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3 hrs ago | NBC29

Group Pushes for Nonpartisan Redistricting Committee in VA

Efforts are underway to make big changes in Virginia. One resolution being read at the Charlottesville City Council meeting Monday night looks to put a stop to what some say is unfair redistricting.

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7 hrs ago | Science Daily

Protein secrets of Ebola virus

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than 2000 lives, has highlighted the need for a deeper understanding of the molecular biology of the virus that could be critical in the development of vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat or prevent Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than 2000 lives, has highlighted the need for a deeper understanding of the molecular biology of the virus that could be critical in the development of vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat or prevent Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Molecular Biology

10 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Politics a family business for many U.S. candidates this year

Fighting for his political survival in a race that could swing majority control of the U.S. Senate, Arkansas Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor is leaning on a political asset no amount of campaign money can buy. David Pryor, the popular former Arkansas governor and senator, is meeting with voters across the state and has appeared in a campaign ad, touting a family brand his son hopes will lure voters in a state President Barack Obama lost by 24 points in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Nathan Deal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kentucky

10 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Police Investigate Missing UVA Student

Charlottesville, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating a missing person incident involving a University of Virginia student, Hannah Elizabeth Graham. Hannah is a white female and 18 years old.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

10 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

Charlottesville Police Search for Missing UVA Student

The Charlottesville Police Department announced Monday their investigation into a missing persons incident involving a University of Virginia student. Hannah Elizabeth Graham is an 18-year-old, white female.

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12 hrs ago | CNN

Where the middle class is most unequal

Loudoun, a wealthy county near Washington D.C., has four times the median income of Buchanan, a struggling county in the southwestern portion of the state. Home to Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun is one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia.

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Related Topix: Virginia

16 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Verbal and physical bullying decrease as children age but cyberbullying increases

As students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more, non-native English speakers are not bullied more often than native English speakers and bullying increases as students' transition from elementary to middle school. A study by a UC Riverside assistant professor found that as students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more.

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Related Topix: UC Riverside, Psychology, Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Health

18 hrs ago | Cavalier Daily

Prof. Turner presents faculty pay study to Board

The Board of Visitors' Committee on Diversity and Inclusion held its inaugural meeting Friday to discuss the results of a study on wages of female faculty at the University. "After controlling the influence of school, field, rank, years since highest degree and years at U.Va., the average salary of female faculty members at the University of Virginia is about 2.7 percent less than the average salary of a male faculty member," Turner said.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Freshnews

AANS and ASTRO Join Forces to Launch Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) Patient Registry

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society for Radiation Oncology are partnering to launch and support a national registry for stereotactic radiosurgery treatments. The SRS patient registry will define national patterns of care in radiosurgery, with an eye to improving health care outcomes, supporting informed decision making and potentially lowering the cost-of-care for patients.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Oncology, University of Colorado Denver

NBC29

UVA Girl Scout Brings Soccer Field to Scottsville

A student at the University of Virginia is making a world of difference for soccer enthusiasts in Scottsville, thanks to her hard work as a girl scout. 18 year old Porter Dickie is a third year at UVA and longtime Girl Scout member.

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Investopedia

Top 5 Campuses In The U.S.

Each year, numerous travel, college and architectural publications release their rankings of the top college towns and campuses. Here is an overview of five American campuses that tend to rank highly in the annual surveys.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Charlottesville, VA, University of Georgia

PhysOrg Weblog

New drug blocks gene driving cancer growth

In Nature , Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center describes a new drug, representative of a class of new drugs, that is active against a major driver of cancer metastasis. Credit: CU Cancer Center When active, the protein called Ral can drive tumor growth and metastasis in several human cancers including pancreatic, prostate, lung, colon and bladder.

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Related Topix: Yale University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

College Town

A soft opening of a property took place in the heart of downtown Worcester Sept. 2. Those who had reservations were happy with easy access to the grounds, valet parking and state-of-the-art amenities.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Assumption College

Business Journal

Carol Bernick

Portland lawyer Carol Bernick to be next CEO of the OSB Professional Liability Fund PORTLAND, OR -- The Oregon State Bar's Professional Liability Fund , the mandatory provider of primary malpractice coverage for Oregon lawyers, announces that Carol Bernick will become its chief executive officer effective Oct. 1, 2014. The PLF's board of directors selected Bernick after an extensive recruitment process, following the announced retirement of longtime CEO Ira Zarov.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement

Common Dreams

Middle East "Allies" Decline to Commit Forces, Resources Against ISIL

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. US Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting in Jedda with ten Middle Eastern foreign ministers produced a communique on Friday, but little more.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Muslim Brotherhood, US News, Liberal Political News

NBC29

UVA Administrators, Students Discuss Ways to Combat Sexual Misconduct

UVA President Teresa Sullivan, representatives from the Office of Student Affairs, and the General Council met Friday to brief the Board of Visitors on their plans. A panel of students from university groups also joined the discussion.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

NBC29

Move2Health Kicks off Healthy Eating Initiative

Representatives from ACAC and the University of Virginia baseball team, who are both sponsoring the initiative, hit the downtown mall Friday during the last Fridays After Five to get people involved in the program. They say the new push comes on the heels of their last successful effort.

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NBC29

Herring Speaks to UVA Students, Faculty about Political Issues in VA

Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring visited the University of Virginia to discuss major initiatives he wants to see in the commonwealth. The UVA Women, Gender and Sexuality program welcomed Herring to the podium in UVA's Newcomb Hall.

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NBC29

UVA Children's Hospital 'Vigilant' about Enterovirus D68

A respiratory illness sweeping through the country has many hospitals on high alert, including the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. So far no official cases of Enterovirus D68 are reported in Virginia.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

CBS Local

Experts: Obama's Broken Promises Could Hurt Democratic Hopefuls In 2016

President Barack Obama has made numerous promises to the American people, but hasn't quite followed through on all of them. Most recently he promised to take action on immigration at the end of the summer, but is now delaying it until the end of the year.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

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