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UVA Again Among Top Fulbright Producers

University at Large

The University of Virginia is among the nation’s top producing schools of Fulbright scholars, the U.S. State Department said Monday. The department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ranked UVA on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-18 Fulbright scholars. The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

550 Students Around the World Compete to Stop the Next Pandemic

Batten School

On February 24 and March 3, more than 550 graduate students from around the globe will compete through computer-based simulated game play to combat a devastating pandemic during the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

From Colombia and France to Business School in the U.S., Augusto Torres Bozzi (Class of 2018) Talks Darden Experience, Community and Alumni Generosity

Darden School

After earning his bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, Augusto Torres Bozzi (Class of 2018) worked as a production engineer when he joined Saint-Gobain. Six months later, Augusto decided to pursue an MBA and, through his friend, learned about Darden and its renown.

New Initiative Seeks the Cosmic Origins of Life

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To seek answers to the really big questions – how life originated on Earth and how common (or uncommon) it might be in the universe, the University of Virginia has kick-started a new “Cosmic Origins” initiative, which brings to bear the tools of chemistry, astronomy and biology for understanding how life might extend beyond our solar system. 

Wise Move: Football-Player-Turned-Bobsledder Goes for the Gold in South Korea

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Bruce Wasem, the head football coach at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, was participating in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Wise when he learned that one of his former players, Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, had qualified for the 2018 Olympics as a bobsledder on Team USA.

Panel of Senior Leaders Prepares Darden, McIntire Students for Upcoming Courses to Israel

Darden School

In March, about 19 U.Va. McIntire students will visit Israel for a global program, followed shortly by 34 Darden students participating in a Darden Worldwide Course to Israel focused on technology and innovation. Both Darden and McIntire students gathered to hear from Charles, Meiky and Louis for a pre-departure session as they prepare for their upcoming international courses.

5 Factors That Fuel Income Inequality

Darden School

Peter Belmi still remembers how surprised he was when one of the Stanford Graduate School of Business courses he took, called “Paths to Power,” turned out much differently than he expected. Belmi, now a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, learned a lesson in workplace politics, power plays and the competitive advancement dynamics in many corporate structures in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.

Maria Melchor (Class of 2019) Shares 'Why Darden?' and Club Involvement

Darden School

Having no prior experience in finance, Maria Melchor (Class of 2019) desired to acquire deeper financial knowledge to support her career in finance and business moving forward. She is passionate about becoming a well-rounded business leader and decided to pursue her MBA in a school that would provide her the best opportunities to do so. 

Darden Celebrates Lunar New Year

Darden School

Last Thursday, Darden's Asia Business club at Darden (ABCD) and Net Impact Club co-hosted a Cold Call to celebrate Lunar New Year. ABCD's VP of Communications and one of the celebration's organizers, Johnny Cao (Class of 2018) shared a few thoughts and photos of the event and what it means to celebrate it at Darden.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Why the Berlin Wall Maintains a Grip on Us

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The Berlin Wall has officially been gone as long as it existed. The wall, built in 1961 to divide the former and future German capital between its Western-controlled sectors and Communist East Germany, stood for 29 years. This year will mark the 29th anniversary of its toppling.

Darden Worldwide Course to Cuba Offers Kyle Collins a Return to His Roots and Lessons in Innovation and Hope

Darden School

Kyle Collins (Class of 2018) recently participated in the Darden Worldwide Course to Cuba, led by Darden finance professor Marc Lipson. The course focused on an economy in transition and was designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of Cuba's history, business context, and insights into the economic and social transition currently taking place. For Kyle, the course also unlocked family history and personal perspectives.

Q&A: What's Going On with the Stock Market?

Global Affairs

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,100 points – its largest one-day points drop in history. The rapid downturn, which came just over a week after the Dow hit a record high at the end of January, sparked a frenzy on the stock market floor and gave investors around the world cause for concern, especially when Asian and European markets also took a nosedive.

Catching Up with the Founder of Darden's International Blog, Greg Little (MBA '11)

Darden School

Greg Little (MBA ‘11), Director of Marketing at Adaptive Biotechnologies, served as the President of Darden’s International Business Society when he founded Darden’s international blog. The blog, Global Voices of Darden, which continues to serve as a forum for discussion on global events and topics for the Darden community, has now grown to include over 250 articles.

McIntire Worldwide: Alumni in India

McIntire School

McIntire’s Dean Carl Zeithaml is on the move. As the School strengthens its global programs and deepens its international alumni connections, he maintains an active travel schedule. This January brought him to India, where he made stops in Delhi and Mumbai to speak with alumni, parents of current and prospective students, and important partners of the growing McIntire community.

Research, Listen, Observe, and Withhold Judgment: Terence McElroy Shares Lessons from Singapore and Sri Lanka on Minimizing Conflict

Darden School

Terence McElroy (Class of 2018) recently participated in Darden's new Worldwide Course to Singapore and Sri Lanka, led by professor Marc Modica. Terence, originally from New York, graduated from West Point with a degree in U.S. History and served one tour in Afghanistan before beginning work on his degree at Darden. He reflected on learnings from the Singapore and Sri Lanka course, connecting them with other parts of his life and applying them to his own leadership approach. 

A Safe Haven: UVA Women's Rugby Coach is More Than Just a Coach

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That selfless quality has been a hallmark of  Nancy Kechner’s 21-year coaching career. Since 1997, she and partner Julie Comer – the team’s assistant coach – have been second moms to countless UVA students.

Executive Students Explore Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto on New Darden Worldwide Course

Darden School

Twenty-three Darden Executive MBA students recently returned from an elective course to Japan. This course, separate from the program’s global executive residencies, allowed students to learn about business in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto. While Darden has run Darden Worldwide Courses for full-time MBA students to Japan, this was the first course for executive MBAs to the country.

How UVA Has Become a Global Center for Indigenous Art

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Charlottesville is also a premiere destination for Australian Aboriginal art. Kluge-Ruhe – home to the most comprehensive collection of Aboriginal art outside of Australia – is the nexus point in a global network connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with museums all over the world.

NFS-funded Project to Bridge Science and Art in Arctic

College of Arts and Sciences

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Arts & Sciences faculty from the Departments of Environmental Sciences and Music who are collaborating with colleagues in the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture to develop a new Arctic Research Platform at UVA.

Behind the Scenes, This Navy Veteran is Instrumental in Astronomers' Success

College of Arts and Sciences

John Wilson first visited Chile as a 15-year-old Naval sea cadet aboard the USCGC Glacier, a Coast Guard icebreaker, when the ship made a port of call at Valparaíso on a return trip from Antarctica. Decades later, Wilson returned to Chile as a senior scientist in the University of Virginia's Department of Astronomy to install a cutting-edge spectrograph at Las Campanas Observatory, high in the Atacama Desert. 

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