As all business is a worldwide endeavor, success requires a strong yet nuanced international perspective. To support the McIntire School of Commerce in its mission to maintain a leadership position in global business education and research, the School has created the McIntire Global Advisory Board (MGAB). Board members will impact current and future business leaders from around the world, and engage with scholars and researchers in business education on Grounds and abroad.
Nearly fifty Executive MBA students from Latin America visited Charlottesville and D.C. for an international partner program with Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives. The students, from PAD School of Management in Lima, Peru and INALDE Business School in Bogotá, Colombia, spent the week learning about entrepreneurship and innovation from a general management perspective through cases and classes led by the faculty team of Raul Chao, Tom Steenburgh, Bobby Parmar and Elena Loutskina.
School of Engineering
Laughter and worried sharp intakes of breath occasionally drowned out the subtle whirr of servo motors as teams of first-year University of Virginia engineering students enrolled in an introductory course remotely choreographed the movements of 2-foot-tall humanoid robots. The students directed the French-made NAO (pronounced “now”) robots – which feature stocky legs, narrow hips, high shoulders and hands with two fingers and a thumb – to dance, sometimes to music.