Q&A: Alumnus Kenneth Holland Leads Resurgence of Higher Ed In Afghanistan


For more than 10 years, University of Virginia alumnus Kenneth Holland has played a significant role in rebuilding higher education in war-torn Afghanistan. Now, he is beginning a new challenge as president of the country’s most prestigious university, American University of Afghanistan, or AUAF.

Win-Win-Win: Professor's Plan Seeks To Benefit Refugees, Hosts - and Investors

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Christine Mahoney, a professor of public policy and politics at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, co-founded the Alight Fund, a for-profit investment fund that offers micro-loans to refugee and host community entrepreneurs.

Darden Worldwide Travelogue

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Check out this 60 second video of students travelling all over the world on their spring 2017 Darden Worldwide Courses!

Biologist Probes How Stubborn Malaria Bug Adapts To Evade Drug Treatments

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Working with researchers in UVA’s School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, UVA Biology professor Jennifer Güler is investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie the parasite’s ability to evolve genetic and metabolic changes that allow it to survive drug exposure.

Exploring and Experiencing Uganda: Darden Global Immersion Course

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The past two Decembers, small teams of Darden students visited their Global Consulting Project clients in Uganda. Building on successful past engagements, the Center for Global Initiatives offered the first Darden Worldwide Global Immersion Course to Uganda this May. 

University Gathers for Emotional Vigil Remembering Otto Warmbier

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On Tuesday night, members of the University of Virginia community came together to remember Otto Warmbier and honor the kind, adventurous young man that many of them knew.

Question and Answer with Matt Tao (Class of 2018)

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Xin "Matt" Tao is from Shanghai and received his undergraduate degree at Fudan University as an Electrical Engineer major. He has previously worked at IBM and PwC Consulting, and hopes to receive his MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. 

University Mourns Death of Student Otto Warmbier

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Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student detained by the government of North Korea for more than a year was medically evacuated from North Korea to his Ohio home last week. He had been in a coma and passed away only days after being returned to his home.

Q&A: 8 Questions for Alumna and Travel Blogger Heather Mason


University of Virginia alumna, Heather Mason, a 1996 graduate who majored in English, is a writer and photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She moved there from Washington, D.C. in 2010 to join a boyfriend.

U.S. Sen. Kaine Argues For Robust Diplomacy Budget In Remarks At UVA

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia expressed concern about President Trump’s proposed foreign affairs budget Monday at the University of Virginia, even as he welcomed a group of Africans newly arrived to take part in former President Obama’s signature Africa initiative.

Khan Scholarship Will Preserve Alumnus' Memory, Sacrifice

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U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, the only University of Virginia alumnus to be killed in the Iraq War, will be remembered through the Bicentennial Scholars Fund, the University announced Friday in a ceremony on the north steps of the Rotunda.

Three Continents. Two Degrees. One Successful First Year

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On Friday, UVA’s new Master of Science in Global Commerce program feted its first graduating class – which included students from 14 countries – in Barcelona, Spain, where students completed the final third of the program at ESADE Business School.

Paige Hurlbut Reflects on Darden's Worldwide Course to Sweden

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After first year classes ended, Paige Hurlbut (Class of 2018), who graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Thought and Practice, joined her classmates and Darden Professor Marc Modica on the Darden Worldwide Course (DWC) to Sweden to explore entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability.

Sullivan Expresses University's Relief, Concern Over Student's Release

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University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier on Tuesday was medically evacuated from North Korea, where he had been held in the government’s custody since January 2016. He was due to arrive in Cincinnati, near his Ohio home, late Tuesday evening.

War On the Silver Screen: Using Film To Understand America's History In Vietnam

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Summer is a time to explore new avenues of study and find different viewpoints and for Marc Selverstone, who chairs the Presidential Recordings Program at UVA’s Miller Center, it’s a time to take a break from his regular research paths and share his passion for understanding the Vietnam War with students.

The Washingtons Before George: UVA Students Probe Family's Ancestral Home

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With funding from UVA’s Global Internship program, Jane Trask and Aisha Sawatsky, both graduate students in UVA’s School of Architecture, are finishing an internship at Sulgrave Manor, a stately but relatively modest home northwest of London where the first president’s ancestors resided for about 100 years.

This Nursing Professor Is On A Quest To Improve End-Of-Life Care, Worldwide

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This summer, Nursing professor Cathy Campbell will mentor a team, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Venda, of Center for Global Health University Scholars for a fourth year of longitudinal research on community health worker engagement in community care.

Give It a Rest: Darden Study Reveals How To Reduce Fatigue, Raise Productivity

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Manel Baucells, a professor in UVA’s Darden School of Business, and Lin Zhao of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing published a paper, “It Is Time to Get Some Rest,” showing the importance of workday breaks.

UVA's Clown Professor Is Delivering Smiles From Charlottesville To Sierra Leone

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University of Virginia nursing professor and professional clown, Tim Cunningham, who holds a joint appointment in UVA’s Department of Drama, is on his second visit to the West African nation of Sierra Leone, where he is using his clowning skills to bring joy and levity to street children and families affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Class of 2017: How Darden Helped This Cameroon Native Find Her Voice

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Gaelle Mawadjou Tchokoua, who walked the Lawn as a member of the Class of 2017 last month, felt the impact of her experience at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business shortly after arriving on Grounds.