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Lois M. McEntyre (MBA '95) on Global Leadership and Impact

Darden School

Lois McEntyre (MBA ’95) has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the airline, automotive, banking and consulting industries, including three years living and working in Shanghai. During her time leading the Shanghai OnStar customer service organization, McEntyre’s team won multiple awards.

Darden's Eastern Philosophy Class Yields 3 Key Insights for Business Leaders

Darden School

Jay Bourgeois, a professor in the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, believes business students – and professionals – can learn a lot from Eastern philosophy and a course that he teaches regularly, “Strategic Intuition and Eastern Philosophy,” is based on the idea that, if MBA students are going to thrive in a global economy, they need to be aware not only of linear analytics and Western economics, but also aspects of Eastern philosophy.

Q&A: Star-Struck Student Recounts the Adventure of a Lifetime

University at Large

Five University of Virginia undergraduate students and their astronomy department mentors traveled to specific locations in remote areas of South Africa and Argentina to watch the star wink out as the shadow of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 passed by.

Island Dreams: Dominica Offers Ideas and Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship

Batten School

For budding social entrepreneurs, Dominica provides tremendous opportunities and a full-immersion experience for 13 UVA students gave them insights and exposure through Batten’s second Global Field Experience: Social Entrepreneurship in Dominica.

Q&A: Darden Alum Leading Intel in China Offers Global Leadership Lessons

Alumni

With a clear desire to better understand global business, Christopher Smith, a 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, jumped into work in China with both feet when his employer, Intel Corp., needed someone with his background and skillset to lead a finance team overseas.

Christopher Smith (MBA '01) Shares His Global Leadership Story and Offers Advice to Future Leaders

Darden School

With a clear desire to better understand global business, Christopher Smith (MBA ’01) jumped into work in China with both feet when his employer, Intel Corp., needed someone with his background and skillset to lead a finance team overseas.

Global Research Priorities Identified For Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

School of Medicine

The scientific journal Pediatrics today published a paper from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the American SIDS Institute and partner international organizations which sets out new global priorities for tackling sudden unexpected infant death.

Executive Students Complete South Africa Residency

Darden School

This year Darden introduced a new Global Residency location to its fast growing Executive MBA Program. Students traveled to South Africa to explore leadership, business operations, and global economics over the course of a week. 

40 Million Liters of Dirty Water Now Safe to Drink, Thanks to UVA Enterprise

University at Large

Nearly two years ago, the University of Virginia founded a public benefit company to provide an affordable way for families in infrastructure-challenged countries to purify drinking water. Today that company, MadiDrop PBC has shipped more than 20,000 ceramic purification tablets to humanitarian organizations in several countries, primarily in Africa and Latin America.

Michael Sargent Left Darden to Redeploy In Afghanistan, and Returned a Hero

Darden School

A few months into his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2015 – which interrupted his studies at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Sargent found himself trapped by Taliban insurgents in a dark, muddy compound in the country’s tumultuous Helmand province.

Floods and Droughts Inspire UVA's Husband-and-Wife Engineers

School of Engineering

Mohamed Morsy and Bakinam Tarik Essawy, husband-and-wife hydrologists, defended their Ph.D. dissertations on the same day recently at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. They work in the relatively new field of hydroinformatics, a merging of hydrology and computer science in which vast fields of data are analyzed to create workable models.

What to Know About North Korea's Missile Test and the Threat It Poses

Global Affairs

UVA Today asked Todd Sechser, an associate professor of politics and expert in international security, to shed some light on the true nature of the North Korean threat and the likely reactions of the international community. 

How Three Students Designed Their Perfect Summer Internship Experiences

University at Large

Students in the University of Virginia’s “Designing Your Professional Summer Experience” course are using these months of academic freedom to test drive what many consider their dream lives. One is getting a behind-the-scenes look at Congress this summer. Some found internships abroad and others are developing software or conducting research.

A Look Into Leadership in Normandy

Darden School

This past May, Darden students visited Normandy, France to take part in a Darden Worldwide Global Topic course. In these global topic courses, students take a deep dive into a particular topic, using the setting to enhance their understanding of a particular business concept.

A Look Into Leadership in Normandy

Darden School

This past May, Darden students visited Normandy, France to take part in a Darden Worldwide Global Topic course. In these global topic courses, students take a deep dive into a particular topic, using the setting to enhance their understanding of a particular business concept.

Whitaker Fellowships Propel Research Careers Of Four Promising UVA Grads

Engineering

Four recent University of Virginia graduates will pursue their research with fellowships from the Whitaker International Program, which sends U.S. biomedical engineering students abroad to undertake self-designed projects.

Q&A: Alumnus Kenneth Holland Leads Resurgence of Higher Ed In Afghanistan

Alumni

For more than 10 years, University of Virginia alumnus Kenneth Holland has played a significant role in rebuilding higher education in war-torn Afghanistan. Now, he is beginning a new challenge as president of the country’s most prestigious university, American University of Afghanistan, or AUAF.

Win-Win-Win: Professor's Plan Seeks To Benefit Refugees, Hosts - and Investors

Batten School

Christine Mahoney, a professor of public policy and politics at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, co-founded the Alight Fund, a for-profit investment fund that offers micro-loans to refugee and host community entrepreneurs.

Darden Worldwide Travelogue

Darden School

Check out this 60 second video of students travelling all over the world on their spring 2017 Darden Worldwide Courses!

Biologist Probes How Stubborn Malaria Bug Adapts To Evade Drug Treatments

University at Large

Working with researchers in UVA’s School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, UVA Biology professor Jennifer Güler is investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie the parasite’s ability to evolve genetic and metabolic changes that allow it to survive drug exposure.

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