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EDITORIAL: There goes another one: Trump continues regulatory rollbacks

Daily Progress - workitcville - 3 hours 24 min ago
The heavy-handed expansion of the regulatory state was a hallmark of Barack Obama’s presidency – and the nation, under his presidency, had the economy to show for it. “The broad trend of environmental regulation during the Obama administration,” Jason Scott Johnston, a UVA law professor, told Reason magazine, “was to use the coercive threat or reality of regulation simply to try to shut down entire industries and entire types of economic activity.”

A History of 19th Century Nantucket

Daily Progress - workitcville - 3 hours 24 min ago
Much has been written about Nantucket’s whaling history and the period of decline that followed, but a new book gives us a different perspective on the how that transition impacted the residents of the Island. Host Mindy Todd interviews Everett Crosby, emeritus professor of history and chair of the medieval studies program at the University of Virginia, whose new book is titled “The Making of Nantucket Family Lives and Fortunes in the Nineteenth Century.” 

The Striking Similarities Between Why Trump's and Nixon's Personal Lawyers Were Sent to Prison

Daily Progress - workitcville - 3 hours 24 min ago
For a White House that has frequently drawn parallels to the turmoil of the Watergate era, Cohen’s sentencing adds one more tick to the list. For a White House that has frequently drawn parallels to the turmoil of the Watergate era, Cohen’s sentencing adds one more tick to the list. Herbert W. Kalmbach, President Richard Nixon’s personal lawyer, received a prison sentence on June 17, 1974, exactly two years after the Watergate break-in, for funneling hush money to Watergate defendants.

Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins wins Dudley Award

Daily Progress - workitcville - 3 hours 24 min ago
Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins was named the 2018 Dudley Award winner Wednesday night at the annual Richmond Touchdown Club awards banquet. He is the ninth Cavalier to win the award since 1990, and the first Virginia quarterback to hoist the trophy since Matt Blundin in 1991.

The Reynas’ Story of Loss and Legacy

Daily Progress - workitcville - 3 hours 24 min ago
Claudio and Danielle Reyna experienced tragedy upon the death of their son, Jack, but his memory and legacy endure and are carried on in part by another son and U.S. youth national team standout, Giovanni. Claudio Reyna was a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Virginia.

UVA Students Teach ACRJ Inmates Computer Science Skills

Daily Progress - workitcville - 3 hours 24 min ago
Thanks to two UVA graduate students, inmates at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail are trading in bars for keys that’ll prepare them for life after lock-up.

Art-School Confidential: The expensive superficiality of M.F.A. programs

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
(By Charlie Tyson, a doctoral student at Harvard University.) Tyson graduated in 2014 from the University of Virginia, where he majored in political and social thought and in English.  Gary Alan Fine’s “Talking Art” (University of Chicago Press, 2018), a report on three M.F.A. programs in the Chicago area, offers us an ethnography of visual-arts education: a dispatch from M.F.A. island. Art school, Fine finds, is a subculture, with an austere patois and peculiar rites of praise and humiliation.

Arctic Report Card Shows 'Most Unprecedented Transition in History'

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
Increased drought and longer spans of hotter weather are causing outbreaks of infectious bacteria and parasites, said Howard Epstein, an ecologist at the University of Virginia. The caribou and reindeer populations are also declining due to a boon in predators and because extreme weather events are occasionally triggering droughts.

Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
Why is a warmer Arctic worse for reindeer? There are multiple reasons. Howard Epstein, an environmental scientist from the University of Virginia, who was one of the many scientists involved in the research behind the Arctic Report Card, said warming in the region showed no signs of abating. "We see increased drought in some areas due to climate warming, and the warming itself leads to a change of vegetation."

Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
With overall melting, especially in the summer, herds of caribou and wild reindeer have dropped about 55 percent — from 4.7 million to 2.1 million animals — because of the warming and the flies and parasites it brings, said report card co-author Howard Epstein of the University of Virginia.

Most Midwestern Book of the Year? Read Biblioracle columnist John Warner's idiosyncratic list of books of the year

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
Somebody Told Us So Book of the Year“Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy” by Siva Vaidhyanathan. Speaking of greed, you know how each week seems to bring another story of some Facebook perfidy against its users? Vaidhyanathan, a professor at University of Virginia, explains how this cycle of abuse is embedded in Facebook’s very DNA. 

Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
UVA professor and psychologist Daniel Murrie told the jury that while Fields was not legally insane at the time of the attack, he had inexplicable outbursts as a child and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 6. He was later found to have schizoid personality disorder. Murrie said Fields went off his psychiatric medication at 18 and built an isolated “lifestyle centered around being alone.”

Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment - report

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
Even though melting ice has freed up more land for grazing, herds of caribou and wild reindeer across the Arctic tundra have declined by 56 percent over the last two decades, cutting populations from 4.7 million to 2.1 million. "The long-term warming trend may be taking a toll on some of the Arctic's most majestic animals," said Howard Epstein, a UVA professor of environmental sciences.

UVA Medical Center Holds Lights of Love Ceremony

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
(Video) It's looking more like Christmas at UVA Medical Center on Tuesday, with the snow and Christmas tree.

UVA Hospital holds 35th Lights of Love Ceremony

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
For the 35th consecutive year, the UVA Health System held its annual Lights of Love ceremony. The ceremony featured a tree-lighting ceremony that raises funds for projects that will benefit families and patients. 

Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common

Daily Progress - workitcville - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:56
One possible explanation for the higher frequency of deaths after rat bites could be diseases associated with them, according to Dr. Christopher Holstege, a UVA professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics.

Workplace Exposure Standards—consultation update

Business NSW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:00
We received 31 submissions over a six week consultation period from a range of stakeholders.

VIDEO: Football Star Tiki Barber Will Join the Cast of KINKY BOOTS!

Daily Progress - workitcville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:26
“Kinky Boots” producers announced that former UVA football star Tiki Barber will take over the role of “Don” in the Tony Award-winning musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre beginning Jan. 21. He will play a limited run through March 3. 

THE SHORT LIST, NO. 3 PERSON OF THE YEAR 2018: Robert Mueller

Daily Progress - workitcville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:26
Even in his own domain, [UVA Law alumnus] Robert Mueller is often silent. When witnesses arrive at the special counsel's office in southwest Washington, they are ushered through an underground parking garage and up to an austere, windowless conference room. Mueller's prosecutors do the talking. The man in charge, if he appears at all, greets visitors with a polite handshake and then retreats to a seat against a wall.

Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

Daily Progress - workitcville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:26
This month, economists from UVA and two other schools published a new study that found no relationship between college selectivity and long-term earnings among men. But for women, attending a school with a 100-point higher average SAT score increased earnings by 14 percent and reduced marriage by 4 percent. Has one of the most famous papers in education economics been debunked?

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