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Incoming President of Asian Business Club at Darden (ABCD) Discusses Vision for the Future

Darden School

Leiyang Wang is from Beijing, China and began his MBA at Darden at the University of Virginia. He has experience in both hospital administration and military services and will serve as president of the Asian Business Club at Darden (ABCD). Here he shares his experiences and thoughts.

Meet the 2017-2018 DSAS President: Rishabh Bansal (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Rishabh Bansal, originally from New Delhi, India, attended Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he earned his Master of Science degree in 2014. As his first year at Darden comes to an end, Rishabh looks forward to his second in which he will serve as President of the Darden South Asia Society.

Leadership Expert, ex-Navy Pilot, Named UVA Alumni's Association's First Woman President

Alumni

Corporate executive and management expert Jenifer Andrasko, a former U.S. Navy pilot, mission commander and NATO officer, will be the University of Virginia Alumni Association’s next president and CEO, the organization’s Board of Managers announced.

Class of 2017: Mason Will Soon Trade Lawn Residence For Life In Morocco

Batten School

Jahvonta Mason, a current fourth year at the University of Virginia, has a record of leadership in multiple student organizations. After he graduates with a B.A. in public policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and completes his minor in Middle Eastern studies, Mason will be taking his leadership skills across the Atlantic to Morocco.

Meet the 2017-2018 DABO President, Agatha Patterson (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Agatha Patterson, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, attended Pomona College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009. As she prepares to enter her second year, Agatha will continue her involvement in extracurricular and global academic programs here at Darden by serving as President of the Darden African Business Organization (DABO).

Four Questions to Understand The French Presidential Election

University at Large

Before French citizens head to the polls this weekend, UVA Today asked visiting politics professor Vincent Michelot of Sciences Po Lyon what Americans should know about this vote. Michelot is spending the spring semester at the University of Virginia researching and teaching the comparative politics of French and American political parties.

Darden's Alumni Leaders Shine in Shanghai

Darden School

Last week, Darden’s Professor Dennis Yang, Global Advisory Council Chair Ro King (MBA ’91) and Dick Mayo (MBA ’68) travelled to Shanghai to represent Darden at the 2017 CEIBS Private Wealth Investment Forum, co-hosted by Darden this year as an extension of the fourth annual Shanghai Investing Summit.

Class of 2017: High-Flying Art Student Has One Patent To His Name, More Pending

University at Large

Zihan Chen, who came to UVA from his hometown of Kunshan, China, filed his first patent application as a first-year student. Now a fourth year student, he has been granted that first patent – for a faucet design minimizing water waste and manufacturing costs while maximizing user experience and hygiene.

Class of 2017: Combat Vet, Singer-Songwriter Ready For Next Challenge: Business

Darden School

Bingley "Barker" Squire, who will graduate from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in May, has tested his abilities on several different stages. He has served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan, earned multiple scholarships to finance his education at Darden and proposed to his fiancé, fellow Darden student and second-year class president Molly Duncan.

MENAR Fellowship Puts May Degree Candidate With Urban Refugees In Jordan

University at Large

Lilly Crown of Deltaville, a fourth-year distinguished major in Middle Eastern languages and literatures who anticipates graduating in May, has been named a MENAR Fellow and will assist refugees in Jordan. 

Scholar Showcase: Nagea Delaya (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Nagea Delaya came to the United States from Indonesia, earning a BE at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Bandung, Indonesia in 2010. While completing her undergraduate work, she developed her passion for entrepreneurship and social impact and set her sights on pursuing a career within those fields. To further her skills, she sought out business school as a means to achieve her goals.

Jamaican Triple-Jumper Off to Flying Start at UVA

University at Large

A freshman on UVA’s track & field team, Jordan Scott has already established himself as one of the finest triple jumpers in program history. His best jump outdoors – 16.01 meters (52 feet, 6.5 inches) at last weekend’s Texas Relays – ranks third all-time at UVA.

Cold War-Era Spy Satellite Images Reveal Possible Effects of Climate Change

University at Large

Environmental sciences professor Howie Epstein and his graduate student Gerald Frost oversaw a study comparing old spy photographs from 1960 into the 1980s with environmental images of the same terrain made in more recent years from commercial satellite sensors. They have also conducted ground studies in some of the same areas they’ve observed via satellite imagery. 

Question and Answer with Joyce Xu (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Joyce Xu, Class of 2018, is from Shanghai and graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University as a German major. She is currently at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business trying to earn her MBA. Here is an interview that was held with her. 

Colombian President Santos, UVA's McDowell, Pianta to Address Graduates

University at Large

Two distinguished faculty members, Deborah E. McDowell and Robert C. Pianta, will give the addresses during the University of Virginia’s 188th Final Exercises, set for May 20 and 21, and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, will speak to the graduates during Valedictory Exercises.

Emily Cox to Pursue Pissarro At Oxford As UVA's First Ertegun Scholar

University at Large

After she graduates next month from the University of Virginia in just three years, art history major Emily Cox will continue her studies at the University of Oxford in England as UVA’s first participant in the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities.

African Philosophy 'Ubuntu' at Core of Students' Davis Peace Grant Project

University at Large

A quartet of University of Virginia students will spend their summer in the South Africa trying to rekindle a deeper appreciation of “ubuntu,” an African traditional philosophy focused on compassion and community, with a Davis Projects for Peace grant. Jillian Randolph of Baltimore; Nanki Kaur of Ashburn; Madeline Curry of Fairfax; and Sophie Binns of Douglasville, Georgia, will seek to create a youth development center in Khayelitsha, South Africa, one of the largest townships in the world. 

Student Group Fights Evil With Good, One Story At A Time

University at Large

A student group, Unsung People, is focused on spreading stories of kindness. Its web platform is filled with heartwarming tales and eschews the sadness and regret that is sometimes showcased in some of Humans of New York’s storytelling, which features interviews with thousands of people on the streets of the Big Apple. Unsung People has chapters in India and at UVA and the University of Florida, with a nascent club at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

'NCIS Charlottesville'? Agency Director Speaks With UVA Students

University at Large

NCIS Director Andrew Traver spoke with students in adjunct professor Yuri Urbanovich’s “Russian Politics” course, offering a window into the important role his agency plays in ensuring national security. He spoke about how U.S.-Russia relations have evolved since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and more generally about how NCIS works to bolster national security around the globe.

Women's Center Names Save The Children CEO As 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Alumni

Carolyn Miles, the 1988 alumna of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business decided to switch to the nonprofit sector and dedicate her life to the welfare of children in need. Almost 20 years ago, she began working for Save the Children, and in 2011, became its president and CEO. UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center has named Miles its 2017 Distinguished Alumna and will present her the award on April 26 at a private reception.

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