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Released: 2-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
U.Va. Experts on Hong Kong Protests Can Comment on U.S.-China Relations, Role of Language, Culture, Social Media, Technology
University of Virginia

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have occupied downtown Hong Kong since Sept. 28, calling for the local chief executive’s resignation. The University of Virginia has several experts who can comment on different aspects of the situation.

Released: 8-Aug-2014 9:40 AM EDT
U.Va. Professor Invited to Present to UN on Mental Health of Youth
University of Virginia

Catherine Bradshaw, professor of education and associate dean at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, will present a report addressing mental health problems in youth to the United Nations on Aug. 12 as part of the U.N.’s annual International Youth Day observance.

Released: 15-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Engineering Graduate Uses Big Data to Seek Insights to Bicycle Travel Flow
University of Virginia

Bicycling enthusiast and civil and environmental engineer Alec Gosse studies traffic data to seek infrastructure compatible with bicycles.

Released: 14-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT
Tipsheet: On Shakespeare’s 450th, U.Va. Faculty, Students Offer Views on the Bard
University of Virginia

William Shakespeare is such a studied and celebrated writer that it might seem there could be nothing more to examine about his work. But scholars are still hard at it as Shakespeare’s 450th birthday approaches on April 23.

Released: 20-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST
Tip Sheet: University of Virginia Professor Can Comment on Ukraine Unrest; Reporters Invited to Feb. 21 Discussion on Topic
University of Virginia

Hours after a truce was declared between Ukrainian government forces and opposition protesters on Wednesday, fighting broke out once again this morning in the streets around Kiev’s Independence Square. According to the latest news reports, at least 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured since the protests ignited Tuesday, the result of opposition lawmakers failing to push through constitutional changes that would have limited Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s powers.

Released: 9-Sep-2013 3:20 PM EDT
U.Va. Tip Sheet UPDATED: The Situation in Syria
University of Virginia

Should the U.S. pursue a military strike on Syria? Some believe Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime must be punished for its suspected use of chemical weapons Aug. 21 in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. Others feel that the U.S. is not the world’s police and should not get involved in Syria’s civil conflict.

Released: 5-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT
U.Va. Tip Sheet: The Situation in Syria
University of Virginia

Should the U.S. pursue a military strike on Syria? Some believe Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime must be punished for its suspected use of chemical weapons Aug. 21 in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. Others feel that the U.S. is not the world’s police and should not get involved in Syria’s civil conflict.

Released: 25-Jun-2013 1:10 PM EDT
U.Va.’s John Mason Available for Comment on Nelson Mandela’s Impact
University of Virginia

For reporters and editors seeking authoritative commentary on South Africa.

Released: 19-Mar-2013 12:05 PM EDT
Tipsheet: Why Is the U.S. Stock Market Performing So Well?
University of Virginia

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high Thursday. Is the surge odd given that the federal government’s forced spending cuts are now a reality? Is it due to other world markets not rebounding quickly? Will the drop in the market that has occurred Friday and Monday continue, or will February data on housing starts and building permits, expected to be released today, counter that trajectory? And what can those with a 401(k) or extra cash to invest expect in the weeks and months ahead?

Released: 27-Feb-2013 1:45 PM EST
Tip Sheet: U.Va. Experts Weigh In on Sequestration from Policy, Education and Business Standpoints
University of Virginia

Unless Congress acts by this Friday, “a series of automatic cuts – called the sequester – will take effect that threaten hundreds of thousands of middle-class jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform,” according to a White House report issued Sunday. Many Republican lawmakers, on the other hand, say President Obama and the Democrats are overstating the likely impact of the sequester.

Newswise: U.Va. Tolstoy Expert Available to Discuss New Film Release of “Anna Karenina”
Released: 24-Oct-2012 10:35 AM EDT
U.Va. Tolstoy Expert Available to Discuss New Film Release of “Anna Karenina”
University of Virginia

“Anna Karenina,” directed by Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, opens Nov. 16 in U.S. theaters. Andrew Kaufman, an internationally recognized Leo Tolstoy expert who teaches Russian literature at the University of Virginia, is available to comment on Tolstoy and the characters and times about which he wrote.

