Richmond Times-Dispatch

Planning is underway to convene here in Virginia a summit of young political and governmental practitioners from mature and emerging democracies, as well as youthful democratic advocates from countries where freedom currently is denied or imperiled. They will be joined by many celebrating the University of Virginia’s bicentennial, which also will be observed in 2019.

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WINA-AM-1070 (Charlottesville)

A special committee on the nomination of UVA’s next president meets Monday at the Rotunda. The panel will hear the perspective of President Emeritus John Casteen, who led the University from 1990 until current President Teresa Sullivan succeeded him in August 2010.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Sunday evening, outgoing President Teresa Sullivan reflected on her experience for the presidential search committee at the Boars Head Inn. Sullivan says she wants the committee to understand what it takes to lead the University.

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WINA-AM-1070 (Charlottesville)

Award-winning actor and screenwriter Bryan Cranston was a special guest Sunday at UVA’s John Paul Jones Arena. Cranston showcased the impact the arts have on our lives, education and the world.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston spoke to hundreds of people Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena for the third annual University of Virginia President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

People from across the country tackled the topic of race in Charlottesville this weekend in the wake of City Council's decision to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The “Symposium on Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South” at UVA Saturday had everyone asking: Is there a right way to tell history?

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

With the Trump Administration threatening big cuts in State Department spending, and the world still puzzling over who’s allowed to visit this country, some families are wondering if it’s a good idea for their kids to study at American universities. The president of the University of Virginia thinks it is, and she will travel to India next week to make that point.


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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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ScienceAlert

Some parts of the body – including the tissues of the brain and testes – have long been considered to be completely hidden from our immune system. Researchers from the UVA School of Medicine discovered a 'very small door' which allows the testes to expose some of its antigens to the immune system without letting it inside.

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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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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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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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