Topic: International

Putting Ideas Into Action

Putting Ideas Into Action

Jefferson Public Citizens program gives students springboard for projects

Jefferson Public Citizens helps students bring classroom learning to life

Fall 2011

Trees on the Move

Trees on the Move

Russian boreal forests undergoing change in vegetation

Until recently, the northern part of the Great Russian forest—which is the size of the continental U.S.—was populated with larch trees, while the slightly...

Summer 2011

News Briefs

News Briefs

In the Rankings

Peace Corps

UVA ranks second in the number of alumni entering the Peace Corps among medium-size colleges and universities. Currently, 71 graduates are...

Summer 2011

Verbatim

Verbatim

“You look into the other person’s eyes and that phrase, ‘The windows into the soul,’ starts to have kind of a...

Summer 2011

Building a School in Ethiopia

Building a School in Ethiopia

After 40 years, alum achieves his dream of building a school

Forty years ago I arrived in Ethiopia to work with the Peace Corps as part of their Rural Development Program. Ethiopia was at that time, and unfortunately remains today,...

March 30, 2011

Can Social Networking Spur a Revolution?

Can Social Networking Spur a Revolution?

UVA expert says not to confuse people with their tools

Naming children after revolutionary heroes is nothing new, but one Egyptian father gave his daughter an unusual name at the height of the recent uprisings in the Middle East.<...

March 15, 2011

Required Reading: John M. Owen IV

Required Reading: John M. Owen IV

John M. Owen IV, associate professor of politics, recently published The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010.

Is...

Spring 2011

Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye

Nir Avissar’s photography documents military life in Israel

Nir Avissar’s photography documents military life in Israel

Spring 2011

At History’s Elbow

At History’s Elbow

Relief reigns after Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri

An alumnus travels back to Japan where he fought on the USS Missouri

Spring 2011

Recovery in Haiti

Recovery in Haiti

UVA architecture team wins housing award

Initiative reCOVER, a UVA School of Architecture program, won first prize in an international housing competition for “Breathe House,” a design that will help with the reconstruction...

Spring 2011

Have Smarts, Will Travel

Have Smarts, Will Travel

Students win Rhodes and Fulbright-Hays scholarships

Laura Nelson (Col ’11)

In November, Nelson, a political and social thought major, became the 47th student from the University to become a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarships are...

Spring 2011

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

UVA professor tackles the complexities of transporting trash

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

Winter 2010

Mission of Mercy

Hospital ship brings medical care to Southeast Asia

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dr. Trent Douglas (Col ’91) recently completed a humanitarian and civic assistance mission aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship. The mission brought together an international...

September 3, 2010

Commerce in China

Commerce in China

Alum educates McIntire students about manufacturing in China

I’m a proud McIntire alum who now has more than 18 years of business experience, but I’ve always been something of a closet engineer.  That...

August 25, 2010

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Highlights

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.

When Speech Meets Hate

When Speech Meets Hate

The First Amendment was a major player in the events of August 11/12. A UVA legal expert shows how, and also asks some whys.

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.

Going Out on Top

Going Out on Top

Learn about UVA's Student Council president, the Honor Committee and University Judiciary Committee chairs, the editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily, and the co-chairs of the Housing & Residence Life program.