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1 hr ago | The Alternative Press

First Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival to be Held in West Orange August 2

The Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival will be held on Saturday, July 2, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Seton Hall Prep's Athletic Field, 700 Prospect Avenue, in West Orange.


Related Topix: West Orange, NJ, Livingston, NJ

6 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Inside That 'Game of Thrones' College Course at UVA

University of Virginia rising senior Thomas O'Neil first heard that his school was offering a "Game of Thrones" course this past spring.


Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television

10 hrs ago | Switched

Being Cool In Middle School May Not Be Good For Your Future

Researchers from the University of Virginia looked at the life outcomes for those who were considered popular in middle school -- those who were more likely to engage in adult behaviors at a young age -- and found they were less likely to have healthy relationships 10 years later or to have found success.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Kids

14 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Girl Ambushed By 7 Cops For Carrying Water Wins $212k From Va. Taxpayers

The state of Virginia will spend $212,500 in taxpayer funds to settle a $40 million lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Daly, the University of Virginia student who spent a night and much of the next day in jail after seven cunningly plain-clothed agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Control division ambushed her for the crime of purchasing bottled water.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Conservative Political News

18 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Body Central Corp. Appoints Three New Directors

Body Central Corp. is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors and the appointment of three new directors effective July 31, 2014.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Canada, Retail, Apparel, Charming Shoppes, Mathematics, Science, University of Pennsylvania

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Weekly Packet

Pulitzer Prize winning historian to speak in Castine

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor will deliver the sixth annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture in Castine on Tuesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. in the Delano Auditorium on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy.


Related Topix: Castine, ME, Maine Maritime Academy


Abortion clinics: Drawing the line

Massachusetts has replaced its 35-foot abortion clinic "buffer zone" with a new law intended to withstand Supreme Court scrutiny.


Related Topix: Abortion, Madison, WI, Deval Patrick, US Governors


Research reveals pervasive implicit hierarchies for race, religion, and age

As much as social equality is advocated in the United States, a new study suggests that besides evaluating their own race and religion most favorably, people share implicit hierarchies for racial, religious, and age groups that may be different from their conscious, explicit attitudes and values.



Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

An anonymous reader writes "University of Virginia grad student Thomas Talhelm was living in Beijing on a Fulbright Scholarship during the winter of 2012-13, when air pollution was so bad scientists likened it to a nuclear winter.


ABC News

Virginia, Student Settle Lawsuit Over Arrest

The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer.


Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

USA Today

Amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites in North America

Amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites in North America From Pennsylvania to Puerto Rico, these are places we can explore, understand and learn from the past.


Related Topix: Caribbean Travel, Travel, Puerto Rico Travel, Canada, World News, Charlottesville, VA, Anthropology, Archaeology, Science

Medical News

Study reveals impact of new onset postoperative AFib on patient mortality rates

New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation occurs in one-out-of-five heart surgery patients and is associated with an increased risk of additional complications, including double the risk of death, according to a study in the August 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery .


Related Topix: Thoracic Surgery, Medicine, Health

Deseret News

In our opinion: Federal contracting executive order needs provisions protecting religious freedom

With a recent executive order, President Obama prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in federal contracting.


Related Topix: George Bush, W., Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The record Online

a Bazaar Performancea series will present bassoon recital

Bassoonist Elizabeth Roberts and pianist Lise Keiter will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 2, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.


Related Topix: Irvington, VA, University of Missouri, Symphony, Arts, University of Southern California


UVA Grad Hopes to Adopt Child she Met on Missionary Trip

A University of Virginia graduate has been on a mission in part of Africa and now, her work has led to trying make a big difference in the life of one little girl from Uganda.


Related Topix: Malaria, Medicine, Health


Chamber to Hold 2014 Jobs Action Agenda Summit in September

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is convening the 2014 Jobs Action Agenda Summit, on Tuesday, September 9th, at the Jefferson School City Center to help bring better focus and action plans that assist job creation and retention.


Related Topix: Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Newport News, VA

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

UVA Releases New Demographic Profiles Of Virginia

The University of Virginia has released a new report that highlights the diversity of the Commonwealth.


DFW Catholic

Working-class marriage rate hurt by weak church efforts

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 08:02 am .- A "national retreat" from marriage could worsen social divides between the married and unmarried and plummeting rates are partly due to religious groups failing to reach the working class, says one scholar.


Related Topix: Wedding


UVA Miller Center Offers New Resources Related to Richard Nixon's Resignation

History buffs can now dig deeper into the events surrounding President Richard Nixon's resignation with new resources from the University of Virginia's Miller Center.



Jonathan, Tambuwal, Okonjo-Iweala, others condole with El Rufai over son's death

A buja - President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, over the death of his son, Hamza.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, College of the Atlantic,