CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

Research has found out why sleep can put people with epilepsy at an increased risk of sudden death. Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine looked at how sleep and seizures slow the heart rate.

The Dispatch

Pete Snyder is just one of seven GOP candidates who have thrown their hat in the ring ahead of Saturday’s convention. Beyond Snyder, three other candidates are seen as frontrunners: businessman Glenn Youngkin, former House of Delegates speaker Kirk Cox, and firebrand state Sen. Amanda Chase, who attended the Jan. 6 “Save America” rally that preceded the storming of the U.S.

The New York Times

As the party prepares to pick its nominee this weekend, the race embodies the collapse of Republican power in a state that has tilted more sharply to Democrats than perhaps any other. Larry J. Sabato, the director of UVA’s Center for Politics, said the Republican candidates for governor this year fit into three categories: “Trumpy, Trumpier, Trumpiest.”

ABC News

The Virginia GOP, eager to halt a statewide losing streak that's gone on for more than a decade, are putting their hopes behind a candidate for governor set to be picked on Saturday. The nominating convention brings an end to a primary race that has everything to do with Trump. Between the four major candidates among the seven total, it is "Trumpy, Trumpier and Trumpiest," said Larry Sabato, the founder and director of UVA’s Center for Politics.

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Joyce Crenshaw Henderson pushed a stroller along the smooth brick walkway, its sunshade pulled down to shield her 3-month-old grandson from the intensifying sun rising in a cloud-dappled blue sky. Her path was clear past the newly dedicated Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia to her left and, to her right, roomy rows of white plastic chairs directed toward a lectern. The baby’s presence was a suitable reminder of why Henderson and other descendants were gathered Wednesday morning: Gov.

Women’s Health

9. Past Life Phobias. One UVA study found that some children who claim to recall their previous lives suffer “unusual” phobias that they say are related to those past lives – and specifically the way they died. For example, a child might have an intense fear of water that she attributes to drowning in her past life.

Lawton (Okla.) Constitution

(Commentary) No, he’s not resident and I’m kinda guessing he’s not going to be president. But if Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy doesn’t remind you of Will Rogers or Yogi Berra, you aren’t paying attention. Born in Mississippi, this Kennedy graduated from Vanderbilt University and the UVA School of Law before attending Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. In 2016, Kennedy was elected to the U.S. Senate from Louisiana. Regardless of how you view the politics, Kennedy is one funny man and has become known for his folksy expressions, wit and humor.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals why sleep can put people with epilepsy at increased risk of sudden death.

University Business

With institutions more focused than ever on diversity, equity and inclusion, so too has QS in a revamped list of top U.S. colleges and universities. The company that oversees the esteemed World University Rankings felt it was important again to highlight the category and showcase “which are doing most to reduce sectoral gender and racial inequities.” [UVA ranks in the top 50.]

TRIB Live (Tarentum, Pa.)

The works were created by gallery owners (and spouses) Marti Haykin and Marc Snyder of Unity. The couple met in a printmaking workshop as undergraduates at the University of Virginia. 

Virginia Department of Corrections

(Video) Dr. Paul Targonski is the medical director at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women and a member of the UVA Health faculty. As part of our "VADOC in Focus" video series, Targonski discusses the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine hesitancy and concerns, and the role each individual plays in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Wired

The daily rhythm is a twist on a traditional schedule that’s popular in Montessori and Waldorf education circles. “Rather than focusing on what time things happen, we’re focusing on the general flow of what happens next,” says Theresa, a Seattle-area mother of two who is the creator behind Montessori in Real Life. For kids, the benefits are clear. “Young children really thrive on routines and set ways to do things,” says Angeline Lillard, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius.”

Charlottesville Daily Progress

When Emma Navarro takes the court, the Virginia women’s tennis team knows it has a chance.

WCYB News 5 (Bristol)

Health officials are warning that COVID-19 vaccination rates have declined by 30%, leading to an increase in cases. UVA anesthesiology and critical care medicine associate professor Dr. Ebony Hilton says misinformation has led to vaccine hesitancy and to a political divide in vaccinations.

Physics World

A polymer-based insulator that conducts heat well and has an ultralow dielectric constant – two properties seldom seen in the same structure – could help dissipate waste heat in computer chips. Researchers led by Patrick Hopkins of the University of Virginia and William Dichtel at Northwestern University have now overcome this obstacle by producing high-quality, wafer-scale, 2-D COF films linked via sheets of a polymer (boronate ester) just one atom thick.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

(Video) There are new signs the U.S. is on the road to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Cases and deaths have plummeted to the lowest point in months. Dr. Taison Bell, a critical care and infectious disease physician and the medical ICU director at UVA Health, discusses U.S. efforts and the nation's role in the global fight.

Explica. Co

According to the study, Do conversations end when people want it? our talks or talks do not end when we wish. The research was led by Adam M. Mastroianni, from the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, with other specialists from the University of Pennsylvania and UVA.

Vox

UVA professor John Edwin Mason, the scholar National Geographic tapped to examine the archives for the magazine’s Race Issue, noted to Vox in 2018 that “the magazine was born at the height of so-called ‘scientific’ racism and imperialism,” a time when the U.S. was rapidly developing as a leading global industrial power. It was also birthing the American eugenics movement. It was this culture of white supremacy, Mason said then, “that shaped the outlook of the magazine’s editors, writers, and photographers, who were always white and almost always men.”

Slate

Academics and policy experts have been pushing for Facebook and other social media companies to permanently ban the former president. UVA School of Law professor Danielle Keats Citron and University of California, Berkeley, computer science professor Hany Farid wrote in Slate in February: “The decision around Trump’s ban will be among the first the Facebook Oversight Board will make, but it is hard to imagine a more consequential case. The world is watching to see if the board is capable of speaking truth to power, to both Zuckerberg and Trump.

E&E News

Cale Jaffe, an environmental law professor at the University of Virginia, said discussions about repealing the Clean Economy Act are likely a dead end. The state’s electric utilities are preparing to meet its targets and likely don’t want to go back. “Given the significant infrastructure moves the utilities are already planning, I don’t think it’s realistic to look at repealing it, in any scenario,” said Jaffe, who was appointed by Northam to serve on the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission and has advised the campaign of state Sen.