WSET-ABC-13 News (Lynchburg)

Researchers at UVA's School of Medicine are testing an online program to help combat the stigma of HIV. Researchers say the program will address the problems they see most commonly among those who don't take their medications.

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U.S. News & World Report

"Jobs in the health care sector have become more complex, which require more experienced staff, and an MBA is a way to fill that need," says Jeff McNish, assistant dean of career development at UVA’s Darden School of Business. "The pressure to maintain or manage costs through business practices has become more important than ever and the MBA is in greater demand than ever before."

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The Undefeated

Woody Sauldsberry, the 60th overall selection out of Texas Southern University in the 1957 NBA draft, is the only player in history outside of the first round to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Nearly 60 years later, Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard (and UVA alum) Malcolm Brogdon hopes to give the ex-Philadelphia Warriors big man some company.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

At a public meeting Wednesday, more than 50 UVA faculty members sent a clear message: they want the University’s next president to have an academic background.

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WINA-AM-1070 (Charlottesville)

A few dozen UVA faculty members have listed the qualities they want in the school’s next president. They want someone with a solid academic background, and a desire to promote higher education here and in Richmond.

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ARRL

The University of Virginia reports that some of its engineering students are among those at other commonwealth schools working on amateur radio satellites and matching ground stations to track them and collect data.

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Jefferson City (Tenn.) Standard Banner

The University of Virginia’s Jubilate choir had breakfast March 9 at Habitat for Humanity’s Restore on Highway 92. The choir had been in town all week restocking the store with spring merchandise and volunteering at the Habitat home being constructed on Racine Ridge.

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Washington Post

(By Daniel Willingham, UVA professor of psychology) March 18 was National Trisomy-18 Awareness Day. It’s important to me because one of my daughters, Esprit, has Trisomy-18. In the spirit of the day I’m going to offer just a little background for those who are unfamiliar with it, but focus mostly on one interaction small children typically have with Esprit: staring at her.

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Yibada

Money is the main reason behind Hollywood’s hiring of Chinese stars, a new book, “Hollywood Made in China,” by UVA assistant professor of media studies Aynne Kokas, stated.

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Multiple Sclerosis News Today

In “’Tis the Season for Holiday Travel,” Momentum magazine quotes Dr. David E. Jones, a UVA assistant professor of neurology: “Jet lag can affect fatigue, appetite and concentration, and cause headaches or a feeling of malaise in anyone,” he writes. “And if you’re already dealing with MS fatigue, as up to 90 percent of people with MS are, it can be a compounding factor.”

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Hindu Business Line

UVA’s Darden School of Business has launched a new massive open online course, “Financial Accounting Fundamentals,” with an intent to enable learners of all backgrounds in the fundamentals of financial accounting.

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London Daily Mail (U.K.)

Children who don't get enough to eat in their first few years struggle far more with social and cognitive skills than their better-fed peers, a new study shows. New research from UVA and Georgetown University reveals this food insecurity has a devastating impact on their brains that lingers for years, impacting their entire school career.

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CNN

When food insecurity occurred in the preschool years, it also had a negative impact on school performance, said Johnson and her co-author, Anna Markowitz, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia. The effects of food insecurity during preschool appeared to less consistently impact kindergarten performance than did hunger at an earlier age.

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PEOPLE.com

Cathy Byrd sought help along the way from a UVA professor Dr. Jim B. Tucker, author of “Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.”

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U.S. News & World Report

Many international students are stepping up their efforts to bring attention to international students' rights and needs. Richard Tanson, senior international student and scholar adviser in UVA’s International Studies Office, says the school "is an institution known for promoting student self-governance, so student groups play a decisive role in the life of the University supporting our international community."

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Augusta Free Press

WTJU is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, but simultaneously is facing a serious financial threat. The station receives about 15 percent of its budget from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which the White House has earmarked for oblivion in this year’s proposed federal budget.

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Abingdon trial lawyer Mary Lynn Tate has been awarded the Prof. W. McKinley Smiley Jr. Lighthouse Award by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Tate has served since 1989 on the faculty of the National College of Trial Advocacy at the University of Virginia. Since 2005, she is a co-director of the program.

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NPR

(By Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of UVA’s Center for Media and Citizenship) Chuck Berry was an American. He declared his Americanness loudly and fought to assert his standing as a citizen and a man, even though too many others would deny that of him. If I could feel what he sang about, I could be an American, too.

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UPI

Researchers from UVA and Georgetown University have found young children who experience food insecurity have difficulties in learning and performance in kindergarten.

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Washington Post

Brandon Garrett, a UVA law professor who wrote the book "Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong," said he hoped Virginia took "meaningful steps to make sure this never happens again," including requiring all interrogations be videotaped and developing model policies for interrogations.

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