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40 Million Liters of Dirty Water Now Safe to Drink, Thanks to UVA Enterprise

University at Large

Nearly two years ago, the University of Virginia founded a public benefit company to provide an affordable way for families in infrastructure-challenged countries to purify drinking water. Today that company, MadiDrop PBC has shipped more than 20,000 ceramic purification tablets to humanitarian organizations in several countries, primarily in Africa and Latin America.

Michael Sargent Left Darden to Redeploy In Afghanistan, and Returned a Hero

Darden School

A few months into his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2015 – which interrupted his studies at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Sargent found himself trapped by Taliban insurgents in a dark, muddy compound in the country’s tumultuous Helmand province.

Floods and Droughts Inspire UVA's Husband-and-Wife Engineers

School of Engineering

Mohamed Morsy and Bakinam Tarik Essawy, husband-and-wife hydrologists, defended their Ph.D. dissertations on the same day recently at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. They work in the relatively new field of hydroinformatics, a merging of hydrology and computer science in which vast fields of data are analyzed to create workable models.

What to Know About North Korea's Missile Test and the Threat It Poses

Global Affairs

UVA Today asked Todd Sechser, an associate professor of politics and expert in international security, to shed some light on the true nature of the North Korean threat and the likely reactions of the international community. 

How Three Students Designed Their Perfect Summer Internship Experiences

University at Large

Students in the University of Virginia’s “Designing Your Professional Summer Experience” course are using these months of academic freedom to test drive what many consider their dream lives. One is getting a behind-the-scenes look at Congress this summer. Some found internships abroad and others are developing software or conducting research.

A Look Into Leadership in Normandy

Darden School

This past May, Darden students visited Normandy, France to take part in a Darden Worldwide Global Topic course. In these global topic courses, students take a deep dive into a particular topic, using the setting to enhance their understanding of a particular business concept.

A Look Into Leadership in Normandy

Darden School

This past May, Darden students visited Normandy, France to take part in a Darden Worldwide Global Topic course. In these global topic courses, students take a deep dive into a particular topic, using the setting to enhance their understanding of a particular business concept.

Whitaker Fellowships Propel Research Careers Of Four Promising UVA Grads

Engineering

Four recent University of Virginia graduates will pursue their research with fellowships from the Whitaker International Program, which sends U.S. biomedical engineering students abroad to undertake self-designed projects.

Q&A: Alumnus Kenneth Holland Leads Resurgence of Higher Ed In Afghanistan

Alumni

For more than 10 years, University of Virginia alumnus Kenneth Holland has played a significant role in rebuilding higher education in war-torn Afghanistan. Now, he is beginning a new challenge as president of the country’s most prestigious university, American University of Afghanistan, or AUAF.

Win-Win-Win: Professor's Plan Seeks To Benefit Refugees, Hosts - and Investors

Batten School

Christine Mahoney, a professor of public policy and politics at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, co-founded the Alight Fund, a for-profit investment fund that offers micro-loans to refugee and host community entrepreneurs.

Darden Worldwide Travelogue

Darden School

Check out this 60 second video of students travelling all over the world on their spring 2017 Darden Worldwide Courses!

Biologist Probes How Stubborn Malaria Bug Adapts To Evade Drug Treatments

University at Large

Working with researchers in UVA’s School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, UVA Biology professor Jennifer Güler is investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie the parasite’s ability to evolve genetic and metabolic changes that allow it to survive drug exposure.

Exploring and Experiencing Uganda: Darden Global Immersion Course

Darden School

The past two Decembers, small teams of Darden students visited their Global Consulting Project clients in Uganda. Building on successful past engagements, the Center for Global Initiatives offered the first Darden Worldwide Global Immersion Course to Uganda this May. 

University Gathers for Emotional Vigil Remembering Otto Warmbier

University at Large

On Tuesday night, members of the University of Virginia community came together to remember Otto Warmbier and honor the kind, adventurous young man that many of them knew.

Question and Answer with Matt Tao (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Xin "Matt" Tao is from Shanghai and received his undergraduate degree at Fudan University as an Electrical Engineer major. He has previously worked at IBM and PwC Consulting, and hopes to receive his MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. 

University Mourns Death of Student Otto Warmbier

University at Large

Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student detained by the government of North Korea for more than a year was medically evacuated from North Korea to his Ohio home last week. He had been in a coma and passed away only days after being returned to his home.

Q&A: 8 Questions for Alumna and Travel Blogger Heather Mason

Alumni

University of Virginia alumna, Heather Mason, a 1996 graduate who majored in English, is a writer and photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She moved there from Washington, D.C. in 2010 to join a boyfriend.

U.S. Sen. Kaine Argues For Robust Diplomacy Budget In Remarks At UVA

University at Large

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia expressed concern about President Trump’s proposed foreign affairs budget Monday at the University of Virginia, even as he welcomed a group of Africans newly arrived to take part in former President Obama’s signature Africa initiative.

Khan Scholarship Will Preserve Alumnus' Memory, Sacrifice

University at Large

U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, the only University of Virginia alumnus to be killed in the Iraq War, will be remembered through the Bicentennial Scholars Fund, the University announced Friday in a ceremony on the north steps of the Rotunda.

Three Continents. Two Degrees. One Successful First Year

McIntire School

On Friday, UVA’s new Master of Science in Global Commerce program feted its first graduating class – which included students from 14 countries – in Barcelona, Spain, where students completed the final third of the program at ESADE Business School.

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