PALKO POV: Assess & Act

Written by Abby Palko, Director of the UVA Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. This has been reposted with permission from the Women’s Center blog. Originally posted December 6, 2017. In a world where Facebook has recorded so much of my family’s year, I treasure this time of year as an opportunity to really reflect on […]

Happier Holidays

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? UVA psychologist Peter Sheras offers some tips for beating the ‘holiday blues.’ Reposted with permission from UVA Today, December 4, 2017. Written by Jane Kelly, University News Associate, Office of University Communications. The words seem to contradict one another: holiday depression. Yet each year, people around the world suffer from the condition, […]

The Disappearing Obama Presidency: As Told Through a Christmas Satire

Written by Barbara A. Perry, White Burkett Miller Center Professor and Director of Presidential Studies, UVA’s Miller Center. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA.   Recently Saturday Night Live opened its show with A Christmas Carol parody in which Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump is visited by three ghosts–Christmas Past, Present, and Future.  It struck me […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Last Legacies

Written by John Ragosta, Faculty Leader, Summer Jefferson Symposium; Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities   We remember Thomas Jefferson primarily for his great accomplishments as a statesman, philosopher, and political leader, including the Declaration of Independence, his presidency, and his leadership of a political movement. But Jefferson lived until he was 83 years old, […]

Tales from the Crypt: Searching for Answers in the New JFK Assassination Files

Written by Barbara A. Perry, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions and Presidential Studies Director at UVA’s Miller Center. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA   As I moved through the grocery check-out line this past weekend, my eye fixed on a tabloid headline, “JFK Assassin Worked for the CIA!”  Lee Harvey Oswald […]

UPDATE: The Equifax Breach: Protecting Your Information

UPDATE: from Jason Belford: Equifax is offering free credit freezes until Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Visit the Equifax site to freeze your credit. It is important to freeze your credit on all three major organizations. Find information about credit freezing and links to all three bureaus in this article from Clark Howard. Join Lifetime Learning […]

The Events of August 11th and 12th: A Historian’s Brief Reflections on Charlottesville

Written by Derrick P. Alridge, Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University. His research foci include African American educational history and civil rights.   In the days leading up to August 11 and 12, 2017, when white nationalists and white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, Virginia for the Unite the Right Rally, I […]

The New College Curriculum: Notes from the Field

  Written by Sarah Betzer, Associate Professor of Art, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   The New College Curriculum is live! I have had the privilege of working together for the past 18 months with the group of faculty charged with launching the new curriculum, and we have long anticipated the moment […]

Link Lab: A Visionary Laboratory

Written by Kamin Whitehouse, Link Lab Director and Commonwealth Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science   Society’s biggest grand challenges today — energy, health, transportation, and environment — can only be addressed when scientists and engineers from different disciplines work together. However, interdisciplinary research and training is harder to do […]