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The Meeting of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and George III

Revolutions strain diplomatic relations, and Andrew O’Shaughnessy describes how the American Revolution was no exception. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a professor in the Corcoran Department of History in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia and serves as Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Saunders Director of […]

Celebrate the Fourth!

On July 4th we celebrate the birth of a nation based on a principle of equality for its citizens. As John Ragosta details in his piece, the struggle to fulfill this vision is ongoing. Mr. Ragosta is the faculty director of Lifetime Learning‘s Summer Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia, historian at Monticello’s Robert […]

Summer Reading: History Revisited

Add to your summer reading list with books that take a look back at history. Patricia A. (Patsy) Goolsby, UVA Bookstore Book-Events Coordinator, recommends a few titles that address racial awareness. Ms. Goolsby was one of 16 UVA staffers sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and UVA Human […]

Thomas Jefferson and “the imported professors” — Part 2

The fact that Thomas Jefferson recruited many of the University of Virginia‘s first faculty members from Britain did not sit well with his critics, as Andrew O’Shaughnessy explains in Part 2 of his article. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a professor in the Corcoran Department of History in UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences […]

Thomas Jefferson and “the imported professors” — Part 1

Thomas Jefferson was a bit surprised by the youthfulness of George Long, the University of Virginia‘s first faculty member to arrive on Grounds, according to Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a professor in the Corcoran Department of History in UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and serves as Vice President of the […]

The Old World and the New: Nancy Astor, UVA and the British House of Commons

Lifetime Learning‘s UVA at Oxford Seminar (sold out) will take place at Trinity College, University of Oxford from September 14-20, 2019. Andrew O’Shaughnessy and Jeanie Grant Moore will lead an in-depth exploration of “The Old World and the New: Britain and America.” In the article below, Mr. O’Shaughnessy gives a glimpse of the unconventional Nancy […]

Dr. John Dee

Lifetime Learning‘s UVA at Oxford Seminar (sold out) will take place at Trinity College, University of Oxford from September 14-20, 2019. Jeanie Grant Moore and UVA’s Andrew O’Shaughnessy will lead an in-depth exploration of “The Old World and the New: Britain and America.” In this article, Ms. Moore puts an interesting twist on the colonization […]

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. […]

Fairfax of Virginia

Lifetime Learning‘s UVA at Oxford Seminar will take place at Trinity College, University of Oxford from September 14-20, 2019. Andrew O’Shaughnessy and Jeanie Grant Moore will lead an in-depth exploration of “The Old World and the New: Britain and America.” Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a Professor of History in the Corcoran Department of History at the […]

Ten Russian Novels You Need To Read To Be a Better Human

Book recommendations have been popular with our Lifetime Learning Thoughts From the Lawn followers, and this reprint of Andy Kaufman‘s newsletter article gives more titles to add to your reading list. Mr. Kaufman is a lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at […]