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College Football Playoff: It worked

Ohio State wasn’t even supposed to be in the College Football Playoff. Remember that bit of controversy? The Buckeyes jumped TCU and Baylor after blasting Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game, and the Big 12 wanted a congressional investigation.


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ACC Power Rankings: Deeper than we’d thought

Going into the start of ACC play last weekend, it looked like it was really a tale of two conferences: Duke, UVA and Louisville in the one, and everybody else in the other.


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UVA vice president Thomas Skalak named senior official of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle, officials announced Monday. The appointment is effective Feb. 1.


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UVA cell biologist to lead Microsoft founder’s $100 million cell science institute

UVA cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of a new $100 million institute created by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells.


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Herring joins inaugural group of Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows on education policy

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellowship.


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VCU Brandcenter presents TECH+Toys

The VCU Brandcenter launches its TECH+ series with TECH+Toys, an open house and exhibit where the school’s master’s degree candidates will demonstrate the relationship between creativity, design and technology by making and sharing toys.


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UVA donors propel Blue Ridge Scholarships, financial-aid endowment

In just nine months, a new scholarship program for promising UVA students with financial need has attracted support exceeding its challenge grant requirement.


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Absence of critical law threatens Virginia’s kids at risk for trafficking

Virginia is the only state in the nation that lacks a law against human trafficking for sexual exploitation, a crime that impacts an estimated 100,000 U.S. children each year.


Game Notes: JMU football on the road at Charlotte

After an off week, JMU football returns to action on the road, traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Charlotte 49ers.


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#3 UVA women’s soccer wins at Louisville, 2-1

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team was victorious in its first-ever trip to Louisville, downing the Cardinals 2-1 Sunday at Lynn Stadium. The Cavaliers rallied from down an early goal to improve to 14-1 (6-1 ACC), while the Cardinals (6-7-2) fall to 2-3-2 in their inaugural ACC season.


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Shenandoah Valley Tech Council announces Tech on the Wharf in Staunton

The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council announces its first “Tech on the Wharf” in Staunton, Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5-7pm.


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State Fair of Virginia local music lineup

The charismatic Peppas of VCU and the inaugural Latin Music Festival are two of many highlights that will grace the Taste The Local stage at the Triple Crown Amphitheater during the 2014 State Fair of Virginia.


Shenandoah National Park selects Sandy Long for Artist-in-Residence program

Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce Pennsylvania-based photographer Sandy Long, as the artist selected for the Park’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence program.


Lauren Ross named inaugural curator of VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University announced it has appointed Lauren Ross as curator of the new Institute for Contemporary Art, opening in 2016.


Northam attends Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission meeting

Today Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam attended the inaugural meeting of the Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.


UVA tennis star Elbaba falls to Loeb in American Collegiate Invitational Final

UVA tennis All-American Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) was defeated by North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb 7-5, 6-1 in the singles final at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Saturday (Sept. 6).


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UVA tennis star Elbaba advances to final at American Collegiate Invitational

UVA tennis All-American Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) advanced to the singles final at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Friday (Sept. 5) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.


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UVA tennis stars Elbaba and Collins advance to semifinals at American Collegiate Invitational

UVA tennis All-Americans Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) advanced to the singles semifinals at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Thursday (Sept. 4) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.


Waynesboro Public Library presents Library Squares

In the style of Hollywood Squares, contestants at the inaugural Waynesboro Public Library version of Library Squares faced off for glory and prizes. The contestants included Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and AFP Vice President Crystal Graham.


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Governor McAuliffe launches inaugural #DatathonChallenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the first ever Commonwealth #DatathonChallenge, a competition pitting teams from Virginia agencies against one another as they create new applications that streamline government, better serve citizens, and jumpstart business opportunities.


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Chapter closing for Staunton Creative Community Fund first loan client

Charlie Cubbage became the newly formed Staunton Creative Community Fund’s first loan client in June of 2008. He was looking to expand Charlie’s Tool Repair which had grown slowly over the years even before becoming a stand-alone business in 1994.


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ACC returns To Big Monday platform for 2014-15

As announced by ESPN today, the network will again showcase Atlantic Coast Conference basketball during the 2014-15 season as part of its weekly Big Monday presented by Verizon platform.


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UVA participating in College Colors Day Spirit Cup Competition

As part of the 10th annual College Colors Day celebration, the University of Virginia is participating in the Spirit Cup competition and is asking for participation from its fans.


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Redskins announce ticket lottery for Fan Appreciation Day

In response to a record number of Training Camp fan invitation registrations, the Washington Redskins announced today a ticket lottery will be conducted for Fan Appreciation Day on Aug. 2 and the Washington Redskins-New England Patriots joint practice sessions on Aug. 4-6.


Ryan Harrison added to Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic

The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has announced that rising pro tennis star Ryan Harrison will replace Tommy Haas, who has had to withdraw due to a recent shoulder