Topic: International

Lending a hand

Lending a hand

Alumnus works for microfinance organization, Kiva, in Africa

A first-hand account of an alumnus working for Kiva in Africa.

June 2, 2010

Building Haiti

Building Haiti

A student's efforts to build schools after the earthquake

Fear paralyzed me. Although questions about my family’s safety clawed at me, I felt nothing. I sat in front of the television watching headlines projecting the devastation...

May 14, 2010

Taking Over the World, One U-V-A at a Time

Taking Over the World, One U-V-A at a Time

The cheer “U-V-A, Go Hoos Go!” and the choreographed arm gestures that go with it are fixtures at Cavalier sporting events. A recent phenomenon has freed the...

Summer 2010

Making Sense of Business

Making Sense of Business

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) ascends to job as anchor at Bloomberg Television

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) combines a passion for international affairs with a journalist’s insight at Bloomberg Television.

Spring 2010

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

Catherine Burke Sweet (Col ’77), one of the first female Rhodes Scholars, went to England to study in the late '70s and she never moved back.

Spring 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

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Spring 2010

A Volunteer’s Perspective

A Volunteer’s Perspective

Farming Arugula in the Republic of Georgia

Excerpts taken from C. Bruce Williams’ personal diary:

Tskaltubo City, Republic of Georgia September 2009

My host’s name is Zurab Janelidze. He...

November 18, 2009

Terrorism on Trial

Terrorism on Trial

Lawyer represents defendants in U.S. and at Guantanamo

Over the last year, Edward B. MacMahon Jr. (Col ’82) has been working as a defense attorney in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Winter 2009

China Connection

China Connection

Ties with Asian giant blossom with efforts by students and alumni

A collaborative effort is strengthening Chinese connections among UVA alumni, students and officials.

Winter 2009

¿Habla Español?

¿Habla Español?

Alumnus delivers historic announcement

Dan Restrepo (Col '93) is first to speak Spanish during a White House press briefing.

September 14, 2009

Outside the Wire

Outside the Wire

Life on and outside a U.S. base in Afghanistan

From the news, Afghanistan seems like a war zone where U.S. troops are constantly fighting Taliban fighters and face the threat of improvised explosive devices on a daily...

August 27, 2009

Heroes of a New World Economy

Heroes of a New World Economy

Development up close and personal in Kenya

Imagine a global economy that provides people affordable goods and services that allow them to solve their own problems.

Fall 2009

Fighting Human Trafficking

Fighting Human Trafficking

Alumnae at the Polaris Project tackle modern slavery

When Andrea Austin learned about human trafficking, she refused to believe it. It seemed like something out of a far-fetched movie.

June 10, 2009

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

John Sinders chases racing dreams in Dubai

John Sinders owns Khaleji Motorsport, which competes in the branch of auto racing that features cars like Porsche and Ferrari, and gets behind the wheel himself.

Summer 2009

Hungry for Answers

Hungry for Answers

UVA leads biggest malnutrition study ever

The statistics are staggering. Nearly a third of all children in developing countries suffer from malnutrition. Worldwide, poor nutrition is linked to more than half of all child deaths.<...

Summer 2009

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Highlights

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater