Mar 30 12:35am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
It’s been nearly a week since the Republican plan to dramatically alter the Affordable Care Act died without a vote in the House of Representatives. It’s 84 weeks until the next national election, the 2018 midterm. So saying anything with confidence about how, if at all, the GOP’s failure to pass its American Health Care […]...
Mar 29 11:10pm TheSabre.com
Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett visited top point guard Elijah Weaver this week. The post Bennett Visits Top 2018 Point Guard Elijah Weaver appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 29 9:36pm
Students who graduate from UVA in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 will have a special feature on their graduation gowns. As part of the celebration marking UVA's bicentennial, each gown will have a commemorative zipper pull down featuring the bicentennial mark.
Mar 29 8:35pm
Biology major Nayla Labban and biomedical engineering major J.C. Panagides received prestigious Beckman Scholarships that will allow them to continue pursuing their research interests.
Mar 29 4:55pm TheSabre.com
The USTA hired Brian Boland as the Player Development Head of Men’s Tennis. The post Brian Boland To Leave Virginia For USTA Job appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 29 1:32pm TheSabre.com
Junior's versatility goes back to high school so it's not a surprising move. The post Juan Thornhill Makes Move To Safety At Virginia appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 29 8:14am Scholars— Lab
[Cross-posted to the Washington and Lee Digital Humanities Blog. He came to W&L to give a workshop through a Mellon-funded collaboration with the Scholars’ Lab. More information about this initiative can be found here.] I was invited by Brandon Walsh, the Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow at Washington and Lee and a former Scholars’ Lab Praxis fellow of…. Continue reading “The Long and Messy History of Privacy”.
Mar 28 9:36pm
(By UVA law student Erich Reimer) Colleges remain bound by the Constitution, despite often being nowadays oases away from the world at large. Even more so, colleges ought to be a place where all stakeholders on campus engage in dialogue and learn from one another. If colleges – and especially taxpayer-funded and publicly owned institutions – turn from forges of critical minds to mere assembly-line factories, then we have truly strayed far from the values of the Founders and of past generations of Americans. Colleges ought to be places where minds are opened, not closed.
Mar 28 9:07pm TheSabre.com
Bronco Mendenhall's second spring got started on Tuesday. The post Virginia Opens Spring Football Practice appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 28 8:35pm
Buoyed by a deep love of car design and an internship with Porsche, this member of UVA’s Class of 2017 is leaving behind a legacy: a newly re-energized solar car team.
Mar 28 2:30pm TheSabre.com
Photos from UVA's first practice of the spring. The post Virginia Football Photo Gallery: Spring Practice appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 28 1:15pm Pre-Comm Blog
If you’ve ever looked in a Commerce classroom, you’ll notice that the room is amphitheater-style and that everyone uses name tents. The classrooms are designed this way to be more conducive to classroom discussion—students can see each other’s faces and learn their names. Professors lecture just like in any other University class, but there is … Continue reading What Are Commerce Classes Like? →...
Mar 28 2:35am TheSabre.com
Coach Tony Bennett and staff have a busy spring and summer ahead. The post Notes: Important Offseason Underway For Virginia appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 27 8:41pm TheSabre.com
UVA claims wins on Saturday and Sunday. The post Sabre TV: Virginia Baseball Wins Series With Duke appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 27 8:36pm
Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston spoke to hundreds of people Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena for the third annual University of Virginia President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.
Mar 27 8:35pm
Neurologist Javier Provencio explains new advances UVA is making in the treatment of brain aneurysms and how our brain reacts and prioritizes certain stored information after an injury.
Mar 27 4:34pm TheSabre.com
Three players decided to leave the UVA program last week. The post Virginia Transfers Part Of Program’s Transition appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 26 8:35pm
Speaking before thousands at UVA’s John Paul Jones Arena, Bryan Cranston told stories from the hit show, offered advice for aspiring artists and reflected on the transformative power of the arts.
