Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

An annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report ranked Sentara Norfolk General Hospital first in Hampton Roads, third in the state and 52nd in the nation. The top two hospitals in Virginia were the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.
 

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Virginia Tech News

A Virginia Tech associate professor and University of Virginia professor have received funding to fight a type of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Webster Santos, associate professor of chemistry and the Cliff and Agnes Lilly Faculty Fellow in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, and collaborator Professor Kyle Hoehn, in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Virginia, received a $400,000 grant from the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation, known as Virginia Catalyst, with $800,000 matching funds from Continuum Biosciences, a company they co-founded.
 

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The Atlantic

This tribalism has infected both the right and the left—but in particular, Beinart cited the work of W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist at the University of Virginia who has concluded that “rates of religious attendance have fallen more than twice as much among whites without a college degree as among those who graduated college.”
 

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News India Times

Later research also revealed how Americans fell afoul of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s intransigence so far as allowing an independent India. Among these is a little known junior State Department official Robert Crane, whose name was revealed only in 2008, who leaked the devastating memos from then U.S. envoy to India, Ambassador William Phillips, to President Roosevelt, criticizing British policy in India.

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KPFA Radio “Letters and Politics” (Berkeley, Calif.)

(Audio) A conversation on how white supremacists throughout history and now appropriated the classical world to promote their own ideology. We speak to classicist Sarah Teets, a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia who focuses on the classical world.
 

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Washington Post

More young families are opting to remain in Alexandria rather than decamping for suburbs in Prince William or Fairfax counties, driving up the city’s school-age population, said Hamilton Lombard, a demographer at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
 

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ABC Radio

There are 15 governorships currently held by Republicans that the University of Virginia Center for Politics rates as either "Lean Republican" or "Toss-up," giving Democrats a vital opportunity to rebuild their strength at the state level. "This year’s midterm is absolutely critical to regaining Democrat strength in governorships and also state legislative seats, where Democrats lost well over 900 during Obama’s two terms as president," Larry Sabato, director of the UVA Center for Politics, said.

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The Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg)

At the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, spokesman and political scientist Geoffrey Skelley said the scandal puts Taylor’s team on the defensive. “It could rub voters the wrong way,” Skelley said before explaining Taylor presents himself as a “conservative, but not too conservative member of Congress who is a Navy SEAL, a straight-laced sharp guy. Obviously, if you can take the shine off of that image to some degree because of this, it’s probably good for Elaine Luria,” Skelley said. “If you can get Brown off the ballot, that’s also probably good for Luria.”
 

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Patch

University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville was ranked as the top hospital in Virginia for the third consecutive year.
 

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Heavy.com

Tonight, the Human Fountains will perform live on “America’s Got Talent” in the quarterfinals. The group, which includes 2016 UVA graduate Elan Leftin, describes themselves as “a comedy group that creates fountain shows like you’ve never seen before.”
 

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Bristol Herald-Courier

James Ryan spent his 14th day as president of the University of Virginia helping new students at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise feel welcome. “You belong here,” Ryan said. “It won’t take long for you to feel at home.” Ryan spoke to the class of 2022 during the fall convocation on Tuesday.
 

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Smithsonian

But the macaw bones revealed an unexpected result. George and co-author Stephen Plog, a professor of archaeology at the University of Virginia, were shocked to find all 14 macaws were extremely genetically similar—so much so that it appeared 71 percent of them likely shared a maternal lineage.
 

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National Geographic

To conduct the study, George's colleagues visited museums to sample the remains of 20 scarlet macaws, many of which trace back to Pueblo Bonito, the Chaco Canyon great houses that the National Geographic Society excavated from 1920 to 1927. “The main reason we have these macaws is National Geographic,” says study coauthor Stephen Plog, an anthropologist at the University of Virginia.
 

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Forbes

“A number of birds (e.g., eagles, hawks) were significant in different cultures for many reasons, but I’ve never read anything about them being bred in a prehistoric village,” said co-author of the study, archaeologist Stephen Plog, at the University of Virginia. “Even today, for example, eagles are very important in Hopi ritual, but they are gathered from nesting sites just before the birds are ready to fledge and then are raised in the pueblos.”
 

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iol Property (South Africa)

The PRA report included a case study on South Africa titled Pursuing Property Titles for Low Income Households in South Africa compiled by Jessica Canada, a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Virginia and Jason Urbach, a director of the Free Market Foundation.
 

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Blouin ArtInfo

"Colors" takes as its point of departure a poem written by then twelve-year-old Zoe Kusyk, a student in Charlottesville, Virginia, a 2016 winner of “Writer’s Eye,” an annual competition held by the Fralin Museum of the University of Virginia that “challenges writers of all ages to create original works of poetry and prose inspired by works of art on display in the Museum.” “Colors,” was a response to a 1977 painting by Larry Poons, a cascade of liquid hues pulled by gravity into parallel but active rivulets, now remaining distinct, now mingling.
 

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

A woman who claims innocence in a “shaken baby” case was released from prison Monday into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for deportation to her native Peru. After completing a 10-year sentence, Trudy Eliana Munoz Rueda, 53, waved to her two daughters, a sister, her brother in-law and two lawyers with the University of Virginia School of Law Innocence Project around 9:30 a.m. as she was escorted to a government van parked at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.

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The Atlantic

The poetry world would hardly seem a likely place for a “race row,” the phrase The Guardian applied in 2011 to a blunt exchange of literary verdicts. The celebrated (and white) critic Helen Vendler had disparaged the celebrated (and black) poet Rita Dove’s selections for the new Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Dove, Vendler wrote, had favored “multicultural inclusiveness” over quality. Dove took strong exception to a pattern she saw in the response of established white critics.
 

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War on the Rocks

(Commentary by Brad Carson, a professor at UVA’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy) The Department of Defense is overhauling the military personnel system for the first time in a generation. And the changes, some large, others small, all indicate that the department has finally embraced the “talent management” revolution that swept the private sector more than two decades ago.
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Carolyn Engelhard, a public-health specialist and an associate professor at the University of Virginia, said Charlottesville-area consumers shouldn’t just look at the price of Anthem’s plans, but should compare provider networks and pharmaceutical coverage. “It’s really interesting that they decided to enter now,” Engelhard said. “But it’s a matter of looking at whether the plans are really better for consumers.”
 

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