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Top graduate students from across the nation will be participating in a climate change simulation competition on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at eight regional sites. The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is hosting graduate students from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the country.
Feb. 26, 2016
Professor Eileen Chou
People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that the link may be driven, at least in part, by feeling a lack of control over one’s life.
Feb. 22, 2016
The Summit is a cross‐disciplinary gathering of students and faculty members who are passionate about entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Feb. 16, 2016
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

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