To reckon with this history is to consider what is allowable at any moment, what we are willing to misremember, to forget, who we are willing to shun, to exclude. We must ask how the Black church can today move forward with honesty, integrity, love.
(Video) Dr. Michael DeVere Williams, population health medical director; associate professor of surgery & public policy at the UVA School of Medicine and Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, discusses the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.
After days of talks between athletic directors and commissioners, the Big Ten, Pac-12, and Atlantic Coast conferences announced Tuesday that they will form an alliance to develop a “collaborative approach surrounding the future evolution of college athletics and scheduling.” … University of Virginia Athletic Director Carla Williams will be among one of the four ADs from the ACC that will be working with ADs from the Big Ten and Pac-12 to oversee the strategy of the scheduling alliance.
The University of Virginia was well-represented in the Olympics, as several current, former, and future Wahoos participated across a number of events and represented many countries. In total, UVA sent 18 Olympians across six sports and represented seven different countries. Nine of those Cavalier Olympians brought home medals.
Best known for being the founder of the popular dessert brand Milk Bar, Christina Tosi has become a legend in the baking world. Her talent and creativity have allowed her to reach heights that once seemed unimaginable, and she doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Over the course of her culinary career, Christina has also become a fixture on television. She has been on dozens of shows throughout the years, mostly as a judge. … Even though being in the kitchen has always been one of Christina’s passions, it wasn’t something she pursued at first. Instead, she went to the University of Virg...
London Perrantes has had quite the journey since he graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017. As the former UVA star point guard heads into his fifth season playing professional basketball, the next chapter of his playing career will be taking place in Israel, where Perrantes will play for Hapoel Galil Gilboa, a professional basketball club in the Israeli Premier League.
In October 2020, [UVA aumnus and NFL official] David Wyant decided to put the yellow flag in his pocket for good. He recently joined an officials meeting through Zoom thinking it was to honor all the referees who were retiring. Little did he know the Art McNally Award would be headed to White Hall, Va.
The Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation this week announced a first-ever water shortage in the Colorado River Basin that is expected to force Arizona farmers to cut their water use and eventually force further cuts across all seven states in the basin. The declaration has “major implications for the stream flow and the health of rivers and streams around the basin,” said Leon Szeptycki, a University of Virginia law professor and former executive director of Water in the West at the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment.
The sheer scale of the project means better maps could still be far off, experts say. “The FCC is a deliberative federal agency, so it’s moving slowly,” said Christopher Ali, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. “I think their heart is in the right place in terms of wanting to produce the best maps. But it’s probably going to take another two years.”
(Commentary) UVA anthropology professor and author Jarrett Zigon recently wrote: “Addiction is often called a disease of loneliness, and during the pandemic, loneliness is something that many more people experienced.” Zigon admits that overdose increases during COVID-19 are not surprising, since it has been so difficult for those living with SUD to rebuild meaningful social connections and have hope for the future.
As infections rise, so will the number of hospitalizations and deaths. With millions of children infected, says Debbie-Ann Shirley, even a small share “adds up to tens of thousands of children being hospitalized for COVID-19.” Shirley works at UVA Health. There, she studies infectious diseases in kids.
Basically a doctor or a nurse uses a nose swab to collect a sample of secretions for analysis. Like it or not, for babies this is also often the best way to test, though there are other options as well, Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, the medical director of the COVID-19 clinic and division head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UVA Children’s, said. “These include testing a nasal (or nasopharyngeal) swab, throat (oropharyngeal) swab or saliva. Some studies suggest that testing using the nasal swab may improve the chance of finding the virus in the back of the airway passages,” says Dr. Shirley.
“We know there are some people in our community that were waiting for that, that felt that full approval was needed before they felt entirely comfortable with the vaccine,” said Dr. Costi Sifri, director of epidemiology at UVA Health.
President Biden said he hoped full approval would result in more local governments and private sector businesses adopting their own vaccine mandates, noting that it’s been commonplace in the past to adopt vaccine mandates for diseases like polio and mumps. “I think employers are looking to get back into business, they’d like to bring their populations back into the office,” UVA law professor Margaret Riley said.
Kyle Kondik, a political analyst at the University of Virginia, said the approach could slightly benefit Democrats over the alternative. “Both the [House of Delegates] and congressional maps are partial Republican gerrymanders—both were altered in part by courts but a lot of the districts stayed the same,” Kondik said. “If your starting point is a Republican gerrymandering, that would skew the process toward Republicans. If you say, hey, let’s start from scratch, that might benefit Democrats.”
Doctors at a UVA Health briefing say the vast majority of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 are not vaccinated against the virus. UVA Health currently has 32 people hospitalized with the virus. About half are in the intensive care unit, and two of those hospitalized are children.
The number of visitors at the University of Virginia Medical Center will be limited beginning Thursday due to an increase in the COVID-19 cases in the community.
Citing increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the community and at medical facilities, UVA Health officials are tightening restrictions on the number of visitors allowed at bedsides.
Shigehiro Oishi from the University of Virginia and Ulrich Schimmack from the University of Toronto Mississauga conducted a study where they “tested the relation between residential mobility and well-being in a sample of 7,108 American adults who were followed for 10 years.” From their study, published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Oishi and Schimmack concluded that “The more residential moves participants had experienced as children, the lower the levels of well-being as adults.” The two scholars arrived at another interesting observation: the negative association betwe...
Some research has shown that application fees can nonetheless discourage certain students from even applying. A 2013 study by Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University and Sarah Turner of the University of Virginia 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.