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 2:36am
Jobs in the health care sector have become more complex, which require more experienced staff, and an MBA is a way to fill that need, says Jeff McNish, assistant dean of career development at UVA’s Darden School of Business. The pressure to maintain or manage costs through business practices has become more important than ever and the MBA is in greater demand than ever before. ...
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 […]...
Mar 15 7:03pm TheSabre.com
Virginia faces UNC Wilmington on Thursday in Orlando. The post NCAA Tournament Notes: Smiles, Texts, And More appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 15 5:38pm TheSabre.com
Contrasting styles have the same goal: make opponents uncomfortable. The post Virginia, UNC Wilmington Will Try To Test Each Other’s Defense appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 15 4:13pm TheSabre.com
Virginia forward has started only once in last five games. The post Isaiah Wilkins’ Status Likely Game-Time Decision For Virginia appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 15 2:58pm TheSabre.com
Hoos have faced VCU, George Mason, JMU, and others on the road in his tenure. The post Tony Bennett Always Willing To Play Mid-Major Road Games appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 15 2:54pm Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
I was going to write about a totally different topic today, but a colleague told me that cards with the Class of 2021 logo just arrived and I had to post a picture!The UVA Alumni Association creates a unique logo for each incoming class. In recent years, they've sent us stickers to give out at Days on the Lawn (DOTL). It's always funny to hear the staff members who are alumni talk about their logo and what they think of the newest one. At least one person in our office is jealous that the Class of 2021 has the Rotunda in their logo. Here are the logos of a few past classes. There are even more in my InstaStories, if you want to take a longer walk down memory lane. I personally remember thinking that the Class of 2014's logo was super modern and cutting edge. It seems so silly now!On your first day as a student at UVA, you'll see your logo and the logos of the other classes on banners at the Opening Convocation.Wahoowa, Professor West!On your last day as a student at UVA, one of your classmates (or you!) will lead the class down the Lawn for Final Exercises. *tears*Between those two days, you'll see your logo pop up pretty regularly online and in person. The fact that we have a Class of 2021 logo means it's almost time to shift from admitting the class to meeting the class. We are still hard at work, but rest assured that as soon as we are done with our review, we'll release decisions. As always, I'll post here and on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook when I have news.Hang in there, future Hoos!...
Mar 15 2:10pm Scholars— Lab
What is topic modeling? Topic modeling is type of statistical model that sorts through a large corpus of writing through language processing algorithms with the purpose of discovering the broad topics under discussion by grouping together words frequently used in tandem. This method has been used in the past by scholars working on distant reading,…. Continue reading “Topic Modeling Twitter”.
Mar 15 12:35pm
Jerry Stenger, director of the state climatology office at the University of Virginia, said he believes the Shenandoah Valley snowfall will be on the high end of the range, meaning it could be 6 inches or more. If there is a silver lining to the storm, it is that the precipitation is badly needed. Stenger said February was a dry and warm month, and said there are a lot of concerns about the lack of rainfall as the growing season starts.
Mar 15 12:35pm
Choose from expressive Cavmen, UVA pennants and virtual “We Are Number One” foam fingers to hype your texts during March Madness.
Mar 15 11:03am TheSabre.com
Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall lost two promising linebackers this week. The post Virginia Defense Youth Movement Impacted By Recent Transfers appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 14 9:40pm TheSabre.com
Virginia opens the 2017 NCAA Tournament against the Seahawks. The post Virginia Basketball Double Bonus: UNC Wilmington Peek appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 14 9:36am
(By William Antholis, the director and CEO of UVA’s Miller Center) Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said it best: We are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust and the president’s allegations today demand the thorough and dispassionate attention of serious patriots.” He was responding to President Trump’s accusation that former President Obama wiretapped him directly.
Mar 14 9:35am
As Charlottesville hunkers down for a potentially record-breaking snowfall this weekend, UVA Today takes a look back of some of the largest storms on Grounds.
Mar 13 11:34pm TheSabre.com
Isaiah Wilkins' status remains unclear. The post NCAA Tournament Notes: Hoos Used To Upset Picks appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 13 10:44pm TheSabre.com
Virginia hosted Louisa sophomore LB Brandon Smith and a top 2018 QB target on Monday. The post Virginia Football Recruiting Notes: Cavs Host QB, LB Targets appeared first on TheSabre.com.
Mar 13 4:26pm Hoo Stories: A UVa Student Blog
One common question I tend to get as a student is this: What do you like to do for fun in Charlottesville? Usually many people who visit might think that they are limited to things on grounds provided by the university. However, I find that some of the funnest things to do to bide my time are around the city of Charlottesville!Here are a few of my favorite spots/things to do:The Downtown MallSo in downtown Charlottesville there is a big strip of shops, restaurants, and other interesting places that you can walk through, being especially nice when its warm.Around here some examples of things to do are: go to an ice skating rink, go watch a hockey game, go to the Jefferson Theatre and watch a movie or any performers that may be performing a concert, go eat in one of the many restaurants, etc. etc. etc. I personally love to walk around here in the Fall and Spring time.Carter's MountainSo...
Mar 13 11:35am
The UVA men’s basketball team will look to make a deep run in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, starting with Thursday’s first-round matchup against high-scoring UNC-Wilmington in Orlando, Florida.
Mar 13 9:00am Scholars— Lab
*Cross-posted on the Washington and Lee DH Blog* Toward the beginning of the semester, I was contacted by Brandon Walsh, a UVA alumnus and the current Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow at Washington and Lee. As part of his fellowship, Brandon has been pairing UVA DH folks with professors at Washington and Lee; the initiative is…. Continue reading ““Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee”.
Mar 12 11:33pm TheSabre.com
Virginia gets another chance to dance. The post Fourth Straight Invitation A Reminder Of UVA’s Growth appeared first on TheSabre.com.