Charlottesville Daily Progress

Why work with seniors? A fourth-year UVa student double majoring in biology and history and preparing for medical school, Amanda Tomlinson still finds time to serve as one of the directors of the Adopt-A-Grandparent program, which currently has more than 200 volunteers.

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TIME

At 44%, Trump's approval ratings at the 100-days mark are the lowest of any newly-elected President on record, according to a recent survey. Nevertheless, Trump supporters remain firmly planted behind their man. At least those are the indications of a University of Virginia Center of Politics poll released Thursday, which show that 93% of Trump voters surveyed approve of the job he is doing compared to only 7% who do not, Politico reports.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

This weekend marks the first 100 days in office for President Donald Trump, and the University of Virginia Center for Politics has some numbers on how he is doing. The Center for Politics asked 1,000 Trump supporters what they thought of Trump's performance. Overall, 93 percent of Trump supporters approve of his first 100 days, although more than half said they only "somewhat approve."

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The Hill

Geoffrey Skelley, an elections analyst with UVA, said that while Sessions is “more vulnerable” than Kind, thanks to the potential of a midterm wave against the president’s party, it would take a massive effort to dislodge him."

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Washington Post

Kathleen Flake, who teaches religious studies at the University of Virginia and signed the brief, said the “Mormon ban” showed the lasting, negative impact such measures have on target groups. 

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Poynter (blog)

A poll out this morning for the University of Virginia's Center for Politics surveyed 1,000 Trump voters online and in part concludes, "Respondents were deeply suspicious and distrusting of media. Nearly nine in 10 respondents (88%) said that media criticism of Trump reinforces that the president is on the right track, and the same percentage agreed with Trump’s assertion that the press is 'the enemy of the American people.'"

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The Hill

A large majority of voters who supported President Trump in the 2016 presidential election approves of the job he is doing in office, according to a new survey. A University of Virginia Center of Politics poll finds the president's approval rating among those who supported him in last year's election is at 93 percent.

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WMRA Public Radio

We’ve known for a long time that the Human Papilloma Virus can cause cervical cancer in women. But increasingly, HPV is causing cancers further up the body, in the throats of people infected with the virus. And the largest group of patients? Middle aged men. Emily Richardson-Lorente has the story of one Virginia man dealing with the consequences. “Of the cancers of the tonsil and tongue base that we deal with now, close to 80% of those cancers are HPV related. And while they have a reasonably good prognosis, people go through hell and high water to get treated,” said Dr.

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Staunton News Leader

The Augusta County pipeline case between landowner Hazel Palmer and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, made its way to the Supreme Court of Virginia last Wednesday, where the court heard oral arguments. What happens from here with the court's ruling could be very important in resolving important issues surrounding Virginia's eminent domain law, said professor Molly Brady, a property law expert at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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WINA AM 1070

An author with local ties is enthusiastic about a new initiative at the University of Virginia’s Curry School.  UVA graduate Ron Suskind has a 26-year-old autistic son named Owen. Suskind is glad UVA’s education school is planning a new center that can help families who are affected by autism and other neuro-developmental disorders.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The University of Virginia Cancer Center has been named one of the top institutions in the country for cancer research by the National Cancer Institute.

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WINA AM 1070

Steven Stetzler, he’s a 3rd year physics major (and treasurer for the Society of Physics Students), chats with Les Sinclair about UVA’s National Physics Day.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The $15 million grant will support research, faculty recruitment, and clinical trials over the next five years as UVA strives to reach a higher level designation as a comprehensive cancer center.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

An Albemarle County elementary school wants to become a national leader in learning that uses principles from the business world. The students at Baker-Butler Elementary are solving problems through a practice known as "design thinking.” Right now, eight teachers at Baker-Butler are studying the design thinking method with professors in the education and architecture schools at the University of Virginia.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The University of Virginia has plans to open a new interdisciplinary autism research center in the next five years. The purpose of the center will be to bring together the work of autism researchers and clinicians across schools — the Curry School of Education, the School of Medicine and the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences all have different projects focusing on autism.

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PBS NewsHour

President Trump came to office intent on shaking up Washington. While he's run into obstacles in Congress and the courts, there have been clear victories. John Yang offers a recap of the president’s domestic moves, and presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia Miller Center sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss how he compares to his predecessors.

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NBCNews.com

Kirk von Daacke, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean Department of History at the University of Virginia, agrees that, as a society, we benefit from learning about our own past in all its complexity. Nonetheless, he believes that removing Confederate statues and memorials, often erected several decades after the Civil War is a way to reject a history of Lost Cause glorification of the Confederate cause and the history of muscular white supremacy that went hand in hand with the Lost Cause.

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Christian Science Monitor

Democrats and Republicans are coalitions. That creates fault lines and lots of opportunity for partisan infighting. “These factions are what has do “Presidents have learned the hard way they can’t always count on their parties supporting them,” says Brian Balogh, an associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and co-host of the podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” ne in the best intentions of presidents of both parties,” says Brian Balogh of the University of Virginia.

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Forbes

Rolls-Royce, after establishing its “largest and newest” advanced manufacturing and research campus in North America, near Richmond, established Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia.

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