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  • JENNIFER DOLEAC | Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics

    Daylight Saving Time: Good Policy?

    Doleac conducted the first large-scale analysis of how DST affects crime rates in the U.S., given the conventional wisdom that street crime is less likely in broad daylight. She concludes that DST reduces robbery by 7% overall, driven by a 27% decrease during the “extra” hour of evening daylight. This implies that the 2007 extension of DST saves $59 million annually in avoided crime.
  • Professor Craig Volden at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC

    Insightful Research

    Professor Craig Volden and co-author Alan Wiseman of Vanderbilt University have written a new book and launched a website to measure of the legislative effectiveness of members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Garrett Hall, University of Virginia

    A Catalytic Force for Change

    Social entrepreneurship is an approach to creating system-level change through the application of entrepreneurial thinking to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions and NGOs to create economic, environmental and social value for multiple stakeholders.
  • Professor Eileen Chou speaks with students

    Batten Community

    At Batten, you’ll join stellar faculty and driven students at one of the nation’s top “public ivy” universities. Whether you’re in the MPP program, an undergraduate in the accelerated MPP track or a pioneer in a dual degree program, you’ll graduate ready to lead from day one.
  • Batten School students visit Capitol Hill

    Real World Experience

    Batten School students do not only study public policy, they interact with the nation's policy makers. Professor Gerry Warburg's MPP class recently visited with legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.

Batten News

On Nov. 6, join us for lunch to discuss “Election Day Post-Mortem: What the Results Mean for Public Policy Students.” The program starts at 12:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall.
 

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Social Entrepreneurship @ U.Va. invites the University community to a special presentation by John Kluge, Jr. on Nov. 6 at 1:15 p.m. in Garrett Hall.

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Members from EdPolicyWorks, a research center examining educational policy and the implications for the workforce, will embark on Albuquerque, NM for the annual meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) next week.

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The Governor’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government invites members of the public to participate in a forum from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the University of Virginia School of Law. The event will take place in Caplin Auditorium, located in Withers-Brown Hall.

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Impact Business Leaders (IBL), a company dedicated to building the social enterprise sector, announced the launch of their IBL@U.Va.

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