Associated Press

Virginia suffered a surprising home loss to unranked Virginia Tech on Saturday, ending its winning streak at 16 games. One recent defeat was not enough to sway the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee. The Cavaliers are still viewed as the best in the country a month before Selection Sunday. Virginia was the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA tournament rankings released Sunday.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

Dozens of UVA students left Fashion Square Mall on Sunday night feeling ready to dress to impress and land their first professional job. JCPenney partnered with the UVA Career Center for a "Suit Up Event.”

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

This free tax preparation program relies on the work of more than 200 community volunteers, many of whom are UVA students. Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) is the division within Madison House, a student volunteer center that assists the United Way program. 

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Lynchburg News and Advance

UVA has now invested nearly $1 million in the early stages of student and faculty startups, joining the growing number of schools investing in homegrown enterprises.

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Charlottesville Tomorrow

The local Evidence-Based Decision Making Policy Team was founded in 2010 as part of a federal initiative to bring more data-driven policy to the criminal justice system. The EBDM team partnered with UVA’s Department of Systems and Information Engineering to design the study.

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WMKY 90.3 FM (Morehead, KY)

Five years ago, select schools in West Virginia’s GEAR UP program, or “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs,” participated in a national text message initiative to get high school seniors more prepared for college. A UVA study found that high school seniors in West Virginia who received these text reminders were almost 7 percent more likely to persist through their first-year of college. But among students from rural areas, that number jumps to 8 percent. Why?

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History News Network (HNN)

(Commentary by Michael Nelson, senior fellow at UVA’s Miller Center) It’s one thing not to understand the challenges of a new position because of lack of experience. It’s another not to learn. Every one of Trump’s elected predecessors became more surefooted in the job by doing it. They got better because they crammed during the post-election transition period, surrounded themselves with advisors experienced in government, and learned from their mistakes. In contrast, Trump took office avowing that he had nothing to learn.

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USA Today

Only one Senate incumbent from those five states had taken to the airwaves through early February: Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, viewed as 2018’s most vulnerable Republican. Heller, the only sitting Republican on the ballot from a state won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, faces a primary challenge from Danny Tarkanian, a perennial candidate who has aligned himself closely with President Trump in this race.

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

The UVA Police Department is using the social media monitoring program Social Sentinel in an effort to more effectively respond to threats made online. The program will cost UVA $18,500 a year, according to documents provided by the university.

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NOLA.com

When Sarah Jane Holbrook Freeman wakes up on Mardi Gras, Feb. 13, she will be participating in not only a long-standing New Orleans Carnival tradition, but also one deeply intertwined with her own family. 

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

UVA has now invested nearly $1 million in the early stages of student and faculty startups, joining the growing number of schools investing in homegrown enterprises.

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New York Times

“[Corporations] are very frustrated with what they’re getting from our educational institutions,” said Philip Zelikow, a UVA professor who collaborated with corporate leaders like Howard Schultz of Starbucks on a 2015 report titled “America’s Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age.” “The American labor market is dysfunctional and broke.”

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The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate

It isn’t easy to fool Sarah Jane Freeman. The UVA junior has made the Dean’s List every semester in her first 2½ years of college. She’s also studied at the Sorbonne in France and the London School of Economics. Pity the parents, then, who devised an elaborate ruse to surprise her with the news that she has been chosen to reign as Queen of Carnival 2018.

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Streaking The Lawn (blog)

Gameday has come to Charlottesville three times now, and all three times the Virginia fan has sunk the three point shot for a cool $18 grand. Tyler Lewis did it in 2015 (we interviewed him). Andrew Board did it in 2016. And now, your 2018 winner is first year student Angus Binnie.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

Not even Mother Nature could keep a thunderous UVA student section away. "It's a little rain, but we're not letting that stop us," fourth-year student Sean Crow said, who started camping out at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday. "But I'd say it's the best one so far." 

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FIND MBA

UVA’s Darden School of Business has announced a new business analytics master program, which will be run partially online to allow working professionals to keep up with work commitments while they study.

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The Guardian (U.K.)

Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow, who championed ideals of a free and open internet, has died. Barlow’s Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, written 22 years ago, was a rallying cry for cyberpunks and a warning to governments. “His optimism was infectious and he played such an important role in allowing people to be bold about what they might build,” said Siva Vaidhyanathan, UVA professor of media studies.

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WWBT-NBC-12 (Richmond)

They held their annual "Strong Men and Women in Virginia History" awards ceremony Wednesday night. Seven renowned African-Americans were honored for their accomplishments and leadership, including Mavis Claytor-Ford, the first African-American to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing from UVA.

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Washington Business Journal

The new degree program, offered through weekend classes and online instruction, will be available to those with at least two years of full-time work experience.

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Scientists have developed a novel technique that uses specially designed nanoparticles and near-infrared laser treatment to cause cancer cells to lose their multidrug resistance capabilities for days at a time. This creates a therapeutic window for chemotherapy to combat even the most drug-resistant cells left behind after surgery or earlier treatment, according to the researchers. The team, which also included researchers from the University of Virginia targeted a specially designed nanoparticle to the mitochondrion.

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