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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

 

Politics

Yasushi Akashi (GSAS 1956)
undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, United Nations
Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula (CLAS 1943, GSAS 1976)
former deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force
Hasjim Djalal (GSAS 1959)
former Indonesian diplomat
John Snow (GSAS 1966)
former U.S. secretary of the treasury

Business

Maria C. Freire (GSAS 1981)
president, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Entertainment

Ann Hould-Ward (GSAS 1978)
costume designer, Tony Award winner
Robert L. "Skip" Sudduth IV (GSAS 1985)
actor, Third Watch, One Life to Live, Ronin

Science & Technology

Jesse W. Beams Jr. (GSAS 1925)
physicist; winner, National Medal of Science
Edward P. Ney (GSAS 1946)
physicist; discovered heavy cosmic ray nuclei
Ruth Patrick (GSAS 1931, GSAS 1934)
award-winning botanist and limnologist
Edward Pickels (GSAS 1933, GSAS 1935)
inventor of the vacuum ultracentrifuge

Athletics

Eppa Rixey (CLAS 1914, GSAS 1920)
former pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds; inductee, Baseball Hall of Fame

Education

John T. Casteen III (CLAS 1937, LAW 1940)
former president, University of Virginia
Rabbi David Ellenson (GSAS 1972)
president, Hebrew Union College
Jerome P. Keuper (GSAS 1952)
founder and former president, Florida Institute of Technology

Land, Sea, & Space

Karl G. Henize (CLAS 1947, GSAS 1948)
astronaut, astronomer
Kathryn Cordell Thornton (GSAS 1979)
astronaut, physicist

News & Media

David M. Granger (GSAS 1981)
editor-in-chief, Esquire Magazine

Arts & Literature

Edward P. Jones (GSAS 1981)
novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner

International/Foreign Affairs

Yasushi Akashi (GSAS 1956)
former under-secretary, US Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Hanan Ashrawi (GSAS 1982)
Palestinian legislator; member, Palestinian Legislative Council
Michael Guest (GSAS 1981)
former U.S. ambassador to Romania
Wilson Nathaniel "Nat" Howell (CLAS 1961, GSAS 1965)
former U.S. ambassador to Kuwait
Frederick E. Nolting Jr. (CLAS 1933, GSAS 1940)
former U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam
Javier Solana (GSAS 1971)
former secretary general, NATO; former secretary general, Council of the EU
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