The Economist Ranks UVA Master's In Commerce Program No. 2 Worldwide

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The M.S. in Commerce program offered by the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce ranks second in the world, according to inaugural top-40 rankings released today by The Economist, a London-based publication regarded as one of the leading business magazines in the world.

Akane Fukuda (MBA '17) Shares Darden Experiences To Brazil, India, And Uganda

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Akane Fukuda is a recent Darden graduate from Tokyo, Japan. As a Darden student, Akane actively participated in a number of the global academic programs offered through the school, gaining insight into the global business practices and perspectives of various countries.

Colombian President Tells Students: Use Failures To Achieve Success

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In his Valedictory address at the John Paul Jones Arena, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told University of Virginia graduates that they would face more failure than success in their lives, but that learning from those failures would help them attain success.

Class of 2017: Artist, Entrepreneur Finds New Life After Emigrating From Iran

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Golara Haghtalab was 21 and in her final year of architecture school in Iran when her family decided to move to the United States, ultimately settling in Charlottesville. Five years later, the 26-year-old is on the cusp of graduating from the University of Virginia.

12 UVA Scholars Earn Fulbright Grants To Teach And Study Abroad

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Twelve University of Virginia scholars will pursue their work on foreign shores with the help of Fulbright Scholarships this year. The UVA scholars will teach English in foreign countries such as Brazil, Laos and Colombia or pursue research in international academic centers.

Journeying Through Japan: A Look Into One Of Darden's Newest Worldwide Course Offerings

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Forty-eight students arrived in Kyoto, Japan on 11 May to begin their Darden Worldwide Course led by professors Yael Grushka-Cockayne and Bob Conroy. This course is one of the newest DWCs offered by the Center for Global Initiatives.

Class of 2017: World Cup Champion Morgan Brian to Graduate

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Soccer superstar Morgan Brian is walking the Lawn on Sunday, collecting a degree from the University of Virginia earned after winning the 2015 World Cup and traveling with the national women’s team to Brazil to compete in the Olympics in 2016.

Class of 2017: Parents' Sacrifice Pays Off For Boundary-Breaking Business Student

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Santiago Naranjo is preparing to walk the Lawn as a member of the University of Virginia’s Class of 2017 and take a degree from the elite McIntire School of Commerce. He will use his B.S. working at Capital One in McLean. His time on Grounds has been as eventful and unconventional as his parents’ journey.

Kirwin Winner Aims To Take On Dental School - And Nigerian Health Care Reform

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Krystal Ejesieme, third-year human biology major, is conducting a comparative analysis of European, African and American health care systems, beginning this summer in Paris and continuing through her fourth year at UVA, with the goal of helping to implement health care reform in Nigeria in the future.

President of Latin American Student Association (LASA) Discusses LASA's Global Involvement at Darden

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Growing up in Latin America with exposure to multiple cultures and languages, Matias Rabelo Rengifo is a true “global citizen” who now finds himself at Darden, pursuing his MBA degree. As the incoming president of LASA (Latin American Student Association), Matias shared his perspectives on the organization’s goals and future plans.

In Learning a Foreign Language, Being There Makes All The Difference

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Five Univeristy of Virginia scholars will spend the summer immersed in foreign cultures and languages, thanks to the Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. They will spend seven to 10 weeks this summer in intensive language institutes in one of 13 countries, studying languages the U.S. government has deemed "critical".

Class of 2017: Daughter Of Undocumented Immigrants Made UVA a Better Place

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Erika Fernandez, the daughter of undocumented immigrants from Bolivia, will graduate from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and head for a job at a prestigious Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 

EJ Nisbeth (MBA '17) Reflects on Darden Global Experiences

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EJ Nisbeth is a second year residential MBA student from New Haven, Connecticut. He attended Amherst College where he earned his BA in Biology. After graduating this month, EJ will work as a consultant at Bain & Company in Atlanta, GA.

Robert Reton (MBA '89): The (Global) Journey is the Reward

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Robert Reton (MBA '89) currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where he works as the manager of business development in Latin America for Nortek Security & Control, but he has lived in various countries throughout Latin America. Through it all, he's developed insights and advice about living and working internationally and a mantra that "the journey is the reward."

Humanity in Action Fellowship to Send Second-Year Student to Berlin

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Zaakir Tameez of Houston will spend June in Berlin studying human rights issues. Tameez, a second-year student at the University of Virginia double-majoring in economics and political and social thought, received a fellowship from Humanity in Action.

Kluge-Ruhe Readies for Largest Ever Aboriginal Exhibition Outside Australia

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The Kluge-Ruhe is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the exhibition and study of Aboriginal art, providing UVA students unique access to what would otherwise be a faraway community. It was established in 1997 when the late businessman John W. Kluge entrusted UVA with his collection of Aboriginal art, including the collection and archives of University of Kansas professor Edward L. Ruhe, who helped bring Aboriginal art to America.

Class of 2017: This Student Found Direction For Her Passion in Rwanda

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Eliza Campbell arrived at the University of Virginia in 2013 full of ambition. An Echols Scholar, she had dreams of studying abroad and “making a difference.” A course at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy provided the answer.

Capt. Humayun Khan Honored For His Service, Sacrifice


The University of Virginia paid tribute Tuesday to alumni lost in the Iraq war, mounting a plaque on the north wall of the Rotunda. The plaque carries a lone name, Capt. Humayun Khan, a 2000 psychology graduate killed in Baqubah, Iraq, on June 8, 2004.

Snapshots From Darden's Worldwide Course to London on Global Capital Markets

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Last month, 35 students participated in a Global Topics Course in London, United Kingdom, led by Professor Yiorgos AllayannisThe course, titled Global Capital Markets, focused on how these markets function, what factors impact them, and the key players and their roles within these markets.

Incoming President of Asian Business Club at Darden (ABCD) Discusses Vision for the Future

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Leiyang Wang is from Beijing, China and began his MBA at Darden at the University of Virginia. He has experience in both hospital administration and military services and will serve as president of the Asian Business Club at Darden (ABCD). Here he shares his experiences and thoughts.