UVA economist Jonathan Colmer found that the ability of non-agricultural sectors like manufacturing to absorb workers can help manage the economic consequences of agricultural productivity shocks in India. more >
Professors Kieran O’Connor and Amar Cheema used 20 seasons of “Dancing with the Stars” to confirm that judges unconsciously give higher ratings over time – whether judging a dance show, an essay or a product on Amazon. more >
At the Virginia Review of Politics, students go beyond clickbait to examine a variety of political issues and interview major players like Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine. more >
Gabrielle Adams, an assistant professor in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy who has researched what makes apologies effective, breaks down the recent Facebook and Starbucks mea culpas. more >
Speaking to students and community members in the Rotunda Dome Room, Kaine explained how he is hoping to rein in the executive branch’s power to authorize military action with a new bipartisan proposal announced last week. more >
“We refuse to allow violence,” reads a letter demanding gun reform from government leaders. UVA Student Council President Sarah Kenny recruited more than 80 student leaders from around the country to sign on. more >
An avocado-based ice cream, a homemade skin- and hair-care product line and a program that teaches students how to become innovators were the winning entrepreneurial ideas at the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Crowdfunded Pitch Night. more >
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, former astronaut Leland Melvin, and Bradford and Bryan Manning, blind cofounders of a clothing company, discussed challenges they’ve overcome during a Tom Tom Founders Festival event on Friday. more >