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Batten students helped Gov.-Elect Dr. Ralph Northam in his transition to Virginia's highest office. "...that work from the time (when a candidate is) elected to the time that they’re inaugurated…is critical to getting off on the right foot," said Ray Scheppach, Professor of Public Policy.
Jan. 12, 2018
Batten's Jennifer Doleac "is one of the handful of social scientists in the United States closely studying the practical and ethical questions of extending automation into public decision-making." (photo illustration courtesy of Justin Metz)
Jan. 8, 2018
Batten's Craig Volden, co-director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, has shown a significant drop in the number of truly effective Senate lawmakers. The departure of Senator Orrin Hatch furthers that decline. (photo courtesy of office of Sen. Hatch)
Jan. 5, 2018
Diane D’Costa will graduate in the spring as the first student to double-major in the Batten School and the Curry School of Education, studying both Leadership and Public Policy and Youth and Social Innovation.
Dec. 18, 2017
"Resilience is an essential element of leadership, and it’s a critical skill for students to develop at UVA." — UVA President Teresa Sullivan
Dec. 12, 2017
"I think that we're going to see the growth of more and more clinics where health services are being provided in the CVS footprint geographically." — Dr. Michael Williams, Director of the UVA Center for Health Policy, a joint program of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences.
Dec. 5, 2017
Batten's School alumna Natalie Roper (MPP ’14) is one of Southern Living magazine's 2017 Southerners of the Year. (photo courtesy of Perry Bennett Photography)
Dec. 5, 2017
Batten's Jane Hammaker leads a student team whose award-winning enterprise serves women in India who make pants sold in the United States. (photo by Elisabeth Fellowes)
Dec. 1, 2017
The Washington, D.C. experience empowers "our current students to visualize how quickly they can get from the Batten School to a responsible policymaking job in Congress," said Gerald Warburg, Professor of Practice of Public Policy. (photo by Sam Levitan)
Nov. 16, 2017
Batten students created C'Full, a social venture that teaches nutrition and healthy living to students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, in courses taught by Bala Mulloth, Assistant Professor of Public Policy.
Nov. 13, 2017
Ashwinraj Karthikeyan's revolutionary wound-care bandage earned him a bronze medal in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. His advisor is Batten's Bala Mulloth.
Nov. 9, 2017
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

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