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Kluge-Ruhe Readies for Largest Ever Aboriginal Exhibition Outside Australia

University at Large

The Kluge-Ruhe is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the exhibition and study of Aboriginal art, providing UVA students unique access to what would otherwise be a faraway community. It was established in 1997 when the late businessman John W. Kluge entrusted UVA with his collection of Aboriginal art, including the collection and archives of University of Kansas professor Edward L. Ruhe, who helped bring Aboriginal art to America.

Class of 2017: This Student Found Direction For Her Passion in Rwanda

University at Large

Eliza Campbell arrived at the University of Virginia in 2013 full of ambition. An Echols Scholar, she had dreams of studying abroad and “making a difference.” A course at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy provided the answer.

Capt. Humayun Khan Honored For His Service, Sacrifice

Alumni

The University of Virginia paid tribute Tuesday to alumni lost in the Iraq war, mounting a plaque on the north wall of the Rotunda. The plaque carries a lone name, Capt. Humayun Khan, a 2000 psychology graduate killed in Baqubah, Iraq, on June 8, 2004.

Snapshots From Darden's Worldwide Course to London on Global Capital Markets

Darden School

Last month, 35 students participated in a Global Topics Course in London, United Kingdom, led by Professor Yiorgos AllayannisThe course, titled Global Capital Markets, focused on how these markets function, what factors impact them, and the key players and their roles within these markets.

Incoming President of Asian Business Club at Darden (ABCD) Discusses Vision for the Future

Darden School

Leiyang Wang is from Beijing, China and began his MBA at Darden at the University of Virginia. He has experience in both hospital administration and military services and will serve as president of the Asian Business Club at Darden (ABCD). Here he shares his experiences and thoughts.

Meet the 2017-2018 DSAS President: Rishabh Bansal (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Rishabh Bansal, originally from New Delhi, India, attended Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he earned his Master of Science degree in 2014. As his first year at Darden comes to an end, Rishabh looks forward to his second in which he will serve as President of the Darden South Asia Society.

Leadership Expert, ex-Navy Pilot, Named UVA Alumni's Association's First Woman President

Alumni

Corporate executive and management expert Jenifer Andrasko, a former U.S. Navy pilot, mission commander and NATO officer, will be the University of Virginia Alumni Association’s next president and CEO, the organization’s Board of Managers announced.

Class of 2017: Mason Will Soon Trade Lawn Residence For Life In Morocco

Batten School

Jahvonta Mason, a current fourth year at the University of Virginia, has a record of leadership in multiple student organizations. After he graduates with a B.A. in public policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and completes his minor in Middle Eastern studies, Mason will be taking his leadership skills across the Atlantic to Morocco.

Meet the 2017-2018 DABO President, Agatha Patterson (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Agatha Patterson, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, attended Pomona College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009. As she prepares to enter her second year, Agatha will continue her involvement in extracurricular and global academic programs here at Darden by serving as President of the Darden African Business Organization (DABO).

Four Questions to Understand The French Presidential Election

University at Large

Before French citizens head to the polls this weekend, UVA Today asked visiting politics professor Vincent Michelot of Sciences Po Lyon what Americans should know about this vote. Michelot is spending the spring semester at the University of Virginia researching and teaching the comparative politics of French and American political parties.

Darden's Alumni Leaders Shine in Shanghai

Darden School

Last week, Darden’s Professor Dennis Yang, Global Advisory Council Chair Ro King (MBA ’91) and Dick Mayo (MBA ’68) travelled to Shanghai to represent Darden at the 2017 CEIBS Private Wealth Investment Forum, co-hosted by Darden this year as an extension of the fourth annual Shanghai Investing Summit.

Class of 2017: High-Flying Art Student Has One Patent To His Name, More Pending

University at Large

Zihan Chen, who came to UVA from his hometown of Kunshan, China, filed his first patent application as a first-year student. Now a fourth year student, he has been granted that first patent – for a faucet design minimizing water waste and manufacturing costs while maximizing user experience and hygiene.

Class of 2017: Combat Vet, Singer-Songwriter Ready For Next Challenge: Business

Darden School

Bingley "Barker" Squire, who will graduate from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in May, has tested his abilities on several different stages. He has served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan, earned multiple scholarships to finance his education at Darden and proposed to his fiancé, fellow Darden student and second-year class president Molly Duncan.

MENAR Fellowship Puts May Degree Candidate With Urban Refugees In Jordan

University at Large

Lilly Crown of Deltaville, a fourth-year distinguished major in Middle Eastern languages and literatures who anticipates graduating in May, has been named a MENAR Fellow and will assist refugees in Jordan. 

Scholar Showcase: Nagea Delaya (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Nagea Delaya came to the United States from Indonesia, earning a BE at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Bandung, Indonesia in 2010. While completing her undergraduate work, she developed her passion for entrepreneurship and social impact and set her sights on pursuing a career within those fields. To further her skills, she sought out business school as a means to achieve her goals.

Jamaican Triple-Jumper Off to Flying Start at UVA

University at Large

A freshman on UVA’s track & field team, Jordan Scott has already established himself as one of the finest triple jumpers in program history. His best jump outdoors – 16.01 meters (52 feet, 6.5 inches) at last weekend’s Texas Relays – ranks third all-time at UVA.

Cold War-Era Spy Satellite Images Reveal Possible Effects of Climate Change

University at Large

Environmental sciences professor Howie Epstein and his graduate student Gerald Frost oversaw a study comparing old spy photographs from 1960 into the 1980s with environmental images of the same terrain made in more recent years from commercial satellite sensors. They have also conducted ground studies in some of the same areas they’ve observed via satellite imagery. 

Question and Answer with Joyce Xu (Class of 2018)

Darden School

Joyce Xu, Class of 2018, is from Shanghai and graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University as a German major. She is currently at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business trying to earn her MBA. Here is an interview that was held with her. 

Colombian President Santos, UVA's McDowell, Pianta to Address Graduates

University at Large

Two distinguished faculty members, Deborah E. McDowell and Robert C. Pianta, will give the addresses during the University of Virginia’s 188th Final Exercises, set for May 20 and 21, and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, will speak to the graduates during Valedictory Exercises.

Emily Cox to Pursue Pissarro At Oxford As UVA's First Ertegun Scholar

University at Large

After she graduates next month from the University of Virginia in just three years, art history major Emily Cox will continue her studies at the University of Oxford in England as UVA’s first participant in the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities.

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