Undergraduates in the News: 2016-2017

From Politics to History to Medicine, UVA Backs 49 Undergrads' Summer Research

March 1, 2017 – From Ann Richards’ politics in Texas, to diabetes in mice, to race riots in Reconstruction-era Louisiana, 49 undergraduate students will receive support from the University of Virginia this summer to pursue research projects of their own choosing.

Giovinco Isn’t Just Clowning Around

February 27, 2017 – Michael Giovinco gave his first clown performance in middle school, strapping on the stilts that would allow him to follow in his parents’ footsteps.

Undergraduate Researchers Probe Alzheimer's in Mice and Impressionism

February 24, 2017 – Research is a cornerstone of the undergraduate student experience at the University of Virginia, with about 54 percent of graduating fourth-year students indicating that they had completed a significant research, design or creative project as part of their undergraduate program of study.

Undergrads Research 'Broken Windows' Policing, Relations Among Religions

February 24, 2017 – Research is a cornerstone of the undergraduate student experience at the University of Virginia, with about 54 percent of graduating fourth-year students indicating that they had completed a significant research, design or creative project as part of their undergraduate program of study.

UVA Scholars Use Fulbright Grants for Work and Study Abroad

June 7, 2016 – Eight University of Virginia scholars will pursue their work on foreign shores with the help of Fulbright Scholarships this year.

University Grants Back Students in Bringing Their Artistic Visions to Life

May 16, 2016 – Five University of Virginia students have received grants from the University Award for Projects in the Arts program, allowing them to follow thier artistic muses the summer.

UVA Engineering Major Receives Truman Award for Solar Energy Research

April 22, 2016 – University of Virginia undergraduate student Jill Ferguson has been named a Truman Scholar and will receive $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in the professional development to help prepare her for a career in public service leadership.

Double ’Hoos: UVA Student Researchers are Examining the Intersection of Ethnicity and religion,

April 22, 2016 – This summer, pairs of University of Virginia student researchers will receive funding to examine local mentoring programs, women’s health and ion channels in immune cells, among other projects.

Davis Peace Grant Winners to Work in Africa

April 1, 2016 – Three University of Virginia students have been awarded a Davis Projects for Peace grant for their proposal to promote civic engagement in Ghana.

UVA Backs Students' Research Projects, from Cancer Treatments to James Joyce

February 24, 2016 – From examining how James Joyce's work relates to civil unrest to quantitative eco-labeling schemes, and from researching Roman property law to analyzing the pathology of Alzheimer's disease, 50 University of Virginia undergraduates will pursue 46 grant-funded research projects this summer.

Harrison Scholars Explore the World to Understand It

February 23, 2016 – Research has emerged as a cornerstone of the undergraduate student experience at the University of Virginia, with increasing numbers of students pursuing extracurricular explorations in science and the humanities. - See more at: https://news.virginia.edu/content/harrison-scholars-explore-world-understand-it?utm_source=DailyReport&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news#sthash.e0ULBQvH.dpuf

Two UVA Scholars Picked for China-Based Program Modeled on the Rhodes

January 20, 2016 – Two scholars from the University of Virginia will study public policy and economics in China as part of the inaugural class of the international Schwarzman Scholarships.

 

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