CNNMoney

Recent research by University of Virginia economist Christopher Ruhm suggests that while joblessness may have created fertile conditions for opioid addiction, the epidemic's spread was fueled more by the availability of prescription drugs. 

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Washington Post

Co-written by David Leblang, a professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia and a professor of politics and public policy at the Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy where he directs the Global Policy Center. 

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Charlottesville Newsplex

Kimberly Diaz, a 2009 graduate of the University of Virginia, is a now a first year in the Darden School of Business. While in school, she also runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. focused on re-imagining how we train our education managers.

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Phys.Org

Sound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study in Heliyon, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns into sound, helping people hear when they move towards the ocean from one river to another. The authors, from the University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University and University of Virginia in the US, and the University of Tampere in Finland, say turning salmon migration data into sound could help scientists feel less overwhelmed by interpreting big data.

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Mother Jones

Geoffrey Skelley, a political scientist at the University of Virginia, is more skeptical that down-ballot candidates boosted Northam, rather than the other way around. Nonetheless, he credited the candidate surge with making a landslide more feasible. “The lesson from Virginia is that parties should try to run candidates everywhere—ideally strong candidates—and especially if a wave favoring their party is a possibility,” Skelley says.

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New York Times

Ms. Brennan, who grew up in Danbury, Conn., studied foreign affairs and the Middle East at the University of Virginia and spent time in Jordan, where she learned to read and speak Arabic. Her first job in journalism was an internship at CNN in Atlanta.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Douglas Blackmon on Tuesday signed off from his popular public affairs series,” American Forum,” with a plea for the audience to continue the show’s premise of open and honest dialogue about democracy. 

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginia will unveil its renovated baseball stadium today when it hosts VMI in its home opener. And when it does, that stadium will have a new name. UVA announced Tuesday that the expanded stadium will be called Davenport Field at Disharoon Park.

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Inside Higher Ed

(By Mark Edmundson, UVA English professor) My students at the University of Virginia are transfixed by identity, much as college students everywhere now seem to be. They want to know who they are, and they spend plenty of their college time trying to figure it out. 

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Feedstuffs

Smithfield Foods Inc. and the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Engineering & Applied Science announced Feb. 20 a research partnership to explore and advance regenerative medicine technologies leveraging porcine bioproducts.

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Construction & Demolition Recycling

The Rotunda has received LEED Silver certification following an extensive renovation. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to recognize environmentally responsible practices in construction and renovation.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business hosts an annual conference on investing, and the most recent gathering was the biggest yet, drawing 400 people.  Among them was Larry Kochard who oversaw UVA’s endowment for seven years and is now CEO of a $19 billion investment firm.  It was November and he suspected the turnout was a sign of concern.

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Washington Post

Here is a post about one research effort to look at the educational experience of survivors, which found that enrollment fell and standardized test scores dropped, too. This was written by UVA psychology professor Daniel Willingham.

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Bacon's Rebellion

Thanks to a $27.5 million grant from the Semiconductor Research Corp., the University of Virginia’s Department of Computer Science is tackling one of the most pressing problems in computer science and engineering — the so-called “memory wall,” reports the Daily Progress.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

As soon as Elizabeth Alvarez returned to Charlottesville from Patillas, Puerto Rico, she began thinking about a way to offer more help to her family’s hometown. 

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Roanoke Times

Members of the Democratic district committee first publicly floated the idea of switching the nomination method from a convention to a primary earlier this month — a move that divided and baffled some members of the committee. Committee leaders presented their concerns at a public meeting at the University of Virginia on Monday.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Six of Virginia’s four-year public schools turned over their student lists, including James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech. Some schools — notably the University of Virginia and George Mason University — said they didn’t have to make the lists available, citing the same Freedom of Information Act, plus certain federal law.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Doctors Brooke and Jeff Vergales are like any other married couple; they have two children, enjoy taking trips, and have a lot in common… including where they work: on the pediatric floor of the University of Virginia Medical Center.  Many employers – including the University of Virginia Medical Center – have policies addressing potential in-house relationships. The couple met during their residency. Now, 10 years later, they are still working to balance their personal and professional relationship.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ben Castleman, an assistant professor of education and public policy at the University of Virginia, and Page, now an assistant professor of education and a research scientist at the University of Pittsburgh, looked for ways to increase the number of low-income students who enrolled in college as planned.

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WINA AM 1070

The 7th-ranked UVA women’s swimming and diving team won the Women’s ACC Championships on Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  It’s the program’s 10th conference championship in 11 years and 15th ACC championship in the team’s history.

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