The Summit Foundation Supports the Strategic Growth of the Biophilic Cities Network

Since its launch in 2013, Biophilic Cities' network of partner cities has grown to include seventeen partner cities committed to embracing the aspiration of planning and designing cities with abundant and accessible nature. Over the next two years, it is anticipated that the network will continue to rapidly grow towards the vision of a deeply connected network of cities working in concert to implement a shared vision for biophilic cities within the diverse and unique cultures and environments of the partner cities. 

Introducing Suds Tirumala

Darden School

Sudershan Tirumala, fondly referred to as Suds, leads Darden’s India initiatives and is based in Mumbai. Suds works collaboratively with departments across the Darden enterprise on strategic priorities in India and the region to advance Darden’s impact and engagement in this critical part of the world. Prior to working with Darden, Suds led efforts in India and Southeast Asia for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. 

UVA Post-Doc at Heart of Canadian Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights

Global Affairs

Gillian “Gill” Frank was in high spirits Friday afternoon, after the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in his favor in a years-long suit against a law that forbade expatriates like himself from voting. “I am feeling celebratory and vindicated,” he said, “and I’m delighted that I have my right to vote back. And I’m thrilled that over a million other Canadians now have the right to vote, should they so choose.”

Drawing, Dracula and More Highlights from UVA's J-Term Courses

University at Large

Spring classes don’t resume until Jan. 14, but many UVA students are already hard at work. Currently, more than 1,000 UVA students are enrolled in January term courses, including 627 studying in the U.S. and 377 studying internationally. The term runs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 12.

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.