Cavalier Daily: U.Va. scientists create biomedical database analyzing the structure of COVID-19 proteins

Cavalier Daily: U.Va. scientists create biomedical database analyzing the structure of COVID-19 proteins. “University scientists at the Minor Lab have created a database to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 virus in hopes of giving the biomedical community trusted structural information about the virus’s components. The team hopes this website will help scientists, as well as the broader research community, find and use accurate information about the virus and is actively looking for collaborators.”

Washington Post: U-Va. calls students back for fall, with assigned sinks, social distancing and other precautions

Washington Post: U-Va. calls students back for fall, with assigned sinks, social distancing and other precautions. “Wear masks. Keep your distance. Now comes another edict: Use your assigned sink. Students heading to college in the fall know they will face unprecedented pandemic rules meant to safeguard the campus from the spread of the novel coronavirus. Among them is this one spelled out by the University of Virginia on Wednesday: Those who live in residence halls ‘will be assigned to specific sinks, stalls and showers.'”

UVA Today: UVA Art Museums Get Creative With Online Offerings Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

UVA Today: UVA Art Museums Get Creative With Online Offerings Amid Covid-19 Restrictions. “Instead of exhibition galleries filled with students and community members, live tours for classes and faculty and all sorts of workshops and events, staff at The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection were suddenly looking at museums full of amazing art, with no one to enjoy it. And so they got busy, doing what artists and art lovers do best: getting creative…. Now, with a few clicks on the museums’ websites and social media accounts, you can access a wide variety of art, from a video tour weaving through 112 intricately carved memorial poles created by Aboriginal Australian artists to talks and tutorials with museum staff, student docents and guest artists.”

The Washington Post: 4 million cards. 4,000 drawers. And a whole lot of paper cuts. A coalition of book lovers rushes to save U-Va.’s card catalogue.

The Washington Post: 4 million cards. 4,000 drawers. And a whole lot of paper cuts. A coalition of book lovers rushes to save U-Va.’s card catalogue.. “They’d just finished setting up projectors to create a replica of the planetarium Thomas Jefferson had envisioned spanning the University of Virginia’s Rotunda dome when Neal Curtis and Sam Lemley stopped. They looked at each other. And they decided they had to come up with a plan — immediately They walked into the school’s Alderman Library and promised they wouldn’t leave that night until they had found a way to save the old card catalogue.”

University of Virginia: UVA Launches New Resource Site To Serve Autism Community

University of Virginia: UVA Launches New Resource Site To Serve Autism Community. “The open-source online platform, Autism DRIVE (Data System for Research Integration, Visualization and Exchange), houses a registry of upcoming, ongoing and completed research studies taking place at UVA…. Autism DRIVE also includes a directory of more than 900 resources relevant to autism from across Virginia. The resources are carefully curated to serve families and adults with autism, as well as professionals serving individuals and families with autism.”

Cavalier Daily: Mapping Cville Project launches crowdsourcing phase to create map of housing discrimination origins

Cavalier Daily: Mapping Cville Project launches crowdsourcing phase to create map of housing discrimination origins . “The project aims to develop an interactive digital map of past and present inequities in Charlottesville, and its first layer will show housing discrimination origins by plotting every deed in the City that contains a racially restrictive covenant — clauses within property deeds that restricted the sale of properties to only white residents and often explicitly prohibited sales to African-Americans.”

UVA Today: Miller Center Announces Barack Obama Oral History Project

UVA Today: Miller Center Announces Barack Obama Oral History Project. “The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, home to the nation’s longest-running nonpartisan presidential oral history program, announced today that it has begun work on its next major project: a comprehensive oral history of the Barack Obama administration.”

University of Virginia: UVA Library, UVA Press Partner To Make Original Scholarship Freely Available

University of Virginia: UVA Library, UVA Press Partner To Make Original Scholarship Freely Available. “Students and parents often and understandably object to the high cost of textbooks, and colleges and universities also incur high costs to make academic research in scholarly journals available to students and faculty alike. It’s a problem that affects everyone – students, researchers and scholars, the colleges and universities where they work, and the public who often have no easy access to the latest studies. A new partnership at the University of Virginia aims to solve these problems and to make new knowledge more readily available – and free.”