Mar 26 8:29pm TheSabre.com
Dual-threat QB Wyatt Rector gives Virginia its second commitment in the 2018 Class. The post Virginia Lands Commitment From Dual-Threat QB Wyatt Rector appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 24 11:56pm TheSabre.com
Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke with the media ahead of spring practice 2017. The post Virginia Football Enters Spring Hoping To Build Off Last Season appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 24 10:36pm
Michael Gilbert, a UVA law professor who teaches election law, said he was “doubtful” the actions described in Muhammad’s letter would constitute a crime. “This is not about influencing a decision he would make in his capacity as a public official; it’s about influencing his decision whether to run,” Gilbert said.
Mar 24 10:35pm
Astronomy department chair Michael Skrutskie has established his department as a leader in instrument design and deployment, enabling headline-grabbing discoveries in astronomy.
Mar 24 1:33pm Scholars— Lab
On Tuesday, March 20th the Praxis 2016-2017 Cohort was awarded first place for their project “Dash-Amerikan: Keeping up with Kardashian Media Ecologies” at the 2017 Huskey Research Exhibition, hosted by the University of Virgina Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. They will be presenting their findings again in early May. Until then, here is the abstract of…. Continue reading “Congratulations to the Praxis 2016-2017 Cohort”.
Mar 24 1:33pm Scholars— Lab
On Tuesday, March 20th the Praxis 2016-2017 Cohort was awarded first place for their project “Dash-Amerikan: Keeping up with Kardashian Media Ecologies” at the 2017 Huskey Research Exhibition, hosted by the University of Virgina Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. They will be presenting their findings again in early May. Until then, here is the abstract of…. Continue reading “Congratulations to the Praxis 2016-2017 Cohort!”.
Mar 24 10:29am TheSabre.com
London Perrantes represents the transition for UVA basketball from the wilderness of also rans to the oasis of contender... The post London Perrantes’ Final Ride appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 23 11:31pm TheSabre.com
Virginia football extended a handful of new offers this week. The post Football Recruiting Notes: Linemen, Receivers Among Latest Offers appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 23 9:36pm
In “’Tis the Season for Holiday Travel,” Momentum magazine quotes Dr. David E. Jones, a UVA assistant professor of neurology: “Jet lag can affect fatigue, appetite and concentration, and cause headaches or a feeling of malaise in anyone,” he writes. “And if you’re already dealing with MS fatigue, as up to 90 percent of people with MS are, it can be a compounding factor.”...
Mar 23 9:35pm
Work coming out of a new lab at UVA will use a custom, tablet-based program to help prisoners prepare for their release and help keep them on the right track once they rejoin the general population.
Mar 23 9:09pm TheSabre.com
Three players to leave the UVA basketball program. The post Darius Thompson To Transfer From Virginia appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 23 11:45am Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
My post about admission statistics hasn't changed much over the years, but I am so excited to share a big development over in The Office of Institutional Assessment. Every school has an office (the name usually has to do with institutional assessment or research) that publishes data about the school and answers surveys about statistics. I personally think UVA's assessment group has been one of the best around, maintaining clear, easy to digest data (with percentages already calculated, hooray!) about all facets of the University for years and years. Accessing Official Data from the Office of Institutional Assessment Our assessment team has recently migrated to presenting data using Tableau. Basically, instead of fixed charts showing years of data, you can now customize tables to show the data you wish to review. It's hard to explain, but you should take a look at the admission part of their website and play around a bit.I just created this chart about Fall 2016 applicants using residency and school of entry as my variables. Isn't this cool?Remember that the charts show you the results of an lengthy, elaborate review. They don't show you how we make decisions, but rather how our decisions correlate to different variables (just as the scattergrams your school just show correlation between decisions and testing a certain GPA).There's also a really interesting report on the results of the SERU 2016 survey, which stands for the Student Experience in the Research University. A consortium of peer schools administered this survey, so you might be able to access the SERU survey for other schools on your list. Of course, make sure to check the percentage of students who completed the survey at each institution. At UVA, 30\% filled it out, which I believe is a pretty good return rate for a survey.If you love data, the Assessment website is a treasure trove that you may enjoy exploring.Unofficial Data for this SeasonThese numbers are up to date as of yesterday, March 22, 2017. If you are a reporter, please contact the Media Relations team in the Office of University Communications for current, official information and all of your reporterly needs. :)Applications for Admission Total number of applications: 36,807 (32,377 last year)Total number of VA apps: 10,942Total number of OOS apps: 25,865We only count completed applications here. There are schools that incl...
