Welcome to the spring 2010 issue of U.Va. International, the University of Virginia?s quarterly newsletter dedicated to bringing you information about international-related news, announcements, and events at the University.

U.Va. is committed to providing a global education by increasing opportunities for students to pursue their studies and conduct research abroad and by bringing preeminent scholars and researchers from around the world to the Grounds.

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Message from the Vice Provost for International Programs Gowher Rizvi

Dear students, parents, alumni, and friends,
The past year was an exciting one for international programs at the University of Virginia. Read More >>

January 16th - March 14th

Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculpture
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February 10th
"Violence Against Women as a Global Human Rights Issue and the Work of the UN Special Reporter on Violence Against Women" 
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February 11th
Center for International Studies Seminar:
"Developments in Women's Human Rights in South Africa," featuring UN Special Reporter on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo.
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February 12th
20th Century Japan
Organized by the East Asia Center & the Curry School of Education 

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February 12th

21st Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony Viewing @ the Lorna Sundberg International Center
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February 17th
Ambassdor's Speakers Forum: 
Panamanian Ambassador the the US Jaime Aleman
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February 18th
Educational Forum:
"US Policy and the Islamic World: Engagement or Confrontation  
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February 25th
Miller Center Symposium:
America's Allies and Enemies in Pakistan
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
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Building a Functional Goverment in Haiti is Key
Relief and rescue workers from around the world have poured into Haiti following the catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake. Airlifts of food and supplies and medical treatment are gradually reaching the roughly 1.5 million Haitians displaced from their homes, all while the Haitian government has remained largely silent and incapacitated. Read More>>

Swap and Spreen Bring World to Grounds During January Term

"Hello! I am here to save the world." This is a notion students seeking to conduct international research must disabuse themselves of, said Robert Swap at the University of Virginia. Read More >>

Arts and Sciences Dean Meredith Woo Receives Education Leadership Award

Meredith Jung-En Woo, Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, recently received the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award from the Asian Pacific Fund. Read More >>

U.Va. Launches New Asia Institute 

The University of Virginia has launched its Asia Institute, which unites the activities of the Tibet, East and South Asia Centers and the Asian-Pacific-American Studies program.  Read More >>

U.Va Student Wins First Place in Nationwide Berlin Wall Art Competion

Andrew Salmon, a third-year studio art and foreign affairs major at the University of Virginia, recently won first place in an art contest sponsored by the German Embassy and German Information Center for his sculpture, "Without Walls." Read More>>

U.N. Special Reporter on Violence Against Women in Residence at University

The United Nations Special Reporter in Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo, will be in residence at the University of Virginia Jan. 25 through Feb. 16. Read More>>