The Atlantic

“When couples maintain their accounts separately, it’s indicative of a certain lack of trust, and a lack of commitment,” said UVA sociology professor W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project.

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Inside Higher Ed

Student government presidents from 82 colleges and universities signed a letter to leaders in the U.S. Congress and to President Donald Trump calling for "common sense" gun control. The UVA Student Council led the effort, which was backed by student leaders from community colleges, public institutions and private colleges.

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Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Most importantly, when we hear that “most” colleges don’t use class rank as a metric, it’s wise to remember that there are far more mediocre colleges than top-notch ones — so what “most” do is not necessarily what the best do. The fact is that the most prestigious colleges emphatically make an issue of what percentage of their incoming freshmen stand in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Yes, Virginia, they do consider class rank.

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WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

UVA scientists say women who store weight in their bellies may be genetically programmed to do that, and they could also be at increased risk for diabetes. 

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Charlottesville Newsplex

UVA Student Council President Sarah Kenny wrote a letter to President Trump, and now it's been signed by her peers from more than 80 other schools.

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Washington Post

Officials are rolling out a program this summer that aims to persuade thousands of the state's 13 million annual tourists to move there and take jobs, an effort they say is crucial to Vermont’s economy. A recent UVA study predicted Vermont will lose 10 percent of its working-age population by 2040.

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Washington Post

(Commentary by Risa L. Goluboff, dean of the UVA School of Law) In January 1959, Sam Thompson entered the Liberty End Café in Louisville. While he waited to catch a bus nearby, he ordered macaroni and a beer and shuffled his feet to the music. Two police officers entered the bar and arrested Thompson for loitering. In short order, the local police court convicted Thompson, and not for the first time. Thompson had been arrested and convicted of loitering, vagrancy and other petty crimes more than 50 times, in part because he was poor and in part because he was black.

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Slate Magazine

Indeed, it’s unclear how exactly Starbucks is going about developing its training, especially in such a short amount of time. “If they are serious, I can’t imagine them coming up with this [training] in five weeks,” says Brian Nosek, a UVA professor of psychology who helped to found the nonprofit organization Project Implicit that promotes the IAT.

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Governing

“There’s no reason this standard would have anything to do with what counts as a crime. Some courts have imported constitutional standards about use-of-force into criminal law, but the two don’t necessarily belong together,” says Brandon Garrett, a professor at the UVA School of Law who has researched the benefits of reducing police discretion.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

About two-thirds, or 115, of the 175 scholars, artists, and scientists named as John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2018 Fellows work at higher-education institutions. Included in those 115 are UVA’s Anna Brickhouse, a professor of English and American studies and Thomas Miller Klubocka professor of history.

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TownandCountrymag.com

While Pence’s view may have tilted harder to the right than those of most Americans, his presence on the ticket comforted conservatives who were uneasy with Trump’s more liberal history. "On social issues, I don't think you get more conservative than these two," says Larry Sabato, director of the UVA Center for Politics. He questions how Pence would enforce policies that run counter to his beliefs—like existing abortion laws—if he were to succeed Trump. And he doubted the Second Lady would be a softening influence. "Karen Pence is much more conservative than Laura Bush.

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WMRA Public Radio

Ben Rexrode, the UVA Police Department’s crime prevention coordinator, says crisis intervention training has changed the nature of their work irreversibly.

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Charlottesville Tomorrow

Many education researchers have documented the academic achievement gap between students from high- and low-income families. Joseph Williams, an associate professor at UVA’s Curry School of Education, said this research fails to capture the complete story of how low-income students perform in school.

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Laboratory Equipment

A new look into the minutest details of virology may have unveiled the secret of how cancer-causing viruses such as humanpapilloma virus (HPV) anchor themselves in human genes, making it almost impossible to cure. The new look comes from a new microscopy technique developed by researchers from the UVA School of Medicine, according to the paper in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

Scientists at the UVA School of Medicine have found out how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA. This discovery could help doctors cure incurable diseases by flushing such viruses out of the body, including human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr.

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Vox

“The short answer is that diversity trainings are filled with good intentions and poor evidence,” UVA researcher Brian Nosek said. “In terms of training in general, no matter what the topic, there’s very little evidence that it on its own can change behaviors that are usually what is of interest: reducing prejudice or bias that is unwanted. Implicit bias training is no different than that.”

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Charlottesville Newsplex

Alumnus, Super Bowl champion  and Valedictory Exercises speaker Chris Long talks about his recent trip to Africa and his effort the make the world a better place by giving the gift of clean water.

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Rasmussen Reports

(Commentary by Kyle Kondik, political analyst at UVA’s Center for Politics) One might have done better in predicting the 2016 presidential election, or at least in anticipating the very close eventual outcome, by basing a projection of the national popular vote on the findings of several political science models released prior to the election. These models mostly made their predictions several months in advance of the election and were based on the incumbent’s approval rating, the economy and other “fundamental” factors.

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Mother Jones

Grabbing onto the gun issue is a relatively new move for Virginia Democrats, says Kyle Kondik, the director of communications at UVA’s Center for Politics. “In general, the gun control issue has become more salient,” he says. “If you’re looking for a way to distinguish yourself against a more prominent opponent, turning to the left on guns is a place to go. We’ve seen that in other parts of the country, and we’re seeing it in this Virginia race, too.”

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Becker’s Hospital Review

Boards owe it to the employees of their organizations to engage their corporate compliance and HR committees in a review and refresh of sexual harassment policies and investigative procedures, as well as diversity and inclusion programs. "A board ought to look at itself on an ongoing basis," said R. Edward Howell, a UVA professor of public health sciences. "When an executive is dismissed, that's a very appropriate time [for a board] to look at itself and ask, 'How are we doing? How are we setting the tone?

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