The Economist

As UVA’s Daniel Willingham puts it, “Knowledge is cumulative.” In the always-Googleable world of tablet and phone, it could be tempting for children not to fill that store, and for their teachers not to worry too much.

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Augusta Free Press

The UVA Health System and the Bon Secours Liver Institute of Virginia will collaboratively care for patients at Bon Secours’ facilities in Richmond and Newport News who may need liver transplants at UVA.

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Solar Novus Today

The University of Virginia continues to expand its portfolio of carbon-free generation and achieve key sustainability targets with another partnership announced today with Dominion Energy. Under a 25-year agreement, the University will purchase the entire output of a proposed 120-acre solar facility in Middlesex County. 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

A future 120-acre solar farm in Middlesex County will provide power for the University of Virginia once it is completed in late 2018. The university has signed a 25-year agreement with Dominion Energy – which will build the proposed 15-megawatt facility – granting UVA use of its entire electrical output.

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Boston Herald

House Speaker Paul Ryan made a rare visit to the Bay State yesterday to tour the New Balance factory in Lawrence, but fellow Republican Gov. Charlie Baker was nowhere to be found, avoiding a potentially haunting photo op with unpopular GOP leadership ahead of his re-election bid. “Gov. Baker seems on his way, probably, to an easy re-election. How does a Republican get in that rare position in Massachusetts?

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Fortune

“In the short term, presidents do have a major impact on the rise and fall of the stock market,” said Bob Bruner, economics professor and former dean of UVA’s Darden School of Business. “Presidents can declare intentions to adjust taxes, impose antitrust enforcement on industries – such as Jack Kennedy did – declare war, or undertake military actions without the sanctions of Congress. All of those things dramatically affect the expectations of the capital markets.”

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WOUB Public Radio (Athens, Ohio)

Host Bev Jones talks with lawyer, UVA law professor and health care analyst Dayna Bowen Matthew about racial inequality in the workplace. Matthew just released a new book, “Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care.”

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New York Times

(Commentary) There is no question that the communities where Trump received crucial backing – rural to small-city America – are, in many ways, on a downward trajectory. As early as 2010, a report issued by the Institute for American Values and the UVA-based National Marriage Project, “When Marriage Disappears: The New Middle America,” found that the downward path of those without college degrees stood in contrast to the experience of those with degrees.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

The UVA Health System and the Bon Secours Liver Institute of Virginia will be working together to care for patients. According to a release, the two organizations will collaboratively care for patients at Bon Secours' facilities in Richmond and Newport News who may need liver transplants at UVA.

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Charlottesville Tomorrow

The Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications announced that Allison Farole has been hired as the new regional emergency management coordinator for the City of Charlottesville, University of Virginia and the County of Albemarle. Farole officially began her duties June 30.

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HuffPost

Although it’s still an open question whether Trump could pardon himself, should things ever get to that point, the only thing stopping him from preemptively pardoning members of his campaign (or his family) is political backlash. And the only real restraints on the president’s pardon power, says Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, are political repercussions.

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R & D Magazine

A virus holds the key for a potentially unlocking a new indestructible material. UVA researchers believe that by examining the characteristics of Acidianus hospitalis Filamentous Virus 1 they can create a material that has a number of applications, including the pinpoint delivery of cancer drugs that only attack tumors and building materials that could better withstand an earthquake’s tremors.

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Reuters

While most of the people who voted for Trump on Nov. 8 said they would back him again, the erosion of support within his winning coalition of older, disaffected, mostly white voters poses a potential challenge for the president. “People are still invested in the choices they made” on Election Day, said Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics. “They’re not about to admit that they’re wrong, at least not yet.”

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The Wire

Science metrics – the number of published papers, impact factor of the journals, the number of times papers get cited, etc., – continue to exert an overriding influence on the career progression of all scientists, and eventually create ‘celebrities’ in science. The publishing companies have never had it so good: most scientists want recognition for their work and many of them want to be celebrities. So the industry makes more profit by publishing more journals and more papers.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A UVA law professor is taking a leading stance in the effort to curb the opioid epidemic. Richard J. Bonnie chaired a new study for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Bonnie played a part in an ad hoc committee of public health experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration. The committee looked at the challenges fueling the epidemic, and how to overcome them.

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Asia Pacific Daily

The world's oldest written language is the second-most commonly spoken non-English language, after Spanish, in the United States, with over 2.1 million speakers, according to a latest survey by 24/7 Wall Str. "The most significant new aspect of this ‘Chinese fever’ was that it went down to the level of primary and secondary education," said Charles Laughlin, chair of UVA’s Department of East Asian Studies.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Aaron Reedy saw something was missing from high school science classrooms. A former Chicago public school teacher and current Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia, he was unsatisfied with the available data analytics software options and felt that in order to simulate a professional lab setting, something had to be done.

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Washington Post

Siva Vaidhyanathan, a UVA professor of media studies and author of “Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction,” said copyright law does not protect recipes that are merely a list of ingredients. Intellectual protection in the food industry generally extends to trade secrets, such as the Coca-Cola formula; trademarks, such as Starbucks’s Frappuccino; or substantial creative elements of a published cookbook, such as illustrations or the text describing a dish.

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Augusta Free Press

A new comprehensive study led by Terry Rephann of UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service shows Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries contribute $91 billion annually to the commonwealth’s economy – a 30 percent increase from the most recent study, released in 2013. 

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Time

Barbara Perry is an expert on presidents' first years in office, and she gives Donald Trump poor marks so far. The director of presidential studies at UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs has devised a grading system for presidents based on factors like fulfillment of campaign promises, pre-White House experience, transition to power and media relations.

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