Pioneering - and Still Going: Engineering Professor Crucial to Broadband

Academic societies’ most prestigious honors are typically reserved for researchers at the ends of their careers, as a way to recognize a lifetime of groundbreaking work. The Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers is no exception. One of just 16 medals that the 400,000-member professional organization presents each year, it singles out an individual who has made outstanding contributions to material and device science.

Batten's Lipscomb Helps Break Up Senegal's "Toilet Cartel"

Batten School

In Dakar, Senegal, people can’t just flush their poop away; most people rely on septic tanks that must be emptied. A giant vacuum truck—called a “toilet sucker”—can come to your house, remove the waste and take the sewage to a treatment center. Molly Lipscomb is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Batten. This project was done in collaboration with a team of other researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and with Innovations for Poverty Action.

Saras Sarasvathy Leads Masterclass Session on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at 2018 India Innovation Forum

Darden School

The 4th annual India Innovation Forum was held on 21-22 July this year in Bengaluru. The India Innovation Forum (IIF) is a platform to engage in dialogue on innovation and aims to bring together individuals who are at the forefront of innovation across industries. The forum was attended by thought leaders from the education, technology, finance and manufacturing sectors to discuss and collaborate on innovation within and between sectors.

Chris Long: A Player on the World's Stage

University at Large

Each year, class trustees at the University of Virginia develop a list of potential keynote speakers for Valedictory Exercises. The 2017-18 academic year demanded something different. As the NFL preseason begins, take an in-depth look at two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long’s career off the field, where he is making an even bigger difference than he does on the gridiron. 

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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.