Class of 2015 MPP graduate Irma Palmer was recently selected to be Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Traveling Press Secretary.
June 1, 2015
Each year, many students fail to enroll in college, enroll in institutions where they are not positioned for success or drop out before earning a degree.
May 22, 2015
University of Virginia students and faculty last September formed the Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows program, an innovative effort that brings together students and professors from three fields of graduate study – law, business and public policy – to learn about each sector and gain a competitive advantage and a more expansive network as they enter the workplace after graduation.
May 18, 2015
Jennifer Oppong learned a lot during her four years at the University of Virginia, including how to listen to her heart and keep her mind open to change.
May 16, 2015
Mindy Adnot, a graduate student in the Education Policy doctoral program, has been awarded a $20,000 Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Fellowship Program.
May 15, 2015
Batten School Senior Lecturer Randall Lutter was recently awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the economic value of improvements in cognitive performance attributable to breastfeeding.
May 7, 2015
Zach Blackburn’s interest in public policy and his eventual decision to enroll in the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy all began with an unexpected family trip to Latvia.
May 1, 2015
After graduating from Wesleyan University, Annie Rorem taught math and science to 7th and 8th graders in her hometown of Princeton, New Jersey.
April 25, 2015
Before she learned to see the world through the eyes of a historian, University of Virginia history professor and director of the American Studies program Grace Hale had always taken her grandfather’s version of their proud family history at face value. Discovering the truths he left out shaped Hale’s approach to research and to life.
April 23, 2015
Second-year MPP candidate Caryl Merten is no stranger to foreign languages. As an undergraduate student, she received a degree in Foreign Affairs with a minor in French, and spent two years as senior resident in the language houses.
April 16, 2015
Eva Galdo is in a class of her own, figuratively and literally. The pioneering student is the only third year in the growing Batten/Curry MPP/PhD dual degree program.
April 3, 2015