Rethinking Our Cities for Mental Health

The pandemic has caused us to think differently about how we design our cities for health.  In a new book, Professor Jenny Roe, sets out how we might live differently using a new template for urban design that focuses on mental health and wellbeing. Jenny Roe is Professor and Director of the Center for Design […]

Searching for “Writing Culture” across UVA

Heidi Nobles is an assistant professor of writing and rhetoric in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. She currently teaches courses in mixed-methods research and writing; literacy and cognition; and history and culture of writing at UVA; she also co-instructs the Graduate Instructor Seminar in the Teaching of Writing and serves as […]

The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint

We cannot understand Leonardo da Vinci unless we see that he was a scientist all through his career, argues Francesca Fiorani in her new book, The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint. Fiorani lectured on da Vinci at a Lifetime Learning recorded event in April 2021 and provides answers to audience questions […]

Perfecting Imperfection

“When we learn self-compassion, we are able to have genuine compassion for the frailties and unwise actions of others,” says Dr. Matthew Goodman, an associate professor of internal medicine in the University of Virginia‘s School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman is a senior teacher in the UVA Mindfulness Center of the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & […]

Reading: Foster the Joy

Summer is the perfect time to nurture your child’s love of reading. Tisha Hayes, associate professor and director of the McGuffey Reading Center in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, offers a two-step approach to developing children’s lifelong reading habits. Be sure to check out her suggested book titles below! For more […]

Vietnam: Epilogue to an Endless War

Vietnam, one of the world’s fastest developing countries, has taught us lessons about reconciliation and recovery, explains Brantly Womack. Womack is the C.K. Yen Chair at UVA’s Miller Center and professor of foreign affairs in the Department of Politics in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. VIETNAM: […]

Open Grounds: The Future of the Emmet Ivy Corridor

The parcel of land at the juncture of Emmet Street and Ivy Road in Charlottesville is a significant entry point to the University of Virginia and a critical link between North Grounds, Arts Grounds, and Central Grounds. Alice Raucher, architect for the University in the Office of the Architect, presented the long-term strategy for redevelopment […]

COVID’s Silver Lining for American Families

The trials and tribulations of the pandemic have given many of us hopes for a stronger family future, according to two University of Virginia researchers. Bradford Wilcox is a professor in the Department of Sociology in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and director of UVA’s National Marriage Project. Victoria Spiotto is […]

What Should We Make of Humanoid Robots?

Are robots that are indistinguishable from humans inevitable? Deborah G. Johnson, Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Emeritus in UVA’s Science, Technology and Society program, looks at the trajectory of technological development and our reactions to it. Johnson recently retired from the Department of Engineering and Society at the School of Engineering and […]

Towards a Sustainable UVA: Students, Staff, and Faculty Leading the Way

Ten years and ten goals encompass UVA’s 2020-2030 Sustainability Plan. Andrea Ruedy Trimble, director of the UVA Office for Sustainability at the University of Virginia, highlights how UVA faculty, staff, and students are bringing these goals to life on Grounds. TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE UVA: STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY LEADING THE WAY Last fall, UVA announced […]