The Darden Center for Global Initiatives recently hosted MBA students and faculty from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) for an International Partner Program. The cohort from SUFE – comprised of 30 MBA students and two faculty – attended lectures, participated in workshops, visited organizations and engaged in cultural activities in both Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. from 9-13 July.
Four members of the University of Virginia women’s soccer program will represent the United States this fall at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday. Laurel Ivory of Surfside, Fla., Zoe Morse of East Lansing, Mich., Alexa Spaanstra of Brighton, Mich. and Taryn Torres of Frisco, Texas were all selected to compete for the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team. The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup begins on Monday, August 5, and runs through Friday, August 24.
When Gaurav Giri returned to his native country, Nepal, two summers ago to get married, he should have been walking on air. Instead, he was getting sick from it. Had the air in Nepal always been this difficult to breathe, or had it gotten worse since he had last been home? “You just couldn’t drive through the city with the windows down,” recalled Giri, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Virginia, who has lived in the United States since he was 14 and had last visited Nepal in 2011. “The air pollution was just too severe.”