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UVA Economist Weighs Impacts of Trump's Paris Decision

Global Affairs

On Thursday, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement reached in 2015 by almost all of the world’s countries. The move triggered approval among some of the president’s supporters and dismay among environmental advocates.

Global Interns Summer 2017 at a Glance

Global Interns Summer '17 at a Glance

The Office of Global Internships was created to serve all students at the University. The team has purposefully coordinated internships for students with diverse academic backgrounds and professional aspirations.

In Miller Center Interview, Carter Recalls Relationship With Zbigniew Brzezinski

University at Large

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter was one of the key figures on the foreign policy landscape at a tumultuous time in history, then spent much of the rest of his public career critiquing the foreign policy of six subsequent administrations, died Friday in Falls Church at age 89.

Alex Williams (MBA '17) Shares Reflections From Darden Course to the EU

Darden School

Alex Williams (MBA '17) is a recent Darden graduate. He completed the Darden Worldwide Course (DWC) to Belgium and the Netherlands led by Dean Beardsley this March.

Mike Messick (MBA '76): On Global Careers and Leadership

Darden School

Since graduating from Darden in 1976, Mike Messick has put his business education to work nonstop in various companies and countries. He served in the Peace Corps through two separate stints from 1976–78 and 2010–15, with numerous roles at IBM in between.

The Economist Ranks UVA Master's In Commerce Program No. 2 Worldwide

McIntire School

The M.S. in Commerce program offered by the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce ranks second in the world, according to inaugural top-40 rankings released today by The Economist, a London-based publication regarded as one of the leading business magazines in the world.

Akane Fukuda (MBA '17) Shares Darden Experiences To Brazil, India, And Uganda

Darden School

Akane Fukuda is a recent Darden graduate from Tokyo, Japan. As a Darden student, Akane actively participated in a number of the global academic programs offered through the school, gaining insight into the global business practices and perspectives of various countries.

Colombian President Tells Students: Use Failures To Achieve Success

University at Large

In his Valedictory address at the John Paul Jones Arena, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told University of Virginia graduates that they would face more failure than success in their lives, but that learning from those failures would help them attain success.

Class of 2017: Artist, Entrepreneur Finds New Life After Emigrating From Iran

University at Large

Golara Haghtalab was 21 and in her final year of architecture school in Iran when her family decided to move to the United States, ultimately settling in Charlottesville. Five years later, the 26-year-old is on the cusp of graduating from the University of Virginia.

12 UVA Scholars Earn Fulbright Grants To Teach And Study Abroad

University at Large

Twelve University of Virginia scholars will pursue their work on foreign shores with the help of Fulbright Scholarships this year. The UVA scholars will teach English in foreign countries such as Brazil, Laos and Colombia or pursue research in international academic centers.

Journeying Through Japan: A Look Into One Of Darden's Newest Worldwide Course Offerings

Darden School

Forty-eight students arrived in Kyoto, Japan on 11 May to begin their Darden Worldwide Course led by professors Yael Grushka-Cockayne and Bob Conroy. This course is one of the newest DWCs offered by the Center for Global Initiatives.

Class of 2017: World Cup Champion Morgan Brian to Graduate

University at Large

Soccer superstar Morgan Brian is walking the Lawn on Sunday, collecting a degree from the University of Virginia earned after winning the 2015 World Cup and traveling with the national women’s team to Brazil to compete in the Olympics in 2016.

Class of 2017: Parents' Sacrifice Pays Off For Boundary-Breaking Business Student

University at Large

Santiago Naranjo is preparing to walk the Lawn as a member of the University of Virginia’s Class of 2017 and take a degree from the elite McIntire School of Commerce. He will use his B.S. working at Capital One in McLean. His time on Grounds has been as eventful and unconventional as his parents’ journey.

Kirwin Winner Aims To Take On Dental School - And Nigerian Health Care Reform

University at Large

Krystal Ejesieme, third-year human biology major, is conducting a comparative analysis of European, African and American health care systems, beginning this summer in Paris and continuing through her fourth year at UVA, with the goal of helping to implement health care reform in Nigeria in the future.

President of Latin American Student Association (LASA) Discusses LASA's Global Involvement at Darden

Darden School

Growing up in Latin America with exposure to multiple cultures and languages, Matias Rabelo Rengifo is a true “global citizen” who now finds himself at Darden, pursuing his MBA degree. As the incoming president of LASA (Latin American Student Association), Matias shared his perspectives on the organization’s goals and future plans.

In Learning a Foreign Language, Being There Makes All The Difference

University at Large

Five Univeristy of Virginia scholars will spend the summer immersed in foreign cultures and languages, thanks to the Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. They will spend seven to 10 weeks this summer in intensive language institutes in one of 13 countries, studying languages the U.S. government has deemed "critical".

Class of 2017: Daughter Of Undocumented Immigrants Made UVA a Better Place

Nursing School

Erika Fernandez, the daughter of undocumented immigrants from Bolivia, will graduate from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and head for a job at a prestigious Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 

EJ Nisbeth (MBA '17) Reflects on Darden Global Experiences

Darden School

EJ Nisbeth is a second year residential MBA student from New Haven, Connecticut. He attended Amherst College where he earned his BA in Biology. After graduating this month, EJ will work as a consultant at Bain & Company in Atlanta, GA.

Robert Reton (MBA '89): The (Global) Journey is the Reward

Darden School

Robert Reton (MBA '89) currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where he works as the manager of business development in Latin America for Nortek Security & Control, but he has lived in various countries throughout Latin America. Through it all, he's developed insights and advice about living and working internationally and a mantra that "the journey is the reward."

Humanity in Action Fellowship to Send Second-Year Student to Berlin

University at Large

Zaakir Tameez of Houston will spend June in Berlin studying human rights issues. Tameez, a second-year student at the University of Virginia double-majoring in economics and political and social thought, received a fellowship from Humanity in Action.

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