#MyUVASummer Experiences

University at Large

School may have been out for the summer, but ’Hoos across Grounds made the most of their time off by sharpening skills they’ve learned in the classroom through hands-on experiences and using their backgrounds and knowledge to help others.

'Hoos Share Their Olympic Stories


From soccer to swimming to track, UVA alumni share their Olympic moments and the on-grounds experiences that helped them get there.

UVA Student Goes Inside the 2016 Rio Olympics


Third-year Alexandra D’Elia has been in Brazil for weeks helping with NBC’s live coverage of the Olympics as a runner for the “Today” show.

Cavalier Women Bring Home the Gold


With Leah Smith and Inge Janssen’s medals in Rio, UVA athletes now have won 26 overall Summer and Winter Olympic medals across all sports, including 15 gold, five silver and six bronze.

"Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced"

Batten School

Professor Christine Mahoney has a new book that explains how we’re only offering temporary solutions to what has become a permanent refugee crisis, proposing a new approach to improve the lives of displaced people.

Entrepreneurship in Dominica

Batten School

The Batten Global Policy Center and the Social Entrepreneurship at UVA program sponsored the University’s first study-abroad course in the Caribbean country of Dominica.

UVA's Leah Smith Wins Bronze in Rio


Rising fourth-year swimmer Leah Smith captured the bronze medal in the women’s 400-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics – becoming the sixth Cavalier swimmer to earn an Olympic medal and the third to earn an individual medal.

Promoting Inclusion of the World's Poor in Banking Systems

University at Large

A Darden Professor was among four UVA-affiliated academics who traveled to the Philippines to share their research on improving poor families’ access to financial resources.

Orange, Blue... and Gold? Hoos in Rio

University at Large

The University of Virginia is expected to have 19 representatives in Rio, representing the U.S. and six other countries in field hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field.

Darden i.Lab Company Creates a Refugee Solution

Darden School

Among the most broad-minded and ambitious of the cohort of companies in the 2016 i.Lab at UVA Incubator is Respit Solutions, which seeks to play a significant role in alleviating the global refugee cris

Muslim UVA Alum Eulogized at DNC as an Example of Patriotism


U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, the first member of UVA’s Army ROTC program to die in combat since the Vietnam War, was killed in June 2004 at the age of 27 when he attempted to stop two suicide bombers outside his base in Baquabah.

PureMadi: Students Share Their Stories from South Africa

Programs Abroad

Students from a range of majors have been working in South Africa in recent years, collaborating with local citizens to build water filter factories in two villages with a great need for clean water.

UVA Expert: Turkey's Coup and the West

College of Arts and Sciences

John M. Owen, Professor of Politics and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, adds his input on the recently failed coup in Turkey.

Breaking the Cycle of Genocide

Law School

Owen Pell '83 has increasingly committed his time to pro bono work for the cause he is most passionate about: using the history of the Holocaust to prevent similar atrocities.

Visiting Darden Ph.D. Student Explores Art

Darden School

Antoni Olive Tomas, Ph.D., is a visiting scholar to Darden from the IQS School of Management at Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain.

UVA Moves up to No. 40 in Global Rankings

University at Large

UVA ranks 40th among the world’s 25,000-plus degree-granting institutions of higher education, according to a Saudi Arabia-based organization.

Professor to Speak at UN on Refugee Crisis

Batten School

Professor Mahoney, professor of public policy and politics at the Batten School, is the author of the book, “Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced,” published by Cambridge University Press.

Johnson & Johnson Internship Brings Student Back to China

Darden School

This summer, Luda is back in China, interning for Johnson & Johnson in Shanghai as a part of their International Recruiting and Development Program, specifically in marketing.

“We Will Leave This Place Better Than We Found It”

Darden School

From the international makeup of each Darden class, to the globally focused courses and case studies, to the world renowned and traveled faculty, one Darden student shares his experience.

UVA Students Work to Rebuild Armenian Community After Earthquake

School of Engineering

An 11-person team of University of Virginia students and faculty is working in Gyumri, Armenia’s second-largest city, to help rebuild and restore parts of the city’s still-affected residential areas.