Professor Spotlight: Bala Mulloth

Batten Professor Bala Mulloth thrives in different cultures. “I was born and raised in Mumbai, studied in New York City, then worked in Budapest, Hungary, and for the past four years, I have lived in Charlottesville,” said the professor of Social Entrepreneurship.

First-Generation Alumna Brings Hawaiian Poke to Virginia


Some of Phung Huynh’s fondest childhood memories involve peeling shrimp, chopping meat, washing vegetables and cooking rice. The reason she looks back so fondly on those activities is because she did them with her mother, Nu Ly. “She always loved to cook,” Huynh said, “and really enjoyed it when other people enjoyed her food.” Huynh’s mother had learned from her own mother in Vietnam. One of Huynh’s mother’s dreams had been for her daughter to open her own restaurant.

UVA, National Geographic Partner for Event Celebrating 'Spirit of Exploration'

University at Large

The University of Virginia and the National Geographic Society will partner to present National Geographic On Campus, a two-day science and storytelling event open to undergraduate and graduate students at UVA. The event takes place March 1-2 on Grounds.

Meet the Doc Who Discovered the Infamous Red Meat Allergy Spread by Ticks

University at Large

Thomas Platts-Mills, now head of the University of Virginia’s Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and known around the world for several groundbreaking allergy discoveries, made good on those promises to himself, studying at Oxford’s Balliol College like his father, receiving his medical training at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London and earning his Ph.D. from London University.

In the Spotlight

Beyond Dreamings: A Symposium on the State of Indigenous Australian Art

In 1988, the exhibition Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia (Asia Society Galleries, New York) catapulted Indigenous Australian art onto the world stage. Come to the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library from Thursday, February 28 and Friday March 1 for the Symposium. Click here and here for more information.