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Faculty & Staff

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Lifetime Achievement award
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Hsin Hsin Liang has taught Chinese at the Department for East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia for 22 years and will be stepping down this semester. She also received the Chinese Language Teachers Association Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest honor in the field of Chinese language education in the United States. The award ceremony, held during the annual conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association in St. Louis, Missouri, was attended by more than 400 colleagues.

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University of Virginia
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In Spring 2024, the Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation awarded its latest round of grants to support impactful global research endeavors led by faculty and graduate students. The grants awarded included eleven Graduate Global Research grants, eight Center Grants and one Global Initiative grant for individual faculty research, three Faculty Global Research with Undergraduates grants, and two Global Programs of Distinction grants for larger, collaborative work.

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Suzanne Moomaw and students from the UVA School of Architecture team presenting their poster on their project for green recover in Ukraine
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In a special recorded message at the opening of the Spring 2024 Diplomacy Lab Fair at the US Department of State in Washington DC last month, United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that for every problem, someone, somewhere has an answer, or at least an idea worth trying. Some of the ideas that he referred to came from the University of Virginia students participating in the Diplomacy Lab program.

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Mandy Rispoli Headshot
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Mandy Rispoli leads projects in western Kenya to enhance care access for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through a community-based approach, Rispoli collaborates with families and stakeholders to co-create solutions tailored to local needs. Her experiences in Kenya also inform her work in Charlottesville, highlighting shared challenges encountered by caregivers and educators across different cultural contexts.

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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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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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Edith Clowes headshot
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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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Phoebe Crisman Headshot
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Phoebe Crisman, Professor in the School of Architecture and Director of the Global Studies program, speaks about a longstanding collaboration between UVA and the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota and their most recent work on youth education and tallgrass prairie resilience.

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Lauren Miller headshot
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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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Students holding up research poster at 2023 Lingletes Linguistic Challenge
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When Colton Arney was a senior in high school, his English teacher told him about a program that would help set the trajectory for his UVA career. By the end of that fall, he had become a linguistics champion.

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Volya Vysotskaia, Srdja Popovic, and Steve Parks
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Belarusian human rights activist Volya Vysotskaia, Karsh Institute Practitioner Fellow and Serbian political activist Srdja Popovic, and UVA English professor and activist Steve Parks are trying to build a connection between activism and academia. They discuss their recent works and plans for the future.

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Ricahrd Tanson with Adrienne and Caren Freeman
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As Richard Tanson, director of the International Students and Scholars program retires after 30 years of service to UVA, a look at his incredible career dedicated to helping international students from around the world.

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For many years Professor Paul Martin has led a capstone experience to Northern Ireland where students study a community that emerged from a conflict that lasted 30 years & claimed thousands of Lives.
November 3, 2023 12:00pm
Garrett Hall at Batten School
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While freedom of speech is a core tenet of American democracy, it has long been object of intense controversy. When it comes to protecting free speech in practice, education serves as testing grounds
November 9, 2023 1:00pm
The Miller Center
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Tayyab Safdar headshot
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Muhammad Tayyab Safdar joined as a Global Studies faculty in Fall 2023. He is currently teaching about global development and perspectives from the Global South based on his research on South-South global development relations, in particular the relationship between China and Pakistan.

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Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
October 10, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
October 17, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
October 24, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Oct

Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
October 31, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Nov

Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
November 14, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
November 28, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Dec

Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
December 5, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Participants gather weekly for informal conversation at the International Center.
December 12, 2023 5:30pm
Lorna Sundberg International Center
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Nov

Join us at the UVA Global Passport Drive for students, faculty, staff, and families! Passport officials from USPS will be on Grounds to accept passport and renewal applications and answer questions.
November 1, 2023 10:00am
Hotel A, West Range at UVA
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Headshot of Levi Vonk
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Academic and creative writer Levi Vonk joined the University of Virginia as a Global Studies Assistant Professor in Fall 2023 and is currently teaching courses on inequality in the media and global migration. He discussed his research, writing, and teaching.

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Fernando Operé headshot
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Fernando Operé teaches colonial and 19th century Latin American literature and Spanish and Latin American poetry in UVA’s Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department. As founder and director of UVA’s Valencia program, he looks back as the program celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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Chris Gratien and colleague editing the Ottoman History Podcast
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UVA History Professor Chris Gratien speaks about his not-so side gig as part of the recording team for the Ottoman History Podcast, an alternative avenue for scholarly conversation on the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East, since its inception in 2011 and how it has enriched his own research and teaching in surprising ways.

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Hudson Golino headshot
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UVA Psychology Professor Hudson Golino discusses his recent collaborative project with Professor Mariana Teles "New Tools to Study and Prevent Online Mass Manipulation."

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Stephen Parks headshot
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UVA English professor Steve Parks talks to UVA Global about how his interaction with activists and advocates has changed his academic work and what he and UVA's Democratic Futures Project plan to do next to support and promote advocates for democracy.

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Mona Kasra Headshot
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Iranian American Professor Mona Kasra in the Department of Drama speaks about a recent UVA panel on the situation in Iran, the role of visual media in the crisis, how this impacts her work, and the role the diaspora and higher education institutions can play.

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Federico Cuatlacuatl headshot
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UVA Global caught up with Art Department Professor Federico Cuatlacuatl to talk about his artistic and scholarly practice and his ongoing collaboration with the UnDocu+ Collective, which included a recent event at UVA and in Charlottesville.

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UVA in Jordan
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A record seventeen Education Abroad Programs took the University of Virginia students to places as distant and diverse as Argentina, Australia, Jordan, Kenya, and Vietnam, among other places for the first time since the pandemic disrupted travel in 2020.