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UVA’s Recommended Holiday Reads: Part 2

Written by Sarah Lawson, Assistant Director, Virginia Center for the Book Whether you’re looking to curl up with a tome or need last-minute holiday gifts, recent and forthcoming books by UVa faculty and alumni promise something for everyone. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to meet these authors at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the […]

A New View on the U.S. Congress

Written by Craig Volden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, and Lifetime Learning’s HooReads! featured author       Americans are dismayed with their government in Washington. Their approval of the job that Congress is doing hovers around record lows. Many major policy problems are going unaddressed. And […]

Seeing Double Doubled

By: Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English It’s as though a mischievous genie waggishly exaggerated the divine command to Noah:  Bring two of everything.  Not just male and female animals in pairs, but two coffee cups to fill, two doorknobs to grasp and turn, two rows of buttons on a shirt to fumble […]

Visit to “Mr. Jefferson’s University”

A Message from Henry Spearman from Ken Elzinga’s The Mystery of the Invisible Hand I recently visited with my friend Marshall Jevons at the University of Virginia, the place he calls “Mr. Jefferson’s university.”  Because I’ve heard the University of Virginia called “UVA” many times, Marshall’s term for the place seems odd to my ears.  […]