Seasons Change Before We’re Ready

Just as autumn wanes and winter draws near, so do the seasons of our lives ebb and flow. Debra Nystrom, Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, gives us the poem, “Seasons Change Before We’re Ready.” We welcome […]

Books for the holidays: To give, and to get you through

The holiday shopping frenzy is in full swing! For the readers on your gift list, or for your own escape from the noise, check out these book recommendations by Sarah Lawson, Assistant Director, Virginia Center for the Book with Virginia Humanities. We welcome your comments below!   It’s the time of year when you’re searching […]

Man of Action

November 30 marks 145 years since Winston Churchill, British military leader and statesman, was born. C. Brian Kelly, Assistant Professor,  Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, presents the daring, youthful side of Churchill in his article. Mr. Kelly teaches news writing at UVA […]

May Your Holidays Be Merry and Secure

Buyers beware: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are lurking around the corner. Protect yourself during your holiday shopping with tips from UVA cybersecurity experts. Angela Orebaugh is Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity and IT Programs in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Kelly Downey is Information Security Education & Awareness Senior Analyst […]

Thanksgiving in the Chinese Garden

In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Lifetime Learning is pleased to share the creative talents of UVA faculty poets. Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor in the Department of English, University of Virginia, gives us his poem, “Thanksgiving in the Chinese Garden.” We welcome your comments below.   Thanksgiving in the Chinese Garden […]

November

As autumn grows darker and November brings its chill, Lifetime Learning is pleased to share the creative talents of UVA faculty poets. Lisa Russ Spaar is Professor and Director of Creative Writing and Director, Area Program in Poetry Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at […]

A Contemplative Pause: Practice for Learning and Living

Self-reflection, practicing gratitude, and noticing dispositions can be transformative in teaching and in life. During this Thanksgiving season, Karolyn Kinane gives us pause to contemplate “how we are being with each other.” Ms. Kinane is Associate Director of Faculty Engagement and Pedagogy, Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. We welcome your thoughtful comments […]

Why Now Is The Time To Give War and Peace a Chance

‘Tis almost the season for lounging in a comfy armchair with a book in your lap–a big book. Andrew Kaufman, Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, makes a case for choosing Tolstoy’s War and Peace as your holiday reading […]

The Dracula Image

Fangs, a black cape, the classic widow’s peak—from where did Count Dracula get his distinguished features? Stanley Stepanic, Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, is a Dracula expert. In his article, he gives a history behind the image […]

Trees on The Lawn

Autumn marks a time when thousands of leaves fall off of the University’s trees and the Pratt ginkgo creates a sea of yellow outside the Rotunda. Helen A. Wilson, Senior Landscape Architect at the University of Virginia, offers a look at trees that grace the Grounds in her article republished from the June 8, 2018 Thoughts […]