Hindu Business Line

UVA’s Darden School of Business has launched a new massive open online course, “Financial Accounting Fundamentals,” with an intent to enable learners of all backgrounds in the fundamentals of financial accounting.

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U.S. News & World Report

"Jobs in the health care sector have become more complex, which require more experienced staff, and an MBA is a way to fill that need," says Jeff McNish, assistant dean of career development at UVA’s Darden School of Business. "The pressure to maintain or manage costs through business practices has become more important than ever and the MBA is in greater demand than ever before."

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Abingdon trial lawyer Mary Lynn Tate has been awarded the Prof. W. McKinley Smiley Jr. Lighthouse Award by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Tate has served since 1989 on the faculty of the National College of Trial Advocacy at the University of Virginia. Since 2005, she is a co-director of the program.

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NPR

(By Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of UVA’s Center for Media and Citizenship) Chuck Berry was an American. He declared his Americanness loudly and fought to assert his standing as a citizen and a man, even though too many others would deny that of him. If I could feel what he sang about, I could be an American, too.

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UPI

Researchers from UVA and Georgetown University have found young children who experience food insecurity have difficulties in learning and performance in kindergarten.

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Washington Post

Brandon Garrett, a UVA law professor who wrote the book "Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong," said he hoped Virginia took "meaningful steps to make sure this never happens again," including requiring all interrogations be videotaped and developing model policies for interrogations.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Tickets for the March 31 event at UVA’s Frank D. Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, originally limited to 135, have been increased to 230, according to the Garrett campaign.

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London Daily Mail (U.K.)

Children who don't get enough to eat in their first few years struggle far more with social and cognitive skills than their better-fed peers, a new study shows. New research from UVA and Georgetown University reveals this food insecurity has a devastating impact on their brains that lingers for years, impacting their entire school career.

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CNN

When food insecurity occurred in the preschool years, it also had a negative impact on school performance, said Johnson and her co-author, Anna Markowitz, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia. The effects of food insecurity during preschool appeared to less consistently impact kindergarten performance than did hunger at an earlier age.

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PEOPLE.com

Cathy Byrd sought help along the way from a UVA professor Dr. Jim B. Tucker, author of “Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.”

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U.S. News & World Report

Many international students are stepping up their efforts to bring attention to international students' rights and needs. Richard Tanson, senior international student and scholar adviser in UVA’s International Studies Office, says the school "is an institution known for promoting student self-governance, so student groups play a decisive role in the life of the University supporting our international community."

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

UVA engineering students are creating their own ground station to track spacecraft.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Ross Mittiga, a 28-year-old political researcher and instructor at the University of Virginia making his first run for elected office, said the party’s refusal to grant him access to its Voter Activation Network, is the starkest example of hurdles he’s faced from his own party while challenging a Democratic incumbent.

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The Independent

Feinstein made mention of the “unprecedented treatment” of Merrick Garland, who was former President Obama’s nominee for Scalia’s seat. Garland was seen as a moderate candidate, chosen because he would not ruffle feathers on either side of the political aisle. However, he was denied even a hearing. Dr. Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at UVA’s Miller Center and a former judicial fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, said that no person with “a nomination has been denied a hearing, since hearings have been in place” in the 20th century. 

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Portland (Maine) Press Herald

Here’s another: A study from the UVA Health System found that men between the ages of 71 and 93 who walked more than a quarter of a mile per day had half the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, compared to those who walked less.

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GMA Network

Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at age 90, helped create both rock 'n' roll and modern youth culture, becoming one of the first African-American stars to win a wide white audience. Berry managed to capture "the rebelliousness, the playfulness, the irrepressibility" of a generation, said Jack Hamilton, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia and author of "Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination."

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A former network news correspondent spoke about the threat of fake news with the League of Women Voters in Charlottesville Sunday. Former CBS news correspondent Wyatt Andrews is now a professor at the University of Virginia.

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Seattle Times

David Mick, a marketing professor at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, teaches a “Wisdom and Well-Being” course that equips business students with philosophical concepts and mindfulness practices that can improve their professional and personal lives.

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Daily Caller

An illegal immigrant activism organization is hosting a week of events to train “allies,” using the experience of Palestinians in Israel as a backdrop. The student group DREAMers On Grounds at the University of Virginia are hosting DREAM Week from March 27 to April 2.

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Nibletz

This year for South by Southwest’s annual trade show, the University of Virginia’s W.L. Lyon Brown III Innovation Laboratory (i.Lab for short) brought three startups down to Austin.

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