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Miller Center Advises Next President on National Security Challenges

The Miller Center

The Miller Center will release seven detailed essays focused on the national security challenges such as attacks on the homeland, foreign wars, global economic crises, nuclear proliferation, and global terrorism.

New University Research Grant Focuses on Refugee Shelters

University at Large

Earl Mark and his team received a 4-VA grant to prototype more durable, cost-effective and easily assembled emergency shelters that could be used in refugee camps.

U.Va. Brain Discovery Earning International Acclaim

School of Medicine

A discovery about the human brain is being hailed as one of 2015’s biggest scientific breakthroughs by Scientific American, Science and the National Institutes of Health.

U.Va. Establishes New Center to Study Indigenous Art

Kluge-Ruhe

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is awarding $815,000 to the University of Virginia to create a research center for the study of the indigenous art of Australia and the Americas.

Engineering Students See NASA Balloon Come to Life

School of Engineering

Mechanical and aerospace engineering students have been analyzing data collected in October during an eight hour high-altitude balloon flight.

How I Became an Ambassador: Two Wahoo Diplomats

Alumni

Derek Mitchell, CLAS' 86, is the U.S. Ambassador to Burma, and Kevin Whitaker, CLAS' 79, is the Ambassador to Colombia.

Linguist Preserves Language in Papua New Guinea

College of Arts and Sciences

Lise Dobrin and U.Va.’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities are working with Papua New Guineans to create the Arapesh Grammar and Digital Language Archive.

Accolades: U.Va. Faculty Receive International Recognition

University at Large

U.Va. faculty across grounds receive awards for their research, including the induction of two new Wallenberg Fellows who will research and teach in Sweden.

U.Va. Faculty at the Pulpit

College of Arts and Sciences

Religious Studies professors balance academic responsibilities with leadership roles in religious congregations, bringing experience from around the globe.

Professor's Research Boosts Communications Around the World

University at Large

Lucien Carr III, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is working on innovative fiber-optic technologies that affect the speed of modern forms of communication.

Med School Research Boosts Nutrition in Low-Income Countries

School of Medicine

For the last four years, U.Va. researchers have worked in an urban slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, studying nutritional deficits in young children.

Architecture Students Travel to Norway to Study Design

Architecture School

Over the fall semester, 14 architecture students spent 10 days on Norwegian Arctic islands 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, learning how to design for a harsh, dynamic environment.

U.Va. Board Member Speaks During Paris Climate Talks

Board of Visitors

Kevin Fay, a member of the U.Va. Board of Visitors, was part of the 21st Conference of Parties in Paris, where 196 countries reached a historic climate change agreement.

Why Millennials are Spiritual, but not Religious

College of Arts and Sciences

Religious Studies Professor Matthew Hedstrom discusses how globalized access to information online about major religions is changing millenial engagement with organized religion.

International Businessman Shares Tips for Innovators

Darden School

George Barbee, has developed a list of innovative "nuggets" derived from his 45 years of experience working for startups and large companies across 40 countries.

Batten School Runs Poverty Simulation

Batten School

Jeanine Braithwaite recently hosted a poverty simulation in two of her classes, Development Policy Nudges and International Development Policy.

Darden Celebrates Diwali

Darden School

Anupam Singh (Class of 16), showcases the Diwali (festival of lights) celebration at Darden which took place on November 18.

U.Va. Astronomers work on New Space Instrument to Be Based in Chile

University at Large

The new APOGEE-2 spectrograph will be attached to the du Pont Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory, located north of La Serena, Chile.

Veteran Diplomat Joins Miller Center Faculty

The Miller Center

Eric S. Edelman, a veteran diplomat and policy adviser during both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, has been appointed as the next James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the U.Va. Miller Center.

U.Va. Joins State to Boost International Trade and Jobs for Virginia

University at Large

The Darden School at U.Va. has joined the Virginia International Trade Alliance, a state initiative aimed at getting more goods into the international marketplace.

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