Mar 23 2:35am
The U.S. government just added a bumblebee species to the endangered species list. UVA environmental scientist T’ai Roulston, who nearly three years ago sighted one of the last specimens of the bee in the east, provides insight.
Mar 23 12:30am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
On election night in November, exit polls provided the first insight into how different demographic groups voted. But months later, other richer data sets are being released, and they provide researchers with new information about the election and the voters that participated in it. One such tool is the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, which is […]...
Mar 22 10:05pm TheSabre.com
School announced the duo's transfer decisions Wednesday. The post Marial Shayok, Jarred Reuter To Transfer From Virginia appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 22 4:58pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
Admitted students can use this entry to talk. I imagine you might also want to join the UVA Class of 2021 Facebook group to chat with your future classmates. That group is just for students. Parents, you can check out the UVA Parents Page and the UVA Parents Facebook page.I'll have post about admission statistics in the coming days and you'll be getting an email with your personalized RSVP link for Days on the Lawn (admitted student open houses) soon. Below your letter are buttons to accept or decline your offer. If you accept, you will see a button to let you pay your tuition deposit online*. Orientation registration will open after April 1st and you'll get more information about that in the future.You have until May 1st to decide whether you'll be joining us in Charlottesville. If you decide to go elsewhere at some point in the coming weeks, I hope you'll decline the offer via your self-service page.Congratulations! We are so lucky to have you considering UVA!Image by Jen Fariello Photography*We have an e-check system for deposits. You'll type in the numbers on the bottom of a check. The system will take certain kinds of credit cards, but it's primarily an e-check system. Be sure to turn off your pop-up blocker when you go to pay the deposit!...
Mar 22 4:56pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
Students offered a spot on the waiting list can use this entry to talk.This is probably the toughest decision to get from a school. At UVA, the waiting list tends to be large because there are so many different segments to the population here (VA and OOS groups for each of the four schools and the one program that take first year students). At this point, we don't know where there will be openings in the class. We won't know how large the waiting list is until you all accept or decline your waiting list offers. Right now, you've been offered a spot on the list. You aren't actually on it until you reply using the response buttons in SIS (you have until May 1st to do this).Still, the numbers can change dramatically from year-to-year. We took 42 students off the waiting list in 2015 and made 402 waiting list offers the next year. For now, you need to look at your other options and think about which one feels right to you. Some of you will want to hold on and see what happens with the waiting list and others will want to fully invest themselves in another school. Either way, you need to submit a deposit somewhere by May 1st to ensure yourself a spot in a freshman class. If you are offered a spot in our class and you decide to accept it, you'll have to write to that other school and withdraw your name from the class (you may lose your deposit at that school). Just remember that you can't double deposit .Feel free chat here. You should have already seen the link to the waiting list FAQ page in your decision letter, which answers the most common questions (is the list ranked, what do I do now, what's the time line, etc.).We hope you find a peaceful place to think about your options...
Mar 22 4:55pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
Denied students can use this entry to talk.I know this is hard to handle and some of you might not have gotten a disappointing admission decision yet. I hope you all can look at your options and get excited about your other schools. If your immediate reaction is I'll transfer , don't let that plan keep you from getting involved in campus life at the school you choose. I think many students come to think of their next choice as home and can't imagine leaving it after a little while. Give yourself time to explore your options.Some students inquire about appealing their decision. We do not have an appeal process, so the denial is your final decision.Please be polite and respectful of others when posting.BTW, if you signed yourself up to read the blog by email and don't want the messages anymore, there's an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the page. ...
Mar 22 4:00pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
When online applications became the norm, most college admission officers and school counselors agreed to a best practice around the release of admission decisions. To avoid disrupting the school day and saving students from hours and hours of worry, it was decided that we would notify students of their decisions after the school day was over in our time zone, where most of our applicants live. This also let our staff work on fine tuning decisions throughout the work day.Most smart, resourceful applicants will look at the 10+ years of posts on this blog and zero in on the fact that we tend to finish our Regular Decision review in the last two weeks of March. Jack practicing his surprised look.So...it won't be much of a surprise that we're done with our review and we are releasing decisions tonight. Please keep reading. There's a lot of important info to go over.1. At some point tonight (this is handled by the tech people these days and I don't control the exact time), the View Decision link at the bottom of your SIS page will go to a decision letter. If you can't find your login info for the SIS, review the After You Submit section of the application instructions. A welcome mailing with info about next steps will come later for those who are admitted. Please do not open multiple windows or constantly hit refresh. Students have slowed SIS down to a crawl in the past by doing it. Use one window. Set a time tonight when you'll check and do something offline until then.2. The release is always exciting, but some of you aren't going to get the decision for which you hoped. I hope you'll focus on the college options you have instead of the ones you don't. I hope those of you who get offers will celebrate your success, but also be gracious around those who might not have gotten good news. 3. I will post blog entries where you can talk about the different decisions. I'll be back to work through any questions that are asked in the comments tomorrow. I trust you to be respectful of others in the comments. A lot of people on Grounds will be watching #UVA21 so they can welcome our newest Wahoos to the UVA community. We love seeing your reactions when we check that hashtag!Keep an eye on the UVA Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook accounts. There might be some nice messages!4. Please don't post personal information in the comments (contact...
Mar 22 5:35am
McGraw, who will speak Thursday during a Cyber Security Awareness Month event, moved from “the top floor of the ivory tower studying philosophy” to “knee-deep in the commercial software security mud.”...
Mar 21 3:36pm
Feinstein made mention of the “unprecedented treatment” of Merrick Garland, who was former President Obama’s nominee for Scalia’s seat. Garland was seen as a moderate candidate, chosen because he would not ruffle feathers on either side of the political aisle. However, he was denied even a hearing. Dr. Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at UVA’s Miller Center and a former judicial fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, said that no person with “a nomination has been denied a hearing, since hearings have been in place” in the 20th century. ...
Mar 21 12:35pm
The MBA/Master of Science in Data Science will combine Darden’s top-ranked business education with in-depth computer science and analytics courses, equipping graduates for a business climate increasingly saturated with data.
Mar 21 12:18pm TheSabre.com
UVA MBB's Tony Bennett discussed a variety of topics in the final Coach's Corner show of the season. The post Tony Bennett Talks Nichols, Redshirts, & More On ‘Coach’s Corner’ Finale appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 21 12:16pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
Just when you start to get really, really drained from reading season, the overlap season begins and saves the day. Days on the Lawn brought several hundred admitted students to Grounds over the last few days. These events are supposed to help admitted students, but they wind up giving us an infusion of energy that will carry us through the final days of the process. DOTLs also remind us that a careful, thoughtful review of every application is so important. There are wonderful people behind each application we consider.When I refer to overlap season, I mean a time when we are interacting with several different groups of students. We are working with our admitted EA students, RD applicants, transfers (their application deadline was March 1), and juniors visiting us during spring break. I know our Regular Decision students are eagerly waiting for updates. As always, we will release decisions when we finalize all decisions. We promise decisions will be available on April 1st, but you all know that we will post them earlier, if possible. Keep an eye on one of my accounts (the blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) for updates. By the way, the photos in today's post are from yesterday's DOTL. The first image is from the morning welcome at the Rotunda and the rest are from the student social in the afternoon. The social is students only, but I took Jack over to meet some of our visitors.
