Charlottesville Newsplex

People were paying to taste some macaroni and cheese while helping out local charities on Sunday. Common Grounds at the University of Virginia hosted its second annual Mac and Cheese Off. Eight groups participated, and it was started for the simple reason that everyone loves macaroni and cheese, according to organizers.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Kevin Skadron first worked with the Semiconductor Research Corp. — a global consortium of university, industry and government research and design leaders — five years ago. The experience helped him to connect his own research to ongoing industry and academic projects, said Skadron, chairman of the University of Virginia’s Department of Computer Science.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA’s new Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and Processing in Memory formed in January through a $27.5 million grant to tackle the “memory wall” — a bottleneck in computers that cannot process massive modern datasets.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

People were paying to taste some macaroni and cheese while helping out local charities on Sunday. Common Grounds at the University of Virginia hosted its second annual Mac and Cheese Off.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Isabella Gibbons learned to read and write as a slave while working for a University of Virginia physics professor and, after emancipation, taught school to African-American children in and around Charlottesville. The 2018 list includes Rita Dove, a former U.S. and Virginia poet laureate and current UVA Commonwealth Professor of English. 

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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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Richmond Times-Dispatch

(By Dewey Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist, Bunker Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and director of the University of Virginia Youth Violence Project) After the shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland Florida that killed 17 people, many Virginians may wonder: When will the next school shooting occur in Virginia? They may ask what their schools are doing to prevent violence.

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Indianapolis Star

The questions Andrew T. Jebb and three other researchers set out to answer were more specific: How much money does it really take to be happy? Is there a point where money no longer changes feelings of well-being? Their answers were published in January by Nature Human Behavior. The senior author on the paper is Louis Tay, an assistant professor of psychological sciences. Ed Diener and Shigehiro Oishi from the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia also contributed to the study.

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WTOP News /Radio (Washington)

Presidents Day resulted from an agglomeration of George Washington’s (Feb. 22) and Abraham Lincoln’s (Feb. 12) birthdays. Now it’s really a day to celebrate everyone who has held the office. Herewith, a collection of facts about each of the 45 American presidents, gleaned from the White House website, UVA’s Miller Center and presidential libraries.

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WTOP News /Radio (Washington)

Presidents Day resulted from an agglomeration of George Washington’s (Feb. 22) and Abraham Lincoln’s (Feb. 12) birthdays. Now it’s really a day to celebrate everyone who has held the office. Herewith, a collection of facts about each of the 45 American presidents, gleaned from the White House website, UVA’s Miller Center and presidential libraries.

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PolitiFact

UVA professor Dewey Cornell, who helped develop the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guideline, told PolitiFact that it may be impossible to prevent all school shootings, but a simple focus on building security is "terribly short-sighted." 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A celebration for a Virginia tribe brought various groups of people together at the University of Virginia. In January 2016, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe officially became the first federally recognized tribe in the state, and is one of 11 tribes recognized by Virginia. 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

The University of Virginia Foundation is ready to move forward on renovations to one of its high-profile properties. Members of the foundation presented eight renovation plans to the Planning and Coordination Council on Thursday.

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Newsweek

Trump received the third-worst average rating among presidents dating back to the 1950s. The 45th president is ahead of only Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, with a score of 4.20 out of 10, according to the survey by Ipsos and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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Slate Magazine

The midterms that November were a bloodbath for Democrats. Led by Newt Gingrich, and with the support of an energized National Rifle Association, the GOP gained 54 seats in the House and another eight in the Senate. Among the casualties was the Speaker of the House, Tom Foley, the first speaker to lose his re-election since 1862. “The fight for the assault-weapons ban cost 20 members their seats in Congress,” Clinton said that January. “The NRA is the reason Republicans control the House.” And with that, a legend was born.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

The vast majority (98 percent) of threats in Virginia involved current students with just over half of the threats being against other people, according to the 2015-16 report from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, the latest full report available. “We’re just surrounded by this issue,” said Dewey Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist and education professor at the University of Virginia. Cornell also serves as the director of the UVA Virginia Youth Violence Project.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Throughout the offseason at Davenport Field, two things have been happening. The players have been out on the diamond in any weather conditions getting ready for the upcoming season, set to start Friday in Orlando. Meanwhile, the stadium has been undergoing a massive, $18.76 million renovation.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

Former New Jersey Gov. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie will be featured in the penultimate episode of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center’s “American Forum.” The hourlong conversation he had Monday with host Douglas Blackmon is set to air on PBS stations in Virginia on Feb. 25 and nationally on Feb. 28. It is focused on the future of the Republican Party and Christie’s connection to President Donald Trump’s administration.

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MarketWatch

Psychologists from UVA and Purdue University analyzed World Gallup Poll data from 1.7 million people in 164 countries, and cross-referenced their earnings and life satisfaction. They came up with a bold conclusion: The ideal income for individuals is $95,000 a year for life satisfaction and $60,000 to $75,000 a year for emotional well-being. Families with children, of course, will need more.

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