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.

Alumni, Prospective Students and Dean Beardsley Gather in Buenos Aires

Darden School

Darden alumni and prospective students gather together in Buenos Aires for good company, cheer, and discussions about what makes Darden special. 

Student Spotlight: African Student's Past Leads To Research In Water Purification

University at Large

In just his first semester on Grounds, Kevin Bahati is already working toward his goal of improving conditions back home in Africa by working in chemical engineering Professor Geoffrey Geise’s water purification lab.

Darden's Online Global Reach Makes Great Impact

Darden School

The Darden School extends its thought leadership reach beyond its classroom walls by using online capabilities in several ways. Darden’s executive MBA format includes synchronous distance sessions, an asynchronous course in Business Fundamentals, and learning team meetings between residencies. 

Scholar Showcase: Yuvraj Datt

Darden School

Yuvraj Datt, currently a second year residential MBA student at Darden, is originally from India although he spent the last ten years in Singapore. He received his B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2010 and previously worked in banking at Credit Suisse. 

New Director For Humanities and Global Cultures Brings Ocean View To UVA

University at Large

As the second head of the University of Virginia’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, Debjani Ganguly is helping chart the course of the study of the humanities at the University as it heads into its third century by helping the College spearhead a major new initiative dedicated to the study of the “Global South”.

Scholar Showcase: Siming Xu

Darden School

Siming Xu, currently a second year residential MBA student at Darden, is originally from Shanghai, China. He received his M.A. in Structural Engineering from Tongji University in 2009 and previously worked in the building and construction industry across Singapore, China.

Chemist Works With NASA To Probe Human Activity's Effects On Atmosphere

University at Large

An atmospheric chemist, Sally Pusede served as an instrument scientist, working with a team of scientists from the United States, Europe and South Korea on the multi-million-dollar flying laboratory, conducting one of the largest air-quality studies ever done anywhere.

Andrew Johnston Brings Global Perspective To Historic Preservation Program

Architecture School

Professor Andrew Johnston,director of the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s Historic Preservation Program, and his wife, associate urban and environmental planning professor Jessica Sewell, came from Suzhou, China, where Johnston was the founding director of Xian-Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s graduate programs in both architecture and urban design.

Young Latin American Leaders Learning From Local Businesses, Non-Profits

University at Large

Nationwide, 250 young leaders, aged 21 to 30, were selected to participate in a new White House program, the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, which was created to support promising entrepreneurs and civil society advocates.

Darden Student To Help Shepherd Unaccompanied Minors Leaving Calais Camp

Darden School

Hooper, a former U.S. Army medic and medical operations officer, is now a second-year student in the Darden School of Business’ Global Executive MBA Program. While at Darden, he founded his startup, Respit Solutions, to create a better shelter system for refugees and victims of natural disaster.

Alumna, PWC Executive On Brexit's Fallout And How To Succeed In Today's Climate

McIntire School

1985 University of Virginia graduate Carol Sawdye returned to Grounds on Friday for the McIntire School of Commerce Fall Forum, “Europe at the Crossroads,” where she and other global business executives examined threats to the European Union and discussed how businesses can navigate present uncertainty. 

Some People Really Do Whistle While They Work – Here's Why

University at Large

Linguist Mark A. Sicoli, an assistant professor of anthropology who joined the University of Virginia’s faculty this year, studies a rare form of “whistled speech,” which is endangered in the few places around the world where it can still be found.

Alumni Profile: Lillian Frost


Lillian Frost, UVA Class of 2012, benefitted from her experiences at Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. It encouraged her to study host state policies toward long-term refugees and enter her PhD program in political science at George Washington University, where she continues to study and grow as a student.