Astronomer to Pursue National Science Foundation Award in Chile

College of Arts and Sciences

Nitya Kallivayalil, a young astrophysicist already known for groundbreaking work on the structure and dynamics of galaxies, will mainly use the Gemini Observatory – located in Chile.

Darden Introduces New MOOC on Project Management

Darden School

The Darden School of Business announces a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), called “ Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management” available worldwide for free on Coursera.

Exhibit Spotlights Soviet Jewish Soldiers Fighting in WWII

University at Large

Organized and funded by the Blavatnik Archive Foundation, “Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Jewish Soviet Soldiers in the Red Army During WWII” will run through April 27 in the second-floor exhibition space of the South Lawn’s Nau Hall.

Curry Student Studies Syrian Education Programs

Curry School

Fares Karam, who was born and raised in Lebanon and completed his master’s degrees there, is studying how language barriers impact education in Syria.

Seven Undergraduate Students Win Prestigious Grants for Global Research

University at Large

They are among 38 students who won Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards in the 16th year of the program.

Joint International Research Finds IQ of Children in Better-Educated Households is Higher

University at Large

Young adults who were raised in educated households develop higher cognitive ability than those who were brought up in less ideal environments, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the U.Va., VCU and Lund University in Sweden.

U.Va. Hosts First-Ever "Lessons From Abroad Conference" in Virginia

University at Large

The Conference brought together 300 students from across the state who have studied abroad to process their experiences and integrate them into their education and career.

U.Va. Student Studies Yoga Communities

College of Arts and Sciences

Wade Oakley visited Mysore, India for the summer to research the teachings of the world’s most advanced Ashtanga yoga practitioners.

For Some at U.Va., Spring Break is an Opportunity to Serve

University at Large

Hundreds of U.Va. students skipped the beach for Alternative Spring Break, a student-run program that allows people to serve and learn from local communities. Take a look at the experience in Pastaza, Ecuador, where volunteers learned about herbal medicines and took a magical trip to a waterfall in the Amazon.

Commerce Student Reports from Madrid

McIntire School

A student shares his experiences after visiting 7 countries in the past 2 months.

Darden Dean Connects with Alumni and the Media in China and India

Darden School

Dean Bruner spends time abroad engaging with other leading business schools, corporate leaders, Darden alumni and the media to help advance Darden’s partnerships and presence. 

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.