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2014

11/13: Passport Service Offered Next Week at U.Va. as Part of International Education Week

On Tuesday and Wednesday, students, faculty and staff can apply for or renew their passports in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom, saving a trek to the post office.

11/3: U.Va. Student Earns Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship in French Language and Literature

Elizabeth Leet, who is pursuing a bi-national doctorate in French at both U.Va and a French university, has been awarded a fellowship to fund her research in feminist theory and interspecies communication as seen through the lens of medieval women in equestrianism.

10/30: U.Va. Architecture Professor Shares Memories of Berlin Wall’s Fall

Karen Van Lengen arrived in Berlin for a design competition one week after the Berlin Wall fell, and visited frequently over the next months. Her vantage point, artifacts and memories offer a unique perspective on the aftermath.

10/24: Berlin Wall Symposium to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Historic Fall Nov. 3-9

Lectures, panel discussions, theatrical and dance performances, art projects, film screenings and photography exhibits are among the events planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall during the first week of November.

10/23: Former Diplomat: Fighting Climate Change Requires More Than Just Policy

Fighting climate change will require governments working in concert with other major stakeholders such as banks, investors and companies, said Carlos Pascual.

10/22: Media Advisory: International Experts Gather at U.Va. to Respond to ISIS Violence Against Women and Girls

Following expert commentary, breakout sessions will consider several responses to the crisis, from the role of the U.S. government to health and psycho-social victim support and economic empowerment to affected women and girls.

10/20: U.Va. Center Offers New International Research Opportunity for Minority Students

Successful applicants, including six undergraduate and two graduate students, will work with University partners to improve rural health conditions in South Africa, Uganda and St. Kitts and Nevis.

9/5: Global Food Trade May Not Meet All Future Demand, U.Va. Study Indicates

A U.Va. study that examined global food security finds that future trade may not be so secure for some countries.

8/27: China Odyssey: Student Spends Summer Exploring Taiwan-Mainland Relations

U.Va. student Russell Bogue reflects upon spending the summer between his second and third years in Taipei, Taiwan, surveying the political views of university students, the island nation’s future leaders.

8/19: U.Va. Center for Politics to Host Russian Ambassador at Public Event

Russia’s ambassador to the United States will discuss the countries’ strained relations at U.Va. on Aug. 26. The event is free and open to the public.

8/15: New U.Va. Global Studies Major to Deepen the Student Experience

U.Va. is unveiling a new Global Studies major this fall that offers several tracks, including “security and justice” and “environments and sustainability.”

8/8: Students Talk Interning Abroad Through U.Va. Global

Students who participated in U.Va,’s new Global Internship Program discuss living, working and fasting for Ramadan during their intern abroad experience in Morocco.

8/7: U.Va.-Hosted Young African Leaders Cap Fellowship by Meeting with Obama

From the Grounds of the University of Virginia to an exclusive town hall session with President Obama, the first members of a fellowship for young African leaders learned civic leadership from the pros.

7/30: Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative to Rival $1,000 Air Purifiers in Smog-Choked China

Clean air is hard to come by in China. Graduate psychology student Thomas Talhelm, already published in the journal Science for groundbreaking research, has created an inexpensive rival to $1,000 air purifiers, getting clean air to people who were previously priced out of the market.

7/1: U.Va. Students, Alumni Earn Scholarships to Immerse Themselves in Languages

It’s a complex world, and the State Department has a need for fluent speakers of many languages ¬– so much so that Uncle Sam foots the bill for top students to travel overseas and learn from native speakers.

6/23: Fulbright Awards Enable U.Va. Octet to Study, Work Abroad

Fulbright awards will enable eight University of Virginia graduate students and alumni to fan out across the globe teaching, pursuing research and advancing scholarship.

6/17: U.S. Officials Kaine, Ryan Welcome Young African Leaders to Virginia

U.Va. welcomes some of Africa’s leading young leaders, who are embarking on a six-week fellowship this week that is the staple of a signature White House Africa initiative.

5/23: Biomedical Engineer Explores Family Food Traditions

Food opens the doorways of cultural understanding and familial history for one University of Virginia engineering student, who is exploring her roots in China.

5/22: Financial Newsmakers Outline China’s Investment Future at U.Va. Summit in Shanghai

Heavyweights of Chinese finance shared how they expect China to grow in the next decade, and how a nascent Chinese investor class is starting to make an impact in the West.

5/13: After Two Decades, an African Dream Realized

Two decades ago, Bernard Doe set his sights on experiencing an American education. Thanks to uncommon determination, and huge amounts of furniture sales, he will earn a degree May 18 from U.Va.’s McIntire School of Commerce.

5/9: Mexican Drug Cartels, Brazilian Youth Protests Find Their Way Into Dissertations

Neither Tony Cella nor Anne Daniels set out to select “ripped from the headlines” dissertation topics capitalizing on current events or popular culture, but their scholarship is shedding new light on two nations in the news.

4/21: U.Va. to Lead Massive Climate Change Mapping and Modeling Project

Backed by U.Va.’s new “Global Programs of Distinction” funding program, the effort brings together faculty from across Grounds to model the long-term effects of climate change by tracking both the forest and the trees.

4/3: Cowan Fellows Survey Human Rights Concerns in Ghana; Exposure of Small-Scale Miners to Mercury Among Problems

Six U.Va. law students traveled to Ghana to do field research on the status of some of the West African country’s ongoing human rights issues. They reported on their findings Monday.

4/1: U.Va. Student Project to Aid Zambian Disabled Children Earns Davis Prize

Three U.Va. undergraduates receive prestigious prize to analyze and improve special education in Africa.

3/29: In London, U.Va. President Highlights New Strides in Global Programming

Teresa Sullivan told an audience in London that U.Va. is committed to preparing students to thrive in a global community.

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