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Experiencing Darden Internationally: Godwin Marfo Ahenkorah (Class of 2019) Offers Insights on Darden Worldwide Courses, Club Leadership and Life at Darden to International Students

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Godwin Marfo Ahenkorah (Class of 2019) came to the U.S. for the first time in fall 2017 to attend Darden. A former management trainee at Vodafone in Accra, Ghana, Godwin’s interests in technology and operations led him to apply for business school in the U.S. Godwin also took advantage of several Darden Worldwide Courses in his first year, including a Kaizen project in Finland and a global immersion course in Germany.

Naismith Hall of Fame Awaits 'Overwhelmed' Tina Thompson

Virginia Sports

Her introduction to basketball, in Los Angeles’ Culver City neighborhood, came from her older brother, Tommy, with an assist from his buddy David Fizdale, who’s now the head coach of the New York Knicks. Tina Thompson was 9 years old, and she was hooked, even if she didn’t immediately impress on the court.

Single-Dose Drug Can Shorten Flu Symptoms By About a Day, Studies Suggest

University at Large

A single dose of a new influenza drug can shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published today in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The article reports the results of two multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trials, one of which was led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher Dr. Frederick G. Hayden.

Darden Admissions Represents in Shanghai, Seoul, and Beijing

Darden School

Darden ambassadors, Rita Morrow and Doris Cao, travelled to Shanghai, Seoul, and Beijing in August for admissions events with other top MBA schools. Rita and Doris, joined by alumni in each city, shared their insights about the Darden MBA experience and how to curate a competitive graduate school application. Alumni connected with candidates and spoke about their experiences before and after their MBA program, specifically how their education at Darden influenced their career paths.

Andres Barbara Mijares (Class of 2019) Ties Darden First Year Lessons into Internship Experience in Mexico City

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Second Year student Andres Barbara Mijares (Class of 2019) studied engineering in Mexico City as an undergrad. Upon graduation, he worked as an investment analyst and focused on fixed income at the biggest pension fund in the country, Citibanamex. He continued to work in the financial industry as a trader and portfolio manager for several years before deciding to pursue his MBA at Darden. Above is a view of Mexico City from the Credit Suisse office building where Andres interned over the summer.

Why Experiencing China is a Must for Business Students: Mike Christison (Class of 2019) Expounds on Darden Worldwide Course

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Mike Christison (Class of 2019) was born and raised in central Illinois, then moved to the Washington, D.C. area after undergrad. Before Darden, he was the first hire at a startup marketing research consultancy based in Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, Mike is a second-year student finishing his dual MBA/MSDS degree and spent his summer interning at Microsoft in their Worldwide Commercial Business organization. 

Martin Luther King III, 'Charlottesville' Film Announced for Film Festival

University at Large

Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will be a special guest speaker at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival from Nov. 1 to 4. King’s appearance is the result of a partnership between festival organizers, the Community Idea Stations, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

How Mindfulness Can Prevent Hacks, and Four More Cybersecurity Tips

University at Large

You probably have a phishing email in your inbox right now. It might be an obvious scam, but it’s more likely to be an insidiously friendly note that looks like it is from a colleague or friend, asking you to click this link or open that attachment. If you do, a hacker could access your username and password, potentially stealing troves of data and compromising your entire organization. 

Darden Study: Video Replay Negatively Impacts Soccer Fans' View of Referees

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This weekend marks the beginning of the college football season for scores of coaches, players, fans and referees. Only one of those groups can use video review to immediately reverse a bad decision. Most sports fans are now familiar with the video-assisted review, or VAR, routine, though the rules vary slightly from sport to sport. Essentially, a referee can use video – available on the sideline or reviewed by a committee elsewhere – to re-watch a play and confirm or overturn a decision.

Danielle Collins Headlines Large Cavalier Contingent at This Year's U.S. Open

Virginia Sports

Just how far up the pro tennis rankings can former University of Virginia star Danielle Collins climb? We may be about to find out. In the first round of the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York on Tuesday, Collins – one of several former ’Hoos making their presence felt in the Big Apple – plays 26th-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. The 24-year-old, who was a two-time NCAA champion at Virginia, has experienced a meteoric rise since turning pro, entering the Open ranked No. 37 in the world.

