John D. Simon

New Agreement With Navy Guides Diverse Research to U.Va.

US Navy Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Regan

The University of Virginia’s Applied Research Institute has signed an agreement with the Navy Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to support a variety of research efforts, including work in the area of cyber security and big data analytics, and to provide executive education to military and civilian leaders working with the agency.

Scott Beardsley Named Next Dean of Darden School of Business

Scott C. BeardsleyThe University of Virginia announced today that Scott C. Beardsley has been selected as the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He will also occupy the Charles C. Abbott Professorship in Business Administration, traditionally held by the dean. Currently a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, Beardsley will assume the role Aug. 1.

The University of Virginia announced today that Scott C. Beardsley has been selected as the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He will also occupy the Charles C. Abbott Professorship in Business Administration, traditionally held by the dean. Currently a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, Beardsley will assume the role Aug. 1.

U.Va. Cell Biologist to Lead Microsoft Founder’s $100 Million Cell Science Institute

  U.Va. cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of the new Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle.  (Photo: Dan Addison)

University of Virginia cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of a new $100 million institute created by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells. The ultimate goal is to advance understanding, at the cellular level, of a range of diseases and regenerative strategies, from heart disease to cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

Two UVa faculty members get SCHEV's Outstanding Faculty Award

University of Virginia English professor Stephen Cushman and biology professor Sarah Kucenas have received the state’s highest honor for professors, the Outstanding Faculty Award.

John Simon Named New President of Lehigh University

  U.Va. Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon has been named the next president of Lehigh University.  (Photo: Dan Addison)

University of Virginia Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon has been named the next president of Lehigh University, officials announced Friday. Simon, who has served as the chief academic officer at U.Va. since 2011, will assume the new post on July 1.

U.Va. to Lead Massive Climate Change Mapping and Modeling Project

Trees

What might a snapshot of the earth look like in 2050? How much land will be occupied by forest? How much will produce food? And how much area will be used to supply biofuels for alternative energy? How hot will it be, globally and in particular spots? How will decisions about forests and tree cover affect land use and human communities around the globe?

U.Va. Fares Well in U.S. News’ Graduate and Professional Rankings

Teacher Classroom

The University of Virginia is perhaps best known for the quality of its undergraduate student experience, but the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of graduate and professional programs underscores U.Va.’s qualities in those areas as well.

Leading Architectural Firm Engages with U.Va. to Plot New Course for Morven

Aerial view of Morven

“There are no lands in this state of equal fertility and equal advantages,” Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Short, his private secretary from 1785 to 1789, when the future president was serving as U.S. minister to France. 

Jefferson was referring to a mountainous tract of land southeast of Charlottesville now called Morven Farm. The 2,913-acre estate affords a panoramic view of an area that was long ago laid out by Jefferson.

Law Professor Kerry Abrams Named U.Va.’s Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Kerry Abrams, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Kerry Abrams, Albert Clark Tate Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, has been named vice provost for faculty affairs, Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon announced today. The new two-year administrative appointment is effective May 25.

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