I think my Batten APP/Capstone Project played a role in encouraging me to study host state policies toward long-term refugees.
Oct. 13, 2016
It’s interesting that the challenges we face are similar to those that exist in education or development policy.
Oct. 10, 2016
Batten Advisory Board member Nicole Hurd was recently named a "Champion of Change" at White House ceremony. Dr. Hurd is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the College Advising Corps (CAC), which seeks to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete college.
Oct. 7, 2016
A new University of Virginia study of consumer data finds that people in the path of a hurricane don’t closely follow official advice to stock up on bottled water.
Oct. 6, 2016
The genetic revolution has seen extraordinary innovation recently, including the development of low cost and very precise genome editing tools and “gene drives” that could assure that genetically engineered organisms transmit desired traits to all of their offspring, even when the other parent lacks such traits.
Oct. 5, 2016
Professor Gelsdorf
In spring of 2017 Professor Gelsdorf will be teaching a new course, ‘Global Humanitarian Crises: Dilemmas, Leadership, and Action,’ which is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Oct. 5, 2016
Professor Sally Hudson
Sally Hudson’s childhood steered her toward a career in public service. She grew up with parents who were committed to serving their communities, her mother by teaching English to arriving refugees and her father as a socially active minister.
Oct. 5, 2016
Professor Benjamin Castleman
Castleman referenced his research on the power of texting when it comes to helping college-bound high school seniors with the financial-aid process.
Oct. 3, 2016
Alumnus Brian Via
Incredibly similar to the Batten motto, “Policy is everywhere, Lead from anywhere,” technology is everywhere. Across all industries, organizations rely on technology to share information, enable productivity, collaborate, and increase efficiency.
Sep. 27, 2016
Edgar Olsen teaching
On Wednesday, University of Virginia economist Edgar Olsen testified before a subcommittee of the United States Senate Appropriations Committee to share his strategies for improving the current system of low-income housing assistance.
Sep. 26, 2016
Professor Randall Lutter
Professor Randall Lutter and co-author Arthur Fraas examine the issue of federally mandated information disclosures in a new article in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.
Sep. 23, 2016
Student Carly Taylor
This summer, in its first-ever ranking, the Virtual Student Foreign Service placed UVA fourth among medium-to-large schools sending applicants to the program, behind three Washington-area universities – American, George Washington and George Mason.
Sep. 23, 2016