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Tina Mangieri
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The University of Virginia’s Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs has appointed Tina Mangieri as the inaugural Director of Global Initiatives, a post she assumed on March 4. She shares more about her work and her priorities as she starts this position.

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university of western cape
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South Africa was a major focus for Global Affairs this month with the visit of a pan-University delegation to Cape Town to explore new engagement opportunities, the appointment of a new Director for Global Initiatives who is exploring options for establishing a University office there, and the announcement of a major philanthropic gift that, when complete, will help support need based scholarships for at least 20 undergraduates to study there each year.

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Misha Panda
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Misha Panda is a third-year student at UVA majoring in anthropology with a concentration in medical anthropology, care, and ethics along with a minor in biology. She is drawn to global health and health equity and leads the Doctors Without Borders club at the University. Panda encourages other students to immerse themselves in experiential learning opportunities and adds that community engagement fuels her engagement both within and beyond the university.

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Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures Edith Clowes speaks about the Black Sea Symposium, her own research in the Black Sea region, and about revisioning its productive futures.

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Rolando Vargas under flowering trees
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Rolando Vargas is a 2023-2025 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Global Studies program and the Art department. He finished his PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2022 with the dissertation “Kuna Indigenous Media and Knowledge in the Darién Tropical Rain Forest.” He is also a media artist and has presented his creative work across the globe.

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In a conversation with UVA Global, Lauren Miller, a professor in UVA’s Environmental Science department shares her work on glaciers, a recent trip to Japan, and the potentially massive impact of Antarctic research on the rest of the world.

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Global Health case competition
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More than 100 students from across the Grounds with a week’s worth of preparation came together to collaborate and solve a real-world health problem in the annual Global Health Case Competition held by the Center for Global Health Equity. The case – excessive alcohol consumption in South African youth, is a global health problem, one that also resonates in the U.S. healthcare system and the Charlottesville community as well.