Teaching & Learning
Kisha Lashley’s study of the medical marijuana industry is instructive for entrepreneurs entering unfamiliar territory, and her journey from a small Caribbean island to a Ph.D. is inspirational in a field in need of more female and minority professors.
Jenny Roe is considered a global leader in the study of design and health, examining how good design can heal us and bad design might be harming us more than we realize. Her research even drew the attention of the king of Sweden.
Faculty and students across the University are using the problem-solving method to find tangible solutions to some of the most pressing problems, from water scarcity to education policy, corporate strategy to government gridlock.
Wyatt Andrews, a U.Va. alumnus and prominent broadcast journalist, will teach courses on the news media, journalism ethics and multimedia news reporting as a professor of practice.
Alumnus J. Patrick Adair is the artistic mastermind behind late night talk shows, circus productions and iconic events like “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” He recently guided U.Va. drama students building the set of their latest production.
The forum will aim to bring the world’s leading authors, filmmakers, scholars and artists to discuss five topics – race, war, the environment, globalization and democratic citizenship – through the critical lens afforded by the humanities.
Each year, the Mead Endowment invites about a dozen faculty members to submit their “dream ideas” for creative projects that will allow them to engage with students in meaningful and memorable ways that enrich the academic experience.
U.Va. teaches 24 languages. The latest are Swahili and the Mayan dialect K’iche’, the latter offered through a collaboration with Duke and Vanderbilt universities.
An award-winning writer of transatlantic literature, Phillips will visit U.Va. in April. His 10 novels and five collections of essays, among other work, tackle issues of belonging and identity, race and immigration.
The Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has unveiled its Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming, a new virtual learning initiative that puts it on the cutting edge of public policy education.