UVA Students Share Their Summer Experiences, Abroad and at Home

The Class of 2018’s walk down the Lawn for Final Exercises in May marked the end of the academic year at the University of Virginia, and Grounds suddenly became a little quieter. But while many students left Charlottesville, they are still learning. Some secured internships, while others are traveling out of the country to gain new experiences while studying abroad. This summer, 400 UVA students are studying all over the globe, according to UVA’s International Studies Office.

Doing Business in Uncertain Environments: Salome Saliashvili (Class of 2019) Reflects on DWC to Argentina

Darden School

Salome Saliashvili is a rising second year at Darden. She is spending her summer at Citi for an investment banking internship in the Power Group in New York City. She previously held finance roles in a tech startup and think tank in Washington D.C. Salome graduated with degrees in Finance and Spanish from University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is originally from Republic of Georgia and enjoys traveling there.  This past May, Salome participated in the Darden Worldwide Course to Argentina. 

What Will It Really Take to Bring Peace to the Korean Peninsula?

Global Affairs

North Korea poses one of the world's trickiest diplomatic puzzles, and focusing solely on denuclearization won't solve it, according to a State Department veteran and University of Virginia faculty member who recently visited the Korean peninsula. History professor and former State Department official Philip Zelikow was in South Korea last week to participate in discussions with government officials, diplomats and scholars about ongoing negotiations between North and South Korea and the United States.

Miguel Gomez Ramirez (Class of 2019) Shares Leadership Lessons from Normandy

Darden School

Miguel Gomez Ramirez, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, is a rising second year student at Darden.  He is spending his summer in the San Francisco Bay Area interning with Walmart E-commerce in Product Management. Before starting his degree at Darden, Miguel earned his Bachelor’s degree at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and worked in management consulting and ecommerce strategy. Miguel took a few minutes to share his thoughts on the Darden Worldwide Course to Normandy this May.

In the Spotlight

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.