The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)

Sibylle Kranz, a UVA professor and child nutrition epidemiologist, says: “There is pretty solid evidence that children who are hungry are not able to focus, so they have a low attention span, behavioral issues, discipline issues in the school. So having children who are well-fed and not hungry makes a difference in their individual performance and also how much they are contributing or disrupting the classroom situation.”

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke to a private audience at the University of Virginia over the weekend, making some surprising claims about Russia and former President Obama. 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

An organization at UVA that puts on a free summer camp for children whose parents have been affected by cancer is preparing for its largest fundraiser of the year.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Tricia Cady used to lie in bed awake thinking about babies in her neonatal intensive care ward. NICU babies frequently pull out their breathing tubes and lines, and Cady said she would run over ideas for keeping unplanned extubations at bay. While working on a class assignment several months ago, though, Cady had an idea: a small vest that keeps a baby’s hands free but away from their face and from IV lines and ventilation tubes. 

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AZCentral.com

The battles underscore an intensity usually lacking in this part of Arizona and are another sign that Republicans have anxiety about the coming congressional midterm elections, when the president's party historically loses seats on Capitol Hill. The volatility and chaos of President Donald Trump's first term has contributed to a sense of dread among many in the GOP. "There are obvious reasons for Republicans to be concerned.

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Associated Press

Alumnus Harold Wright, credited with bringing broadcast television decades ago to the Charlottesville area, is the recipient of The Associated Press' Robert Gallimore Distinguished Service Award. Wright, vice president and general manager of WVIR-TV, was honored Saturday by the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters.

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Inside Higher Ed

Student government presidents from 82 colleges and universities signed a letter to leaders in the U.S. Congress and to President Donald Trump calling for "common sense" gun control. The UVA Student Council led the effort, which was backed by student leaders from community colleges, public institutions and private colleges.

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Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Most importantly, when we hear that “most” colleges don’t use class rank as a metric, it’s wise to remember that there are far more mediocre colleges than top-notch ones — so what “most” do is not necessarily what the best do. The fact is that the most prestigious colleges emphatically make an issue of what percentage of their incoming freshmen stand in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Yes, Virginia, they do consider class rank.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

UVA scientists say women who store weight in their bellies may be genetically programmed to do that, and they could also be at increased risk for diabetes. 

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Charlottesville Newsplex

UVA Student Council President Sarah Kenny wrote a letter to President Trump, and now it's been signed by her peers from more than 80 other schools.

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Washington Post

Officials are rolling out a program this summer that aims to persuade thousands of the state's 13 million annual tourists to move there and take jobs, an effort they say is crucial to Vermont’s economy. A recent UVA study predicted Vermont will lose 10 percent of its working-age population by 2040.

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Washington Post

(Commentary by Risa L. Goluboff, dean of the UVA School of Law) In January 1959, Sam Thompson entered the Liberty End Café in Louisville. While he waited to catch a bus nearby, he ordered macaroni and a beer and shuffled his feet to the music. Two police officers entered the bar and arrested Thompson for loitering. In short order, the local police court convicted Thompson, and not for the first time. Thompson had been arrested and convicted of loitering, vagrancy and other petty crimes more than 50 times, in part because he was poor and in part because he was black.

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Slate Magazine

Indeed, it’s unclear how exactly Starbucks is going about developing its training, especially in such a short amount of time. “If they are serious, I can’t imagine them coming up with this [training] in five weeks,” says Brian Nosek, a UVA professor of psychology who helped to found the nonprofit organization Project Implicit that promotes the IAT.

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Governing

“There’s no reason this standard would have anything to do with what counts as a crime. Some courts have imported constitutional standards about use-of-force into criminal law, but the two don’t necessarily belong together,” says Brandon Garrett, a professor at the UVA School of Law who has researched the benefits of reducing police discretion.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

About two-thirds, or 115, of the 175 scholars, artists, and scientists named as John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2018 Fellows work at higher-education institutions. Included in those 115 are UVA’s Anna Brickhouse, a professor of English and American studies and Thomas Miller Klubocka professor of history.

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The Atlantic

“When couples maintain their accounts separately, it’s indicative of a certain lack of trust, and a lack of commitment,” said UVA sociology professor W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project.

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Newsweek

“I do not think the analogy to the Cold War is helpful,” Melvyn P. Leffler, Edward R. Stettinius Jr. professor in UVA’s history department, said. “I think this is more of a typical geopolitical conflict.”

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Health Imaging

A high-tech microscope developed by scientists at UVA’s School of Medicine has captured images of cancer-causing viruses clinging to human DNA. The new tool could help doctors eventually treat incurable diseases by exterminating viruses such as HPV or Epstein-Bar that embed themselves into cells.  

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Laboratory Equipment

A new look into the minutest details of virology may have unveiled the secret of how cancer-causing viruses such as humanpapilloma virus (HPV) anchor themselves in human genes, making it almost impossible to cure. The new look comes from a new microscopy technique developed by researchers from the UVA School of Medicine, according to the paper in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

Scientists at the UVA School of Medicine have found out how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA. This discovery could help doctors cure incurable diseases by flushing such viruses out of the body, including human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr.

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