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U.Va. Anthropologists Discuss Pueblo Society Organization

University at Large

Scientists are excavating ancient Pueblo homes and are learning more about culture, hierarchy, and the rare Macaw bird.

U.Va. Study: Rainfall Associated with Increases in Domestic Violence in India

College of Arts and Sciences

Sheetal Sekhri, of the Economics department, found in a new study that decreases in rainfall are correlated with increases in domestic violence and with dowry killings.

Gallup Survey: U.Va. Grads Lead Great Lives

University at Large

U.Va. alumni surpassed national averages in employment, engagement at work, well-being and attachment to their alma mater.

Interview: Mike Soriano (MBA ’16) on the Global Leadership Ride in Normandy

Darden School

The Global Leadership Ride is a program that allows students to apply broad leadership lessons from the Normandy invasion to their own reflection on planning and leading large, complex organizations.

U.Va. Economist: Each New Immigrant Creates 1.2 Jobs for Local Workers

College of Arts and Sciences

Economics professor John McLaren's new research finds that contrary to popular belief, immigrant workers actually create new local jobs, many of them subsequently filled by American-born employees.

Darden Professors Lead Conversation on Global Data Ethics

Darden School

Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ) at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business hosted the conference Big Data: Little Ethics? in Switzerland in June.

First-Year Med Student Creating Impact for Dhaka Slums

School of Medicine

Nona Jiang has won two prestigious national awards that will support her work with malnourished children in the slums of Bangladesh, a passion she has pursued since her undergraduate career.

U.Va. Students Earn Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State

University at Large

Five University students will travel to Bangladesh, China, Japan, and India, spending seven-to-ten weeks fully immersed in the culture in intensive language institutes.

Politics Professor Earns Research Grant On Non-State Actors

College of Arts and Sciences

John M. Owen IV has earned a Humboldt Research Award and will study various international groups in Germany for a year.

International Cooperation Yields Unprecedented View of Jupiter's Moon

University at Large

The Large Binocular Telescope is an international collaboration among institutions in the United States, Italy and Germany.

Center for Politics Receives Emmy Nomination for a MOOC

Center for Politics

“The Kennedy Half Century,” is a massive open online course available on Coursera.org and iTunes U streamed worldwide and available globally.

Global Studies Majors Find Job Success

College of Arts and Sciences

About 110 students graduated from the major in its first four years, with students beginning careers in a variety of fields, volunteering their time to the Peace Corps, pursuing higher degrees, and entering public service and non-profit work.

U.Va. Grads Pursue Fulbrights for Study Abroad in Record Numbers

University at Large

Fourteen U.Va. alumni and graduate students have been offered the grants, presented by the U.S. Department of State, in countries all around the world.

U.Va. Alums Are a Hit in China’s Pop Music Scene

University at Large

Peter Habib and Adam Nierow founded Mr. Fantastic, their production company, in 2006 and have found success in the Chinese music industry.

Alumna is Reducing Poverty, One Loan at a Time

University at Large

Karissa Nanetta is one of five “Kiva Zip Fellows,” working with microfinance leader Kiva Microfunds to provide small-scale, no-interest loans to impoverished entrepreneurs who lack access to traditional banking systems.

Darden's i.Lab Incubator Program Incorporates International Influences

Darden School

Among selected start-up teams are the Eraracs and their product PureHibi, a hibiscus flower tea popular in Northern Africa, the Caribbean and parts of Latin America.

Grant to Support New Grad's Public Health Work in South Africa

University at Large

Maya Wright is one of the first recipients of a grant from the Minority Health International Research Training program, and will be returning to Limpopo in South Africa to assist community health workers on how to better deal with hypertension, traditional medicine, and the treatment of HIV .

Class of 2015: Afghan Doctoral Student Studies French Culture

University at Large

Sage Morghan grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan and graduated with a Ph.D. from the Department of French, where she focused on French cinema.

Video: McIntire Grad Balances Ballroom Dance, High Finance

McIntire School

Mircea Cernev, a native Moldovan, came to the University of Virginia as a championship-caliber ballroom dancer and is leaving as a world-class financial analyst.

University Graduates Excelled in Scholarship and Honors All Around the World

University at Large

The Class of 2015 has distinguished itself in many ways, earning dozens of prestigious national and University-wide honors and scholarships, including awards for projects that have international focuses.

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