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Letter from Campus - The Tale of The Travelling Books, in the Lion City

I discovered a copy of “Tuesdays with Morrie” lying on a bench at a park on Singapore’s Tanjong Katong Road. I thought somebody had forgotten it there. Later, at another park I saw another book on a bench. Once people finish reading their books, they leave them in the park for anyone else to read. That’s how books in Singapore travel. I have tried it. It works just the way I thought and heard it would!

Dr. Teresa Sullivan on international student life at UVA

September 25, 2017 |
In an exclusive interview with BrainGain Magazine on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Dr Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia, discussed how international students can participate in UVA’s cutting-edge research, and the funding and work opportunities available to them. She also discussed how diversity enriches academic and cultural life at both the University of Virginia and the broader community of Charlottesville, and UVA’s response to the recent hate crimes in some parts of the United States. She also spoke about how research such as UVA’s Yamuna river project in India benefits the university’s students.

Dr. Jeffrey Legro on UVA's global approach to education

September 25, 2017 |
Dr. Jeffrey W. Legro is Taylor Professor of Politics and Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Virginia. In an exclusive interview with BrainGain Magazine on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, he discussed how the University of Virginia fosters diversity and broadens the horizons of its students. He said UVA students have the opportunity to study in other parts of the world though a range of Study Abroad programs. They also get to learn about the world in Charlottesville itself, because of the diversity of student, staff and faculty, the large number of student associations, and language and area studies programs at the university.

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