Topic: International

A Million Stories to Tell

A Million Stories to Tell

Service in Iraq motivates veteran to study Arabic, pursue journalism

I moved to Egypt in August to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo. I came by way of UVA, but more by way of Iraq, a place I’ve never left far behind. I was a soldier there from 2004 to 2005, and I feel compelled to re-engage the Middle East on civilian terms.

Spring 2009

Surprise of a Lifetime

Surprise of a Lifetime

Val Ackerman (Col ’81) honored for achievements in basketball

Val Ackerman’s trip to China for the 2008 Olympics will be memorable for several reasons.

For one, both the men’s and women’s...

Winter 2008

Elephant Speak

Elephant Speak

What the 2004 tsunami can tell us about animal communications

The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake resulted in a human death toll of a quarter million people, but few animals perished. Drawing on his pioneering research about elephant behavior, Michael Garstang, an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at UVA, is on the hunt to find out why.

Winter 2008

A Run to Remember

A Run to Remember

Beijing native bears Olympic torch in China

Thousands of my friends have asked me one question: How did I get that special honor as a torch bearer? That’s a long story to tell.

Winter 2008

A Bug Before a Bang

A Bug Before a Bang

Glitch doesn't diminish proton collider's promise

Though the launch of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was marked by a ding instead of a bang, the Large Hadron Collider still holds the promise of unlocking secrets about the essence of matter and insights into the Big Bang.

Winter 2008

No Country for Slow Players

No Country for Slow Players

International soccer requires "faster, dirtier" approach to game

Becky Sauerbrunn (Col ’08) will remember her first international soccer match for all the right reasons—and one she’d just as soon forget.

Fall 2008

The Power of Rice

The Power of Rice

Darden students develop energy source

In villages throughout India, huge piles of rice husks—a byproduct of rice milling—sit slowly rotting. Proving the old adage that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, two Darden students have started a business that uses these discarded but plentiful rice husks as fuel for two generators that are providing power to about 10,000 rural Indians.

Fall 2008

New World Views

New World Views

Map collection charts course of understanding

Did you know Virginia was once believec to be only a 10-day march from the Sea of China? An exhibit at the Special Collections Library shows how views of North America evolved as navigation, printing and cartography advanced.

Fall 2008

The Tibetan Connection

The Tibetan Connection

The University's unique relationship with an ancient culture

The people and culture of Tibet have been a part of the UVA community for decades, and a new center provides a fresh link to an area of growing international focus.

Fall 2008

Cuba from the Bottom Up

Cuba from the Bottom Up

After Fidel, life's little struggles go on

Nowhere has news of what was, by all accounts, one of the most anticipated transitions of power been received with more yawning than in Cuba itself.

Summer 2008

Two for One

Two for One

Grant has unexpected payoff in African project

A grant from the Jefferson Trust yielded unexpected dividends for a project that’s addressing community health issues in Africa.

The trust, which is administered by...

Spring 2008

A Legume With Fight

A Legume With Fight

UVA professor helping to protect food staple

African cowpea farmers have long known their worst enemy. They call it “witchweed,” a parasite so virulent that it threatens to decimate what is a food staple...

Winter 2007

The Bore Hole: An Essay

The Bore Hole: An Essay

What is clean water worth?

When Kenda Mutongi (Grad ’93, ’96), a history professor at Williams College, returned to her village in Kenya to organize the digging of a well, she met unexpected resistance.

Winter 2007

Miller Center Kicks off National Debate Series

Miller Center Kicks off National Debate Series

Iraq is first topic

This fall, UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs launches the National Discussion and Debate Series. The first event focuses on U.S. involvement in Iraq and...

Fall 2007

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Highlights

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

Welcome, Class of 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022

More than 3,800 first-years will join the Wahoo family this fall. Dig into some of the numbers that shape the Class of 2022.