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college student standing in front of group of kids
May 1, 2019

Coding for Kids, a two-day program created for fifth graders at Charlottesville’s Walker Upper Elementary School, gave McIntire students the opportunity to develop their mentoring skills, while helping to develop the youngsters’ STEM skills through a circuit of solar system-based, NASA-themed challenges.

Ahmed Abbasi
April 23, 2019

At a recent panel on the future of analytics, McIntire Associate Dean for Analytics Initiatives Ahmed Abbasi welcomed analytics professionals and current M.S. in Business Analytics students to discuss the exciting real-world applications of big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence and their ability to produce insightful business decisions.

Lazetta Rainey Braxton
April 18, 2019

Wealth management and financial planning have a reputation for being the kind of services that are reserved only for the elite. Lazetta Rainey Braxton has aimed to single-handedly change that.

Rouss Hall
April 16, 2019

A groundswell of support from the McIntire community made for a successful GivingToHoosDay, the 24-hour period of online giving held the second Tuesday of April to celebrate the University of Virginia.

Nash Griffin and Kyle Guy
April 15, 2019

Third-year McIntire student Nash Griffin is driven to win the starting punter job at Cavalier football practices this spring, and he is getting close to greatness. Or rather, he already lives relatively near to it: The Indianapolis native is a childhood friend and roommate of NCAA champion guard, Virginia basketball’s Kyle Guy (A&S '20).

Tyler Walker
April 15, 2019

Fourth-year McIntire student and Echols Scholar Tyler Walker says he always knew he wanted to major in economics—before even considering himself a pre-Commerce student. He credits a high school AP course in the subject with piquing his interest. Now, as recipient of the prestigious 2019-2020 Lenox-Conyngham Scholarship, Walker will attend Cambridge University’s Trinity College next academic year, building his independent research skills while pursuing an M.Phil. in Economics.

Heather King Westerman
April 12, 2019

We spoke to Westerman about her success across multiple high-profile, high-pressure positions and how her experience at McIntire is helping her to meet her goals as COO of the Cyber Threat Alliance.

David C. Smith
April 12, 2019

For his contributions made with the “Financial Crisis Team,” McIntire School of Commerce Professor David C. Smith has received a 2019 Collaborative Excellence in Public Service Award from UVA’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

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