Roanoke Times

If Virginia’s westernmost counties are going to develop a new economy, they need a much bigger UVA-Wise.

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The Conversation

(Commentary by Cale Jaffe, assistant professor of law and director of UVA’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic) The Supreme Court will decide in 2019 whether a Virginia law that bans uranium mining is preempted by the Atomic Energy Act, the U.S. law governing the processing and enrichment of nuclear material. The case, Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren, will require the court to interpret laws governing nuclear fuel production.

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Reuters (U.K.)

Jennifer Lawless, a UVA politics professor, said she believed Trump and Republicans would lose the game of chicken as furloughed workers, travelers, tourists and others "experience the consequences of political dysfunction firsthand. … The shutdown is real. The wall is hypothetical.”

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The Dominion Post

These days, West Virginia and Virginia couldn’t be more civil to one another. At least where university libraries are concerned. WVU’s library system linked with the University of Virginia, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, William & Mary and Virginia Tech for a broad, information-sharing project known as “Digital Virginias.”

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Agence France Presse

Both Grayson and Jennifer Lawless, a UVA professor of politics, see Harris as a compelling and charismatic candidate who should be well-positioned in the emerging Democratic field. But both analysts emphasized that with that field expected to be huge and diverse -- as Democrats see a chance to run against an embattled president many of them detest -- prediction is difficult. "The question is, is she -- and is her message -- going to break through when you have a group of 10 or 12 or 15 people running for office," Lawless said.

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Los Angeles Times

With about three-dozen Democrats either in the race or saying they are considering it, 2020’s Democratic primary field could rival the GOP’s sprawling 17-candidate field in 2016. It could break the Democratic record set in 1976, when 13 candidates ran serious bids for the nomination, according to Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics, who sees some parallels to today’s situation.

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NBC News

Jeffrey Spike, an affiliate faculty member at the UVA School of Medicine’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, served as an ethics consultant for the hospital treating the New York woman and spoke with her parents about whether they wanted to terminate the pregnancy. They decided against it, and the woman gave birth to a premature but healthy boy in March 1996, who was raised by his maternal grandmother.

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Ladders

Reject the lesser candidate. Confront the lazy employee. Give critical feedback on that project right away. Your office will be happier for it. That’s advice from a recent study published in the journal “Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin” which found that feeling ignored or unacknowledged is worse for a person’s mental health than receiving bad news. “Ostracism is more powerful than we think,” says study co-author Andrew H. Hales, a UVA postdoctoral researcher.

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The Straits Times

Gaining excessive weight during pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of macrosomic babies, those who are significantly larger than average. Macrosomic babies are more likely to become obese by the time they reach kindergarten, according to a 2017 study by researchers from the UVA School of Medicine.

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The Conversation

(Commentary by Cale Jaffe, assistant professor of law and director of UVA’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic) The Supreme Court will decide in 2019 whether a Virginia law that bans uranium mining is preempted by the Atomic Energy Act, the U.S. law governing the processing and enrichment of nuclear material.

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Smart Energy International

UVA has been announced as the 2019 innovation award winner in the 'Higher Education Energy Efficiency Technology' category. The award honors the University's Delta Force initiative, in which the institution identifies internal energy savings potentials, funds them and recovers 125 percent of the funding out of utility savings.

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Associated Press

UVA researcher Noelle Hurd has focused on mentorship effects within black adolescents. She found the best benefits happen when there is a "close relationship bond." "It's about someone who understands you," Hurd said.

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Staunton News Leader

The earlier students can be exposed to the realities of the field, the better, said Dr. Siobhan Statuta, director of the UVA Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and team physician with UVA Sports Medicine. Education is expensive, and the job is challenging, but it's also rewarding, she said.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A treatment studied at the University of Virginia Health System is replacing scalpels with sound waves in hopes of helping patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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New York Times

(Commentary) Selling us out is, after all, just another kind of selling. No matter how they dress things up with rosy language, their real goal is making themselves, and their angel investors and venture capitalists, obscenely rich. To beat the companies now dominating the market, I realized I’d have to understand them better. So I called Siva Vaidhyanathan, the director of UVA’s Center for Media and Citizenship.

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Toronto Globe and Mail

Two Canadians working in the U.S., UVA professor Gillian Frank and Jamie Duong, challenged Canadian voting restrictions after being unable to vote in the federal election of 2011. At the time, the law said non-resident citizens could not vote if they had lived more than five years abroad.

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New York Times

Every other year, tens of thousands of the state’s public school students complete online surveys about their schools’ social environment. They’re asked a number of questions about bullying, including teasing over race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and other sexual issues. Because surveys of middle schoolers are done in odd years, researchers had data for seventh and eighth graders from both 2015, right before the election, and 2017, right after it. Over 400 middle schools participated.

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NPR

After the 2016 presidential election, teachers across the country reported they were seeing increased name-calling and bullying in their classrooms. Now, research shows that those stories — at least in one state — are confirmed by student surveys. Francis Huang of the University of Missouri and Dewey Cornell of the University of Virginia used data from a school climate survey taken by over 150,000 students across Virginia. They looked at student responses to questions about bullying and teasing from 2015 and 2017.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

While former Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th, intended to amend his bill honoring Army Capt. Humayun Khan with the renaming of a post office in Charlottesville, the version that was signed by the president instead renames a contract postal unit. Now, Virginia’s U.S. senators are working to correct the situation. HR 3184, signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 23, designates the McCormick Road site near the University of Virginia as the “Captain Humayun Khan Post Office,” honoring the only UVA graduate to be killed in action during the Iraq War.

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The Washington Post

The research, conducted by professors at the University of Missouri and the University of Virginia and published online Wednesday in a peer-reviewed journal, does not blame Trump specifically for the rise. Co-author Dewey Cornell, an education professor at the University of Virginia, said in a statement: "While the ways in which the presidential election could have affected students is likely complex, educators and parents should be aware of the potential impact of public events on student behavior.

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