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Experience Darden #118: Leading Mindfully and Building Resilience | A Conversation with Professor Lili Powell

Experience Darden #118: Leading Mindfully and Building Resilience | A Conversation with Professor Lili Powell

July 30, 2021

In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcasts, we share the sixth installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Lili Powell. Powell is a member of the Communication faculty, and she also has a joint appointment with the UVA School of Nursing. We talk with her about her interest in mindfulness and resilience, as well as what she has learned from her work with healthcare providers. Powell also shares insights about how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped and redefined the ways we communicate with one another.

Experience Darden #117: In Conversation | Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Christian West

Experience Darden #117: In Conversation | Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Christian West

July 23, 2021

Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Christian West joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about his background, what led him to Darden, why he’s passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and what he’s looking forward to in the months ahead. We even find time to discuss Christian’s preferred coffee orders and his status as an undefeated southern California karaoke champion.

Experience Darden #116: Jing Xu – Launching a Kombucha Venture

Experience Darden #116: Jing Xu – Launching a Kombucha Venture

July 16, 2021

In this episode we continue our spotlight on student founders with an interview with Jing Xu (Class of 2022). Jing has launched a coffee kombucha venture, Cobouchy, focused on creating a fermented coffee beverage that is all-natural, sparkling, probiotic and caffeinated. We talk with Jing about her entrepreneurial journey and how the Darden community helped her get started with her business. Jing also reflects on how serving as the University Judicial Council (UJC) Vice Chair for Graduate Students and University Judiciary Representative on the Darden Student Association helped shape her first year as a Darden student.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: UVA Darden | A Step by Step Application Guide

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: UVA Darden | A Step by Step Application Guide

July 13, 2021

Please join our Admissions team for these special micro-podcast episodes giving you a step by step guide to the application process. There are two ways to listen to the playlist... here, on Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2EtyMkjZzi9ErgSjrTxKEl?si=1bffd345fee549ad or here, on Kaltura ► http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/wh6sp.

Experience Darden #115:Daniel Dickey (MBA ’21) - Promoting Reading One Word at a Time

Experience Darden #115:Daniel Dickey (MBA ’21) - Promoting Reading One Word at a Time

July 9, 2021

How do you get kids to read more? In this episode of the podcast, we chat with Daniel Dickey (MBA ’21) about his start-up venture, the Million Word Challenge, an app that was born from Dickey’s days in the classroom as a Teach for America volunteer and helps readers track how many words they read. Dickey also reflects upon his MBA journey, what led him to Darden, why he’s so passionate about education and the important role that books played in his own growth and development.

Experience Darden #114:  The Business of a Sustainable Future | A Conversation with Professor Mike Lenox

Experience Darden #114: The Business of a Sustainable Future | A Conversation with Professor Mike Lenox

July 2, 2021

In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcasts, we share the fifth installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Mike Lenox. We talk with Lenox about what led him to Darden, why he thinks lecturing is dead, and why he’s so passionate about Darden’s high-engagement learning environment. Lenox also shares insights from his extensive work on climate change and sustainability, including findings from his recent books "Can Business Save the Earth" (2018) and "The Decarbonization Imperative" (2021), both from Stanford University Press.

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