Accolade: New Greatest-Worth Information Says UVA ‘Price Your Cash’

The program of University of Virginia and one of the 150 organizations selected to participate in the first edition of the new college textbook, “Colleges Worth Your Money.”

According to media reports, each college history has more than 75 points, including accredited statistics, interest rates and rebates, information about going to school, where students study for a job and a job, and much more.

“With high prices and long-term competition, college graduates can no longer afford to consider factors such as cost, employment, and [return on investment] in choosing a school, ”reporters said.

The authors of the book are Andrew Belasco, CEO of College Transitions, a training company; Dave Bergman, co-founder of College-Transitions; and Michael Trivette, former senior education superintendent.

The series is the latest in a series of national highways highlighting the importance of UVA training.

The Princeton Review recently listed UVA as number 12 among “Best Value Colleges,” which focuses on refunds and combines organizational information with student research, and number 7 in “Best Value Colleges Without Aid,” which seeks to reimburse students. who do not receive financial assistance. In August, Money Magazine was installed on UVA the second most valuable university in the world and No. 6 in all schools, public and private.

English Professor Joins Long Line of Best Teachers in the Cambridge Series

Rita Felski, John Stewart Bryan Professor of English, presents Clark Lectures in English Literature at Trinity College Cambridge over the next few weeks.

This was presented by well-known writers, scholars and critics of the 20th century, including TS Eliot, Leslie Stephen (father of Virginia Woolf; Woolf refused to be invited), EM Forster, Toni Morrison, Tom Stoppard, Richard Rorty, Adrienne Rich, Seamus Heaney, Rowan Williams (former Bishop of Canterbury), historian Carlo Ginzburg, and the founders of English literature as part of early 20th-century reading: FR Leavis, William Empson and IA Richards.

Felski, also a professor of Neils Bohr at the University of Southern Denmark, has presented four lectures, all of them through a videoconference. Thursday, his name was “Remix.” On March 4, they will discuss “Recognition: Back to Reims.” On March 11, its title is “On Revealing: Robert Walser. He concludes March 18 with” On Resonance: Stoner and Theory. “

Johnson to lead the Society of American Astronomical Society

Professor of Astronomy Kelsey Johnson he is selling each other’s leadership.

Earlier this month, Johnson was elected President of the American Astronomical Society, with 7,700 members, from the summer, following two years as president of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, which expires in 2021.

Johnson’s appointment to lead the AAS comes after years of working for 122-year-olds. He has been a senior member of the Board of Trustees since 2017 and heads the Code of Ethics Task Force. He is also a member of the Strategic Assembly and Strategic Plan Policy, Outreach, and the News Release Subcommittee.

Johnson led the president on the platform calling for diversity between members and community leadership.

“A major health indicator is the large number of our members,” he wrote in a successful statement. “It is important for AAS to be inclusive and participatory in our work of ‘promoting and sharing human knowledge of the universe.’ Obviously, we must do better. ”

Johnson also advocated for “scientific writing and advocacy among policy makers and the general public.” He is currently leading Dark Dark Children Shine program, which brings astronomy programs to elementary school students.

At UVA, he is also the director of the Echols Scholar program.

Student Law Student Wins Swanson Award

Nirajé Medley-Bacon, a second-grader in Law School, is the recipient of this year’s Gregory H. Swanson Prize, UVA and the first black student of Law School. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated courage, resilience and commitment to doing justice in the community.

Medley-Bacon received the award on January 29 as part of the UVA’s Community MLK Celebration event, hosted by Law School online.

“When I do things [with the Black Law Students Association or at the Law School] … I just do it because I find it interesting or I see it as an important job, ”he said. “To let you know that my friends, as well as professors and other members of the School of Law, recognize me, because of my good manners, it was very good for me, and I’m proud of it, know that I encourage others too.”

At UVA Law, Medley-Bacon serves as the chair of the Black Law Students Association and the experimental group (formerly the National Black Law Student Association Mid-Atlantic regional quarterfinalist), on the committee of The Journal of Law & Politics and as a Peer Advocate. In November, he was elected to represent the President of the Council of UVA-Community Partnerships, formed in 2019 by UVA President Jim Ryan.

The Swanson Award, presented in 2018 at a ceremony to commemorate Swanson’s time at UVA, should recognize students who have the qualities they had. Swanson attended UVA Law in the 1950-51 academic year as an LL.M. a student who has won a court case sponsored by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Receiving Trio Receives NEH Funds

The three leading members are among the recipients of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced in December. The fund supports 213 humanitarian projects in 44 countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Marlene Daut, A professor of African studies abroad at the Carter G. Woodson Institute and Program in American Studies, received a $ 60,000 NEH Fellowship for his work, “Awakening the Ashes: An Intellectual History of Haiti,” allowing him to continue research and write intelligent history in Haiti from 1804 to 1950.

