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The surge of final regulations in the twilight of the Obama Administration will interest many public policy professionals. These rules represent the Administration’s final efforts to help solve various public policy problems.
May 25, 2016
The University of Virginia's 187th Final Exercises took place on May 21 - 22, 2016, on the Lawn. On Saturday, May 21, the Frank Batten School of Leadership hosted a special Academic Regalia Ceremony at Highland, the historic home of James Monroe.
May 24, 2016
Air Force ROTC Cadet Nathaniel Jewell is a leader. In fact, the recent University of Virginia graduate is one of three Air Force ROTC “Cadets of the Year” chosen from around the country.
May 24, 2016
As University of Virginia graduate student Michelle Cho prepares to take her Master of Public Policy degree from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy on Sunday, she can look back with pride on the footprint she’s left on the Charlottesville community.
May 19, 2016
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is pleased to announce its Academic Regalia Ceremony keynote speaker for Saturday, May 21, 2016. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Bank, will speak to graduating Batten students and their families about her global experience in public policy and the lessons learned.
May 16, 2016
Individuals are more likely to engage in risk-taking behavior if they are in the mere physical presence of other human beings, according to new research published in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
May 13, 2016
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy would like to recognize recent student accomplishments across University of Virginia Grounds and beyond.
May 10, 2016
Siblings Gillian and Kyle Gardiner grew up together in the Charlottesville area and now live only steps apart as the residents of 33 West Lawn and 33 West Range, respectively – for a few more days anyway, until they graduate the weekend of May 20 through 22.
May 9, 2016
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

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