Washington Post

UVA media studies professor Aynne Kokas says Americans should consider the possibility that a major Chinese firm owning thousands of American theaters could one day use its massive distribution network to suppress a film that was critical of China.

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The Week Magazine

David Greenberg at UVA’s Miller Center recounts the legacy of "Silent Cal" Coolidge, who favored "a hands-off leadership style and a restrained view of the executive, delegating tasks to his Cabinet, leaving most issues to the states to resolve." Colleague Jean H. Baker examines the presidency of Franklin Pierce.

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The Guardian

The study’s lead author, Lee M. Ritterband of the UVA School of Medicine, says that the first and hardest step is sleep restriction. “It sounds paradoxical, but we are looking for sleep efficiency,” says Ritterband.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

A Greene County woman recently started a program to help comfort broken hearts brought on by the loss of an infant – and she’s already looking to expand to other parts of Virginia. BB Blankets of Virginia is expanding to the UVA Health System and Harrisonburg’s Sentara RMH Medical Center.

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Collective Evolution

Dr. Bruce Greyson, UVA professor emeritus of psychiatry and neurobehavioral science and one of the ‘fathers’ of near-death studies, even urged the United Nations to take these matters more seriously. This is because increasing our knowledge of ‘alternative’ experiences and health practices is incredibly important.

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Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger

Robert Pianta, dean of UVA’s Curry School of Education, is sympathetic to the arguments of the child care workers surveyed about QRIS. But he says repealing the system altogether would be a mistake.

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Gainesville (Fla.) Sun

(By Kim Tanzer, UVA professor emerita of architecture) Two recent opinion pieces compared Gainesville to Austin, Texas. Whereas forces in Austin have worked for decades to “keep Austin weird,” in Gainesville it sometimes seems our mainstream business community aims to “make Gainesville generic.” I am writing on behalf of an ad hoc group of Gainesville community members, to invite you to help us thank Gainesville’s local business owners – past, current and future.

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Bustle

If you've ever had problems falling asleep at night, I'm willing to bet you've heard the same advice again and again: Avoid screen time from your computer or phone while you're trying to go to bed. Interestingly, though, new research suggests that actually, the internet can help you with insomnia — as long as you're using it in a specific way. As researchers from the University of Virginia discovered, this same approach works well even through an online module.

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Rasmussen Reports

(Commentary by Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley of UVA’s Center for Politics) After the Bay of Pigs debacle, when U.S.-backed forces tried and spectacularly failed to topple Fidel Castro’s nascent communist regime in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy held a press conference and took blame for the failure.

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Los Angeles Times

Every president, of course, has a different tact for dealing with critics; some better than others, said Barbara Perry, director of Presidential Studies and co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at UVA’s Miller Center.

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New York Post

In case you missed it, there has been a “crisis of replication” in the social sciences recently. Or at least it was discovered recently. In 2015, a large initiative called The Reproducibility Project, led by UVA’s Brian Nosek, repeated 100 published psychological experiments and replicated the results of only a third of them.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A UVA graduate student felt that stress might be defined differently for African-American grad students, so he decided to put his theory to the test. DeVante Cunningham pulled from his own experiences to fuel his research on coping with stress for people of color.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

November was Transgender Awareness Month, but a UVA student group is not letting the month go without one final celebration and hoping to help move the student-LGBTQ community forward.

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PsychCentral.com

Insomnia and related excessive daytime sleepiness is a troubling trend in the United States. Now, a new study finds that web-based cognitive behavior therapy is effective and can help adults sleep better. Lee M. Ritterband of the UVA School of Medicine led the clinical trial. His team evaluated the efficacy of the intervention from nine weeks to one year and included 303 adults.

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REBusinessOnline

Skanska USA, a division of the Sweden-based construction company, has been chosen for a $142 million renovation and expansion of University Hospital, located on the University of Virginia campus.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Rubbing his hands together for warmth in the chilly autumn air, Wes Iseli on Tuesday morning was just getting started on his annual 24-hour marathon of magic outside the Ruckersville Walmart. For the past decade, the Ruckersville native has endured the frigid temperatures and lack of sleep to perform magic and illusions to help the Children’s Miracle Network. This year was Iseli’s final magic marathon, but it will not be his last time raising money for children in need.

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strategy+business (registration) (blog)

(By George E.L. Barbee, an original Batten Fellow at UVA’s Darden School of Business) When it comes to making lasting change in the world through business innovation, the simplest concepts are often the best.

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The Economist

The vote in November continued the process, which began in August 2015, of electing new deputies and senators to Haiti’s congress. Mr. Moïse should appoint members of the opposition to his government, says Robert Fatton, a political scientist at UVA.

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Washington Post

"It fits into Trump's message that he's trying to do business in an unusual way, by bringing in these outsiders," said Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor in presidential studies at UVA’s Miller Center. But Trump and his team, she added, won't be able to draw on the same sort of life struggles that President Barack Obama did, in crafting policy to lift poor and middle-class Americans.

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Cherry Hill Courier Post

On end-of-the-year surveys, my English students generally ranked vocabulary assessments as the bane of their existence. UVA Professor Carol Ann Tomlinson uses an apt analogy. “It never made sense to me to ask students to memorize lists of words,” she writes in the foreword to Sandra Whitaker’s book “Word Play.” “That would be like asking them to memorize the phone book instead of learning about the people in town.”

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