Exchange Students at U.Va. Prepare for a Bittersweet End

As University students begin the process of studying for and taking a plethora of finals these next two weeks, there are some students preparing for an additional reality — saying their final goodbyes to a life in Charlottesville they have spent five months forming and now must leave behind. This semester, this group is composed of 60 exchange students, who came from college and universities around the world to learn from our professors and experience American culture but now must prepare to go back to their home universities as their semester-long exchange draws to a close. 

UVA Trio Earn Schwarzman Scholarships, The 'Chinese Rhodes'

University at Large

Three University of Virginia students will pursue master’s degrees in global affairs, concentrating on public policy, at China’s Tsinghua University next year as Schwarzman Scholars. Campbell Haynes of Nashville, a third-year law student; Ankita Satpathy of Monroe Township, New Jersey, a politics honors major focusing on foreign affairs and minoring in history; and Varun Sharma of Jersey City, New Jersey, concentrating on finance and information technology in the McIntire School of Commerce, were named Monday as 2019 Schwarzman Scholars. 

Q&A: Bush Adviser Philip Zelikow Shares Memories of Late President

Global Affairs

Philip Zelikow learned the art of statecraft in President George H.W. Bush’s White House. Like many around the country, Zelikow – now the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at UVA’s Miller Center – is remembering the late president fondly this week. Bush died Friday at age 94, and his state funeral services are currently being held in Washington.

Darden South Asia Society Lights Up Darden for Diwali Celebration

Darden School

Darden community members attended a Diwali celebration at Darden on Saturday, 10 November, hosted by the Darden South Asia Society (DSAS). Diwali is a holiday, also known as the festival of lights, which honors the triumph of good over evil and is celebrated by South Asians around the world through unique cultural traditions. At this year’s Diwali celebration, DSAS showcased several of these traditions.

In the Spotlight

Beyond Dreamings: A Symposium on the State of Indigenous Australian Art

In 1988, the exhibition Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia (Asia Society Galleries, New York) catapulted Indigenous Australian art onto the world stage. Come to the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library from Thursday, February 28 and Friday March 1 for the Symposium. Click here and here for more information.