Topic: Travel

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

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

A Place of Retreat

A Place of Retreat

Architect builds cabin by hand

Architecture alumnus builds a cabin in the woods

August 17, 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

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

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

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.