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Exchange Buddies: Alyssa and Ashish

Darden School

Through the Center for Global Initiative’s Exchange Student program, Alyssa and Ashish were paired together as buddies before Ashish arrived as an exchange student at Darden. The program pairs up exchange students with second-year Darden students to ease the transition process for the incoming exchange student and the Darden buddies help with any questions or concerns the exchange student may have before their arrival.

From Charlottesville to Chile, Powerful APOGEE Ready for a Starring Role

University at Large

After more than two years of work constructing a two-ton astronomical instrument known as APOGEE-South, University of Virginia astronomers this week are at Chile’s Las Campanas Observatory installing the $6 million infrared spectrograph. This device will allow astronomers to peer through dense cosmic dust scattered through the Milky Way and view stars at the farthest reaches of our home galaxy. 

Q&A: UVA Expert Offers Helpful Insight Into Future Of U.S.-Russia Relations

University at Large

Jeffrey Rossman, an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, specializes in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union. He is the author of “Worker Resistance Under Stalin: Class and Revolution on the Shop Floor,” and he received a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for his work with Lynne A. Viola, a professor at the University of Toronto, on reframing the history of Soviet mass violence in the 1930s and ’40s.

Visiting Scholar From Denmark: Kristian Nielsen

Darden School

Kristian Nielsen is an associate professor at Aalborg University in Denmark, where he earned his MSc. in Macroeconomics and Economic Policy in 2007. He attended a workshop at Darden and was motivated and inspired to to embark into the world of business research thereafter. 

2017 GEMBA Students on India Residency

Darden School

The 2017 Darden Global MBA for Executives cohort is finishing up their India residency this week after a full schedule of courses, company visits, and cultural experiences. In addition to their courses, the GEMBA students enjoyed receptions with alumni and prospective students in India as well as visits with local and global business leaders. 

Darden Students Explore Business in Russia

Darden School

Darden students are exploring Russian investment and financial processes, production systems, infrastructure projects, and economic growth through a week- long program from 7-14 January of the Darden Worldwide Course. 

Q&A: Average People Can Make A Difference On Global Changes

University at Large

Thomas Bateman, a professor of management in the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, offers insight into leadership strategies that are not only effective, but required when facing big, complex issues like climate change.

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.

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