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Carolyn Engelhard
Right-to-try laws allow terminally ill patients to take experimental drugs before final Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
Sep. 12, 2016
Steven Olikara
Steven Olikara, a political entrepreneur, public servant and the founding President of the Millennial Action Project, will speak to University of Virginia Batten School undergraduate students about how they can take on leadership roles earlier in their careers to make a difference.
Sep. 7, 2016
William H. Webster
This year, the Honorable William H. Webster, Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, will speak about the balancing of individual rights and public safety.
Sep. 6, 2016
Professor Gerald Warburg
Labor Day once marked both the eve of the new school year and the kick-off of the campaign season. It was a time of hope and renewal.
Sep. 6, 2016
Professor Ben Castleman
Benjamin Castleman, assistant professor at EdPolicyWorks, is named in the top 16 most innovative people in higher education by Washington Monthly.
Sep. 2, 2016
U.S. Capitol Building
How can legislative staffs help their members of Congress become effective lawmakers? One way is by checking his or her Legislative Effectiveness Score.
Aug. 29, 2016
Christopher Ruhm
In the last two decades, drug overdoses have slowly overtaken motor vehicle fatalities as the leading cause of death in the United States. In Virginia alone, the Office of the Attorney General estimates that more than 900 residents died from overdoses of heroin or prescription drugs in 2015.
Aug. 19, 2016
DNA
In a study recently accepted by the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, I consider the effects of DNA databases on criminal behavior and crime rates in the United States.
Aug. 16, 2016
There is a revolution under way in state support for research in higher education. It is a revolution with substantial casualties.
Aug. 15, 2016
This fall, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy welcomes five new professors to its faculty. Their combined education, experience and expertise will contribute to the school's course offerings and research output.
Aug. 12, 2016
Professor Christine Mahoney
As of earlier this year, 65 million people around the globe have been displaced by violent conflict. That’s the highest number since World War II. This isn’t a new problem, but heavy media coverage of the crisis in Syria has forced the world to pay more attention to refugees of all nations.
Aug. 10, 2016
Third-year student Parker White, right, meets with young entrepreneurs in Dominica to learn more about their strategies.
In May, the University of Virginia’s Batten Global Policy Center and the Social Entrepreneurship at UVA program sponsored the University’s first study-abroad course in the Caribbean country of Dominica, giving students hands-on social entrepreneurship experience in a small, developing island-state where start-ups are crucial to the economy.
Aug. 10, 2016

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