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Three University of Virginia students will pursue master’s degrees in global affairs, concentrating on public policy, at China’s Tsinghua University next year as Schwarzman Scholars. Campbell Haynes of Nashville, a third-year law student; Ankita Satpathy of Monroe Township, New Jersey, a politics honors major focusing on foreign affairs and minoring in history; and Varun Sharma of Jersey City, New Jersey, concentrating on finance and information technology in the McIntire School of Commerce, were named Monday as 2019 Schwarzman Scholars.
Philip Zelikow learned the art of statecraft in President George H.W. Bush’s White House. Like many around the country, Zelikow – now the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at UVA’s Miller Center – is remembering the late president fondly this week. Bush died Friday at age 94, and his state funeral services are currently being held in Washington.
Darden community members attended a Diwali celebration at Darden on Saturday, 10 November, hosted by the Darden South Asia Society (DSAS). Diwali is a holiday, also known as the festival of lights, which honors the triumph of good over evil and is celebrated by South Asians around the world through unique cultural traditions. At this year’s Diwali celebration, DSAS showcased several of these traditions.