News

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CONGRATULATIONS

to the

GSVS CLASS OF 2017!!!!

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DIPLOMA CEREMONY

 Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 2:45 pm in the UVA Chapel

Join us for the conferring of diplomas and a reception honoring the GSVS class of 2017.

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GSVS Spring Picnic

 Tueday, April 25, 2017 / 6:00 - 7:00 pm in Garden I

A gathering of all GSVS students meet the new GSVS class of 2019! Food from Stix will be provided.

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Global Studies Mixer

 Thursday, April 13, 2017 / 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Open Grounds

 All current and newly declared Global Studies students are invited. Food will be provided.

Hosted by Global Studies and the Global Development Organization (GDO).

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New Global Studies Track Now Accepting Applications!

 Global Studies - Middle East &South Asia

 Info Session: March 14th 5pm New Cabell 144

About the track: Explores the complex cultural, historical, literary and political context of the Middle East and South Asia, marrying the depth of perspective gained from sustained attention to particular world areas (MESALC) with the Global Studies Program’s distinctive attention to critical global inquiry.

Newly designed Global Studies track now accepting applications for the first cohort of GSMS students! Apply by April 1st, 2017.

For more details, click here.

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GSVS Office Hours in Alderman

 Friday, February 24, 2017 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Alderman Library Fishbowl (Room 301-B)

Get feedback on your application and ask questions about the major. Contact Suchita Chharia (sc5dq@virginia.edu) with questions!

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GSVS Advising

 Friday, February 24, 2017 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Campbell Hall 414

Ask questions about the major and get  feedback on your application from Prof. Crisman.

Use this link to signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044faba82bab9-advising

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Global Studies Information Session

 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm at Open Grounds

There will be a short presentation on the GS major and each of the 4 concentrations.

GSVS program director, Prof. Phoebe Crisman, will be in attendance to answer questions.

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Global Studies Application Workshop

 Sunday, February 19, 2017 / 4:30 am - 6:30 pm at the Center for Global Health (next to Open Grounds)

GDO and the Center for Global Health are co-hosting an Application workshop for students applying into the GDS, GPH, GSSJ and GSVS majors!

Applications are due on March 1st, so if you're applying and want any help with your personal statement or resume, drop on by!

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GSVS Office Hours in Alderman

 Friday, February 17, 2017 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Alderman Library Fishbowl (Room 301-B)

Get feedback on your application and ask questions about the major. Contact Suchita Chharia (sc5dq@virginia.edu) with questions!

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GSVS Welcome Back Picnic

 Sunday, September 11, 2016 / 1:00 - 2:00 in Garden V

Take a study break and come out to celebrate the new semester!

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Inaugural GSVS Graduation Ceremony

 Saturday, May 21, 2016 / 3:00 - 4:30 at the UVA Chapel

The GSVS ceremony does not require tickets. This event will follow the UVA morning ceremony on the Lawn.

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Global Studies / GDO Mixer

 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / 7:30 - 9pm at Open Grounds

The Global Studies program and GDO are hosting a mixer for all current and new students accepted into all four tracks. Food will be provided.

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GSVS Meetup at the Produce Party

Sunday, April 24, 2016 / 1:00 - 2:00 in the Amphitheater

We will meet at 1pm in front of Garrett Hall and head down to the amphitheater together. If you need to come later then please find us in the amphitheater. The Produce Party is a farmer's market brought to the amphitheater with local fruits, vegetables and other food.

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Global Environments + Sustainability Bagel Breakfast

March 18, 2016 / 10:00am - noon in Campbell Hall Bishop Conference Room

Stop by to learn about the GSVS capstone process and discuss your ideas with students from different years.

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Global Studies Mixer

March 2, 2016 / 5:30 - 7:00 pm in Brooks Hall Common

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GSVS Office Hours

February 26, 2016 / 1:00 - 3:00 pm in Campbell 425

Come get feedback on your application and ask any questions you have about the major.

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Global Sustainability Initiative Lecture Series

WATERBANKS AND RAIN-PATHS

David Turnbull

Professor of Architecture, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design
Design Director, PITCHAfrica / Waterbanks

February 23, 2016 / 11:00 - 12:15 / Campbell Hall 153

David Turnbull is the director of ATOPIA Innovation, and Design Director of PITCHAfrica, an award winning, non-profit organization, with a specific focus on the development and construction of building types that address global ecological and social challenges. Most recently, PITCHAfrica’s WATERBANK school in Kenya was named ‘The Greenest School on Earth’ by the United States Green Building Council, and his design for a high-yield rainwater-harvesting soccer stadium was selected for ‘Designs of the Year 2015’ by the Design Museum in London (http://pitch-africa.org / http://atopiainnovation.com). David has worked extensively in the UK, Japan, SEAsia, China, the Middle East, Europe and the USA, and has specific expertise in the way that individual buildings and new patterns of development take advantage of advances in telecommunications and digital media. He is also a Professor of Architecture with more than 25 years of experience in Design Education internationally, including appointments at The Cooper Union, Cornell University, The Architectural Association in London, Yale University, University of Toronto, Columbia University, University of Bath and the African University of Science & Technology.
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Global Studies Info Session

February 22, 2016 from 7-8 pm in Clark Hall 101

There will be presentations about all four tracks of the Global Studies major. Current GSVS students will talk about their experiences.

