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The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint

We cannot understand Leonardo da Vinci unless we see that he was a scientist all through his career, argues Francesca Fiorani in her new book, The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint. Fiorani lectured on da Vinci at a Lifetime Learning recorded event in April 2021 and provides answers to audience questions […]

Reading: Foster the Joy

Summer is the perfect time to nurture your child’s love of reading. Tisha Hayes, associate professor and director of the McGuffey Reading Center in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, offers a two-step approach to developing children’s lifelong reading habits. Be sure to check out her suggested book titles below! For more […]

The Nameless One

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Raisa Tolchinsky in an instructor and third-year Poe/Faulkner Fellow in poetry in the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the […]

Corvidae Madrigal

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Lisa Russ Spaar is a professor and director of Creative Writing and director of the Area Program in Poetry Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts […]

the forest fire of family trees

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Dr. Irène P. Mathieu is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Grand Marronage (Switchback Books, 2019), orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), and the galaxy […]

Last In Person One Year Ago

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Stephen Cushman is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. His poetry collections include Hothead: A Poem, The […]

Chocolate

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Rita Dove is the Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is a […]

Words Heal

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Dr. Daniel Becker is a professor emeritus of general medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. His “un-retirement” has included support of COVID-19 management at UVA. Dr. Becker’s 2020 […]

Inland Sea

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Debra Nystrom is a professor in the Department of English‘s Creative Writing Program in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Her poetry collections include Night […]

Summer Reading: Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book and Assistant Director Sarah Lawson launched the Shelf Life series of virtual author events in April in response to the need to escape the confines of pandemic life. VaBook has hosted discussions every Tuesday and Thursday since then, featuring graphic novels, romance fiction, true crime, historical nonfiction, literary fiction, […]