Professor of History Andrew Kahrl received a $ 30,000 NEH Fellowship for his work, “The Power to Destroy: The Hidden History of Competitiveness and Taxation in America,” which allowed him to explore and write a leading book and digital map on property taxes and competition from Reconstruction through post-financial crisis in 2008.

Ariana Maki, a research scientist in the Department of Religious Studies, received $ 60,000 NEH-Mellon Fsocis for Digital Publication for “Digital Biography: Teaching the Life of the Buddha Using Literature and Art,” a 17th-century archeological study and documentation at Jonang Puntsokling, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, for the work of Life of the Buddha.

UVA Health Dedicated to Reduce COVID-19 Disease in Long-Term Care

UVA Health receives a professional award for its collaborative work on the prevention of COVID-19 in temporary care and reducing maternal mortality.

UVA Health’s Geriatric Engagement and Resource Integration for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities program, also known as GERI-PaL, was nominated for second at the 2020 Health Quality Innovators of the Year Awards.

GERI-PaL brings together experts from within UVA and the rest of the world through telehealth technology to manage COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, which worldwide are at risk of the epidemic due to the many challenges facing residents.

“I am very proud to see the efforts of our entire team and our long-term care facilities and our community members,” said UVA Health physician Dr. Laurie R. Archbald-Pannone, chief physician of the program. “This is a good example of health workers here in the Charlottesville area who are working hard to care for patients with COVID-19.”

As part of the program, long-term care facilities can work with UVA infectious disease specialists to develop effective prevention strategies; meet with various UVA specialists in nursing, geriatrics and pulmonology to receive the latest guidance of COVID-19 through Project ECHO; access to individual patient counseling and transfer to hospital if necessary; having volunteer medical students who call on residents to reduce isolation; and regularly consult with a contact nurse to determine the needs of each facility.

A study paper on the spread of the two sites under the GERI-PaL group showed fewer deaths – 12% and 19% – compared with 28% of deaths in Washington-based care centers.

3 Alumni A Law To Be Honored For Doing Government

Three Law alumni students – Elizabeth Epps (Group 2011), professor Toby Heytens (Group 2000) and Epulo Nicole Russo (Class of 2011) – honored on Saturday for their humanitarian work at the fifth annual Shaping Justice conference.

Heytens received the most prestigious Justice Justice Award. He is on vacation from law school to become a senior lawyer in Virginia.

Epps and Russo receive the Shaping Justice Rising Star Awards. Epps established and regulated the Colorado Freedom Fund, and Russo is a U.S. Assistant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Exploitation & Human Trafficking Unit, where he works as a Project Safe Childhood Coordinator in the District of Columbia.

In 2018, Epps established the Colorado Freedom Fund, a prison removal fund that works to end the closure of assets through lawsuits, laws and direct action. The Colorado Freedom Fund paid more than 1,000 Coladadas and released them before his death. He also works for the Smart Justice organization at ACLU in Colorado. In both cases, they have participated in the Colorado legislature, which promotes international justice.

He received the 2020 Fraud Award from the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center.

“The work of those who create our own solutions is important,” Epps said, “and I appreciate their recognition.”

Heytens first joined the organization in 2006 and then reunited in 2010 after three years working for the Office of the US Solicitor General and litigating six cases in the US Supreme Court. He was appointed Attorney General in 2018.

He successfully represented the Commonwealth of Virginia in a verbal dispute in the US Supreme Court at Virginia Uranium Inc. v. Warren, and Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, both of whom were sentenced on the same day in 2019.

He and his co-authors won the National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court award in 2020 in a short-lived election filed by Trump v. Vance, as well as the 2019 brief for Bethune-Hill.

Russo is a U.S. attorney general at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, in the Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation Section and is a Project Safe Childhood Coordinator in the state. Prior to joining DC, he served as Human Trafficking Coordinator and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, as well as Deputy General Crimes Unit, US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Michigan.

“Events such as the Shaping Justice conference remind us of the need to persevere in these difficult times, to fight the good fight, and to change anger, hatred and anger with commitment, commitment and hope for the future,” Russo said.

A classmate of 2011 classmate Jessica Vormwald, a Lynchburg-based public relations lawyer, recognized Russo’s success in prosecuting trafficking and child abuse cases, as well as being an outspoken lawyer.

“Apple’s commitment, dedication, kindness, integrity, compassion and professionalism will help April continue to transform any career in the future,” Vormwald said in a statement.

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