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Selfies Now & Then

  Happy National Selfie Day! We are republishing a blog by Lisa Spaar, University of Virginia Horace W Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of Creative Writing. See other J-Term blogs here and post your favorite UVA selfie to our Facebook page to celebrate!   One of the most rewarding settings in which I teach my course […]

Patrick Henry: The Trumpet of the Revolution

Written by John A. Ragosta, faculty director of the Summer Jefferson Symposium offered by UVA’s Lifetime Learning, authored Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution (Routledge Press, 2016) and is the lecturer for the Coursera online course Patrick Henry: Forgotten Founder, co-sponsored by the Lifetime Learning and the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.   Patrick Henry “certainly gave […]

Tau Speed Bumps Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

  Written by George S. Bloom, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences   Alzheimer’s disease (AD) attacks neurons (nerve cells) in the brain, and sometime in early 2013 it became the most expensive disease […]

Travel Ban Brief: Remember So as Not to Repeat

  Written by Kathleen Flake, Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences     Recently, when various anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim impulses coalesced in the President’s travel ban and were challenged in court, a friend asked if I would participate in filing […]

Solar Power and Sustainability at UVA

Written by Andrea Trimble, UVA Sustainability Director In pursuit of an ambitious UVA Sustainability Plan to reduce the University’s environmental footprint and to provide associated educational opportunities, UVA is advancing the evaluation and installation of renewable energy both on and off Grounds.  UVA’s five-year Sustainability Plan compiles new ideas, as well as feedback generated over […]

Food Allergy Research: Asking the Tough Questions

Written by Alice Hoyt, MD, UVA Allergy and Clinical Immunology Fellow Food allergy is a strange disease. Foods are meant to nourish man, so why in the past 20 years has there been an increase in food allergies? That is the question I’m most commonly asked, and parents of children with food allergies often ask […]

Filling in the Blanks in the History Books

  Written by: Abby Palko, Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA   Here at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we celebrate International Women’s Month, which grew out of International Women’s Day. Because International Women’s Day always falls during Spring Break, we feel it’s important to offer programming throughout the month […]

Moving Black Girls to the Center of Women’s History Month

Written by Corinne Field, University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality In the past few years, black girls around the globe have proved their power as political activists, creative artists, and community builders.  From #SayHerName and #BlackGirlMagic in the US to student protests in France and South Africa, black girls have led […]

Why We Expect So Much from Ourselves “Next Year”

When we think about our goals in a “new” time period, we neglect the constraints. Written by: Benjamin A. Converse, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Department of Psychology; Director, Social Behavior and Decisions Lab Ilana Brody, fourth-year Psychology and Economics major, working on a […]

Enhancing the Presidential Debates

Written by John Norton Moore, Professor of Law, and former United States Ambassador The presidential debates, beginning each four years as lengthy primary battles, and culminating with three debates between the Democrat and Republican nominees, are one of the best opportunities for the Nation to consider and address national issues and concerns.  They are seminal […]