SB Nation

The next night at the University of Virginia we saw this happen again, and it was just as delightful. This time it was the UVA swim and dive team cheering on their teammates Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass.

First American Art Magazine

A 19-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, Frances Montevilla is a second-year student at the University of Virginia. She is planning on majoring in American studies with a minor in Indigenous studies. This summer, she is interning for First American Art Magazine through UVA’s Mellon Indigenous Arts Program. Frances is a bright mind with many perspectives to contribute to UVA, FAAM, and the many other spaces she will take part in in the professional future that stretches before her.

CBS News

(Video) The redistricting of communities is beginning to take center stage in the 2022 midterm elections. Kyle Kondik, managing editor of “Sabato's Crystal Ball,” spoke about the impact on voters.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

UVA’s Pavilion VIII is getting a makeover, and construction workers have made a discovery from the past. They found pieces of a roof system designed in 1835 by UVA professor Charles Bonnycastle.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has some groundbreaking research on hormones. A research team has a finding that could boost drug development for various illnesses and disorders including cancer and diabetes.

Postmedia (Canada)

Londoner Susanne Grainger and the rest of Canada’s women’s eight rowing crew won its first Olympic gold medal since 1992 Friday morning in Tokyo, splashing through an aggressive run that saw them beat pursuing runners-up New Zealand (silver) and China (bronze). Grainger, 30, attended the University of Virginia [as did teammate Christine Roper] and is a graduate of Central secondary school in downtown London.

WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

Colleges and universities are planning to vastly reduce throw-away plastic on campus.  At UVA, sustainability director Andrea Trimble says people from various programs met virtually for three months.  “We formed our working group of over 40 people to figure out how to do this as well as inventory all of the plastics at UVA.” While some medical uses will remain, the school plans to cut out all plastic that could be replaced by something re-usable or compostable.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

A construction project is underway near the University of Virginia. The University plans to put a hotel, conference center, and academic and arts facilities on the 14.5 acres of land near the Ivy Corridor.

Business Insider

Among those listed is the UVA Founcdation’s Boar’s Head resort. The author writes: “The 600-acre property is a wooded escape in the confines of one of the most charming college towns in America. The in-room Pelotons are a nice upgrade feature for this price point.”

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A University of Virginia study finds families in the Charlottesville-area are having more babies this year than expected. This goes against the national trend where births are decreasing. “We have seen an impressive and consistent increase in the same interval this year with births between 191-209 between March and June of 2021. So a significant increase during this interval this year,” associate professor at UVA in obstetrics and gynecology Dr. Vanessa Gregg said. According to Gregg, in May of 2021 there were 199 births at UVA Medical Center. That’s about a 25% increase from last year.

Washington Post

The Americans’ medals Wednesday, then, came from not only from Katie Ledecky’s victory in the 1,500 freestyle, and not only from red-white-and-blue teammates – but from navy-blue-and-orange teammates. Abby Walsh is from Nashville and Kate Douglass is from Pelham, N.Y., but they swim together at the University of Virginia – and in Charlottesville, that was enough to promote a watch party at Scott Stadium.

Reuters

UVA law professor Toby Heytens, the Biden administration’s first nominee to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, garnered bipartisan support on Wednesday for his appellate work and faced little opposition as he appeared before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. 

Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle

Spectrum News 1 reporter Brianna Hamblin never expected that a social media post about being sexually harassed would gain international attention. Hamblin, 25, a broadcast journalist in Rochester, said she shared her thoughts about an uncomfortable encounter as she reported in the field on Friday morning on her Twitter account and put her phone away. While getting a manicure that afternoon, her phone started to explode with alerts. Hamblin, a Virginia native and University of Virginia graduate, joined the Spectrum news team last August.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

Students interested in working in the public sector are getting hands-on experience thanks to the 22nd Century Scholars Program at the University of Virginia.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

University of Virginia swimmers Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass both won medals for the United States in the 200-meter individual medley on Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Walsh, a rising sophomore, won the silver medal with a time of 2:08.65. Douglass, a rising junior, came in just behind her teammate with a time of 2:09.04.

ESPN

Having one Olympian is a big deal for a university. Two is even bigger. Two in the same event, both who ended up on the same medal podium? Welcome to the University of Virginia’s world. Cavaliers swimmers Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass earned silver and bronze in the 200-meter individual medley on Tuesday, finishing just behind Japan’s Yui Ohashi.

Humanities

Virginia Humanities has new digs: 10,000 square feet of office and meeting space in Dairy Central, a multiuse complex centered on a former milk-processing plant in a vibrant, historically Black neighborhood near downtown Charlottesville.

C-Ville Weekly

Feeling stressed? Suffering from pandemic anxiety? Need a staycation?  “Breathe with Me” offers a special respite. Inspired by dadirri, the Aboriginal practice of deep listening, “Breathe With Me,” an installation at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, invites visitors to slow down, attune to nature, and connect with the salubrious qualities well known to Indigenous people and now embraced by Western medicine.

Virginia Business

The report also cited the University of Virginia’s establishment of a $120 million School of Data Science, which will train students in data analysis, machine learning, statistics, computer science and communication.

Newport (R.I.) Daily News

(Commentary) One hundred and sixty years ago Wednesday, Major Sullivan Ballou of Rhode Island died of wounds sustained in the First Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Virginia. Two weeks earlier he had written a very eloquent and heartfelt love letter to his wife, Sarah. The letter catapulted to national prominence when a segment of it was read in Ken Burns’ documentary, “The Civil War,” airing on PBS in 1990. Academics debate whether Ballou actually wrote the letter.