According to research by Darden School of Business professor Robert F. Bruner, most presidents since World War II have been decidedly optimistic, often more so than the culture or media of their time. more >
UVA economist James Harrigan shares how economic inequality has grown since 1980 and why those in the top 1 percent are earning more than 18 percent of the country’s total income. more >
New research by UVA’s Craig Volden offers strategies for overcoming ideological biases in policymaking. more >
Miller Center CEO William Antholis explains how lessons from the center’s ongoing First Year Project can be applied to the recent crises within the new presidential administration. more >
Good Grounds Coffee Co., founded by alumni Huw Rees-Jones and Mary Lansden Brewbaker, helps former fighters and war widows in the Congo lay down their weapons and make a living by farming and selling coffee. more >
From voter rights to campaign finance, UVA law professor and Supreme Court expert A.E. Dick Howard describes what to expect from a conservative-leaning court and why. more >
The Middle East is fraught with potential diplomatic missteps for the incoming Trump administration and the future is far from clear, according to a University of Virginia political scientist. more >
One of the Darden School of Business’s most decorated professors, Greg Fairchild offers his recommendations for reads that are both entertaining and insightful in 2017. more >