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D.C. Joins International Effort for Greener Cities

University at Large

The nation’s capital became the latest partner city to sign onto the project, joining major international hubs including Shanghai, Singapore, San Francisco and Wellington, New Zealand.

UVA Professor Lands Danish Grant

College of Arts and Sciences

English professor Rita Felski urges a different approach to interpreting literary works, and her work has earned her a major grant from the Danish National Research Foundation.

Miller Center: U.S. Immigration Reform

University at Large

The newest volume of the UVA Miller Center’s nonpartisan First Year Project, offers the next president advice on viable alternatives, viewed through the clarifying lens of history.

Sullivan in Asia

University at Large

The president is in the midst of her largest ever international trip on behalf of UVA.

Final Exercises 2016

University at Large

More than 6,600 students have earned degrees, and about 40,000 family, friends and supporters visited Grounds over a three-day celebration.

Class of 2016: Kong Leaves Legacy of Friendship

University at Large

Ken Kong will graduate with both his Bachelors and Masters, and is the outgoing vice president of UVA’s Chinese Student and Scholar Society.

UVA Final Exercises, By the Numbers

University at Large

Over 10,000 degrees will be conferred this weekend to students from all around the world.

Class of 2016: Nursing Student Shares Story of Resilience

School of Nursing

Pamela Kimeto arrived in the U.S. to begin UVA's doctoral nursing program as a Fulbright Scholar in 2011.

Video: 2015-2016 Year in Review

University at Large

Take three minutes to recap the highlights of this academic year that you’re sure to remember forever.

Class of 2016: U.S. Racial Politics Motivated Trans-Atlantic Student

University at Large

Ursula Gbe – pronounced “bee” – grew up straddling cultures and continents, spending roughly half her life in the U.S. and half in Ivory Coast, a former French colony where she learned to speak French fluently.

Class of 2016: Comm School Grad Readying for Olympic Return

McIntire School

Yannick Kaeser will make his second appearance in the Olympic Games, swimming the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke for Switzerland in Brazil.

Undergrad Duo’s Research Seeks Answers to the World Trash Crisis

University at Large

Armed with funding from UVA’s Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation and the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Mary Jane Gilliland and Gaby Santiago set out for São Paulo, Brazil, to learn about recyclable waste.

Lydia Davis, Junot Díaz Named UVA’s Next Kapnick Writers

College of Arts and Sciences

Two internationally renowed writers will be joning UVA as the Creative Writing Program’s next two Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence.

Arabic Major Nets Boren Scholarship

University at Large

Dominick Giovanniello will received a $20,000 scholarship to study Arabic in Jordan, and in exchange will work for the U.S. government for at least one year after graduation.

Accolades: Spanish Professor Recognized

University at Large

David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, is one of two prominent professors and university researchers to share the 2016 Enrique Anderson Imbert Prize of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.

Scholarship Winner Focuses on Business

McIntire School

Michelle Fabiola “Faby” Chaillo, a third-year commerce major from Mexico City and Falls Church, will receive full tuition and fees for her fourth year at the University as well as a $10,000 stipend for living expenses.

UVA Houses the Largest Collection of English Gothic

University at Large

UVA has more than 2,500 volumes include some of the rarest Gothic literature in existence and the early works that inspired enduring classics like Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

UVA’s Top Teachers Beloved as Role Models

University at Large

Professors and faculty - who teach subjects from Slavic languages to Chinese history - are honored with top teaching awards from the University.

Class of 2016: Ph. D. Student Shines Light on International Affairs

College of Arts and Sciences

Doctoral candidate Michael Poznansky is continuing his research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

UVA and the Peace Corps: Meet the Volunteers

Alumni

Thirty-six alumni are currently in the Peace Corps, helping UVA, for the third year in a row, rank among the top five medium-sized schools for volunteers produced.

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