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“Most of this money went out to different states over the last year or so – they’ve been using that money basically to build exchanges,” Scheppach said. “I don’t think there’s anything in this [bill] that’s going to help or hurt exchanges.” read more »

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Congratulations to the following Batten faculty and alumni presenting at the annual APPAM Research Conference November 7-9, 2013: Jennifer Doleac: The Visible Hand: Race and Online Market Outcomes, Saturday, November 9, 2013 : 3:50 PM read more »

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The Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes faculty members across the University who have selflessly endeavored to instill in their students the virtues of scholarship and love of learning. This year’s recipients are: read more »

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Batten hosted the Founders Fair on Saturday, September 28 in the McIntire Amphitheater on Grounds at U.Va. as part of the annual Tomtoberfest. We had a great time and can't wait to see everyone at TomTomFoundersFest this April! read more »

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Jim Savage is the 2013 recipient of the Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarly achievement in the field of public budgeting and finance. The award comes from the Associate for Budgeting and Financial Management, the largest section of the American Society for Public Administration, which publishes Public Administration Review. read more »

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In the wake of a number of deadly mass shootings — including most recently at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. — University of Virginia law professor Richard Bonnie is serving as part of a consortium of mental and public health experts who are attempting to establish risk-based policies to curb gun violence.  read more »

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Join the Batten admissions team for an evening information sessiong about our Master of Public Policy and BA in Public Policy and Leadership degree programs. This evening session will include a student panel with representatives from both degree programs to answer your questions. There will be another evening information session with student panel on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30pm in the Great Hall. read more »

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Schloss, Spencer, "Implementing a Green Economy in Least-Developed Countries The Challenges of Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfers within the TRIPS Agreement" (2013). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. Paper 1638. http://digitalcollections.sit.edu/isp_collection/1638 read more »

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By understanding the urgent—important conflict, we hope to be better able to predict the forces that will promote the choice of important over urgent goals. In the long run, this may allow leaders of institutions to design incentive systems (and social systems) that promote important-goal pursuit, help professionals achieve their personally preferred balance of important-versus-urgent choices, and increase the likelihood that people facing traumatic events (e.g., severe illness) will emerge with purpose. read more »

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The last several decades have seen a significant rise in the number of women gaining access to political institutions in the United States. Since the early 1970s women have increased their numbers in Congress by more than sixfold, and now hold 18 percent of the seats in the House and 20 percent of the seats in the Senate. While still far short of parity, the increase in female representation has spurred many questions about what differences, if any, exist between male and female legislators. read more »

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