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CEIBS Students Explore Entrepreneurship at Darden and in D.C.

Darden School

In December, Darden hosted its third International Partner Program with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Thirty-eight MBA students, two administrators and one professor from CEIBS made the trek from Shanghai to participate in 2016’s “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Networks in the U.S.” international partner program in which they learned from Darden professors, guest speakers, and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Cinematic-Quality Virtual Reality, Brought To You By a Wahoo

Alumni

George Kliavkoff, a member of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 1993, was named CEO of Jaunt VR, a media company headquartered in Palo Alto, California that has blended proprietary technology (including the Jaunt ONE camera) and studio facilities in Santa Monica to position itself as the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality content.

Batten Alumnus Writes on Global Food Security

Batten School

Zach Blackburn, a UVA alumni, serves in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He served on a rotation at Embassy Dakar last fall and now writes about his experiences at northern Senegal. 

Tocqueville Skewered His Contemporaries With a Sharp Pen

University at Large

Alexis de Tocqueville, the French writer, political theorist and politician, has helped Americans see themselves since 1835. He is most famous in the United States for his two-volume tome, "Democracy in America", and had an extensive career in France. A new translation of his personal reflection, "Recollections: The French Revolution of 1848 and its Aftermath", is published this fall by the University of Virginia Press. 

Alumna Leads World's First Forest-Warming Experiment

Alumni

Tana Wood, who earned a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia in 2006 and is now working as a research ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service in Puerto Rico, has helped launch the world's first forest-warming experiment to explore the effects of global warming on tropical forests – ecosystems that play a key role in regulating the Earth’s carbon cycle.

Darden. Worldwide. Updates

Darden School

Darden is active in many locations and regions around the world throughout the year. Here are summaries of their activity in some of those areas, including what they’ve done recently, thought leadership focused on the region, profiles of current Darden students and alumni from the region, and upcoming events. 

Professor Discusses Recent Trip To Iraq and Fieldwork On The Refugee Crisis

Batten School

Christine Mahoney, an associate professor of public policy and politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, has spent the last seven years researching the displacement crisis. Mahoney recently returned from a research trip to northern Iraq and is proposing an entrepreneurship-based solution to ease the refugee crisis. 

Darden Fall 2016 Exchange Student Farewell Lunch

Darden School

Earlier this fall, Darden welcomed a wonderful cohor or exchange students from around the world. Today, they met for a farewell lunch and will soon be heading back to their home institutions.

Kyle Perez (Class of 2017) on Darden's Global Academic Programs

Darden School

Kyle Perez, a second year residential MBA student at Darden, is originallly from northern New Jersey and has participated in a variety of global academic experiences while at Darden, including studying on exchange in Argentina this quarter at La universidad Austral. He shares his reflections on some of his global experiences.  

UVA To Launch New London Study-Abroad Program For First-Year Students

University at Large

Next fall, first-year students at the University of Virginia will have a unique opportunity to spend their first semester studying abroad in one of the world’s most celebrated international cities. Dubbed "UVA London First: Global Culures in a World City," the new pilot program is based at Regent’s University in the heart of the British capital’s Royal Regent’s Park and Marylebone within central London.

Students Receive 2017 Hannah Graham Memorial Award For Work In Africa

University at Large

Three University of Virginia undergraduates in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences are this year’s recipients of the Hannah Graham Memorial Award. Nadjad Nikabou-Salifou, Golda houndoh and Jessica Amick are working on conducting studies in different areas to tackle challenges and make a positive impact. 

Reception for Governor McAuliffe at the US Embassy in Seoul, Korea

Alumni

Vice Provost Legro and UVa Alumni were at the Reception for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the US Embassy in Seoul, Korea.

Former UVA Swimmers Reunite, Help Nicaraguans Excel In The Pool And In School

Alumni

Former University of Virginia swimmer Timmy Hayes, former team captain Scot Robison and former Clemson University swimmer Kyle Shoemaker co-founded Nica Nadadores, a nonprofit that, in addition to traditional swim coaching, offers local children scholarship and mentorship opportunities to help them get the best possible education.

UVA Trio Earn Marshall Scholarships

University at Large

University of Virginia students William Henagan, Abraham Axler and Sarah Koch have received Marshall Scholarships to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom, marking the first time the University has had three students selected to receive the prestigious scholarships in a single year.

UVA Sociologist Explains How Germans' Memories Of War Changed Over Time

College of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey K Olick, a sociology professor at UVA, published a new book, “The Sins of the Fathers: Germany, Memory, Method,” and it analyzes how German leaders have addressed the country’s national memory of its Nazi past and the Holocaust since the end of World War II, and the changing approaches they have used. 

Scholar Showcase: Philip van der Made

Darden School

Philip van der Made, currently a second year residential MBA student at Darden, is originally from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He received his M.A. in Elementary Education from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2014, and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University. While at Darden, Philip has served as President of the European Society, a tutor, and a Second Year Coach. 

Darden in the Green City of Singapore

Darden School

Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently hosted its Global Innovators' Roundtable series in Singapore, in collaboration with Temasek Management Services. Professor Mike Lenox facilitated a terrific conversation specifically focused on the nature of innovation to achieve sustainability goals. 

Professor Studies Lands Linked By An Ocean

University at Large

Fahad Bishara, an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia, specializes in the economic and legal history of the Indian Ocean and the Islamic world. Bishara teaches about the Indian Ocean and the connections between the Middle East, South Asia, East Africa and Southeast Asia.

UVA Microbiologist Expands His Research Across The Atlantic

School of Medicine

Kodi Ravichandran, who chairs the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, will soon be splitting his time between Charlottesville and Belgium.

APOGEE: A $6 Million Special Delivery From UVA To Chile

University at Large

A 4,000-pound astronomy instrument called APOGEE-2, built in the last two years at the University of Virginia, will soon be crated up and transported on an 8,000-mile journey to its new home at the Las Campanas Observatory in the northern Chilean desert.

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