Tag: Germany

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Mark Warner on Trump-Putin meeting

Mark Warner comments following President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

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UVA sociologist on Germans’ changing memories of World War II

When UVA sociology professor Jeffrey K. Olick visited the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial a few years ago, he saw something unexpected.

You’re Not Alone: Lost memorials of my ancestors

Every Sunday, while I was living in Germany or on vacation, we went to my family’s cemetery plot. We picked weeds and watered the flowers and shrubbery.


Filtroil finds new international customers through State Export Program grant

Filtroil, a Richmond-based provider of industrial oil filtration products, signed multiple distributor agreements with customers.


Airbnb isn’t housin’ in Berlin

When it comes to the dispute between Airbnb and the Berlin government, it’s clear Airbnb isn’t housin’ anything.


McAuliffe announces new forest product exports to Germany

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced new export sales of Virginia forest products to Germany during a trade and marketing mission to several European countries.

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The unasked question: Why are they coming?

Almost none of the condemnation of refugees coming from the media or on social media is asks the ancillary question, “Why are they coming?”

Governor McAuliffe announces premiere of Point of Honor pilot on Amazon.com

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Thursday the premiere of the pilot episode of Point of Honor on Amazon.com. The series, filmed entirely in Virginia, follows a Virginia family and its courageous struggles during the Civil War.

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Robert Hurt: We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.

David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:

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UVA history professor explores origins of Nazi animus toward Jews

UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.

Expert on the Berlin Wall to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Hope M. Harrison, associate professor of history and international affairs at The George Washington University, will speak on “The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Historical Memory.”

Earth Talk: Sweden’s environmental leadership

It’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).

JMU field hockey shuts out American in home finale, 1-0

A goal in the ninth minute of play Wednesday night proved to be the difference in James Madison field hockey’s 1-0 win over American in the 2014 home finale at the JMU Field Hockey Complex.

Remembering Robert E. Lee: Historian focuses on military education of a civilian leader

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.

Book launch party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music

Staunton author Clifford Garstang, winner of the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction, will present his new book at a release party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music, at 6pm on Friday October 3.

UVA kicker Ian Frye knew father had suffered heart attack at BYU game

UVA kicker Ian Frye kicked a 46-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ 41-33 loss at BYU on Saturday knowing that his father, Mark, had suffered a heart attack.


The Holocaust Seventy Years On: What happens if we don’t write the history?

On Thursday, September 11, Dr. Charles W. Sydnor, Jr., will instruct an unusual class at the Virginia Historical Society. Dr. Sydnor is president and executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.

JMU field hockey wins season opener with Kent State, 4-3

Junior midfielder Saskia Chelmowski (Berlin, Germany/Gustav-Heinemann Oberschule) tallied a pair of solo goals to lead JMU field hockey to a 4-3 victory at Kent State in the 2014 season opener on Saturday.

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Augusta Health Cancer Services Bridge Fund: One man’s story

While cancer patients do need excellent clinical care, compassion and understanding—they may also need personalized help or assistance with anything that is a barrier to that care.

Earth Talk: Are fuel cell cars green?

Fuel cell cars have not caught on and skeptics wonder if they ever will. One big hurdle is that creating hydrogen fuel turns out to be highly inefficient compared to other readily available fuels.

USA vs. Germany in the World Cup at The Paramount

Back by popular demand, The Paramount will show the USA vs. Germany game of the World Cup on Thursday, June 26 at 12 pm. USA and Germany will face off at Arena Pernambuco, Recife.

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Jaime Frias named assistant for U.S. U-20 National Team

Virginia women’s soccer assistant Jaime Frias has been named an assistant coach with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team. He will serve on head coach Michelle French’s staff through the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August.

Good news: Being smarter doesn’t make you an evil genius

Just because you’re smarter doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a bossypants. This from a study by a Longwood University professor who found no evidence that smarter people are more likely to manipulate others, although obviously they could, being smarter and all.

Master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla to perform at Bridgewater College

Ustad Shafaat Khan, a world-renowned Indian master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

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Opera soars at JMU

While regional and state opera houses have been shutting their doors across the country, the opera program at James Madison University is standing strong. “The academic world will need to take on more responsibility for keeping those traditions going,” says Don Rierson, director of JMU Opera Theater.

Smithsonian curator to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. James Deutsch, curator and editor at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, will speak on “Magic on the Mall: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Cultural Diversity” on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

Blues headliner Tom Principato to appear at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway is stacking up blues headliners from across the USA. In September, it was Will Kimbrough,and in November it will be Tom Principato.

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Politics Notebook: Watch what you say!

The Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign released a statement from former Republican State Del. Katherine Waddell on remarks made by Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli last year at a forum suggesting that the U.S. will suffer God’s judgment over abortion.