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What is Clinical Science?

Written by: Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D., Emory University, and Bethany A. Teachman, Ph.D., Professor, University of Virginia Department of Psychology Clinical science is grounded in the belief that a scientific approach should guide the many roles of a clinical psychologist, including providing psychotherapy, conducting assessments, and conducting research, teaching, mentoring, consulting, or program evaluation. One need […]

1968: Ball of Confusion

Written by Larry Sabato, Director, UVA Center for Politics Reposted with permission from Sabato’s Crystal Ball The UVA Center for Politics’ latest documentary, Ball of Confusion, has begun airing on PBS stations across the nation this week. Check your local listings to see when it’s playing in your area, and click on the image below […]

Republicans 2016: Where the Race Stands Now

By: Larry J. Sabato, Director, University of Virginia’s Center for Politics,  Kyle Kondik & Geoffrey Skelley Reposted with permission from Sabato’s Crystal Ball Listen to Larry Sabato’s October 31, 2015 More Than the Score lecture here.   The third Republican presidential debate, held in Colorado on Wednesday night, was an odd, disjointed affair. The moderators […]

South’s Oldest Rivalry Needs a Jumpstart

By Kevin Edds “No jokes, no flattery, no sympathy. This is a serious business.” These were the words spoken by U.Va. President Edwin Alderman to a crowd of supporters at a “football mass meeting”—or pep rally—in 1924.  The scene was the precursor to the U.Va.-UNC football game, a rivalry that was born in 1892.  That […]

The Future of Drone Warfare

Source: Harvard Law School, Harvard National Security Journal August 13, 2013 (Join us for More Than The Score on September 27, 2014 as Fred Hitz speaks on “What to do About Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency?”) By Frederick P. Hitz, Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia School of Law; Senior Lecturer, Frank Batten School of Leadership […]

The Power of Pause

By Dorrie K. Fontaine, Dean of the School of Nursing (adapted from Dean Fontaine’s Convocation address, JPJ Arena, Sept. 28, 2013) Many of us certainly recall Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” – a 1938 play about two families experiencing life’s many junctures — birth, marriage, work, death – in fictitious Grover’s Corners, an imaginary turn-of-the-century New […]

Can Compassion and Empathy Be Learned?

by Dorrie K. Fontaine The Daily Progress Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:15 am Can compassion be taught? It’s a question asked by parents, educators and employers, by anyone who watches or reads the news, listens to school bus taunts, or pays attention to politics. But more importantly, it’s a poignant query from patients caught up […]

Rose Kennedy: Mother of Camelot

Barbara A. Perry Senior Fellow UVA’s Miller Center Presidential Oral History Program You could almost narrate a century of United States history through Rose Kennedy’s captivating biography.  Her nearly 104 years in the political limelight spanned almost half of the American republic’s own life. Eulogized by Life magazine as “part nun, part enchantress, part ward […]

Protein tweak may trigger Alzheimer’s

Unusual version of disease-linked amyloid-beta slows destruction in mouse brains By Laura Sanders Web edition : Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 Scientists have caught tiny amounts of a strangely shaped protein — a relative of a well-known suspect in Alzheimer’s disease —spreading destruction throughout the brains of mice. If a similar process happens in the […]

Alzheimer’s breaks the first law of neuronal safety—stay out of the cell cycle

News from The American Society for Cell Biology 52nd Annual Meeting San Francisco, California December 15–19, 2012 by George S. Bloom, University of Virginia, Department of Biology The loss of neurons in the brain is what causes the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A typical patient loses ~30% of the neurons responsible for memory […]