Batten's Leblang: How Deporting Immigrants From the U.S. Increases Immigration to the U.S.

Batten School

The Trump administration’s deportation policies and rhetoric have been controversial. The family separation policy, the zero tolerance policy, the language tagging immigrants as "animals": all appear to be trying to reduce the number of illegal immigrants, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors who come to the United States. Yet the practice of deporting migrants, particularly those convicted of crimes, has long been a key component of U.S. immigration policy.

UVA Darden Professor Ed Freeman Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Tampere

Darden School

For his work in management, the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere in Finland awarded University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Ed Freeman with an honorary doctorate. The Finnish university noted that the title of an honorary doctor is the highest tribute a university can pay to an individual, and it only bestows the honor to a select few who have achieved accomplishments outside the academic world or have promoted scientific research exceptionally well.

#UgandaLikeIt: Tristram Worth (Class of 2019) Shares Stories and Lessons from Memorable Darden Worldwide Course to Uganda

Darden School

#UgandaLikeIt quickly became the informal theme of Tristram Worth's Darden Worldwide Course (DWC) to Uganda.  One of his witty classmates coined the moniker on our first day in Uganda as they set out on an 8-hour bus ride from Entebbe to the western city of Mbarara.

Exchange Students from Six Partner Universities Join Darden for Fall 2018 Semester

Darden School

Darden looks forward to welcoming 11 exchange students from leading business schools around the world during the fall 2018 semester. We are pleased to host students from the following universities and countries, such as Bocconi University in Italy, HKUST in Hong Kong, CEIBS in China, ESADE in Spain, Hitotsubashi University in Japan, and IPADE in Mexico. While at Darden, these students will take various elective courses and will be involved in Darden’s community and co-curricular activities. We are thrilled to welcome them into Darden’s global community!

Study: In the Southwestern Desert, Ancient People Bred Tropical Parrots

College of Arts and Sciences

Beginning in the 1890s and continuing into the 20th century, archaeologists discovered the skeletons of dozens of large tropical birds – scarlet macaws – in rooms of two ancient villages – Pueblo Bonito in the desert of northwestern New Mexico, and Mimbres in southwestern New Mexico. The birds are native to the tropical forests of Mexico’s Gulf coast and to Central America.

King Adjei-Frimpong (Class of 2019) Shares Lasting Impact of Japan Global Immersion Course

Darden School

King Adjei-Frimpong is a rising second-year student at Darden. Following graduation from UCLA, King worked for years in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the Commission on Economic Opportunity, a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency among low-income and vulnerable populations by confronting the causes of poverty. This past spring, he took the opportunity to participate in the Darden Worldwide Course to Japan on Innovation and Tradition. King had the following to share about his experience in Japan with the Darden Worldwide Course.

Batten's Lipscomb Helps Break Up Senegal's "Toilet Cartel"

Batten School

In Dakar, Senegal, people can’t just flush their poop away; most people rely on septic tanks that must be emptied. A giant vacuum truck—called a “toilet sucker”—can come to your house, remove the waste and take the sewage to a treatment center. Molly Lipscomb is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Batten. This project was done in collaboration with a team of other researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and with Innovations for Poverty Action.

Pioneering - and Still Going: Engineering Professor Crucial to Broadband

School of Engineering

Academic societies’ most prestigious honors are typically reserved for researchers at the ends of their careers, as a way to recognize a lifetime of groundbreaking work. The Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers is no exception. One of just 16 medals that the 400,000-member professional organization presents each year, it singles out an individual who has made outstanding contributions to material and device science.

Saras Sarasvathy Leads Masterclass Session on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at 2018 India Innovation Forum

Darden School

The 4th annual India Innovation Forum was held on 21-22 July this year in Bengaluru. The India Innovation Forum (IIF) is a platform to engage in dialogue on innovation and aims to bring together individuals who are at the forefront of innovation across industries. The forum was attended by thought leaders from the education, technology, finance and manufacturing sectors to discuss and collaborate on innovation within and between sectors.

Chris Long: A Player on the World's Stage

University at Large

Each year, class trustees at the University of Virginia develop a list of potential keynote speakers for Valedictory Exercises. The 2017-18 academic year demanded something different. As the NFL preseason begins, take an in-depth look at two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long’s career off the field, where he is making an even bigger difference than he does on the gridiron. 

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