Topic: Philanthropy

The James A.D. Cox Distinguished Lectureship in Architecture

The James A.D. Cox Distinguished Lectureship in Architecture

A professor is honored for his mentorship and love of culture

James Cox came to the University of Virginia from England as a visiting professor of design in the School of Architecture from 1961-62. While he was there, he took...

November 4, 2013

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Ten years after graduation, I’m on the board of two major non-profit organizations. I was recently elected president of a national political organization, and I’m...

September 13, 2013

Clean Water and Energy

Clean Water and Energy

UVA alumna works for sustainable development

One early morning, in a small village of Potreritos, Nicaragua, I watched as the women and girls put on their flip-flops, picked up empty buckets and started their daily...

February 2, 2012

A Summer at a Bolivian Orphanage

A Summer at a Bolivian Orphanage

An alumna’s rejuvenating volunteer experience

Last summer, I visited an orphanage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, called the Stansberry Children’s Home. The trip was full of unexpected coincidences and on the first day,...

October 10, 2011

Education in Kenya

Education in Kenya

A trip to the slums of Nairobi inspires an educator

In July, Doug Granger (Educ ’06) visited Kenya with his wife and a couple of friends to take part in a mission conference through his church in Charlottesville. While...

September 23, 2011

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Kerry Kriger (Engr ’96) founded Save the Frogs to protect amphibians

Frogs are disappearing and Kerry Kriger (Engr ‘96) says their extinctions are a bellwether for the survival of other species and ecosystems. In 2008, he founded the nonprofit, Save the...

September 23, 2011

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

Diplomat Judith Raine Baroody (Grad ’85) brings together divided Cypriots

Diplomats in blue jeans, we gazed up anxiously at the September skies of Cyprus as we assembled chairs and sound equipment for the festival to bring together Greek- and...

August 26, 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

Writing Home

Writing Home

Alumna shares writing with those who have known homelessness

A year ago, I was called upon to defend a grant application for a writing retreat. The retreat was to be hosted by The Door of Hope Writing Group,...

October 28, 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

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

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

Highlights

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.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

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

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.