News

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.

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.

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