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J-Term: Gender-Based Violence

  This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Lisa Speidel, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies faculty. See the other J-Term blogs here.     January 2017 marked the fourth January that I had the honor of teaching the J-term course Gender-Based Violence. I have taught many different kinds of classes in […]

J-Term: Human Rights and the Refugee Crisis

  This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Laura Alexander, Career Counselor in the Office of University Career Services and J-Term Instructor. See the other J-Term blogs here.       Over the course of two weeks in January – including one snowy Saturday when instructor-provided donuts were not a luxury […]

J-Term: Selfies Now & Then

  This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Lisa Spaar, University of Virginia Horace W Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of Creative Writing. See a full list of her works here. See the other J-Term blogs here.         One of the most rewarding settings in which I teach my […]

J-Term: Criminal Minds

This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Lucy Guarnera, J-Term Instructor in Clinical Psychology. See the other J-Term blogs here. I love teaching “Criminal Minds: The Science of Modern Forensic Psychology,” a course I first taught in Fall 2015 and adapted for J-term in January 2017. Students come into the class […]

J-Term: A Love Affair with Tuscany

This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Enrico Cesaretti, Associate Professor of Italian. See the other J-Term blogs here. From the many Northern European “Grand Tourists” who traveled to the Italian peninsula in search of warmer climates, famous art-works and other pleasures in the 18th and 19th century, to Thomas Jefferson’s […]

J-Term: Prozac Culture

This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Joseph E. Davis, Associate Professor in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. See the other J-Term blogs here. “One out of every five U.S. adults uses at least one drug for a psychiatric problem; 11 percent of all adults took an antidepressant in […]

J-Term: Ethics, Gender and Reproductive Technologies

This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Rosalyn Berne, Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Society. See the first J-Term blog here. In January, for six hours a day, 25 second and third year students and I sat in a circle, talking about human conception. The act of conception […]

J-Term: Contemporary Issues Under the First Amendment

January Term at UVA has just wrapped up, the courses having taken place from January 3 – 13, 2017. With small classes, unique and intensive topics, and even study abroad opportunities, J-Term offers a chance for both students and faculty to take deep dives into intriguing topics. Lifetime Learning will release blogs from several UVA […]