On-Air with UVA

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On-Air with UVA will take a break for the summer, and will resume in the fall.

Listen to 2021 episodes of On-Air with UVA

On-Air with Kevin McDonald, May 20
Embracing Diversity and Equity as Pillars of Excellence

Kevin McDonald is the University of Virginia’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships.


On-Air with Andres Clarens, April 8
How do we get to net-zero carbon emissions and solve climate change?

Andres Clarens (ENGR ’99) is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director, Environmental Resilience Institute, and the Director of the Virginia Environmentally Sustainable Technologies Laboratory.


On-Air with Greg & Tierney Fairchild, March 25
Why First Chances Matter

Greg Fairchild (DAR ’92) is the Academic Director and Cofounder of Resilience Education, and Tierney Fairchild (DAR ’93, GSAS ’96) is the Executive Director and Cofounder of Resilience Education.


On-Air with Dr. Mitch Rosner, Feb 11
COVID: UVA’s Preparation, Creativity, and Challenges

Dr. Mitch Rosner is the Henry Mulholland Professor of Medicine and Chair of the University of Virginia Department of Medicine.


On-Air with Larry Terry, Jan 14
Reimagining Public Service: Strategic Humanization and the Power of Community Leadership

Larry Terry is the Executive Director of UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.


Listen to 2020 episodes of On-Air with UVA

On-Air with Larry Sabato, Mar 18, Apr 8, Aug 13
We have had three conversations with Larry Sabato. These conversations were not recorded. 

Larry Sabato, Director of the UVA Center for Politics and University Professor of Politics, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, previewed the two national party conventions and the outlook for the 2020 election.


On-Air with Bob Bruner, Apr 2
How Financial Crises Differ and their Global Implications

Bob Bruner is a Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, and Dean Emeritus of the Darden School of Business.



On-Air with Greg Fairchild, Apr 16
Business Resiliency in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Greg Fairchild is the Isidore Horween Research Associate Professor of Business Administration Associate Dean for Washington, D.C., Area Initiatives and Academic Director of Public Policy and Entrepreneurship at the Darden School of Business.


On-Air with Christine Mahoney, Apr 23
Making Your Money Work for You and the World: Social Enterprise, Impact Investing, and the Power of Investing for Good

Christine Mahoney is a Professor of Public Policy and Politics and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.


On-Air with Phil Bourne, Apr 30
How Data Science is Being Used to Address the COVID-19 Crisis

Phil Bourne is the Dean of UVA’s School of Data Science and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.



On-Air with Melody Barnes, May 6
How the Current Crisis Has Illuminated Chronic Challenges to Democracy

Melody Barnes is the Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor and a Professor of Practice at the Miller Center, and the Co-Director for Policy & Public Affairs for the Democracy Initiative at the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.


On-Air with Dr. Bill Petri, May 14
UVA Health’s Role in Combating COVID-19

Dr. William Petri is vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, and Pathology at the University of Virginia.


On-Air with Jeanne Liedtka, May 21
The Role of Design Thinking, and the Intersection of Strategy, Innovation, and Growth

Jeanne Liedtka is the United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs at the Darden School of Business.


On-Air with Bill Antholis, May 27
Trump at a Crossroads: Presidential Power, Policies, and the Public in 2020

Bill Antholis is the Director and CEO of the Miller Center of Public Affairs.



On-Air with Ken Elzinga, Jun 10
Detective Fiction and COVID-19

Ken Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.



On-Air with Ian Solomon, Jun 18
Leadership of Diverse and Divided Communities

Ian Solomon is the Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.



On-Air with Karen McGlathery, Jul 9
Natural Solutions to Climate Change

Karen McGlathery is a Professor of Environmental Sciences, the Director of UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute, and the Director of the Virginia Coast Reserve Long Term Ecological Research program.



On-Air with Risa Goluboff, Aug 26
Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective

Risa Goluboff is the Dean of UVA’s School of Law, the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, and a Professor of History.



On-Air with Kevin Gaines, Sep 9
Understanding the Global Protests: The African American Freedom Struggle and the World

Kevin Gaines is the Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice, with a joint appointment in the Corcoran Department of History and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies.


On-Air with Pam Cipriano, Sep 23
Lessons in Resilience and Wellbeing

Pam Cipriano is the Dean of the School of Nursing and the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing.



On-Air with Bob Pianta, Oct 7
K-12 Education in a Pandemic

Robert Pianta is the Dean of the School of Education and Human Development, Novartis Professor of Education, and the Founding Director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning.



On-Air with Alex Hernandez, Nov 11
And Justice For All: Reskilling America During The Pandemic

Alex Hernandez is the Dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.



On-Air with Edward Hess, Nov 18
Hyper-Learning: The #1 Human Skill Needed to Excel in the Digital Age

Edward Hess is the Professor of Business Administration, a Batten Executive-in-Residence, and a Batten Faculty Fellow at the Darden School of Business.