J-Term: Slavery as a Sociotechnical System

Students in Kathryn Neeley’s January Term, or J-Term, course studied historical narratives about slavery to understand its evolution, legacy effects, and relevance today. Neeley is an associate professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Lifetime Learning is pleased to share a […]

Landscapes of Iceland

Ready for an adventure? Marvel at the magnificence of Iceland with Howard E. Epstein, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences at the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Epstein and a group of alumni and friends traversed rocky coasts and lava fields with UVA’s Alumni & […]

J-Term: Economic Sanctions and Foreign Policy

Students used their advocacy and negotiation skills to understand key lessons of Andrew Hayashi’s January Term, or J-Term, course on the use of economic power to pursue foreign policy goals. Hayashi is the Class of 1948 Professor of Scholarly Research in Law and director, Virginia Center for Tax Law at the University of Virginia‘s School […]

J-Term: Virginia and the Constitution

“I believe that constitutions are shaped by context—by history, tradition, culture, and politics,” explains A.E. Dick Howard, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia‘s School of Law. Howard’s January Term, or J-Term, course gave students the chance to study constitutionalism “through the lens of a distinctive place.” Lifetime Learning is pleased […]

Food and Justice in Virginia

One week after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Lifetime Learning, in partnership with Morven Farm, hosted the program “Food and Justice in Virginia“ as part of the 2021 Community MLK Celebration. The panel addressed several of the many dimensions of food justice, including questions of food access, treatment of agricultural workers, and the continuing […]

J-Term: Gender in Sport and Film–Capturing a “Moment of Folly”?

Over ten days of studying films in January Term, or J-Term, Bonnie Hagerman and her students considered issues of representation and empowerment of women in sport. Hagerman is the director of undergraduate programs and assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at […]

J-Term: Leadership in Athletics

While most UVA students enjoyed a two-month winter break before beginning the spring semester, some attended classes remotely during January Term, or “J-Term.” Lifetime Learning is pleased to share a series of UVA faculty reflections on 2021 J-Term experiences. Read more on Thoughts From the Lawn.           University of Virginia‘s James […]

Wolves of Yellowstone

Itching to travel? Take a virtual trip to Yellowstone National Park with Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. In January 2019, Cushman led a group of alumni and friends on a search for the elusive wolves of Yellowstone […]

The Latest on Fitness and COVID-19

A year after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States, we still have questions about how to protect ourselves and recover from the virus. Arthur L. Weltman presents the latest studies on exercise and COVID-19. Weltman is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education and Human […]

Our Better Angels

In the aftermath of the events of January 6, 2021, John Ragosta looks at our nation’s violent history and offers hope. Ragosta is a fellow at Virginia Humanities, author of Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed, and lead faculty for Lifetime Learning‘s  Summer Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia. We welcome your comments below. […]