Released: 25-Jun-2012 1:30 PM EDT
University of Virginia Experts on Health Care Reform
University of Virginia

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule as early as today on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The decision on President Obama's signature legislative accomplishment comes a little more than four months before the November election. This tip sheet offers University of Virginia experts who can comment on the issue and the court's ruling from a variety of standpoints.

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Released: 30-Mar-2012 5:00 PM EDT
U.Va. Expert Available to Comment on College Students' Health Issues
University of Virginia

Dr. James Turner, executive director of U.Va. Student Health and past president of the American College Health Association, is available for interviews on college students' health issues, from the flu to vaccines to depression.

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Released: 29-Feb-2012 3:55 PM EST
U.Va. Russia Expert Available To Discuss Russia's March 4 Elections
University of Virginia

Allen Lynch, a University of Virginia politics professor, is the author of the new book, "Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft." His other books include "How Russia Is Not Ruled" and "Does Russia Have a Democratic Future?"

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Released: 13-Feb-2012 4:00 PM EST
George Washington at 280: We Still Don't Get Him
University of Virginia

Since George Washington's death on Dec. 14, 1799, Americans have struggled to establish his place in the national consciousness, says Edward Lengel, editor of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia.

Released: 20-Dec-2011 4:45 PM EST
Miller Center Fellow Can Comment on N. Korea Transition
University of Virginia

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, a 2011-12 fellow at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, is available for interviews about the transition of leadership in North Korea from Kim Jong Il to his son, Kim Jong Un.

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Released: 28-Nov-2011 8:00 AM EST
Timely Cyber-Monday Tips from Internet Security Analyst
University of Virginia

With the continued growth of online shopping and this year's "Cyber Monday," a University of Virginia expert is available to help your audience or readers keep their computers, their identities and their credit cards safe.

Released: 14-Nov-2011 3:50 PM EST
Professors Who Can Comment on Health Care Reform
University of Virginia

The Supreme Court announced today that it will hear a challenge to the health care reform law. U.Va. experts can comment on this issue.

Newswise: Law and Medical Education Professor Can Discuss Child Abuse Reporting Laws
Released: 10-Nov-2011 11:15 AM EST
Law and Medical Education Professor Can Discuss Child Abuse Reporting Laws
University of Virginia

University of Virginia law professor Thomas Hafemeister is available to comment on laws regarding child abuse, including states' requirements in reporting abuse and government support structures designed to help detect and respond to abuse.

Released: 20-Oct-2011 12:30 PM EDT
U.Va. Faculty Experts Available to Discuss Law of Corporate Personhood in View of 'Occupy Wall Street,' Struggling Economy
University of Virginia

The spread of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement to cities across the country has led to a national discussion on the role of corporations and brought the term "corporate personhood" to the fore in recent weeks.

Released: 7-Oct-2011 12:30 PM EDT
Pancreatic Cancer Expert at University of Virginia
University of Virginia

In light of Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Job's death from complications of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cancer expert, researcher and innovator Kimberly Kelly, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, can discuss this disease and its complications, which affects one in 72 people in the U.S.

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Released: 28-Sep-2011 4:50 PM EDT
U.Va. Expert Warns of 'Spear-Phishing'
University of Virginia

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Karen McDowell, an information security analyst at the University of Virginia, is available for interviews about cybersecurity in general and about "spear-phishing" in particular.

Released: 3-May-2011 2:45 PM EDT
National Security Law Experts at U.Va. Confirm Killing of bin Laden Was Legal
University of Virginia

The targeting of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was consistent with the U.N. charter and U.S. law and not an illegal assassination as some critics have argued, two national security law experts affirmed.

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Released: 9-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EST
Expert Available: Taking Another Look at 'Huck Finn'
University of Virginia

University of Virginia English professor Stephen Railton's new edition of "Huck Funn" focuses on "the specific issue that has been so inseparable from the novel in its public life for the last 25 or 30 years – the issue about whether it's racist or not."

