Class of 2015: Rafat Khan's Journey to U.Va. began in Bangladesh

University at Large

A student of the McIntire School of Commerce, Khan has become one of the University's biggest cheerleaders during his four years at U.Va.

Class of 2015: Shantell Bingham Partakes in Global Service

University at Large

A Global Public Health major, Bingham has travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and has dedicated her studies to improving the lives and health of people all around the world.

U.Va. Professors with Global Perspectives Awarded for Impact on Students

University at Large

Herbert Braun, Andrew Obus, and Peter Maillet have worked or researched abroad, and are being honored for the contributions they have made in serving students and the community.

U.Va. Alum Leads Mineral Exploration Business Globally

Law School

B. Matthew Hornor '99 is president, chief executive officer and director of Kaizen Discovery (TSXV:KZD), a relatively young, global, Japanese finance- and technology-focused mineral exploration company based in Canada.

Professor Earns Grant to Collect British and American Women's Biographies

College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Alison Booth of the English department has been archiving 19th and 20th century biographies from a host of women from both the United States and the United Kingdom.

U.Va. Professor Examines Post-World War I Arab Democracy

College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Elizabeth Thompson will research and write a sequel to “Lawrence of Arabia” –­ and translate it into Arabic – after receiving a prestigious grant.

She's Going Where? Well, Poland.

University at Large

Ashley Blackwell, a fourth-year Urban and Environmental Planning major in the School of Architecture is the winner of two prizes: The Humanity in Action fellowship and the Congressional Hunger Center’s Bill Emerson National Hunger fellowship.

Darden Will Host Second Annual Shanghai Investing Summit

Darden School

The Center for Global Initiatives and Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, along with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai College of Economics and Management, will host the second annual Shanghai Investing Summit 8 May 2015 in Shanghai, China.

In Memoriam: Jay Zieman

College of Arts and Sciences

Longtime U.Va. Professor Jay Zieman's experimental methods were adapted worldwide in the field of ecological conservation.

Nobel Peace Laureate Shares Insights on Combatting Religion-Based Violence

College of Arts and Sciences

Jerry White’s lecture, “Religion, Violence and Strategy: How to Stop Killing in the Name of God?,” served as a preview of a new course that he will teach during May’s short academic session and in the fall in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Truman Scholar Studies Chinese Politics and Youth Culture

University at Large

Russell Bogue is a third-year student interested in studying China-Taiwan reunification.

Internationally Acclaimed Dutch Architect Receives High Honor

University at Large

The highest honors bestowed by U.Va. and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation were awarded to Herman Hertzberger, an internationally acclaimed Dutch architect; the Honorable Joan E. Donoghue, the current American judge serving on the International Court of Justice; and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights activist, lifelong public servant and central player in America’s struggle for equal rights.

Law Students Conduct Human Rights Investigation in Myanmar

Law School

Cowan Fellows in the Human Rights Study Project at the School of Law recently traveled to Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country attempting to transition toward democracy, to research a range of human rights issues.

U.Va. Students Work To Preserve WWII Oral Histories

University at Large

To mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of V-E Day, a team of University faculty and students will record oral histories from local veterans as part of the campaign “A Nickel for Your Story”.

Nigerian Grad Student Studies Purifying Groundwater Globally

School of Engineering

Joanna Adadevoh, who is in her third year of a five-year chemical engineering doctoral program, grew up in Nigeria and is researching bioremediation, or using microbes to clean groundwater.

Second ‘Public Day’ to Showcase International Student Projects

University at Large

Seventy-four undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students from nine University schools will share their research with the community, with subject areas focused all around the globe.

Davis Prize Recipient Will Work to End Generational Poverty in the Dominican Republic

University at Large

Anna Cait Wade will spend her summer working with the Mariposa DR Foundation, a non-governmental organization that works with young women in the Dominican Republic.

Digital Project Maps Explosion of Print During the Enlightenment

University at Large

Experts at U.Va. are tracking footnotes and citations in works as part of a massive digitization project, the Global Literary Network.

Pure Water for More Than 3 Billion People Worldwide

University at Large

James A. Smith has been selected as the co-winner of the 2015 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award. Smith is the founder of Pure Madi, a nonprofit organization working to bring purified water to the developing world.

Astronomer to Pursue National Science Foundation Award in Chile

College of Arts and Sciences

Nitya Kallivayalil, a young astrophysicist already known for groundbreaking work on the structure and dynamics of galaxies, will mainly use the Gemini Observatory – located in Chile.