WINA NewsRadio 1070 (Charlottesville)

The Jefferson Area Motor Squad (comprised of motorcycle officers from the Albemarle County, Charlottesville City and University of Virginia Police Departments) will host the sixth annual Jefferson Area Motor Squad Skills Competition May 31-June 2 at Sam’s Club. Each year, a different charity is picked to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event to, and this year, the families of Lt. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates (the two VSP Troopers killed tragically in a helicopter crash on August 12, 2018) have been chosen.
 

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WNPR Public Radio (Hartford, Conn.)

This Memorial Day weekend, Connecticut residents will flock to the shoreline, raising umbrellas and spreading towels along the state's beaches. Yet, behind this sunny imagery hides a somber history -- a story of coastal ownership and exclusivity. This hour, University of Virginia professor and Free the Beaches author Andrew Kahrl joins us. We reflect on the impact of Connecticut’s private and restricted beaches and learn about a 20th-century crusade to unlock the state’s coast.
 

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Washington Post

Geoffrey Skelley, a political analyst at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said the center would probably change its rating of the district from “likely Republican” to “leans Republican” if Garrett decides to leave Congress. “It would be tough for Democrats to win, but without an incumbent it would help them,” Skelley said. “The nominee on the GOP side would have to start from scratch.”
 

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Harvard Gazette

One of the nation’s most acclaimed poets, Rita Dove is the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. 
 

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mHealthIntelligence.com

The bill has the support of UVA’s Center for Telehealth, one of the nation’s most extensive telehealth hubs and one of 14 resource centers scattered across the country. Dr. Karen Rheuban, the center’s director and a former president of the American Telemedicine Association, said the bill would “allow telehealth – demonstrated to be an effective tool to deliver health care – to provide such evaluation and treatment services to greater numbers of patients nationwide.”

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Romper

As Robert Emery, author of “Two Homes, One Childhood” and psychology professor at the University of Virginia, told The Washington Post: “Kids don't count the minutes and the percents, but they sure respond if they have a good relationship with their mom and dad or if they are caught in the middle of a war zone.”
 

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Roanoke Times (blog)

The University of Virginia Health System on Wednesday reported it performed its 1,000 telestroke consultation since partnering with smaller, community hospitals in 2015. The Comprehensive Stroke Center offers a stroke team of stroke neurologists, neurointensivists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and specially trained stroke care nurses and information technology experts can connect through video with emergency rooms and confirm diagnosis and direct care.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

But if he does choose not to run again, that could mean some legwork for the area’s Republicans. “Presumably, that would mean that the 5th District Republican Committee would have to choose some sort of format - whether that's just selecting a replacement themselves or setting up some sort of convention - to replace Garrett since he's already been nominated, would have to be the process,” says Geoffrey Skelley, an analyst at UVA’s Center for Politics.
 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The need for nurses and medical professionals was in the spotlight on Tuesday, May 22, on Capitol Hill as the Senate Health Committee met to address shortages in the healthcare workforce. The University of Virginia Hospital and Sentara Martha Jefferson are both working with area programs and colleges to recruit new hires locally.

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Roanoke Times

The impact on the state’s economy by Virginia Tech Carilion health sciences campus in Roanoke will grow from $214 million today to $465.2 million annually within eight years, according to an economist’s conservative projection. Terance Rephan, an economist with UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, looked at expected growth on the VTC health sciences campus once the second research building opens there next year.
 

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CNN

Siva Vaidhyanathan, a media studies professor at the University of Virginia, told CNN such a service might make sense if it employed a careful methodology and was overseen by an independent journalism foundation. "It's not a crackpot idea," he said. "The question is why should Elon Musk be the one running it and how trustworthy would it be if he ran it."
 

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Knowledge@Wharton

To discuss China’s cinematic appeal, John Maatta, CEO of events company Wizard World Inc. and a former executive with The CW television network and Warner Bros., joined Aynne Kokas, a UVA media studies professor and author of the book “Hollywood Made in China,” on the Knowledge@Wharton show.
 

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The Connection Newspapers (N. Virginia)

“The 10th is a district that Hillary Clinton carried but has a Republican member of Congress in Barbara Comstock, so it’s a high-level target for Democrats,” said Geoff Skelley at the UVA Center for Politics. “Comstock will, to some degree, probably be hanging on for dear life. She may be able to pull it out. But at the same time, we rate that race as a toss-up.”
 

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Above the Law

There are people who live and go to school there that wish “white supremacists” wasn’t the first thing you think of when you think Charlottesville. Cue a group of recent graduates of University of Virginia School of Law. A group of (now former) black law students there put together an inspiring music video celebrating their achievements.

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United States Eventing Association

What does the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship mean to each team? Read on below for their responses. University of Virginia: “It is a great opportunity to represent our school and our team. The Intercollegiate Championship also helps us come together as a team and support one another in a sport that is usually an individual competition. Meeting the other teams and riders from across the country who are also balancing school and horses is a really fun part of the competition as well.”
 

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Penn Live

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long joined teammate Malcolm Jenkins in voicing opposition to the NFL's new national anthem policy.
 

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WMRA Public Radio (Harrisonburg)

“If we can provide care at home, timely, it may well reduce emergency visits and hospitalization and eventually saves Medicare money,” said Aaron Yao, a UVA assistant professor of health care policy. He points to initiatives by several agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

If you’d like to bring more art into your life, but you’ve always felt intimidated by gallery settings, it’s time to head for the great indoors. Through Sept. 30, the Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is presenting “In My Room: Artists Paint the Interior 1950-Now.” The new exhibition is taking the concept of the landscape and switching the perspective around. 
 

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The Atlantic

The new migrants to the Atlanta region are often young, black and more progressive than the people who already live in the region, according to Sabrina Pendergrass, a UVA sociology professor who has studied the reverse Great Migration. 

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The Atlantic

Saikrishna Prakash teaches constitutional law at UVA and is the author of “Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive,” a historical study of the executive branch. There is simply no constitutional answer to the question, he said. 

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