Current Students

  • HARRY HARDING | University Professor, Professor of Public Policy and Politics

    One Size Does Not Fit All

    Successful leaders possess a combination of personality traits, values, and skills that fit the specific context in which they work. Context helps explain why leaders who succeed in some settings encounter far greater difficulties in others – and why leaders who have struggled in one assignment may find their “sweet spot” elsewhere.
  • SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP | Chitenges 4 Change

    Batten Students Win UVA E-Cup

    Five Batten MPP students won the University-wide 2013 Entrepreneurship Cup, receiving $20,000 in seed money for their nonprofit which distributes washable, reusable sanitary pads in Africa. For women at the bottom of the global income pyramid, disposable sanitary products are too costly to use regularly, and the issue forces women to regularly miss school and work.
  • UP TO US | Students spearhead debt campaign

    UP TO US

    Batten students collaborated with other University students to develop a campaign to raise federal debt awareness. The UVa team won first place in a national competition sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative University and Net Impact.
  • SELF GOVERNED | One of UVa's most enduring traditions

    Balancing Act

    Engaged scholars, students juggle a remarkable array of academic and extra-curricular endeavors. The Batten Council annually hosts a major speaker, along with service and social events, and other student organizations emerge each year based on the interests and passions of our student body.
  • BATTEN BUILDS | Annual Day of Service in Charlottesville/Albemarle Community

    Batten Builds

    Before classes start each year, Batten students, faculty, and staff join together in a Day of Service in the local community. In 2013, students cleaned up the Rivanna River, built gardens for the City Schoolyard Garden initiative, and worked on home construction with the Albemarle Housing Improvement Project (AHIP)
  • CHLOE GIBBS | Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education

    Measuring Social Impact

    Policymakers and practitioners operate under constraints. How do we evaluate programs and policies to provide the strongest evidence for making decisions? In particular, how can social science research inform policy approaches to addressing early childhood disadvantage?

Batten Connections

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- He graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School in the spring of 2011. Had he known then that nearly three years would pass before he played in the ACC men's basketball tournament, Malcolm Brogdon would have been incredulous.

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Irma Palmer (MPP '14, CLAS '10), co-authored a U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship report on closing the wealth gap through small business growth.

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