Bird in the Hospital

As the songbirds of spring fill the air and unusual spaces, Lifetime Learning shares more creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Lisa Russ Spaar is a 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 […]

She Came to Learn

As graduation season begins, Gregory Orr gives us “She Came to Learn,” a poem that is steeped in the story of studying at the University of Virginia. Mr. Orr, a professor in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will be retiring at the end of the spring […]

Being With a Skin of Brain

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning celebrates with another piece of creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, shares his 1980s poem, “Being With a Skin of Brain.”   Being With a Skin […]

Recess and the Speed of Sound

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning celebrates with creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Debra Nystrom gives us “Recess and the Speed of Sound” from her most recent book, Night Sky Frequencies: New and Selected Poems. Ms. Nystrom is a professor in the Department of English in the College and […]

Euclid Glasses Hellroaring

  In April we celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month, and Stephen Cushman‘s poem, “Euclid Glasses Hellroaring,” connects to them both. Mr. Cushman is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.     This is one of several recent […]

A Tree in Honor

As we celebrate ecological awareness on Earth Day, April 22, we consider how to give back what we take from the Earth. Lifetime Learning shares an excerpt from a *transcript of a speech given by the 2019 Founder’s Day tree honoree, Marcus Martin, MD, recently retired Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity […]

Foundations of the Earth

Earth Day is April 22, and this week we reflect on human stewardship of Earth’s precious resources. H.H. “Hank” Shugart shares a look at global ecology with scientific and philosophical perspectives. Mr. Shugart is the W.W. Corcoran Professor of Natural History in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia.   Lifetime Learning […]

Coastal Ocean Water Quality

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, we highlight Scott Doney‘s research on coastal nutrient pollution and its impact on the marine ecosystem. Mr. Doney is the Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change, Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. We welcome your thoughts on human impacts on […]

Thomas Jefferson: A Founder Worth Remembering?

What should we think about Thomas Jefferson? John Ragosta will discuss Jefferson’s contributions and contradictions at UVA’s Founder’s Day celebration on Friday, April 12 in Old Cabell Hall at 1:00 pm. Mr. Ragosta holds his PhD and JD from the University of Virginia where he is the faculty leader of Lifetime Learning’s Summer Jefferson Symposium. […]

Optimizing Athletic Performance

Going the distance to the Final Four takes stamina and optimal performance. In considering training strategies, Arthur Weltman shares his study of elite basketball players: “Noninvasive Assessment of Internal and External Player Load: Implications for Optimizing Athletic Performance.” Mr. Weltman is Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human […]