Mar 20 2:36pm
Florida seems to have emerged as postseason nemesis No. 1 for a Virginia basketball team that seldom has looked as vulnerable as it did Saturday night. “I probably made some mistakes in this game,” Bennett said. “I’ve got to go back to the drawing board and figure out where we can tighten things up and be better.”...
Mar 20 11:17am TheSabre.com
UVA-bound guard/forward and San Antonio (TX) native Marco Anthony will enroll on Grounds this June. The post High School Career Over, Marco Anthony Now Focuses On Start Of UVA Career appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 19 1:01am TheSabre.com
Cavaliers struggle to score in round of 32 exit. The post Florida Flies Past Virginia To End Hoos’ NCAA Tournament appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 18 2:13pm TheSabre.com
UVA took off during London Perrantes' career. The post Through Many Roles, London Perrantes Has Starred At Virginia appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 18 12:35pm
Virginia guard London Perrantes was practically begging to get back into Thursday’s game against UNC Wilmington. He left with just more than five minutes remaining after being shaken up in a scrum for a loose ball. This could’ve easily been Perrantes’ final college game, so he sacrificed his body whenever he could – including in this moment, when he clutched his elbow a few times before getting the green light to go back in. By the time Perrantes returned, he wouldn’t be denied in a 76-71 win over the feisty Seahawks in a first-round NCAA East Region game.
Mar 18 12:35pm
A new website compiling the opinions, publications and speeches of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s career on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is launching just in time for hearings on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Mar 17 6:13pm TheSabre.com
Mamadi Diakite, Kyle Guy, and Ty Jerome played in their first NCAA Tournament game. The post UVA Freshmen Enjoy First Taste Of March Madness appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 17 4:00pm TheSabre.com
Adjustments, isolation, and more from the Hoos' win. The post Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: UNCW appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 17 12:35pm
Over spring break, students in UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce visited startups and tech giants – including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pixar and Airbnb – on both sides of the Atlantic.
Mar 17 8:21am Scholars— Lab
This week, the Praxis cohort heard from Brandon Butler, UVA’s Director of Information Policy, who gave a fascinating talk on the evolution of copyright law and the meaning of intellectual property. He covered the U.S. Constitution’s intellectual property clause, the rolling boundaries of public domain, and the shift from monetary value to cultural value as…. Continue reading “Fair Use, DH, and the Kardashians”.
Mar 17 1:05am TheSabre.com
Isaiah Wilkins managed only 5 minutes in the win. The post NCAA Tournament Notes: Perrantes’ Overcomes Brief Exit appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 16 7:45pm TheSabre.com
Virginia's experienced guards helped the Hoos advance in March Madness. The post Virginia Basketball Quick Take: Devon Hall appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 16 6:29pm TheSabre.com
Hoos erase 15-point deficit to advance in NCAA Tournament. The post Virginia Scraps Plans, Rallies Past UNC Wilmington appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 16 12:36pm
The 30-year-old comic started doing improv comedy in college at the University of Virginia as a founding member of the campus group Amuse Bouche before moving to New York City, where she performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade. ...
Mar 16 12:35pm
As president of the Black Student Alliance, Miller has worked quietly to provide stability within the organization and establish lasting structures. She plans to bring that pragmatic approach to her work on the Board of Visitors.
Mar 16 10:00am Scholars— Lab
[Cross-posted to the Washington and Lee Digital Humanities Blog] I was recently invited to give a guest lecture in Caleb Dance’s Classics Course (“Blasts from the Classical Past: In Consideration of the Ancient Canon”) at Washington and Lee University as part of their Mellon Foundation Grant for Digital Humanities, which provides support for research, workshops,…. Continue reading “If You Want to Master Something, Teach it: Digital Humanities and the ‘Aha!’ Moment”.
Mar 16 12:35am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
Democrats have a path to winning a House majority next year, but that possibility is highly dependent on variables over which they have effectively no control. That’s the takeaway from our initial ratings of 2018’s House races, a list that is heavy on Republicans who start this cycle only mildly endangered. Historically, the president’s party […]...