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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 […]

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. […]

Living in the Anthropocene

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Justin McBrien, PhD Candidate, Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, has contributed “Living in the Anthropocene.” Justin was awarded the 2018 Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship for Teaching, awarded annually to a teaching assistant in the College of Arts & Sciences in recognition of stimulating […]

Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula

  Written by Scott Doney, Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   When I tell people that I study the Antarctic Ocean, they likely envision intrepid scientists trekking off to explore towering glaciers, vistas covered with sea-ice and icebergs, […]

Solar Power and Sustainability at UVA

Written by Andrea Trimble, UVA Sustainability Director In pursuit of an ambitious UVA Sustainability Plan to reduce the University’s environmental footprint and to provide associated educational opportunities, UVA is advancing the evaluation and installation of renewable energy both on and off Grounds.  UVA’s five-year Sustainability Plan compiles new ideas, as well as feedback generated over […]

Exploration for Fossil Fuels in the Arctic: Is It Worth the Risks?

Written by Stephen Macko, Professor, UVA Dept. of Environmental Sciences Together with growing global population come heightened demands for increased energy resources. New technologies for novel energy acquisition and sustainable energy production are rapidly growing and fulfilling part of this need. However, despite increased capacity from those renewable energy resources as well as increased efficiency […]

Our Energy Future: Developing Domestic Resources

Our Energy Future: Developing Domestic Resources By 2050, the global energy demand is predicted to double or triple current levels. Access to new domestic energy resources that are clean and inexpensive is perhaps the country’s (and the world’s) most pressing need. Join Professors Brent Gunnoe of the Chemistry Department at UVA and Harry Gray of […]

Is Our Ocean in Crisis?

Stephen Macko, Professor, U.Va. Department of Environmental Science, will present his perspective on this precious resource at  More Than the Score on September 29.  Get a preview of Professor Macko’s work in this article in U.Va .Magazine titled, “An Almost Forgotten Oil Spill: Remembering the Ixtoc I Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico“. About More Than […]