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Released: 10-Feb-2011 12:25 PM EST
Our Struggle to Understand George Washington
University of Virginia

Edward G. Lengel, editor-in-chief of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia, is available for commentary about the Father of Our Country, whose 279th birthday will be observed Feb. 22. Lengel is the author of "Inventing George Washington: America's Founder in Myth and Memory," published Jan. 18 by Harper.

Released: 1-Feb-2011 11:50 AM EST
Professor Quandt Available to Discuss Turmoil in Egypt
University of Virginia

In light of current events in Egypt, the University of Virginia offers the following expert for comment: William Quandt, Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, College of Arts & Sciences.

Newswise: Expert Commentary on Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Released: 16-Dec-2010 7:00 AM EST
Expert Commentary on Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
University of Virginia

University of Virginia engineering professor is available to comment on the report of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which is being released Thursday.

Newswise: When Cyberbullies are Home for the Holidays
Released: 13-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
When Cyberbullies are Home for the Holidays
University of Virginia

Psychologists Joseph and Claudia Allen burst five myths we hold about teenagers and suggest simple ways to raise young people who are both empathetic and mature.

Released: 29-Nov-2010 2:15 PM EST
Shopping Online? U.Va. Expert Has Advice on Internet and Computer Security
University of Virginia

Tipsheet: Shopping Online? With the continued growth of online shopping, and today's "Cyber Monday," Karen McDowell of the University of Virginia is available to help your audience or readers keep their computers, their identities and their credit cards safe.

Released: 29-Nov-2010 1:35 PM EST
Shopping Online? U.Va. Expert Has Cybersecurity Tips
University of Virginia

Tipsheet: Expert can advise readers and audiences on keeping their credit cards, computers and identities safe while cyber-shopping this holiday season.

Released: 11-Oct-2010 10:55 AM EDT
October is National Bullying Prevention Month; U.Va.'s Cornell, Sheras Can Comment
University of Virginia

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Sadly, given the highly publicized suicides of four students in recent weeks, attributed at least partially to bullying, raising awareness about such abuse couldn't come at a better time. Two experts at the University of Virginia can comment and offer suggestions to alleviate the problem. They are Curry School Education professors Dewey Cornell and Peter Sheras.

Released: 30-Aug-2010 9:00 AM EDT
Is C. diff the New 'Superbug'? U.Va. Expert Is Available for Interviews
University of Virginia

Dr. William A. Petri Jr. of the University of Virginia is an authority on Clostridium difficile, a tenacious bacterium that causes half a million infections a year.

Released: 7-May-2010 2:15 PM EDT
Nursing Professor Available to Discuss Intimate Partner Violence
University of Virginia

Karen Laughon, an expert in intimate partner violence and risk factors for intimate partner homicide and safety planning, Laughon has focused her practice and research on issues of intimate partner violence and its impact on women and children.

Released: 12-Apr-2010 11:15 AM EDT
Corrosion Expert Available for Interviews on Chinese Drywall
University of Virginia

John R. Scully , an internationally recognized corrosion expert, presented failure analysis reports on plumbing and wiring affected by Chinese drywall and testified about the case in the U.S. District Court in New Orleans.

Released: 9-Feb-2010 8:55 AM EST
Toyota Recall Helps U.S. Carmakers Only in Short Term, Says Expert On Global Political Economy
University of Virginia

Toyota's recent recalls of almost 8 million vehicles worldwide, most for defective accelerator pedals linked to sudden acceleration, has put a dent in the company's reputation.

Released: 4-Feb-2010 9:00 AM EST
Tipsheet: U.Va. Experts on Iran
University of Virginia

Globally-recognized experts at U.Va. available to discuss Iranian turmoil

Released: 27-Jan-2010 5:00 PM EST
U.Va. Experts Who Can Comment on President Obama's State of the Union Address
University of Virginia

President Barack Obama is expected to focus on job creation, helping the middle class, fighting the deficit and health care reform in his State of the Union Address tonight, to begin at 9 p.m. E.T. Here are U.Va. experts in those fields.

Newswise: Health Policy Experts at the University of Virginia
Released: 4-Dec-2009 1:00 PM EST
Health Policy Experts at the University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Six health policy experts at the University of Virginia are available for interviews.

