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President Hinton and Dean Solomon

In front of an enthusiastic crowd in Garrett Hall, Mary Dana Hinton, President of Hollins University, and Ian Solomon, Dean of the Batten School, discussed various topics on leadership, including being authentic and vulnerable as well as showing compassion towards oneself and others.

US Capitol

Craig Volden, professor at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, writes in The Conversation that there are ways to get things done under the U.S. Capitol dome.

advice for UVA parents

UVA Today reached out to Batten School's Tim Davis, a clinical psychologist, to get tips for the parents of entering students. It’s time to loosen the reins and change how to interact with these young adults.

racial equity & gun rights

The American Psychological Assocation shares findings from post-doctoral scholar Gerald Higginbotham's research that racial resentment leads some to associate gun rights with white people.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness is, in 2022, still inviting applicants to transmit documents by fax and postal mail.

As the Biden administration debates loan forgiveness, some 3 million student borrowers—many of them teachers—are eligible for more than $100 billion in debt relief. But do they know? Batten School professor Sarah Turner breaks down a complicated topic for Education Next.

Dean Solomon NPR

Dean Ian H. Solomon was interviewed by NPR for a report on the rally by white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee five years ago. The Dean shared that he, too, considers events in Charlottesville a warning.

Op-Ed Remember Charlottesville

In an opinion for The Virginian-Pilot, Dean Ian Solomon encourages everyone to choose hope over despair when remembering the events in Charlottesville five years ago. He shares four distinct lessons to be learned that can help propel democracy forward.

CEL The Hill

In an article for The Hill, Batten's Craig Volden and co-author Alan E. Wiseman write that Representatives and Senators who engage constituents through town halls can enhance their lawmaking effectiveness in Congress.

Bassett New Cooperation Teen Motherhood

Batten professor Lucy Bassett brought researchers from around the world together to tackle an issue that spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the UVA Humanitarian Collaborative, Bassett organized a workshop focused on how more support can be brought to adolescent mothers and young children.

Bassett World Bank

In a study for World Bank, Batten's Lucy Bassett and co-author share findings about teacher preparedness in Bangladesh's pre-primary education programs.