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GSVS Office Hours

February 19, 2016 / 11:00 - 1:00 pm / Clemons 200D

Come get feedback on your application and ask any questions you have about the major.

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GSVS Student Research + Internships

GSVS student Artem Demchenko and GPH student Shantell Bingham have been awarded a Dalai Lama Fellowship for their joint research proposal, Growing for Change: Co-Designing Habitats around Neighborhood Gardens & Engagement. They are collaborating with the Westhaven public housing community, Public Housing Association of Residents, and Westhaven Nursing Clinic in Charlottesville during the 2015-16 academic year. Their faculty mentors are GSVS director Phoebe Crisman and GDS director David Edmunds. As participants in the Ethical Leadership Assembly in San Francisco, they  focused on the theme: "How might we deepen well-being while working across differences at the intersection of peace, justice, and ecology?"

Elizabeth Duffield worked on global health and peace initiatives at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia during a summer 2015 internship.

Connecting her double majors in GSVS and Environmental Science, Mary Shifflet interned at the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in summer 2015. This internship enriched her study of environmental preservation and ways of raising awareness and mindfulness of the environment.

Elizabeth Duffield was awarded a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award for her study, ”Sustainable Tourism Development in Northeastern Brazil: Stakeholder Collaboration in Fortaleza.” This research project builds on her previous study abroad experience in Brazil. During a two-week research trip in summer 2015, Elizabeth examined whether there is sufficient stakeholder collaboration in the development and implementation of the tourism push currently being undertaken in Fortaleza, specifically looking at the involvement of local communities.

During her Spring 2015 Independent Research Study, The Bhakti House Model for Ecologically Lived Theology, Tessa Crews examined "How can an ancient spirituality be applied to the modern context in order to yield progressive developments in sustainable living?" This research connects her India study abroad experience and her work with the Bhakti Yoga Club at UVA. 

Creatively combining majors in GSVS and French, Kelsey Galantich participated in the French Field Study & Internship Program in Strasbourg during the spring semester. She completed two intensive 3-credit courses for the first five weeks, then participated in a research internship with the Association pour la Relance Agronomique for twelve weeks. Her research project with the ARAA focused on "the effects of current land development practices on the health of human beings through land runoff and water quality in the areas surrounding farmlands. While she examined these effects within the Alsace region of France, she plans to "bring back ideas to about how Charlottesville area farmers could more sustainably develop their land in order to crop quality, water quality, and human health.”

Megan McDaniels completed a Fall 2014 Independent Research Study focused on environmental and socio-cultural issues surrounding the Maunalua Bay. She developed community-based conservation strategies to restore the ecosystem and increase its resiliency. Her final research paper, Community-Based Conservation From Coast to Coast: A Case Study of Maunalua Bay and the Chesapeake Bay, compared Maunalua Bay with the Chesapeake Bay through the differences culturally, environmentally, and the different strategies and efforts made to restore both. This research builds on her summer 2014 internship with the environmental and cultural nonprofit Mālama Maunalua in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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GSVS Information Session

February 17th from 7-8 PM in Campbell 405

There will be a short presentation on the major and its requirements. Current GSVS students will talk about their experience in the major.

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First GSVS event of the semester on 1/26/16

6 PM in Campbell Hall 325

Mellow Mushroom pizza, Sweethaus cupcakes, drinks and great conversation.

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"Global at UVA and Beyond"

Prof. Jeff Legro, Vice-Provost for Global Affairs

April 6, 2015 at 7 PM in Campbell Hall 425

Learn about global opportunities, partnerships and policies on a university-wide level.

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"Global Internships: Why, Where and How?"

Prof. Majida Bargach, Director of the Global Internships Program

March 26, 2015 at 6 PM in Campbell Hall 425

Come out to hear ideas for internships this summer and next summer!

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See you at the next GSVS event... a pizza mixer on 3/17/15

6 PM in Campbell Hall 405

There will be Mellow Mushroom pizza, drinks and great conversation.

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 Study Abroad Grants

Maximum Amounts:

Students in Arts and Sciences: $5000 (Academic year), $3000 (Semester), $1000 (Summer)

Students in all other schools: $2500 (Academic year), $1500 (Semester), $500 (Summer)

Students with demonstrated financial need who wish to study abroad will be considered for this grant in addition to need-based aid already available. Information is available at: http://sfs.virginia.edu/studyabroadand www.virginia.edu/studyabroad/planningbudgeting.html.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR NEW GRANTS

Depending on a student's situation, this grant may provide additional aid for study abroad program costs or substitute for need-based loans. The grant may be used for study on UVA Programs, Exchanges, or other approved study abroad programs, with the exception of Semester at Sea, for which other financial aid is available. Apply to study abroad, www.virginia.edu/studyabroad and your application will be evaluated for eligibility. 

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Global Sustainability Minor - Major Mingle

November 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Campbell Hall 425

Join students and faculty for local food, fresh apple cider and great conversation.

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