UVA Grad to Use Luce Scholarship to Save African, Asian Wildlife

Sam Campbell is serious about wildlife preservation – and now he has an avenue by which he can seriously pursue it. Campbell, a 2017 University of Virginia graduate, will study the African wildlife trade in Asia as one of this year’s 18 Luce Scholarship recipients. The Luce Scholars Program is a fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.

Reversing the Effects of Apartheid

School of Law

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law returned to Cape Town, South Africa, to aid residents displaced by apartheid for the organization’s annual service trip. Jasmine Alves ’19, Princelee Clesca ’20, Catherine Guerrier ’21, Lise Guerrier ’20, Moussa Ismail ’20, Toccara Nelson ’19, Alicia Penn ’19 and Doriane Nguenang Tchenga ’21 collectively volunteered 792 pro bono hours during their winter break in January.

Meet Mengdie (Vivian) Hu (Class of 2020)

Darden School

Vivian (photographed with her husband and daughter above) arrived at Darden in August with the Class of 2020 and sat down with us to share a little bit about her experiences so far.

Asong Lekeaka (Class of 2019) Expands Darden's Engagement in Africa through Darden African Business Organization

Darden School

Asong Lekeaka (Class of 2019) serves as president of the Darden African Business Organization (DABO). When considering business school programs, Asong, originally from Cameroon, looked for the global attitudes and global academic experiences each school offered, as well as whether the schools had an African association or business club for students.

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.