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2014

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.

3/19: U.S. State Department Hosts Students, Faculty Engaged in Pilot of Diplomacy Program

U.Va. students and faculty were special guests at the State Department Tuesday for the official unveiling of Diplomacy Lab, which engages universities in global issues facing the United States. U.Va. is a founding partner of the program.

3/13: World Water Day Symposium at U.Va. Features Expert Panels, Keynote Speaker

The focus will be on water and its importance to life on the planet at a symposium March 21 and a series of events March 18 and 22 at the University of Virginia to mark World Water Day.

3/13: U.Va. Undergraduate’s Research Designed to Aid Surgeons in Rwanda

A lack of surgical supplies causes problems in Rwanda – problems a University of Virginia economics and religious studies major is trying to remedy.

3/13: White House Taps U.Va., William & Mary, Presidential Homes to Support Africa Initiative

The Obama administration has selected the Presidential Precinct, comprising two top universities and three presidential homes in Virginia, to support a new initiative aimed at strengthening U.S.-Africa relations, propelling economic growth, prosperity and democracy in Africa.

3/5: Berlin Wall Coming to U.Va. Grounds

Marking this year’s global 25th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, four panels from the Wall itself ­will be delivered Monday to Grounds as part of a yearlong loan to the University.

2/24: U.Va. Undergraduates Host Ukraine Panel as Crisis in Kiev Unfolds

Ukrainian and Ukrainian-American students discussed the crisis in Kiev alongside experts in a forum hosted Friday by the Slavic Student Association. Although students planned the event weeks ago, the panel’s timing proved serendipitous.

2/12: Renowned Lebanese Novelist Shares Culture, Craft with U.Va. Students

Hoda Barakat spent a month as the first-ever author-in-residence with U.Va.’s Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures.

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