WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

The University of Virginia on Thursday unveiled a brand new 17,000 square foot research lab aimed at connecting the cyber world with the physical. It’s known as CPS, or cyber physical systems. The new $4.8 million space at UVA’s engineering school, known as the Link Lab, will be home to more than 30 teachers and 100 graduate students who are for the first time, all under one roof.

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Fast Company

A new study finds that different salaries bring day-to-day happiness versus overall satisfaction with your life–but anything extra doesn’t do much at all for your emotional well-being. The results, which come from Purdue University and the University of Virginia, align with a well-known 2010 study from psychologist Daniel Kahneman and the economist Angus Deaton.

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U.S. News & World Report

"I think because you have more senior students, more seasoned students in the room, the conversation is a little bit different in our executive format classes versus our full-time classes – just because people have more life experience and work experience to draw on and to talk about these business cases," says Brett Twitty, director of admissions for the executive MBA program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, where the EMBA is about one-third online.

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WINA AM 1070

Eric Herbst, Commonwealth Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy and director of the Cosmic Origins Project at the University of Virginia, talks about the program with Les Sinclair.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

Kimberly Diaz, a 2009 graduate of the University of Virginia, is a now a first year in the Darden School of Business. While in school, she also runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. focused on re-imagining how we train our education managers.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The Virginia Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission plans to hold 12 public roundtables across the state, including one in Charlottesville, as part of research into King’s visits to Virginia and to honor the 50th anniversary of his death. 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The winner of the $10,000 prize was Babylon Micro-Farms Inc., which makes automated hydroponic systems for growing herbs, fruits, vegetables and salad greens in homes or restaurants. The business started as an undergraduate student project at the University of Virginia.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The university says the goal of the Link Lab is to bring all engineering students and professors together in a collaborative environment that’s unlike any other throughout the country.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer is slated to speak next week at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine

On Feb. 19, 2018, Smithfield Bioscience, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods focused on pharmaceutical benefits of porcine bioproducts, and the University of Virginia School (UVA) of Engineering & Applied Science announced a research partnership to advance regenerative medicine using porcine bioproducts.

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History News Network

Seven books published in 2017 by the country’s most prominent historians have been named finalists for the George Washington Prize. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best-written works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of early American history. The 2018 prize finalists include S. Max Edelson, associate professor of history at the University of Virginia.

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Advance Senior Care

The Alzheimer's Association is awarding John Lukens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Research, Neuroscience, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine a 2018 Research Grant Award. The grant award provides Dr. Lukens $149,820 over three years to study Lymphatic dysfunction and inflammasomes as drivers of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, according to NBC 29 in Charlottesville.

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CNNMoney

Recent research by University of Virginia economist Christopher Ruhm suggests that while joblessness may have created fertile conditions for opioid addiction, the epidemic's spread was fueled more by the availability of prescription drugs. 

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Washington Post

Co-written by David Leblang, a professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia and a professor of politics and public policy at the Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy where he directs the Global Policy Center. 

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New York Times

Ms. Brennan, who grew up in Danbury, Conn., studied foreign affairs and the Middle East at the University of Virginia and spent time in Jordan, where she learned to read and speak Arabic. Her first job in journalism was an internship at CNN in Atlanta.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Douglas Blackmon on Tuesday signed off from his popular public affairs series,” American Forum,” with a plea for the audience to continue the show’s premise of open and honest dialogue about democracy. 

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Phys.Org

Sound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study in Heliyon, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns into sound, helping people hear when they move towards the ocean from one river to another. The authors, from the University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University and University of Virginia in the US, and the University of Tampere in Finland, say turning salmon migration data into sound could help scientists feel less overwhelmed by interpreting big data.

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Mother Jones

Geoffrey Skelley, a political scientist at the University of Virginia, is more skeptical that down-ballot candidates boosted Northam, rather than the other way around. Nonetheless, he credited the candidate surge with making a landslide more feasible. “The lesson from Virginia is that parties should try to run candidates everywhere—ideally strong candidates—and especially if a wave favoring their party is a possibility,” Skelley says.

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Inside Higher Ed

(By Mark Edmundson, UVA English professor) My students at the University of Virginia are transfixed by identity, much as college students everywhere now seem to be. They want to know who they are, and they spend plenty of their college time trying to figure it out. 

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Feedstuffs

Smithfield Foods Inc. and the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Engineering & Applied Science announced Feb. 20 a research partnership to explore and advance regenerative medicine technologies leveraging porcine bioproducts.

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