124,000 to help expand its computer science programs. The grant will help Charlottesville Public Schools create partnerships with the University of Virginia, Tech-Girls, and Computers 4 Kids to develop resources, train teachers, and engage students in computer science.