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With a few clicks on a laptop, the University of Virginia student teams displayed their final digital projects on big screens in the Rotunda’s Dome Room. Their work encapsulated the history and culture of Tibet, from ancient times to modern, especially as it has changed over the past century.
Originally from Virginia, Mala Bawer (MBA ’79) currently resides in Senegal, West Africa, where she serves as executive director of CyberSmart Education LLC, a social enterprise she co-founded with her husband focused on scalable and sustainable digital learning. CyberSmart Education has impacted over 10 million students and teachers in communities around the globe.
This fall, the Darden community gathered in London for a series of events that included the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards, where Professors Jeanne Liedtka and Mary Gentile were nominated for awards and Professor Bobby Parmar led a panel.
"I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. With those words, upending years of American foreign policy, President Donald Trump Wednesday announced the United States was making good on the Jerusalem Embassy Act.
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If you are a fan of “The Simpsons,” you probably recognize this catchphrase – invariably uttered in an exaggerated Indian accent – from the Indian Kwik-E-Mart clerk Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. A fixture on the long-running series, Apu, voiced by actor Hank Azaria, has come under fresh scrutiny in comedian Hari Kondabolu’s new documentary, “The Problem with Apu.”
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John Bennett Brake of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania is a fourth-year student currently in the politics distinguished majors program and the Spanish literature and culture distinguished majors program. He completed the politics honors program at the end of his third year and will pursue a one-year master’s degree in global affairs in China, thanks to a Schwarzman Scholarship.
The research studio Kinesthetic Montage: Hong Kong Film Archive led by Esther Lorenz has been invited to exhibit at the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong). Kinesthetic Montage Hong Kong explores the strong connection between film, urban space and movement that exists in Hong Kong.
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The Human Library, an international project that began in Copenhagen and came to the University of Virginia last year, takes that concept to another level. Its essential question: Can "reading" another human open your mind as much as reading a book can? "Readers" - those attending any one of the project's events around the globe - can check out "books" - fellow human beings from all walks of life, each with a story to share.
Batten MPP student Jane Hammaker and her team reached the finals in the first stage of the UVA Social Entrepreneurship Cup Concept Competition, hosted by Batten’s Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, for a business start-up that empowers women in India.
UVA School of Architecture faculty Luis Pancorbo and Ines Martin Robles's Congress Center in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain just celebrated its grand opening and inauguration. The Congress Center was one of 15 finalists selected among more than 1,000 works published in Plataforma Arquitectura, selected for the 'Building of the Year' Award.
Jennifer always knew that she wanted to pursue an MBA in the United States and, through word of mouth, learned about Darden and its reputation. Jennifer attended the session, applied to several business schools in the U.S. and eventually selected Darden because of the case method and unique environment.
Dr. Leandro Guissoni serves as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Sao Paulo, and while he completed his Ph.D. research (2010-2012), he came to Charlottesville as a visiting Ph.D. student at Darden.
Schuyler Miller wants to help societies better govern themselves and he plans to use a Mitchell Scholarship to learn how to do this.The U.S.-Irish Alliance awarded Miller, who graduated from the University of Virginia in 2015, a Mitchell Scholarship on Saturday.The scholarship covers the cost of one year of graduate work at a university in Ireland.
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A University of Virginia student-built spacecraft, a cube the size of a softball, will be launched into orbit next year as part of a joint NASA mission. UVA's craft will conduct atmospheric density studies. The objective is to better understand the rates at which low-orbiting spacecraft decelerate and ultimately descend to Earth when encountering "drag" of the outer edges of our atmosphere.
Having never lived outside of India, Pramod Inguva (Class of 2018) desired to widen his worldview. He wanted to expose himself to different cultures, languages and experiences and decided that pursuing his MBA outside of his home country would provide the perfect opportunity to do just that.
On 5-11 November, the Executive MBA Class of 2018 travelled to India for their final global residency. While in India, they took classes, heard from various company executives and guest speakers, and visited several cultural sites.
The symposium, which started Wednesday, explored the 100 years of U.S. relations with Russia since the Bolshevik Revolution. There was a panel of Russia experts, who spoke Friday during the Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium, “U.S. Presidents Confront the Russians,” hosted by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
From South Africa to Darden to the Middle East, Nic Labuschagne (MBA '89) Continues on Global Career Path
Originally from Durban, South Africa, Nic Labuschagne (MBA ’89) worked in South Africa, the U.S., the U.K. and Japan before settling into the Middle East in 1999. He has served as the Senior Director of Strategy for APCO Worldwide in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since 2014.
More than eight years after delivering a magical performance in his final basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena, Mamadi Diane is back at the University of Virginia, this time as a graduate student.
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The University of Virginia’s new Global Infectious Diseases Institute recently held its first working meeting, which brought together its discipline-diverse membership to discuss ways to tackle some of the biggest health issues and problems facing society worldwide.