University of Virginia: UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

University of Virginia: UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. “The University of Virginia (UVA) Library has launched a project to advance The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. UVA Library’s collaboration with the HistoryMakers, as well as with Carnegie Mellon University, is funded by a two-year $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the University of Virginia. This effort will help to ensure that The HistoryMakers Digital Archive becomes a canonical research tool in the academic community.”

UVA Today: You’ll Want To Check Out This New Prediction Tool Before The Midterm Elections

UVA Today: You’ll Want To Check Out This New Prediction Tool Before The Midterm Elections. “As November’s 2018 midterm elections near, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics has rolled out a new forecasting tool to help Americans track and predict congressional and gubernatorial races in all 50 states and address polling concerns raised by the 2016 presidential election. The center, founded and directed by University Professor of Politics Larry J. Sabato, partnered with the nonpartisan public opinion research firm Ipsos to launch the 2018 Political Atlas on Tuesday.”

University of Virginia: You Can Help Put Julian Bond’s Papers In An Online Archive

University of Virginia: You Can Help Put Julian Bond’s Papers In An Online Archive. “Civil rights icon Julian Bond fought for social justice and equality from the time he co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 until his death in 2015. In between those years he served in the Georgia legislature, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, served as chairman of the NAACP, engaged in political activism on various fronts – and taught more than 5,000 students as a University of Virginia professor. Now the University is embarking on a project to make his remarkable collection of documents accessible to the world through a crowdsourced transcription effort. #TranscribeBond is the first stage in the ultimate production of an online, digital edition.”

University of Virginia: Mapping The Modern Death Sentence

University of Virginia: Mapping The Modern Death Sentence. “Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Law have collaborated on a new website that uses a data-driven, interactive map to illustrate the rapid decline of the issuance of the death sentence in the United States since 1991.”

To Russia With Love: UVA Research Team Creates One-of-a-kind Database (UVA Today)

UVA Today: To Russia With Love: UVA Research Team Creates One-of-a-kind Database. “With the U.S. State Department seeking its assistance, the pressure was on a team of University of Virginia researchers to complete a one-of-a-kind project that could help save lives – and potentially improve relations between the U.S. and Russia. After combing through more than 8,000 scientific articles, the team – led by Dr. Scott Heysell, an associate professor of medicine for infectious diseases and international health – has put the finishing touches on what they believe is the only geo-located database of HIV research conducted in Russia and former Soviet Union countries.” I could not find a link to the database in the article, so I e-mailed one of the team members, Dr. Rebecca Dillingham. She was very kind and sent me the link:
https://uvalibrary.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=48b5afa8655146298c4d8323fe14dbe8 .

University of Virginia: New National Initiative Connects Researchers with Entrepreneurs to put Ed Tech to the Test

University of Virginia: New National Initiative Connects Researchers with Entrepreneurs to put Ed Tech to the Test. “The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Jefferson Education Accelerator (JEA) today announced a joint venture to develop the nation’s first-ever comprehensive database of education researchers…. The National Education Researcher Database (NERD) aims to bring transparency to the supply side of education innovation by cataloging all education researchers in the country, centralizing information about them in an easily navigable and freely available database.” NERD. Heh. The database will launch “later this year.”

UVA School of Law Launches Neil Gorsuch Project

From the University of Virginia School of Law: Gorsuch Project Launched. “Hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court are scheduled to begin March 20 and interest in the nominee’s judicial record is high. To assist researchers, we’re proud to announce the launch of the Neil Gorsuch Project, a website that assembles all of Gorsuch’s written opinions, as well as concurrences and dissents he either wrote or joined as a judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lists of published articles and speeches by Gorsuch are also included.”