OZY.com

The Gates Foundation has poured resources into polio eradication, which has been criticized by some because of how expensive it is to combat the last few cases in hard-to-reach areas. Perhaps those funds could be better spent elsewhere? “Typically we would think that’s a public health decision that should be decided by democratically elected governments,” says Jennifer Rubenstein, a UVA professor of political theory. “The only reason that the Gates Foundation is getting to make it instead is because Bill Gates has a lot of money.”

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Virginia Business Magazine

The Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corp., known as Virginia Catalyst, announced it has awarded almost $3 million to six collaborative bioscience commercialization projects, including INSPIRE brain cancer treatment, a product of VoltMed Inc. of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. The company was spun out of UVA and is “developing a tumor treatment platform that selectively destroys brain cancer cells, including malignant glioma,”

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TES.com (U.K.)

Harry Potter fans include famous names such as Barack Obama, Prince William, Stephen King and one that tickles me the most: cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham. “It’s wonderful writing and a wonderful narrative,” the reading expert and UVA professor of psychology says. But did the Hogwarts phenomenon actually boost literacy levels in children?

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Smart Parenting

Robots taking over jobs in the future used to be science fiction, but not any more. “The best research to date says that nearly 50 percent of our jobs will be automated, and that may be just the beginning because technology will continue to advance and get smarter,” said Edward Hess, a UVA professor of business administration.

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CityBizList

UVA’s Darden School of Business is now offering a future-year admissions program for undergraduate students. Undergraduate and fifth-year master’s degree students can apply and be admitted to the Darden School, but will complete between two and four years of professional work before enrolling.

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Washington Post

Last week, when Otto Warmbier finally came home, people tied ribbons to the trees that arch over the main street here and to the wooden street signs hanging from wrought-iron scrolls in this close-knit suburb of Cincinnati.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A group of two dozen colleges and universities calling itself Universities Studying Slavery are working together to study the history of slavery in higher education and the legacy of racism on campuses. The group includes the University of Virginia, University of South Carolina, Clemson University and Georgetown University.

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CNN

The Ohio hometown of Otto Warmbier, who died last week after his return from 17 months in detention in North Korea, gathered at the 22-year-old's alma mater Thursday to bid him farewell.

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Washington Post

On June 20, the University of Virginia held a candle light vigil for Otto Warmbier.

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Washington Post

When he left the United States at the end of 2015, Otto Warmbier was a healthy, athletic 21-year-old. When he returned last week, medically evacuated from his 17-month detention in North Korea, he was in a coma, with extensive brain damage. On Monday he died, surrounded by family.

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Associated Press

On Tuesday night, a candlelight vigil was held in honor of Otto Warmbier. He died Monday afternoon at a hospital in Cincinnati, surrounded by family members and friends.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

If UVA's tennis program is to thrive in the future, it'll have to depend on the efforts of a couple of coaches with roots based deep inside enemy lines.

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Bristol Herald Courier

That simple act of crossing a border, no matter how close the college may be, often means tuition rates are at least double those paid by students who live in the state. But not always. UVA’s College at Wise announced that students in Tennessee and Kentucky who live within 50 miles from the college will be able to attend paying in-state tuition rates.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

When Alex Vagonis first met Otto Warmbier, she was at a party at his apartment and noticed his “insane” tie collection. Vagonis, Warmbier’s girlfriend, spoke to hundreds of University of Virginia students, faculty and community members who gathered for a candlelight vigil at the McIntire Amphitheatre on Tuesday in memory of Warmbier.

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WTKR News 3 (Norfolk)

A Norfolk man sentenced to 132 years for a 1997 armed robbery is getting help from the University of Virginia Innocence Project to clear his name.

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City Biz List

After a record number of applications, the i.Lab at UVA – an initiative of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – is welcoming 22 new ventures to its 2017 Summer Incubator program. The selected startups are developing innovative ideas in a range of industries, spanning cloud computing, micro-farming, the refugee crises, medical technology and much more.

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PEOPLE.com

In the wake of the tragic death of Otto Warmbier on Monday, friends and teachers are remembering the U.S. student who died after suffering brain damage during his imprisonment in North Korea.

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Associated Press

A coroner's office in Ohio is investigating the death of a 22-year-old college student who died less than a week after his return to the U.S. after nearly a year and a half in North Korean detention, a spokesman said Tuesday.

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