News

Computer Scientist Translates Data into Impact

School of Engineering

Yanjun Qi, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, studies machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that allows computers to handle new situations via analysis, observation and experience.

Darden Students Explore Entrepreneurship in Chengdu and Tibetan Region

Darden School

The Darden Global Field Team in Chengdu explores the entrepreneurial landscape in Western China and the Tibetan region, researching and pulling together the best teaching practices for entrepreneurship.

Oscar-Nominated African Filmmaker to Take Residency at U.Va.

University at Large

Abderrahmane Sissako will return to U.Va. from April 9 through 12, through the support of the Department of French, Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts, in partnership with the Paramount Theater and the Virginia Film Festival.

U.Va. Professors to Lecture at British Universities

College of Arts and Sciences

Two U.Va. professors have been invited to deliver prestigious lectures this spring at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

Twenty Six U.Va. Students Inivited to Clinton Global Conference

University at Large

Of the U.Va. students selected to attend this year’s conference, 13 represented the College of Arts & Sciences, nine were from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and two were from both the School of Architecture and the Batten School.

U.Va. and Presidential Precinct Hosted Prince Charles at Global Issues Forum

University at Large

The program, “Magna Carta 2015: Global Empowerment through Rule of Law,” allowed young leaders from 20 nations to interact with dignitaries and policy experts representing to discuss “the rule of law and its role in the evolution of democratic institutions and the global economy."

Bioethics Commission: U.S. Must Respond to Global Health Outbreaks

School of Medicine

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, whose members include U.Va. Professor John D. Arras – issued a national report late last month on how the Ebola outbreak should inform future U.S. responses to global public health emergencies.

U.Va. in China Celebrates Grand Opening of Shanghai Office

U.Va. in China

U.Va. established an office in Shanghai two years ago to strengthen its academic programs, research, internships, alumni engagement and recruitment of students.

2015 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal Winners Announced

University at Large

U.Va. and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello will present their highest honors in Architecture, Law and Citizen Leadership, respectively, to Herman Hertzberger, the Honorable Joan E. Donoghue, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

Austrian Ambassador Visits Grounds

University at Large

Hans Peter Manz, the Austrian ambassador to the U.S., gave a public talk in the auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Melting Snow With a Passion for Salsa (Video)

Clubs and Organizations

The University Salsa club hosted Latin dance enthusiasts from all over the East Coast at its fourth annual “Salsa Fest.”

Politics Professor Publishes Book on Islam

College of Arts and Sciences

John M. Owen releases new book titled Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past.

Commerce Student Shares Experience from Abroad

McIntire School

Student Brenden Kim writes from his trip to Hong Kong, Boracay and the Philippines.

U.Va. Chosen to Host ‘Priceless’ Shakespeare Folio

University at Large

One of the most famous books in the world, the collection of plays will be on view at the U.Va. – the only location in the commonwealth – as part of a 2016 national traveling exhibition.

Madison House Executive Director Volunteered in Costa Rica

Madison House

U.Va. alum Tim Freilich was once a Madison House volunteer himself and has spent time abroad in Costa Rica working as a park volunteer.

U.Va. Astronomer Wins Prestigious Early-Career Fellowship

College of Arts and Sciences

Shane Davis, named a Sloan Research Fellow for 2015, works with researchers overseas on collaborations.

University Wins Prestigious Award for Campus Internationalization

University at Large

U.Va. has been awarded the 2015 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, which highlights excellence in global education.

Darden Student Reflects on Exchange in Argentina

Darden School

Darden student Kimberly Ellenson (MBA ’15) writes on her time in Buenos Aires.

U.Va. Top-Ranked in the Production of Peace Corps Volunteers

University at Large

U.Va. ranked third among medium-sized schools in the 2015 Peace Corps list of colleges and universities producing the most volunteers.

Darden Student Shares Perspective on Lunar New Year

Darden School

Sojeong Choi (MBA ’15) shares the origins and traditions of Lunar New Year in Asia, especially in Korea.

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