Welcome Letter from Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Jeffrey W. Legro


Little did I know that becoming Vice Provost for Global Affairs would lead me into archeology, but that is my accidental new discipline. We usually associate archeology - the study of human activity in the past - with people digging carefully in the earth to recover fragments of a society largely forgotten or neglected. What is needed at Mr. Jefferson’s University is an archeology of the school's global origins and strengths. Read More

International Students Arrive to Warm U.Va. Welcome
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and newly appointed Vice Provost for Global Affairs Jeffrey W. Legro offered a warm welcome Wednesday evening to more than 400 new international students and their families. Read more.

Where in the World is U.Va?
You can find out by using our new, interactive map. With a few mouse-clicks, you can see where in various parts of the world our students are studying, where we have international programs, where our international students and scholars are from, and where we have academic agreements with partner institutions. Visit often, as we update our map frequently.

Legro Appointed Vice Provost for Global Affairs
University of Virginia Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon has appointed Jeffrey W. Legro, a respected expert on international affairs, as the University's vice provost for global affairs. Legro is a professor of politics in U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences and the Randolph P. Compton Professor in the Miller Center. Read more.

Global Online Course Producing More Engineers in Virginia and Germany
This fall, 48 college students from across Virginia and Germany are logging on to an interactive website that uses lessons from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami to understand the global implications of engineering. Read more.

U.Va.-South African Collaboration Produces Clean-Burning, Efficient Cook Stoves, and Much More
Last fall, two students stood at the front of their "Development on the Ground" class at the University of Virginia and described a mysterious-sounding device called a "rocket stove." Read more.

Sullivan's Asia Trip Affirms Commitment to Growing Educational, Research Partnerships
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan has wrapped up her first international trip on behalf of the University, declaring the University's "firm institutional commitment" to expanding and strengthening its partnerships in education and research in East and Southeast Asia. Read more.

Scientists See Strong Evidence of Higgs; U.Va. Part of International Effort
Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced Wednesday that they have found the strongest evidence to date of the likely existence of the Higgs particle. Read more.

University Activities around the Globe
You can connect with the University at points around the globe. Join the UVaClub of Singapore for a Thanksgiving potluck supper on Sunday, November 18. You can stay connected to U.Va. by visiting the Calendar for Alumni and Friends and learn about other events. You can also connect with the UVaClub in your region.

Gateway to the University's global engagement across Grounds and around the world.

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