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Class of 2016: Future Grad Plans for Paris as a Fulbright

Alumni

Soon to be graduate Parisa Sadegh will teach English in Paris through the Fulbright U.S. Student Award, and will work as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs afterwards.

The President's 2016 Trip to Asia

University at Large

President Sullivan, deans and faculty are traveling to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo from May 24 to June 2 to increase engagement in the region. Learn more about the itinerary and register for academic and engagement events in each of the cities.

UVA Connections to Social Enterprise in Indonesia Lead to Tasty Success

Alumni

UVA alumni in the business world and government come together with faculty and students to support a nascent business in an impoverished part of Indonesia.

VIDEO: Darden’s Academic Opportunities Abroad

Darden School

Students share their experiences traveling with the Darden MBA program to various places in the world, including India, Cuba, Uganda, and France.

“Double ’Hoo” Research Projects Awarded

University at Large

Two students are researching the intersection of ethnicity and religion, and how Muslim immigration to the U.S. captures that intersection and introduces an imposed political component.

UVA Marine Publishes Book on Experience in Afghanistan

Alumni

Since leaving Grounds in 1994, Folsom has been around the world as a career Marine officer, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

UVA Alum Appointed Taiwan’s Foreign Minister

Alumni

Taiwan's newly appointed Prime Minister holds two degrees in foreign affairs from UVA, a master’s earned in 1981 and a Ph.D. completed in 1987.

Klezmer Ensemble Pairs Modern Rock with Jewish Tradition

College of Arts and Sciences

Traditional Jewish music met contemporary Yiddish rock during a performance by Klezmer Ensemble, celebrating 10 years under the direction of Joel Rubin.

Global Projects Win Gifts from the Jefferson Trust

UVA’s Center for Global Health received $50,000 in 2008 to engage students in developing sustainable water treatment for South African families.

Vietnam Ambassador: Ratify the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Center for Politics

Vietnam’s ambassador the United States, Pham Quang Vinh, spoke to around 100 students, faculty and guests on the Grounds of the academic institution that Jefferson founded.

From Ancient Greek to ASL, Morris Has a Way With Words

College of Arts and Sciences

Brittany Morris is a first-year student who has delved into the classical and medieval worlds from her first day on Grounds, taking courses in archaeology, classics and medieval studies.

UVA President Traveling to Asia

University at Large

Teresa A. Sullivan is making a five-city tour of Asia this spring to enhance educational and research relationships and create new opportunities for the University and its regional partners.

New Oral History Project to Catalog ‘Global Stories’

University at Large

Named for the princess in Homer’s “Odyssey” to whom Odysseus tells his stories, Nausicaa is a recording booth where people can document their worldly tales.

Davis Peace Grant Winners to Work in Africa

University at Large

Henry Sarong of Ghana, Diana Wilson of Newark, New Jersey, and Sheila Otwe of Alexandria, will be going to Ghana this summer to work with civic engagement of students.

UVA’s New Study-Abroad Program in India a Big Hit

University at Large

Ambassador Richard R. Verma said UVA's new semester-long study-abroad program in India is a model for the types of engagement his office is encouraging with its Passport to India program.

Architecture Students Recognized at Unbuilt Awards

Architecture School

Two UVA students, both pursuing Master of Architecture degrees, were honored in a design competition for their projects on reimagining the city of New Delhi.

Albright Receives New UVA Stettinius Award

University at Large

Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997 and first female secretary of state, received the inaugural Stettinius Award for Global Leadership..

Medical Curiosities in the Health Sciences Library

School of Medicine

Walter Reed, a U.S. Army physician and UVA alum, chaired the Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba in 1900 and donated his letters for display.

Conservation in Cuba

McIntire School

UVA students traveled to Cuba to study how trade isolation forced the island nation to develop sustainable agriculture and business practices that could hold lessons for the rest of the world.

McIntire Accounting Students Spend Spring Break in London

McIntire School

15 students in McIntire Professor Roger Martin’s “Accounting, Finance, & Financial Management in Europe” travelled to London to learn business, finance, and career-building within a European context.

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