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Kathryn Babineau
Feb 12, 2020

Alum in Action: Kathryn Babineau

Batten alum Kathryn Babineau (MPP ’13) is a Ph.D. student in the University of Virginia's sociology department, where she studies globalization, labor rights, and public and private regulation. Previously, she worked as a human rights investigator for the Fair Food Standards Council and as a research coordinator at National Defense University.

Sep 19, 2018

Virginia Impact Summit

At a time when social problems are large and mounting, a growing group of philanthropists and investors are developing innovative financial approaches to fund critically important work, tackling everything from asthma interventions and early childhood education to affordable housing and the opioid crisis.

April 13, 2016

Applying Social Entrepreneurship Theory to the Real World

Professor Bala Mulloth launched Developing a New Social Venture, a capstone course offered to fourth-years in Batten’s undergraduate program. Part of the suite of SE@UVA social entrepreneurship classes, the three-credit course, originally taught by Professor Mulloth to MBA students at Central European University Business School in Budapest, takes students “out of the classroom and into the marketplace.” Throughout the semester, students have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship by building a business from the ground up. Student self-organize in teams and work with Professor Mulloth and local entrepreneurs to take their ideas from concept to launch, culminating in a final assessment of the venture’s viability.