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2014

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.

2/7: U.Va. French Film Festival Brings Celebrated African Filmmaker and Critically Acclaimed Movies to Grounds

Since the late 19th century, French cinema has been captivating audiences around the world. This week, the U.Va. French Film Festival will bring the continuing magic of French cinema to Grounds and the local community from Feb. 12 to 16.

2/6: U.Va. Architecture Design Initiative Takes Multi-Disciplined Approach to Arctic Development

The Arctic Design Initiative incorporates environmental, political, economic and cultural factors into designing the future of one of Earth’s most forbidding landscapes. An exhibit on its work runs through Feb. 15.

1/14: Where Will the World Take You? U.Va.’s New Global Internship Program May Provide the Answer

Students: An internship could make or break your chances at that dream job. A new U.Va. program can help you land a coveted international internship that could take you places you never dreamed possible.

1/9: Near and Far, January Term Offers Robust Academic Experience

Studying film or finance, video game politics or medieval manuscripts, on Grounds or abroad, the goal is the same: to enhance student-faculty engagement.

1/9: Partnership Allows Tax-Advantaged Gift Opportunities for U.Va. Benefactors in Europe

U.Va. seeks to strengthen ties with European parents, alumni and friends with the creation of a mechanism that allows tax-advantaged, cross-border giving within Europe.

1/7: U.Va. Darden School Students Embark on Global Field Experiences

The push to include more global experiences in the M.B.A. curriculum is picking up steam, with more real-world projects being offered this month and in the coming semester in locations including Sweden, South Africa, Indonesia and India.

1/2: Sullivan Signs APLU Statement Opposing Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

At issue is whether Palestinian students and scholars in Israel lack academic freedom, and whether a boycott itself impinges on academic freedom.

1/2: U.Va. Alumni Help Children on the Move Take Their Schools with Them

Amadeo Bennetta and Dan LaRossa, graduates of the U.Va. School of Architecture master’s program, have made a positive impact on refugee and migrant communities in Southeast Asia through their Moving School design.

2013

12/5: Colombian President Opens Window on Country’s Improved Security, Economy

U.Va. students and faculty received a lesson in Colombian presidential politics Wednesday from the primary source, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

11/20: South African Student Conducting Important HIV Work at U.Va.

Lufuno Mavhandu, who is working toward her doctorate at South Africa’s University of Venda, is on Grounds to develop a bioassay that will allow scientists to screen compounds from South African plants that are thought to have anti-HIV replication abilities.

11/18: U.S. State Department Turns to U.Va. Students to Help Solve World Problems

The State Department is tapping the brainpower and technological savvy of U.Va. students to find solutions to real-world problems including human trafficking in conflict situations. The pilot, dubbed “Diplomacy Lab,” will launch on campuses nationwide next fall.

11/5: High-Level Chinese Delegation Visits U.Va., Learns about Elite U.S. Public Schools

This past week, U.Va.’s School of Continuing of Professional Studies hosted a 16-member Chinese delegation that included a high-level official from the Ministry of Education.

10/30: U.Va. Joins Clinton Global Initiative University, Creating New Research Opportunities for Students

Membership in the initiative will afford undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to attend the organization’s annual conference, hosted by President Clinton.

10/24: U.Va. to Host Local Viewing of National Town Hall on U.S.-China Relations, Discussion

The broadcast will feature former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Afterward, longtime U.S. diplomat Douglas G. Spelman will field questions from the U.Va. audience.

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