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Art History Ph.D. Among Longest Living Survivors of Cystic Fibrosis

Alumni

Luanne McKinnon, who earned her Ph.D. in art history in May, has travelled the world from Amsterdam to Paris to Venice to Athens.

Alumna Designs Clean Water and Solar Solutions in Rural Ghana

Alumni

Kate Clopeck, a 2006 alumna, co-founded Saha Globa to bring sustainable water solutions to rural communities in Ghana.

Joint Research Project Traces the Origins of Parchment

University at Large

An international team of researchers, including U.Va. English professor Bruce Holsinger, have figured out how to analyze parchment without destroying it.

Postdoctoral Fellow Produces 'Everyday Einstein' Podcast

University at Large

Astronomer Sabrina Stierwalt has produced a science podcast that she has traveled around the world to record.

Darden Celebrates 50 Years of Female MBA Graduates

Darden School

Today, 200-plus women are studying at Darden, including a number of international students.

Center for Applied Biomechanics Researches Safety for Soldiers

University at Large

Robert Salzar and other experts at the Center are developing ways to improve transportation for troops abroad.

From Virginia to Paris: Two 'Hoos Take on Climate Change

University at Large

Second-year student Laura Cross and Class of 2015 alumna Dyanna Jaye, both members of SustainUS, are in Paris for the global U.N. Climate talks.

U.Va. Climate Expert: Persian Gulf May Be Inhabitable Soon

University at Large

Deborah Lawrence has published a new study predicting that the Persian Gulf may become too hot for human survival by the century’s end, with temperatures rising to dangerous levels unless dramatic action is taken.

U.Va. Student Selected as Rhodes Scholar

University at Large

Russell Bogue, a fourth-year honors politics student who also is studying Mandarin Chinese, is U.Va.'s 51st Rhodes Scholar.

Pluto Up Close: U.Va. Scientists Discuss "New Horizons" Images

College of Arts and Sciences

When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft passed within 8,000 miles of Pluto on July 14, two U.Va. scientists witnessed the event from as close as humanly possible. Now, they share their commentary on the new footage.

President Sullivan On the Far-Reaching Benefits of Globalized Education

University at Large

Teresa Sullivan accepted the prestigious 2015 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, by the Association of International Educators.

Doctoral Student Witnesses Historical Events First-Hand in Nepal

University at Large

Anthropology doctoral student Dannah Dennis has experienced major earthquakes and the creation of a new constitution during her time abroad in Nepal.

Engineering Professor Pushes Materials to their "Failure Point"

School of Engineering

Haydn Wadley's research involves strengthening ships and vehicles to be more resistent to explosions, which began in 2000 after the detonation of the USS Cole in Yemen.

U.Va. Ranked in Top 25 Schools Sending Students Abroad

University at Large

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that the number of students studying abroad is increasing, ranking U.Va. no. 24 on their list of top sending schools.

Hollywood in China: How the Movie Industry Seeks Entry Into a Massive Market

College of Arts and Sciences

Aynne Kokas, an assistant professor of Media Studies, is an expert on Chinese and U.S. media and technology industries whose views are frequently quoted in the press.

Darden Professor Researches the Emerging Power of Entrepreneurial Methods

Darden School

Saras Sarasvathy is studying how entrepreneurship is taught, researched, and practiced, and is using models such as Dr. Muhammad Yunus's micro-financing practice and the Grameen Bank.

New Provost on Getting Grounded at U.Va.: 'It Rocks, Actually'

University at Large

Tom Katsouleas, the University’s new executive vice president and provost, said U.Va. “captures you emotionally. … I haven’t seen that any place else I have been.”

New Book Captures Nietzsche's Critiques of German Education 143 Years Ago

University at Large

Chad Wellmon, an associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures and a faculty fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, co-edited “Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions.”

U.Va. Faculty Lead Global Effort to Combat Religious Violence

University at Large

The University is at the heart of a global network of academics, politicians and activists urgently working to stop the spread of religion-related violence.

U.S. Troops in Cameroon: Why Expand Support Now?

College of Arts and Sciences

John Owen, Taylor Professor of Politics and an expert in security and U.S. foreign policy explains the significance of this move and what it means for the global fight against terrorism.

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