Did You Spot the UVA Connections in Saturday's Royal Wedding?

On Saturday morning, Britain’s Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle in a royal wedding that captivated an audience of millions with its extraordinary blend of traditional ceremony and modern sensibility. Amid it all, a trained Wahoo eye could have spotted at least two University of Virginia connections: one in the crowd and one in the text of the sermon itself.

Around the World with DWCs: T. Hoang Le (MBA '18) on Four Global Experiences to Uganda, Cuba, Israel, and Ghana

Darden School

Recent graduate T. Hoang Le (MBA ’18) attended Darden as an international student from Vietnam. She moved to the U.S. when she was 16 and proceeded to attend Bryn Mawr College where she graduated with a degree in Mathematics in 2013. Before coming to Darden, T. helped companies in the technology, telecom, and media (TMT) space optimize their data science strategies. 

In Memoriam: John D. Bonvillian, Who Developed a Simplified Sign Language

University at Large

John Bonvillian, a pioneer in the field of augmentative and alternative communication who retired from the University of Virginia’s psychology department in 2015, died May 8 in Charlottesville. He joined the faculty in 1978 and also had an appointment in the interdisciplinary linguistics program. Bonvillian, 69, was a developmental psycholinguist who worked for years on developing a simplified sign language that non-speaking children with disabilities, including autism, could easily learn. 

Class of 2018: For Kids and Grownups Alike, Nursing Grad Emily Sun's an Advocate

Nursing School

If Emily Sun’s pockets are full of goodies to distract and delight small fry (from Paw Patrol and superhero stickers to “freezie spray” for a quick numbing before inserting IVs), her head is also a treasure trove of kidstuff. Lyrics to “Frozen” songs. Ana and Else references. Maybe even a ukulele song or two. But Sun, who on Sunday will receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Virginia, also knows that pediatric nursing has as much to do with parents as it does with youngsters.

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In My Room: Artists Paint the Interior 1950-Now

Come to The Fralin Museum of Art from May 18, 2018 to September 30, 2018 to see landscape painting. Landscape painting was first seen in the Minoan frescoes of Crete around 1500 B.C. and artists continue to paint indoor spaces throughout the 20th century for various reasons. Click here to learn more about the exhibit.