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Ten minutes into his first college lacrosse practice, Brendin Duckett collapsed to the turf. He had torn his Achilles’ tendon – one of the worst injuries an athlete can suffer. (Just ask Kobe Bryant and countless others.) Duckett didn’t know it at the time, but the injury – which occurred while he was attending Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin – was actually a blessing.
May 3, 2019
Established in 2018 by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in partnership with UVA’s Miller Center to explore contemporary challenges confronting democracies, the initiative announced its selection of lab proposals by Sechser, the Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds Jr. Discovery Professor of Politics, and Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor of Modern Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship.
May 2, 2019
Today, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is proud to announce that ten Batten students were elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society. Founded in 1776 amidst the American Revolution by five William and Mary students, Phi Beta Kappa remains America’s most prestigious honors society, and one whose founders believed education and academic excellence were integral to freedom of thought.
May 1, 2019
More than once while Sarah Alexander was growing up, her ballet teachers thought she should limit school and focus on a professional dance career. But the young dancer, who began taking lessons at the age of 3, was determined to figure out how to pursue both school and dance.
April 30, 2019
The Batten School announced a new partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) to provide emerging Latinx leaders with access to a new model of public policy education explicitly committed to teaching leadership and generating new knowledge to solve the world’s most difficult public policy challenges.
April 26, 2019
This week, the University honored its top teachers. Batten's Kirsten Gelsdorf was among those honored with the All-University Teaching Award
April 26, 2019
UVA’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost created a new awards program to commend faculty for the contributions their public service makes to student learning, the advancement of scholarship and creative activity, and the University’s own public mission.
April 25, 2019
The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy today announced a new graduate-level course that will be taught by American author and historian Craig Shirley in the fall. The course, titled “Lessons in Leadership: Reagan,” will be the first-ever Batten School course to examine the historical and political context of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and how it translates to today’s political landscape.
April 18, 2019
When Kiara Rogers stepped foot on the University of Virginia’s Grounds four years ago, she knew she wanted to pursue a pre-law track so that someday she could give a greater voice to other women and to the causes that she believed in.
April 17, 2019
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is proud to announce the launch of the Batten Benefactors Society, an annual leadership giving program designed to recognize the School’s most generous donors and inspire others to contribute.
April 16, 2019
As rainy, gray clouds loomed over Monticello, Sylvia Earle – an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and this year’s recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership – gave her keynote address.
April 15, 2019
“I am fortunate that I am able to study and teach topics that I find the most interesting,” said Batten Professor David Leblang. Leblang joined the University of Virginia in the Department of Politics and the Miller Center in 2008. In 2009 he became affiliated with the Batten School, where he teaches a course on international economic policy.
April 11, 2019

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