UVA Foundation–Serving the University’s Needs

The University of Virginia‘s evolving landscape of new buildings and green spaces depends on the availability of real estate beyond central Grounds. Tim Rose, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Foundation, explains how the Foundation’s acquisitions and gifts have helped to further the University’s mission.   UVA Foundation—Serving the University’s Needs With the […]

Last Thoughts on Jefferson’s “Last Legacies”

Summer Jefferson Symposium, hosted by Lifetime Learning in UVA‘s Office of Engagement from June 21-24, was an opportunity for alumni, parents and friends to share in deep conversation about a brilliant and complicated man. John Ragosta, Summer Jefferson Symposium Faculty Leader, historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and […]

Newly Uncovered Cistern Sheds Light on University’s Original Firefighting Plan

Lifetime Learning in UVA’s Office of Engagement hosted Summer Jefferson Symposium from June 21-24 and focused on Thomas Jefferson’s lasting legacies–the University of Virginia and Monticello. Matt Kelly’s article, first printed in UVAToday (6/18/18), takes an interesting look at the original firefighting plan for Jefferson’s Academical Village. Mr. Kelly is a University News Associate, University […]

Trees on the Lawn

  June in Charlottesville brings a sense of quiet beauty, with spring rains transitioning to verdant summer foliage. Helen A. Wilson, Senior Landscape Architect at the University of Virginia, offers a look at the trees that grace the Grounds in her article “Trees on the Lawn.” Ms. Wilson holds a BS in Architecture and a Master […]

Evolution of Finals

Final Exercises are just days away, and University History Officer Alexander G. “Sandy” Gilliam, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, shares a historic and personal look at how they have changed in “Evolution of Finals.” Lifetime Learning‘s May blogs highlight the traditions of graduation, and we invite readers to comment on commencement memories: keynote speakers, […]

Following Your Own Journey to Personal Growth

During May, Lifetime Learning is featuring articles about graduation at the University of Virginia. Thoughts of commencement bring stories of new beginnings, such as  “Following Your Own Journey to Personal Growth” by Patricia Cady. Cady is a nurse in the Newborn ICU at UVA Children’s Hospital who is graduating this month with her BSN degree, […]

Do We Ever Really Graduate?

The month of May brings the buzz of Final Exercises and fond farewells to Grounds. During May, Lifetime Learning will feature articles about graduation at the University of Virginia. Christine Kennedy, an expert in pediatric nursing and children’s behavioral health, offers commentary on lifelong learning with “Do We Ever Really Graduate?” Ms. Kennedy is an Associate […]

Reverie in Open Air

  In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. “Reverie in Open Air” is the third featured poem by Rita Dove, 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Virginia Poet Laureate, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner, and University of Virginia Commonwealth Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the […]

Evening Primrose

  In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. “Evening Primrose” is the second featured poem by Rita Dove, 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Virginia Poet Laureate, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, and University of Virginia Commonwealth Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the […]

Dawn Revisited

  In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty during April. The poem “Dawn Revisited” is written by Rita Dove, 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Virginia Poet Laureate, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, and University of Virginia Commonwealth Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the College […]