Future Politician? Academic? John Brake Earns Scholarship to Study in China

University at Large

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.

UVA Architecture Featured in the Hong Kong Biennale

Architecture School

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.

Check Out A 'Book' From UVA's Human Library

University at Large

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.

A Stitch in Time: Batten Student Leads Venture to Empower Women in Village in India

Batten School

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.

Pancorbo Arquitectos Celebrate Congress Center Grand Opening

Architecture School

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 Zhang (Class of 2018) on Her Darden Decision, Club Experiences and Internship at Tencent

Darden School

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.

Meet CGI's Newest Fellow, Dr. Leandro Guissoni

Darden School

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.

UVA Alumnus Earns Mitchell Scholarship to Study in Ireland


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.

Nano Mission

University at Large

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. 

Scholar Showcase: Pramod Inguva (Class of 2018)

Darden School

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.

Executive MBAs Journey to India and South Africa for Global Residencies

Darden School

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. 

Experts: Don't Expect Closer U.S.-Russia Ties Anytime Soon

Global Affairs

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

Darden School

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.

Catching Up With Mamadi Diane

Virginia Sports

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.

Global Infectious Diseases Institute Poised to Move Forward After First Meeting

Center for Global Health

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.

UVA China Expert on What to Expect From Trump's Five-Nation Asia Tour

University at Large

On Friday, President Trump began a 12-day Asian trip, visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Though he will touch many bases and meet many leaders, he is unlikely to mend the gap in American-Asian relationships opened by his rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in January, according to University of Virginia politics professor and China expert Brantly Womack.

Road to Recovery: Students are Building Better Maps for Puerto Rico Aid Workers

University at Large

For remote Puerto Rican communities dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, accurate maps can mean the difference between receiving critical supplies and facing another day of shortages. On Thursday afternoon, groups of volunteers gathered in the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab for a “Mapathon for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief.”

Q&A: 10 Questions About Facebook and Russian Propaganda

University at Large

This week, lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter testified before three congressional hearings on how Russian agents are using their platforms to influence American politics. They confirmed that Russia-backed social media ads spread to at least 126 million Facebook users and 20 million Instagram users. 

Studying at UVA Law to Make Life Better Back Home

School of Law

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a housing crisis and a flawed welfare program have left tens of thousands of citizens living in slums. Cecelia Dieuzeide, an Argentine lawyer, human rights advocate and now student in the University of Virginia School of Law, is fighting to change that.

A&S Expanding Study Abroad Options for First Years

College of Arts and Sciences

Arts & Sciences faculty voted last week to approve a second study abroad option for incoming students interested in starting their University of Virginia academic career overseas. Next fall, 20 first-year students enrolled in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will have the opportunity to study at Fudan University in Shanghai.