Released: 23-Oct-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Professor and Poet Makes Holiday Book Recommendations
University of Virginia

Recommendations from Lisa Russ Spaar, a University of Virginia English professor and award-winning poet.

Released: 14-Aug-2009 12:25 PM EDT
U.Va. Expert on Women and Politics in Iran
University of Virginia

Farzaneh Milani, a professor of Persian literature and women's studies at the University of Virginia, is author of "Veils and Words: The Emerging Voices of Iranian Women Writers," and co-translator of the poetry volume, "A Cup of Sin: Selected Poems," by Simin Behbahani, Iran's most celebrated living poet. Milani and collaborator Kaveh Safa's translation of Behbahani's poems won the 2008 Lois Roth Prize for Literary Translation from Persian.

Newswise: Law Professors Available for Expert Commentary on Sotomayor Hearing
Released: 10-Jul-2009 4:00 PM EDT
Law Professors Available for Expert Commentary on Sotomayor Hearing
University of Virginia

Tip sheet of University of Virginia professors available to comment on confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Released: 4-May-2009 11:00 AM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss Souter's Replacement
University of Virginia

Two University of Virginia law professors, experts on the Supreme Court and the Constitution, are available to discuss likely successors to David Souter and how the court may change.

Released: 22-Apr-2009 3:00 PM EDT
Cognitive Scientist Daniel Willingham Helps Teachers Understand Why Students Don't Like School
University of Virginia

"If you ask 100 high school students if they like to learn new things, almost all of them will tell you they like to learn," said Daniel Willingham, a University of Virginia cognitive psychologist. "But if you ask those same students if they like school, many of them will tell you they don't." He addresses these issues in a new book, "Why Don't Students like School?," in which he explains how the mind works "“ and what it means for the classroom.

Newswise: Globally-Recognized Expert on Iran and Iranian Revolution Available
Released: 10-Mar-2009 4:20 PM EDT
Globally-Recognized Expert on Iran and Iranian Revolution Available
University of Virginia

Ruhi Ramazani, the "dean of Iranian foreign policy studies in the United States," is available for interviews regarding current Iranian affairs and the 30th anniversary of the revolution. He will deliver the keynote March 23 at a conference on Iran to be held at U.Va.

Released: 9-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST
Resources and Experts on the American Presidency and Inauguration
University of Virginia

The University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs offers online resources related to the American presidency that are an inauguration reporter's dream come true.

Released: 29-Dec-2008 8:00 PM EST
Tip Sheet: Experts Available to Discuss Latest Israel/Hamas Attacks
University of Virginia

Tipsheet on current conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has escalated to the bombing of Gaza.

Released: 19-Dec-2008 11:50 AM EST
Miller Center Offers Nixon/Deep Throat Tapes, Transcripts, Expert
University of Virginia

The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia has a repository of presidential tapes and transcripts featuring Nixon and Haldeman discussing Mark Felts.

Released: 16-Dec-2008 11:40 AM EST
Education Dean Pianta Can Comment on Obama Education Secretary Pick, to be Announced Today
University of Virginia

Robert Pianta, dean of the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, is available to comment on Obama's nomination today of Chicago schools executive Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education.

Released: 5-Dec-2008 5:25 PM EST
Tip Sheet: Experts Available to Discuss Aftermath of the Recent Mumbai Terror Incidents in and Relations Between India and Pakistan
University of Virginia

Tip Sheet: University of Virginia experts available to discuss aftermath of the recent Mumbai terror Iincidents in and relations between India and Pakistan.

Released: 2-Dec-2008 4:00 PM EST
Tip Sheet: University of Virginia Experts on the Financial Crisis
University of Virginia

BusinessWeek judges the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce to be in a "virtual dead heat" with University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School as the best undergraduate business school in the country. U.Va.'s separate graduate business school, the Darden School of Business, is also highly ranked. Together they have more than a dozen faculty who are regularly featured in national and international media discussing the financial crisis, from problems with the bailout strategy to global capital flows and America's low savings rate, to lessons from past financial crises.


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