Class of 2015: Venezuelan-born Grad Relishes Local History

University at Large

Aaron Ojalvo has shared his enthusiasm for the history of Charlottesville, U.Va., and Monticello by participating in the Guide service over the past four years.

Hannah Graham’s Parents Create Memorial Award for Global Health

University at Large

Hannah's love of French and publich health inspired her parents to create the award. Recipients will work in a French-speaking developing country, such as Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco or Martinique.

Class of 2015: Latvian Excursion Spurs Batten Student to Service

Batten School

Zach Blackburn's interest in policy began in Latvia where he volunteered with his church, and has since bloomed into other international programs such as the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Class of 2015: A Darden Grad’s Journey From Iraq to Investment Banking

Darden School

Derek Rey served seven years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, completing two tours of duty in Iraq, as well as deployments to Guantanamo Bay and the South Pacific. He will graduate with his MBA this May.

Study Tracks U.S. Boycott of French-Sounding Products During 2003 Iraq War

University at Large

France was oppsed to the war, prompting conservatives to call for boycotts against products from Paris. The unintented result was a boycott of American products that sounds as though they were French.

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.

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.

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.

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.