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Democrats: we'd love to nominate a young woman of color in 2020 ...

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
“The polling strength of Joe Biden (and Bernie Sanders, to a much lesser extent) may be based on residual name ID,” said Kyle Kondik, an elections watcher at UVA’s Center for Politics. “They haven’t been tested yet, but they will be, and it may be that some of the desires of the Democratic electorate are not being expressed through the candidates leading the polls as of yet.”

“The sugar sector is highly politicised”

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
Sandip Sukhtankar is associate professor, department of economics, University of Virginia. He has authored a critically acclaimed paper “Sweetening the Deal? Political Connections and Sugar Mills in India.” He spoke to Down To Earth.

Darden receives $68M from Sands, the school's largest-ever gift

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business announced the largest gift in its history Thursday, a $68 million donation from investor and alumnus Frank M. Sands Sr.

Darden receives its biggest gift

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
Frank M. Sands Sr., the founder of Sands Capital Management, is giving $68 million to the graduate business school. Sands received an MBA degree from Darden in 1963.

As University Hall Falls, Fans Recall History-Making Structure

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
An iconic building at the University of Virginia will be demolished this Saturday. University Hall, or "U-Hall," is a 1960s sports arena, a building that some have described as a "squeezed lemon" or a "pregnant clam." But others see it as a futuristic structure that helped UVA recruit talent.

An arena built for a giant: UVA students let Ralph Sampson know University Hall was his for the taking

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
For a moment Saturday, it will be like the ’70s all over again in Charlottesville, only this time Ralph Sampson won’t be viewing University Hall from a helicopter. Sampson, the former Virginia All-American and three-time national player of the year, will be one of the dignitaries given the honor of detonating U-Hall, the home for UVA basketball teams from 1965-2006.

Speaking at UVA, Clinton says presidents should unite the country

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
In an increasingly politically polarized country, former President Bill Clinton said finding ways to work together is the best way to build the United States into a “more perfect union.” Clinton was the closing keynote speaker Thursday for the University of Virginia’s first-ever Presidential Ideas Festival. A tie-in to UVA’s bicentennial founding celebration, PrezFest featured more than 60 White House veterans, journalists and scholars discussing the state of the American presidency.

Politics with Amy Walter on Takeaway Friday

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
This week's “Politics with Amy Walter” broadcasts from the Presidential Ideas Festival at the University of Virginia. And we'll get a look at the evolution of the executive office.

$68 Million Gift for U of Virginia Business School

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
The University of Virginia on Thursday announced a $68 million gift to the Darden School of Business, the largest gift the business school has ever received. Funds will support faculty positions and the development of lifelong learning and online programs.

University of Virginia gets $68 million gift for business education

Daily Progress - workitcville - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 08:23
The University of Virginia announced Thursday the largest private gift to its business school, a $68 million donation that will fund a major construction project, invest in faculty positions and support an initiative for "lifelong learning."

U-Hall 'always felt like home' for ex-UVA women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
Ryan hails from a small town in New Jersey and played point guard at Ursinus College, a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania. When she first laid eyes upon U-Hall, she remembers thinking it was the Taj Mahal. 

UVa panelists discuss electability and uncertainty in 2020 presidential race

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
If there’s one thing that’s certain about the 2020 presidential election, it’s that nothing is certain. The University of Virginia’s Presidential Ideas Festival focused on the upcoming election on Wednesday with a panel led by Larry J. Sabato, director of the school’s Center for Politics.

Presidential Ideas Festival: America's role in the world

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright from the Bill Clinton administration and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley from the George W. Bush administration discussed America's role in the world. The Presidential Ideas Festival is held Tuesday through Thursday and is part of the University of Virginia Miller Center's "Presidency at a Crossroads" project.

Urban Prep’s 100% Legacy: For the 10th Consecutive Year, All Graduates Have Been Admitted to Four-Year Colleges & Universities

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
The Urban Prep legacy continues. For the 10thconsecutive year 100 percent of the seniors at Urban Prep – all African-American males who come from mostly low-income families – have been admitted to four-year colleges and universities. Their annual College Signing Day event was held at Daley Plaza where the students announced their college decisions in front of Urban Prep staff, family, alumni, and supporters.

Virginia sportswriters remember UVA's U-Hall as center of bygone era

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
The stands that were once packed with orange-and-blue-clad basketball fans are long gone. The bowl of the once-daunting arena has been gutted. Not much remains of Virginia’s venerable University Hall now, just days from its total demolition. Just its recognizable clam shell dome – 5,000 tons worth of concrete – and the pillars and ring beam that support it still sit on the site in UVA’s North Grounds.

Pharrell Williams Tells UVA Graduates 'History Has Been Anticipating You' Amid Social Change

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
Pharrell Williams returned to his home state to give the graduating class of the University of Virginia a rousing speech that asked them to use their education to help others and change the world for the better.

Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
"People pay attention to the presence of eyes," said Amrisha Vaish, a UVA assistant professor of psychology. "Humans are very sensitive to the presence of other people, and we behave more socially in the presence of other people." 

UVA Men's Lacrosse Confident Heading into NCAA Semifinal Showdown with Duke

Daily Progress - workitcville - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:14
Players on the UVA men's lacrosse team say they’re confident heading into the NCAA tournament semifinal showdown with Duke, despite their recent history with the Blue Devils.

By Omitting Race, the SAT's New Adversity Score Misrepresents Reality

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:29
Researchers at Texas A&M University found that white children in first grade have more supportive relationships with their teachers than African-American classmates do. Researchers at the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University discovered similar results in high school. Given that these same high school teachers assign grades and write recommendation letters, it would be surprising if these differences did not manifest in college admissions.

Pharrell Williams Makes 'Game of Thrones' Reference in Address to UVA’s Class of 2019

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:29
Pharrell Williams delivered an impassioned speech to the University of Virginia's class of 2019. Serving as the keynote speaker at Friday's valediction ceremony, the multi-hyphenate emphasized the importance and blessings of education and encouraged graduates to use their experiences at UVA to make the world a better place. Pharrell touched on issues like immigration and the rise of white supremacy, both of which have led to significant U.S. tensions and divide.

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