Charlottesville Daily Progress

The rise of social media has been a boon – as well as a bane – to political commentators of all stripes. Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel and three other journalists discussed the impact of social media on the election at a forum held by UVA’s Center for Politics. Geoffrey Skelley, the center’s media relations coordinator, joined in as well.

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cleveland.com

UVA media studies professor Jack Hamilton describes how rock ’n’ roll went from an art form pioneered by black musicians and rooted in rhythm and blues to being overly simplified as "rock," a genre symbolized by a white man with a guitar.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The UVA Medical Center is discussing ways to help provide care for undocumented immigrants. “Patients Without Passports” was the topic during UVA Medical Center Hour on Wednesday. A doctor and an advocate spoke about the challenges hospitals face when trying to provide medical care for undocumented immigrants, who do not qualify for benefits from Medicaid nor Medicare.

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Orlando Sentinel

The medicines needed to treat opioid addiction require complex in-person procedures and regular follow-up, limiting what can be done via telemedicine, noted Richard Merkel, a UVA associate professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral science. The university, as part of the USDA initiative, will be providing remote mental health and addiction treatment to 11 rural community health centers. Both the prescribing and monitoring of those medications have "to be done face to face, by a physician who has been licensed [by the Drug Enforcement Administration].”

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Charlottesville Daily Progre

Although the competition between Democrat Jane Dittmar and state Sen. Tom Garrett Jr., R-Buckingham, has flared up recently with accusations of dishonesty, the candidates were relatively restrained at Wednesday’s debate at the University of Virginia. Hosted by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Dittmar and Garrett answered questions prepared by three Batten professors.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

UVA students met at the Newcomb Hall Theater to watch the first presidential debate. Organizers say that the watch party was nonpartisan, and that representatives from both political party college clubs were present.

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Inside Higher Ed

A 2013 report by Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University and UVA’s Sarah Turner examined an experiment they conducted with high-achieving, low-income students. A number of interventions – including offering them fee waivers to 171 selective colleges – were conducted to make these students more aware of their options. The students in the program were more likely than similar students outside the program to apply to more colleges, and to more competitive colleges.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

More than 400 K-12 educators from across the state met at the University of Virginia on Monday for a daylong conference focusing on how to implement new and innovative learning assessments into the state's public schools.

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Inside Higher Ed

A 2013 report by Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University and UVA’s Sarah Turner examined an experiment they conducted with high-achieving, low-income students. A number of interventions – including offering them fee waivers to 171 selective colleges – were conducted to make these students more aware of their options. The students in the program were more likely than similar students outside the program to apply to more colleges, and to more competitive colleges.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

"It is dangerous to offer confident predictions of how the public will react to a debate immediately after it is concluded," wrote UVA analysts Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley of Sabato's Crystal Ball.

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Columbus Dispatch

In talking about lost manufacturing jobs, said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at UVA’s Center for Politics, Trump was talking directly to the voters most likely to vote on the trade issue. “To the extent Trump had effective moments, they were on trade,” he said.

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Breitbart News

UVA political scientist Larry Sabato observed in post-debate analysis: “During a discussion on cybersecurity, Trump failed to bring up Clinton’s use of private emails as a potential cybersecurity issue. That was the equivalent of ‘missing the biggest, easiest softball lobbed right down the heart of the plate,’ as our Twitter pal @EsotericCD put it.”

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Inside Higher Ed

Robert O’Neil, former president and professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, said a “compelling” basis for presidential reversal struck him as “imprecise” and in need of clarification. Yet he described even his own experiences with overturning faculty-approved personnel actions at different institutions over his long career as “varying widely.”

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PolitiFact

A shooting is simply a gun being fired, not someone being shot or killed, said Dewey Cornell, director of UVA’s Virginia Youth Violence Project. The city’s numbers are striking, but Cornell said violent crime in Chicago is much lower than it was 20 years ago, mirroring the national trend.

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Financial Times (U.K.)

UVA professor Larry Sabato agreed that Mrs. Clinton was the “clear winner,” but said the outcome might not matter. “He is the change candidate and will automatically get the votes of tens of millions who hate Hillary Clinton, but perhaps this will stop Clinton’s drift downward in the polls.” 

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Politico Magazine

(By Nicole Hemmer, assistant professor at UVA’s Miller Center) It was a first for a modern presidential debate. When Hillary Clinton described Donald Trump’s actions as “racist,” she used a word that has never been used in a televised debate – and likely has never been used in any presidential debate.

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Bloomberg

By one measure, the discipline that covenants impose can be good for both lenders and borrowers. Companies that trip a covenant and draw extra attention from creditors are more likely to turn around and outperform than similar firms that lack such restrictions, according to a 2012 academic study published in the Review of Financial Studies. Cuts in acquisitions, capital spending, debt levels and shareholder payouts typically follow, while operating performance and stock prices improve, the authors concluded. The study by Greg Nini, David Smith and Amir Sufi, covered U.S.

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Quartz

In only three of the 11 past elections that included televised debates would the outcome possibly have differed if not for the debates, concludes Larry Sabato and colleagues at the UVA Center for Politics.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Thrillist.com's list of the "most beautiful college campuses in America" includes the University of Virginia. "The neoclassical architecture aside, the campus is 1,682 acres of classic Virginia foliage, making it feel in summer like a public country club during the fall, a technicolor wonderland," the website wrote.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner sees a chance for the commonwealth to make a comeback in a hot new industry: drones. In a large tank at UVA’s Engineering School, Warner watches a man-made manta ray taking a swim. Professor Hilary Bart-Smith explains why UVA and four other schools are helping the Navy design fast, agile underwater drones.

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