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Four Questions to Understand the French Presidential Election

Published April 19, 2017 in News

Politics professor Vincent Michelot explains why the French presidential election has captured the world’s attention this year and what its outcome may mean for the future of Western democracy. 

UVA Leads Institutions in Measuring Campus Nitrogen Footprints

Published April 18, 2017 in News

UVA is at the forefront of a growing campaign to build awareness and action around the importance of reactive nitrogen as a lesser-known component of climate-forcing greenhouse gases and a major contributor to acid rain, dead zones and smog.

Class of 2017: High-Flying Art Student Has One Patent to His Name, More Pending

Published April 18, 2017 in News

Zihan Chen already has one patent granted and five more pending, ranging from upgraded faucet designs to improved methods for authenticating pairing between electronic devices. He’s also developed several mobile games and learned to fly. 

MENAR Fellowship Puts May Degree Candidate in Jordanian Refugee Camp

Published April 18, 2017 in News

Lilly Crown will pursue her ambition to work in the Middle East – and seek direction for her graduate studies – with an assist from a Middle East and North Africa Regional Fellowship.

Class of 2017: Rhodes Scholar Looks to Future in Criminal Justice Reform

Published April 14, 2017 in News

Jefferson Scholar and newly named Rhodes Scholar Aryn Frazier is using her leadership experience at UVA to plan for a future spent helping others.

Meet Assistant Professor Charles Machan

Published April 14, 2017 in Faculty

A former postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego, Charles Machan is researching ways to develop new inorganic complexes and materials which incorporate co catalytic moieties, non-covalent secondary sphere interactions, and substrate relays as catalysts.

Accolades: New National Rankings, Jefferson Scholars Honor Faculty Members

Published April 12, 2017 in News

In this roundup: Rankings and more rankings, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards three outstanding professors and Facilities Management is honored for its continuing education programs.

UVA’s Latest Truman Scholar, Attiya Latif, is a Clear, Strong Voice for Muslim Women

Published April 12, 2017 in News

Attiya Latif, who chairs UVA’s Minority Rights Coalition, will receive $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to prepare for a career in public service leadership. 

Student Spotlight: For Fourth-Year Swimmer, the Team’s the Thing

Published April 12, 2017 in News

VIDEO: Pool water has run through Shannon Rauth’s veins since she began diving off blocks at age 5. She ended her swimming career at UVA on several high notes; being elected co-captain of her team is her fondest accomplishment.

Annual ‘GivingToHoosDay’ Seeks Groundswell of University Support

Published April 11, 2017 in News

The University’s annual 24-hour fundraising drive, “GivingToHoosDay,” begins today with a $100,000 challenge gift established by President Teresa A. Sullivan. 


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