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On Friday, April 29th, two Batten School MPP students traveled to the Pentagon to participate in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Force of the Future event.
May 4, 2016
Graduating student seeks results internationally through summer project in Ghana.
May 2, 2016
How do you get people to stop doing something? If you’re an economist, you might try paying them to stop. That’s just what the town of Richmond, CA, has done to reduce violent crime. The town has had success with this program so far – so much that other cities are considering adopting it. The idea sounds crazy, and seems like an insult to hard-working, law-abiding citizens. There are reasons to think it could be a disaster. But there is at least one reason it could work.
April 26, 2016
We sat down with Eva Galdo, a 2015 graduate the Education Policy program, to learn more about her educational experience and her professional life beyond UVA. Eva Galdo, Ph.D. is currently an associate education research scientist in the Standards and Review Office at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education.
April 26, 2016
The fact that the program offers a diverse curriculum made to confront the current issues of society and prepare exceptional leaders. The first time I heard about the school was when I was a first year at UVA. I saw a banner outside Garret Hall that said "Make a Difference," which caught my attention.
April 19, 2016
The Social Entrepreneurship @ UVA (SE@UVA) Pay for Success Lab will be supporting research in a newly announced supportive housing grant.
April 19, 2016
Batten School MPP alumna Natalie Roper was selected as one of two Woman of the Year "Rising Stars" at the recent West Virginia Women’s Leadership Summit.
April 18, 2016
The University of Virginia Alumni Association has awarded Batten MPP student Malcolm Brogdon the 2016 Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award at its annual board of managers meeting.
April 15, 2016
This spring, Professor Bala Mulloth launched Developing a New Social Venture, a capstone course offered to fourth-years in Batten’s undergraduate program. Part of the suite of SE@UVA social entrepreneurship classes, the three-credit course, originally taught by Professor Mulloth to MBA students at Central European University Business School in Budapest, takes students “out of the classroom and into the marketplace.”
April 13, 2016
Michelle Cho
My time at Batten has helped me form a more eclectic and informed view of the world. I think it’s easy to read newspapers and blogs and feel as if you are very informed and up-to-date with current events, but I’ve learned through my peers and the conversations we’ve shared that policy issues are never as neat and clean as we’d like to think they are.
April 8, 2016
Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families.
April 4, 2016
Russell Building's dome
POST-MAP-ASK: Towards a More Democratic, Modern Lobbying Process looks at the ways in which the chaotic legislative lobbying process amplifies the resource imbalances, overwhelms congressional staffers, and influences public policy outcomes.
March 31, 2016

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