Germany Will Continue to Welcome Refugees

University at Large

German Ambassador Peter Wittig called the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe “probably the most daunting challenge for Europe since the Second World War.”

First In Their Families: Global First-Gen College Students

University at Large

UVA students from all over the world, including Bosnia and Colombia, comprise a growing community of first-generation university students.

Black Law Students Take on Projects in South Africa

Law School

As part of a nine-day annual service trip over winter break, seven law students researched and wrote briefs on cases with South Africa’s Legal Resources Centre.

The 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals

University at Large

UVA and Monticello award the highest honors bestowed by the two bodies, including a new category for global innovation.

VIDEO: UVA’s Global Study of food, fuels and forests

College of Arts and Sciences

The work is funded by the signature Global Programs of Distinction grant.

UVA Students to Tackle Global Health Issues

University at Large

This year, University Scholar Awards have funded 20 projects in seven countries.

Food Vs. Fuel

College of Arts and Sciences

A new study from a UVA environmental scientist and colleagues shows about a third of the world’s malnourished population could be fed by using resources now used for biofuel production.

UVA’s Harry Harding Talks US/China Relations with the WSJ

Batten School

The Wall Street Journal’s James T. Areddy met Mr. Harding this week in Shanghai to discuss future American-Chinese relations.

Madeleine Albright to Receive Global Leadership Prize

University at Large

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has been selected to be the first recipient of the University of Virginia’s new Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Prize for Global Leadership.


UVA Architecture Students Learn from Chinese Urbanization

Architecture School

For one month each summer, undergraduate and graduate students taking UVA’s “Emerging Typologies in the City-Region” visit urban areas along the Yangtze and Pearl river delta regions.

Australian Aboriginal Culture Hits Local Runway

University at Large

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is featuring a Charlottesville runway show featuring textiles made by indigenous artists and displayed in couture clothing designed by UVA students.

Doing Business in a Changing World

Darden School

The 3rd annual Darden Global Conference was hosted by the Darden International Business Society and other international affinity clubs and sponsored by the Darden Center for Global Initiatives.

New Global Grants Fund Projects Around the World

University at Large

The Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation is awarding two grants this year to projects selected for their importance and global scale.

From Amsterdam to Zanzibar: New Creative Writing Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

The newest professor in UVA’s well-known Creative Writing Program, Allen brings a wide international perspective on the writing life to the classroom.

Harrison Scholars Explore the World to Understand It

University at Large

Harrison Research Awards give students opportunities to pursue faculty-mentored projects all around the world, with up to $3,000 to cover their expenses.

IHGC Hires International Humanities Leader as New Director

College of Arts and Sciences

Debjani Ganguly is an internationally eminent scholar of world literature who has explored the challenges of climate change, global terrorism and the information technology revolution.

UVA Alum Receives Medal from Kosovo President


Jason Steinbaum received a Presidential Medal of Merit from fellow UVA alum President Atifete Jahjaga of Kosovo.

UVA Researchers Explore Relationship Between Bacteria and Stunting

UVA Health System

Excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine could be damaging the guts of young children, leading to stunting, scientists from the U.S. and Bangladesh have discovered.

The Virginia Gentlemen Have Traveled to Every Continent

University at Large

The Virginia Gentlemen, UVA’s oldest a cappella group, has performed on Grounds countless times and they recently reached a milestone - traveling to their seventh continent, Antarctica.

Spotlight: Madison House Director Nena Evans

University at Large

Evans, a long-time Madison House volunteer, now serves as the head program director for its English Speakers of Other Languages Program.