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Behavioral sciences have entered the mainstream of public policy innovation, development, and implementation, writes Batten's Ben Castleman. (Primary students studying in Marseille, France. Photo from Jean-Paul Pelissier of Reuters via Quartz Media.)
Nov. 1, 2017
"We are a welcoming nation. We are a leading nation. We are a leading light of freedom in the world, and we should care if people are running for their lives." — Professor Christine Mahoney (Refugees arriving in Greece; photo courtesy of WikiCommons)
Oct. 27, 2017
United Nations Internships placed Batten students in the heart of global policy activities amid varied diplomatic crises and concerns. (photo of UNESCO interns in Paris courtesy of Isabela Medina-Maté)
Oct. 24, 2017
Batten's Christine Mahoney and Bevin Etienne are among those helping to use the architectural concept of design thinking to generate and refine ideas for community redevelopment. (photo of old Vinegar Hill community from the Charlottesville Housing Authority via UVA's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.)
Oct. 16, 2017
Batten School students recently raised money for ConPRmetidos, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focusing on long-term relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Left to right: Jesse Berman, Stephen Thomson, Allison Turner, West Connors, Joe Khine, Tianwei Qu, Clara Gainey and Anna Troutman. (photo by Virginia Carter, University of Virginia)
Oct. 12, 2017
“When I used to be deployed on the ground right after an emergency, you’re really trying to support who’s been injured in the emergency, and, in the early days, you’re trying to make sure there aren’t additional casualties from the crisis." — Batten's Kirsten Gelsdorf (photo courtesy of The Cavalier Daily.)
Oct. 12, 2017
"We're pretty close to winning sufficient support for future redistricting,” said Brian Cannon, executive director of the redistricting reform group OneVirginia2021.
Oct. 4, 2017
"During the campaign and early in the administration, I think there were a lot of indications that the war against terrorism—or the continuation of that idea—would be the driving motivation of Trump foreign policy." — Phil Potter (photo of 9/11 Memorial courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Oct. 3, 2017
“This isn’t just about party politics, it’s about lack of representation. In the 2015 elections, only one of the two major parties bothered to field a candidate in 71 percent of House of Delegates districts. Only half of the State Senate districts saw a real race.” — Batten student Mary Peyton Baskin and University of Richmond professor Stephen Nash (photos courtesy of Baskin and Nash)
Sep. 28, 2017
“We believe that a focus on who can actually get things done in Congress will be a valuable addition to the dialogue, particularly in today’s polarized environment," said Volden, shown here shaking hands with U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) Behind them is Alan Wiseman. (photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University)
Sep. 27, 2017
The Batten School, UVA Wise, and Southwestern Virginia Technology Council are partnering to host the third and final debate between Gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam (Photo courtesy of Roanoke Times).
Sep. 22, 2017
Batten’s Sophie Trawalter, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology, is one of the speakers at the Saturday, Sept. 23 "Dialogues on Race and Inequity" presentations on UVA Grounds. Her talk "On the Importance of Public Space" will be at 1 p.m. at the Alderman Scholar’s Lab in Alderman Library. (photo of UVA Rotunda courtesy of UVA Facebook page)
Sep. 21, 2017

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