Washington Post

Professor Christopher J. Ruhm of UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy recently demonstrated that many death certificates in drug overdoses cases do not specify the drug or drugs involved. Correcting for this problem, he estimated the true heroin death rate in the U.S. is 22 percent above the government’s official figures.
 

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Washington Post

A spokeswoman for NextGen said its organizers registered more than 1,000 voters at the University of Virginia campus as students moved onto campus over the past weekend. 
 

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Washington Post

“Exercise has to become a part of your lifestyle the same way that brushing your teeth is a daily routine,” says Art Weltman, professor and chair of UVA’s Department of Kinesiology. 
 

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Straits Times (Singapore)

(Commentary by UVA alumnus Steven Okun, founder and CEO of APAC Advisors, who has lived and worked in Singapore since 2003) Okun wrote about how much he loves Charlottesville, is proud of UVA, and contrasts the words of the U.S. president with those of Singapore’s prime minister on race.

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Washington Post

(Video) Carlos Polanco and other college students from across the country spoke out in unison to the incoming class at the University of Virginia, encouraging new students not to let fear overshadow optimism, following the violent protests in Charlottesville.
 

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Business of Federal Technology

(Commentary by UVA alumnus Chase Gunter) Over 100 robotics and artificial intelligence experts worldwide warned the United Nations about a future of war that includes autonomous killing machines. In a letter to the U.N. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, the 116 signatories representing companies from 26 countries -- including co-founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk and co-founder of Google’s DeepMind Mustafa Suleyman -- urge the U.N.’s Group of Governmental Experts to ban the international use of robotic weapons.
 

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Washington Post

Leslie Blackhall, a doctor in the UVA Health System’s palliative care clinic, uncovered a wider problem: As more people die at home on hospice, some of the addictive drugs they are prescribed are ending up in the wrong hands.
 

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The Associated Press

In an address to students and families on Friday, UVA President Teresa Sullivan welcomed “every person of every race, every gender, every national origin, every religious belief, every orientation and every other human variation.” Afterward, parents asked university administrators tough questions about the gun policy on campus, white supremacists and the likelihood of similar violence in the future.
 

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Washington Post

Leslie Blackhall, a doctor in the UVA Health System’s palliative care clinic, uncovered a wider problem: As more people die at home on hospice, some of the addictive drugs they are prescribed are ending up in the wrong hands.
 

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Wired

UVA computer science professor Vicente Ordóñez teamed up with colleagues to test two large collections of labeled photos used to “train” image-recognition software. Their results are illuminating. Images of shopping and washing are linked to women, while coaching and shooting are tied to men.
 

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Chronicle of Higher Education

Wendy Christensen, an associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University in New Jersey, is one of many professors across the country who are changing lesson plans in response to the events in Virginia. For some educators, incorporating Charlottesville into course material goes further than using the event as an example in the news; it’s a way to protest the white supremacy beyond the classroom, and to prevent the ideology of hate from reaching students.
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Others were more interested in the scientific side of the event. Library staff and University of Virginia students handed out about 200 special glasses that resembled 3-D eyewear distributed by movie theaters but with special filtering lenses, exhorting attendees to share.
 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

UBikes allows people to create an account and check out bikes around the university. The program started in 2015, but has seen usage double in recent years. Currently, UVA has 21 bike stations with 120 bikes. The university is looking to place another station between University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena.
 

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Daily Mail (U.K.)

UVA computer science professor Vicente Ordóñez and colleagues tested two of the largest collections of photos and data used to train these types of AIs (including one supported by Facebook and Microsoft) and discovered that sexism was rampant.

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Charlottesville Tomorrow

Now in its third year of operation, the University of Virginia’s bike-share program is continuing to grow and is considering ways to expand services. “You take that first ride for your midday mobility need and you just go, ‘This is awesome,’” said Rebecca White, director of UVA’s Parking and Transportation department. “You really have to fold it into your transportation options, and once you do, it’s great.”
 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia is welcoming the class of 2021 to Grounds in the wake of the violence and national attention the Unite the Right rally brought to Charlottesville.
 

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Charlottesville Newsplex

UVA librarian Tyler Magill was on UVA Grounds on Aug. 11, when he saw a large group of white nationalists gathering at Nameless Field. Magill said the confrontation got physical, and he was pushed at least once. He didn't think he'd been seriously injured, and attended the counterprotest on Saturday in Justice Park and Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler's failed press conference on Sunday.
 

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Washington Post

Thomas Jones, who left Virginia in 1999 and went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, is among current and former Virginia athletes who have spoken out since white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Klansmen rallied in Charlottesville and on university Grounds last weekend. The overwhelming message from the college town’s most prominent faces – men’s basketball Coach Tony Bennett and the entire football team among them – has been one of unity.
 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Monday, 48 hours after protesting turned deadly on the streets of Charlottesville, the UVA football team locked arms with one another on the Rotunda’s steps. The photo, taken from the Lawn, has since appeared everywhere from these pages to USA Today.
 

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Yahoo Sports

Hayes Fountain grew up in Charlottesville and plays there now, a senior on the University of Virginia men’s soccer team. “We call our locker room the U.N. of football,” Fountain says. “Seventeen countries represented. Six continents. Everyone cares about each other.” And on what was supposed to be a match day last Saturday, the United Nations of football was huddled in its locker room, unable to go to the pitch or even to the cafeteria.
 

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