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Mueller is everywhere, except the midterms

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
The special counsel’s lack of public commentary also hardly makes for good campaign material, said Larry Sabato, director of the UVA Center for Politics. “Mueller is the great sphinx so far,” Sabato said. “No one really knows what he’s thinking or how far his investigation has come. It’s hard to grab onto fog.” 

Both Parties Agree - Trump Drives the Midterms

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
Trump has been aggressive on the campaign trail courting his base, especially in Republican-leaning states where many of this year’s closer Senate races are taking place. “They are focusing on their base, and they are trying to make sure that they are going to show up and vote. And it could make some difference in close midterm elections,” said University of Virginia analyst Larry Sabato.

Will CUs change course in the wake of Facebook's cybersecurity woes?

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
Still in the headlines following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and its role in spreading fake news during the 2016 election, Facebook announced late last month that a data breach revealed the private information of nearly 30 million users. Taken together, “I think people are rightfully questioning the authenticity of their interactions on the social network as well as the integrity of the news and information it curates,” said Emily Blout, a cybersecurity expert who formerly worked with the National Security Council and doubles as an assistant professor at the University of Virginia.

UVA among health systems joining national Medicaid project

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
More than 20 health systems, including the University of Virginia Health System, are working together in the AVIA Innovator Network's Medicaid Transformation Project. The aim is to develop financially sustainable solutions to improving the health of the nearly 75 million Americans who receive care through Medicaid.

UVA Health System Taking Part in Project to Transform Medicaid

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
The University of Virginia Health System is taking part in a national project to transform Medicaid. This all comes as the commonwealth prepares to expand coverage to 400,000 more Virginians.

How Do You Make Education Research 'Accessible and Usable' for Teachers?

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
In the spirit of putting the educators at the center of education research, the nonprofit Jefferson Education Exchange and the Institute of Education Science — the independent research arm of the U.S. Department of Education — have joined forces to embark on a listening tour to understand if and how their current research strategy is missing the mark. Over the next few weeks, officials from JEX, which is based out of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, and IES are visiting Omaha, Neb. and Raleigh, N.C.

UVA Pres. Ryan Using Weekly Runs to Meet Students and Staff

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
(Video) University of Virginia President Jim Ryan is using exercise to get to know students and faculty members.

UVA School of Nursing Prepares Students to Help in Communities After Disasters

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
When disaster strikes, UVA’s School of Nursing wants to teach nurses how they can best help communities that are struggling to recover.

Expo at UVA Focuses on Forms of Sustainable Energy

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
An expo at UVA on Monday focused on forms of sustainable energy and the jobs it creates. The expo gave students a peek at careers with a focus on going green.

Just a photograph of a pair of eyes is enough to guilt someone into giving up their cash, study finds

Daily Progress - workitcville - 10 hours 43 sec ago
Research from UVA is the latest to find that people behave more charitably when they think they are being watched. A photograph of eyes can remind people they are in public and at risk of being judged for behaving kindly or badly.

Three things we learned about Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall in Saturday’s win over Miami

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
Every coach sees the idea of signature wins a little different. For Mendenhall, it’s about the players who have worked for it since spring practice and withstood the toils that come with summer workouts. “I stood in the tunnel watching the players and watching them come in,” he said. “My gratification comes from seeing them happy. That’s what I like.”

UMS Welcomes Syrian-American Rapper/Poet For Research Residency

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
The University Musical Society welcomes Syrian-American rapper and poet Omar Offendum as the 2018-19 UMS Education and Community Engagement Research Residency Artist. This research residency program, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to bring performing artists whose work engages with issues of social justice, public practice, or intercultural understanding to the University of Michigan campus.

She Supports Uber by Day, Black Professionals by Night

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
An even bigger challenge, she found, is promoting the Black professional community in San Francisco — a city where the African-American population has been steadily decreasing since 1970. Today, only one in 20 San Francisco residents is Black. Enter the Coalition of Black Excellence, the nonprofit Johnson is driving herself. A political science major at the University of Virginia, Johnson’s study-abroad experience in South Africa piqued her interest in foreign policy and international law. At the University of Pennsylvania Law School she found that litigating came naturally.

How A Viking Swimming With A Sheep Led to Climate Change Denial

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
Prof. Bruce Holsinger at the University of Virginia has recently shown just how this can work and what dramatic consequences it can have. His article "Thorkel Farserk Goes for a Swim: Climate Change, the Medieval Optimum, and the Perils of Amateurism," just published in a volume entitled “The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-First Century Perspectives,” tells a story about a 10th-century Viking and a modern scientist who read with too little skepticism, which has dramatic implications as we confront the recent UN report on climate change.

Mueller is everywhere, except the US midterms

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
The special counsel’s lack of public commentary also hardly makes for good campaign material, said Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics. “Mueller is the great sphinx so far,” Sabato said. “No one really knows what he’s thinking or how far his investigation has come. It’s hard to grab onto fog.” Sabato noted that even he has lost track of the Mueller probe — a good example of why the topic isn’t front and center with candidates or midterm voters.

Direct Primary Care: A Segue to Direct-to-Employer?

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
As direct-to-employer contracts gain steam between providers and large companies, should health systems be trying out direct primary care on their own workforce?   "I think every patient would like the kind of care that DPC promises. I know I would," says Carolyn Engelhard, associate professor of public health sciences and public policy at the University of Virginia.

Best of Last Week – New idea for fusion power plants, world's fastest camera and a link between diet and depression

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
In space news, a team with members from Cardiff University, NASA and the University of Virginia found that giant, jagged 'ice spikes' cover Jupiter's moon Europa – likely making things extremely difficult for any future landing craft. 

Toward Practical Heterostructures of 2-D Materials

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
The work reported by the Nanjing-ANU-Wisconsin team offers a nice win for the optoelectronic potential of 2-D semiconductor heterostructures. But how the inorganic part of those structures was made—laborious mechanical exfoliation of MoSe2 flakes—remains a problem for scaling such structures up to commercial use.

Gracie Charlottesville Teaches Self-Defense to UVA Sorority

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
(Video) Dozens of UVA sorority women are learning how to protect themselves against a potential assault. Instructors from Gracie Charlottesville demonstrated some serious self-defense moves during one of the sorority's meetings Sunday.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Prepares Students to Help After Disasters

Daily Progress - workitcville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:15
The UVA School of Nursing wants to teach nurses how they can help communities struggling to recover following a disaster, thanks to an $87,000 grant from the Jefferson Trust. A panelist from UVA Nursing and Bluefields, Nicaragua, spoke to nursing students and community members about climate change and how the Nicaragua community bounced back from a hurricane 20 years ago. The presentation was part of a series to share insights and lessons learned in disaster preparedness and recovery.

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