Winchester Star

So, when should you buy generic and when should you splurge on a name brand? Berryville native Marjorie “Meg” Pryde want to help shoppers answer that question with a new app she has created. When she was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Pryde, 28, said she would try to save money by purchasing generic brand items that were often “the same product with a different label” as more expensive name brands. She would read and compare ingredient labels and read product reviews on her smartphone, but sometimes the product she bought was a disappointment.
 

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CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

On the three-year anniversary of his death, the University of Virginia community is honoring the legacy of civil rights advocate and former UVA professor Julian Bond by launching a project to transcribe thousands of pages of his work.
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Several notable Charlottesville-area residents are heading a project to help communities combat the rise in extremism and intolerance observed since last year’s white supremacist Unite the Right rally. The project, called “Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project,” has been organized by the Anti-Defamation League, a group committed to fighting anti-Semitism. Members of the project’s advisory board include A.E. Dick Howard, a law professor at the University of Virginia.
 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

People in Charlottesville are celebrating the legacy of the late UVA history professor Julian Bond, a national equality activist, by preserving his work for generations to come.
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Market competition is much more likely to provide relief to consumers than a lawsuit, said Carolyn Engelhard, an associate professor of health policy at the University of Virginia. Still, she said, if the suit does by chance make it to higher courts, changes on the U.S. Supreme Court — conservative U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to fill former Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat — could help.

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Washington County News

Other regional colleges fared better. At the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, students graduated with the lowest amount of student debt of any college in Virginia and a little more than half, 58 percent, graduated with debt.
 

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CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

National school safety expert and University of Virginia professor Dewey Cornell said that some of the measures schools take to enhance security do not make students feel safer, and it comes at the expense of resources in place at the schools like counselors and teachers. 
 

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KSL (Salt Lake City)

"Students and teachers report feeling safer and more positive about their schools using a threat assessment approach," said professor Dewey Cornell, a University of Virginia clinical psychologist who studies school safety issues.
 

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ABC News

“It’s obvious from the high levels of participation in the contested gubernatorial primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin that Democrats appear to be particularly engaged,” asserts Geoffrey Skelley at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
 

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Trout Unlimited blog

(Commentary by Jeffrey Constantz, UVA student and Trout Unlimited intern) It’s crucial for all of us to take a moment to consider: What do such policies mean for the health of trout resources, and more broadly, the environment?
 

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Garden City (Kan.) Telegram

Larry Sabato, of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia, said heavy Republican registration in Kansas was an advantage for Kobach, especially outside a two-party race. He said it was difficult to imagine Kobach losing, “as far right as he is,” unless Kelly and Orman hatched a political alliance.
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

For the past year, some critics have condemned University of Virginia leadership for failing to acknowledge just how it failed students and staff on Aug. 11, 2017. Their wait is over. New President Jim Ryan offered an apology for officials’ failure to deal adequately with the possibility that white supremacists, in town for the scheduled Unite the Right rally, might also converge on UVA. “I am sorry,” he said, simply. “We are sorry.”
 

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The Asia Foundation

(Commentary by Harry Harding, University Professor and professor of public policy) How do thoughtful Asian observers evaluate these developments? And do they regard the president’s views simply as a temporary consequence of his unexpected election that will be swept away at the end of his term, or as deeper, more enduring trends that foreshadow the decline and retreat of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region?
 

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Road & Track

UVA alumnus Greg Whitten was chief software architect at Microsoft. Now, he spends his time with a fantastic collection of vintage cars.
 

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Arkansas Democrat Gazette

(Commentary) Among the ceremonies over the peaceful weekend was a "morning of reflection and renewal" at the University of Virginia that included a speech by the university's president, James Ryan, who recalled how a group of students, joined by other citizens, confronted the demonstrators who were shouting slogans promoting white supremacy. He called it a "remarkable moment of courage and bravery."
 

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Architecture

The following list explores undergraduate degrees offered to high school and transfer students interested in pursuing architecture and its related fields.  Here, presented in MONEY's order of ranking, are some of the most affordable and top quality schools that also have architecture programs: University of Virginia (No. 10).
 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

University of Virginia Medical Center is once again high on a prestigious list of the nation's best. For the third consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the center No. 1 in Virginia in its "best hospital" guide.
 

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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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