Behind the Scenes

Vocalists, musicians, dancers and singers from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and beyond raised their voices together for a powerful performance over the weekend. More than 150 performers, including UVA’s University Singers and a local youth choir, DMR Youth Chorus, took the stage in downtown Charlottesville’s historic Paramount Theater to perform American composer Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” It was one of the largest performances UVA’s McIntire Department of Music has ever produced.

MBA Students from Lima, Peru Study Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Darden

Darden School

The Center for Global Initiatives hosted a cohort of 32 part-time MBA students from PAD School of Management in Lima, Peru from 8-12 October for an international partner program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. The program, led by the Darden faculty team of Raul Chao, Tom Steenburgh and Elena Loutskina, included lessons in finance, operations, marketing and leadership applied through an entrepreneurial lens.

Darden Engages with Key Stakeholders Across Asia on the New Story of Business

Darden School

In September and October, Ed Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson professor of business administration and academic director of the Institute for Business in Society, Marc Johnson (EMBA ’13), senior executive director for global affairs and enterprise initiatives, and Kara Mullins, vice president for advancement, traveled across Asia engaging with Darden alumni and prospective students, connecting with corporate partners and meeting with local executives.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation Lends Platform, Megaphone to UVA Climate Expert

University at Large

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation tapped University of Virginia climate change expert Deborah Lawrence to write about the crucial importance of forests, just ahead of the United Nations’ landmark report on the dire situation the Earth is facing due to rising temperatures.

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.