Virginia Business

Yet, 50 years since it was written in 1971 by a highly respected Virginia lawyer and future U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, the memo remains shrouded in mystery. Political analysts and historians sharply disagree on its actual level of influence. The debate itself testifies to the enduring power of the concise yet comprehensive 34-page document that outlined why and how corporate America could — and should — assert influence over American politics, society and culture.

Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review

Washington State University will lead a new federally funded research institute to take the agriculture industry further into the future via artificial intelligence. The USDA-NIFA Institute for Agricultural AI for Transforming Workforce and Decision Support – also known as the AgAID Institute – will look at how AI can help tackle farming challenges related to climate change, weather, water supply and labor.

WFXR-Fox-27 (Roanoke)

Canadian rowers took home gold in the women’s eight competition, ending a 13-year reign held by the United States in the event. Former University of Virginia rowers Susanne Grainger (’13) and Christine Roper (’11) helped power the Canadian boat, finishing with a time of 5:59.13. 

The Jewish Press

“I think there are a lot of kind of national establishment-style Democrats who just feel like Turner would be a thorn in the side of leadership along the same lines as the so called ‘Squad,’ ” said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” (referring to longtime politics professor and political prognosticator Larry Sabato) at the University of Virginia.

State of Reform

Eight Virginia children’s hospitals earned recognition from the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings, released Tuesday. Among them is UVA Children’s, ranking first in the state and No. 7 in the mid-Atlantic region, recognized for its neonatology, pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes, orthopedics, and urology specialties. 

CBS News

(Video) The redistricting of communities is beginning to take center stage in the 2022 midterm elections. Kyle Kondik, managing editor of “Sabato's Crystal Ball,” spoke about the impact on voters.

WINA News Radio (Charlottesvile)

A University of Virginia Health blog writer is posting the words of five individuals since March 2020 who’ve been working the front lines at the hospital treating COVID patients. It’s called “Voices from the COVID Unit”, and health system writer Kelly Casey has posted journal entries from one nurse who contracted COVID herself — then her grandmother died in the UVA COVID unit.

Smartwatch use jumped in 2015, and the widespread adoption of nanny-like exercise apps intrigued Roshni Raveendhran, a professor at UVA’s Darden School of Business and the primary author of a recent paper on people’s perceptions of tracking. “If our partners came in and said, ‘Hey, you’ve been sitting too long, take a walk,’ or if our bosses said, ‘Hey, you’ve been on this website too long,’ that’s really aversive,” Raveendhran says.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

UVA’s Pavilion VIII is getting a makeover, and construction workers have made a discovery from the past. They found pieces of a roof system designed in 1835 by UVA professor Charles Bonnycastle.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

Add Paige Madden to the list of University of Virginia swimmers to take home a medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Madden competed Thursday morning in Tokyo as part of the United States’ 4X200-meter freestyle relay team. The group, which also included Katie Ledecky, Allison Schmitt and Katie McLaughlin, finished second to only China. Madden and company won the silver medal with a time of 7:40.73.

Player FM

(Podcast) Today I talked to Jim Detert about his book “Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2021. Jim Detert is the John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He’s won multiple awards for his teaching and curriculum development at both UVA and Cornell University.

CBS 19 News (Charlottesville)

A construction project is underway near the University of Virginia. The University plans to put a hotel, conference center, and academic and arts facilities on the 14.5 acres of land near the Ivy Corridor.

Education Week

The students who research shows would benefit the most from mentoring – namely students from low-income families – are less likely to have access to informal mentoring relationships, according to a study by UVA’s Noelle Hurd and two Brown University colleagues.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

A.E. Dick Howard, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, wrote in an email that “Justice Mims is the model of a citizen dedicated to public service. He has held office in all three branches of Virginia’s government, but he has never sought public office for its own sake.”

Zenger News

“There is some inherent conflict between the rank-and-file voters in the GOP and business interests over immigration,” Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, told Zenger. “Republican politicians are much likelier to espouse hawkish views on immigration now, even compared to the George W. Bush years. Business interests are probably more aligned with Democrats on immigration, but they also are at odds with Democrats on many other issues.”

The 74

A study involving UVA psychologist Noelle Hurd, circulated as a working paper through Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform, finds that high school students with mentors tend to earn better grades, stay in school longer, and make more money than peers who are otherwise similar to them. Unfortunately, the lower-income students who seem to benefit the most from mentoring at school are also the least likely to receive it.

Lynchburg News & Advance

Centra Health will be working closer with UVA Health by the end of this year to provide smoother transitions and boosted service to transplant patients. The two providers announced their strategic clinical affiliation Wednesday, which will affect a few different areas of care.

The Edvocate

Public Ivies are known for offering Ivy-league education at a public school price. While they may not be as old or as grand as the Ivies, they are still outstanding schools that produce excellent results from their students. A few public Ivies include William & Mary, UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, UCLA, and the University of Virginia. It is said that these schools match the academic quality of the actual Ivies, making them some of the best colleges in the world. 

WVTF Public Radio/Radio IQ (Roanoke)

Colleges and universities are planning to vastly reduce throw-away plastic on campus.  At UVA, sustainability director Andrea Trimble says people from various programs met virtually for three months.  “We formed our working group of over 40 people to figure out how to do this as well as inventory all of the plastics at UVA.” While some medical uses will remain, the school plans to cut out all plastic that could be replaced by something re-usable or compostable.

WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has some groundbreaking research on hormones. A research team has a finding that could boost drug development for various illnesses and disorders including cancer and diabetes.