Some Thoughts on the Process for Considering Nominees to the Supreme Court

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh concluded last week with a confirmation vote expected soon. James Todd, a lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia, offers commentary on […]

A LABOR DAY STATUS REPORT–Plus, updates from Tuesday night

Lifetime Learning‘s More Than the Score lecture series will kick off this Saturday, September 1, featuring Larry Sabato, Director, Center for Politics and Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Registration is at capacity. We hope that those unable to attend the lecture […]

Remembering Aretha

Aretha Franklin, remembered as the “Queen of Soul” to fans worldwide, died on August 16, 2018. Deborah McDowell shares a personal account of a time in October 2010 when she organized a symposium at the University of Virginia in Aretha’s honor. Ms. McDowell is the Alice Griffin Professor of English and Director, Carter G. Woodson […]

Strategize Environmental Issues

On August 22, 2018, the Lifetime Learning program in the Office of Engagement will host a One-Day UVA program–Strategize Environmental Issues: The UVA Bay Game–at the VCU Rice Rivers Center in Richmond. Gerard Learmonth, Sr. is a Research Professor of Policy Informatics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Mr. […]

The Blood Moon

The longest total lunar eclipse in a century takes place on Friday, July 27, during which the moon will turn an eerie shade of red. In her article “The Blood Moon,” Kelsey Johnson, astrophysicist and Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, […]

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, […]