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Professor Craig Volden
Professors Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman (Professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University) received a $200,000 grant from the Madison Initiative to expand their groundbreaking research - the Legislative Effectiveness Project (LEP)
Feb. 12, 2016
Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt
Batten-affiliated Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt has been appointed Senior Associate Dean and Global Chief Diversity Officer for the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. At the Batten School, Thomas-Hunt teaches courses in teamwork, conflict management and negotiation.
Feb. 11, 2016
While UVA’s athletic matchups with Virginia Tech are hardly the schools’ only game-time grudge matches, assistant professor of public policy and psychology Benjamin Converse says that the UVA-Tech matchup is unique in the type of psychological response it triggers.
Feb. 9, 2016
Stephen Morrison of CSIS
On Monday, February 8, 2016, the Batten School welcomes Stephen Morrison, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of its Global Health Policy Center. Dr. Morrison will discuss the "National Security Implications of Global Health" in Garrett Hall at 1 p.m.
Jan. 27, 2016
Ice in beverage
Undergraduate students Alexandra Lazares (BA ’16) and Scout Beron (BA ’16) are using what they’ve learned at Batten to take their unique idea to the next level. The two developed the company Ice Cube Innovation (ICI) while studying at Oxford University this summer, after noticing that people in the U.K. did not use ice in their drinks because of the dilution effects.
Jan. 26, 2016
VPR staff with guest speakers
Public policy student journal staff gathered at the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy on Jan. 16-17, 2016, for the fourth annual National Journal Conference. The conference, hosted by the Virginia Policy Review, is an opportunity for student leaders to share best practices, network and learn from experts in the field.
Jan. 19, 2016
Professor Jennifer Doleac
Our criminal justice system has been under heavy scrutiny this year, particularly after events in Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago, and other cities made police brutality front-page news. Citizens, experts, and policymakers are demanding to see the many inequities and inefficiencies fixed. But how do we construct a better system? Is there an app for that? Maybe.
Jan. 5, 2016
View of the Bosporus Strait from Suleiman’s Mosque, Turkey
With the unveiling of its new Global Policy Center, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy aims to deepen current curriculum with a new international dimension.
Dec. 18, 2015
Batten students take on specific roles in the poverty simulation.
Professor Jeanine Braithwaite recently hosted a poverty simulation in two of her classes, Development Policy Nudges and International Development Policy.
Dec. 9, 2015
Governor O'Malley speaks at UVA
Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley gave the semester keynote speech Tuesday evening for the Future Leaders Forum at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Photo by Dan Addison, UVA Communications
Dec. 2, 2015
Student in simulation
NASPAA announced that the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy was selected as a host site for the 2016 Student Simulation Competition.
Nov. 30, 2015

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