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My Violent “Welcome” to Charlottesville

  Chinwe Oriji loves God, loves people, and hates oppression. She is a Woodson Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia and a PhD candidate in African and African Diaspora Studies at UT-Austin. She is also the founder of a race and immigration platform at unispora.com and you can follow […]

In the Aftermath

The following letter was written by Deborah McDowell, Alice Griffin Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center, in response to the alt-right demonstration events that transpired in Charlottesville this past weekend. It was originally posted on the website of the Carter […]

In Response

The following letter was written by Dr. Marcus Martin, Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, in response to the alt-right demonstration events that transpired in Charlottesville this past weekend. It was originally published on his website. For further information and resources, please […]

GLIA: Not Just Brain Glue!

Written by Sarah Kucenas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Director of the Department of Biology Distinguished Majors Program, University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   The nervous system is the single most important organ system in the human body. It controls our ability to move, […]

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, […]

Musings on Free Speech in Higher Education

  Written by David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Editor of DIECIOCHO; Corresponding Member of the Spanish Royal Academy   Last year, I announced my retirement from UVA, effective May 2018. Yes, I know that I am now merely a statistic, one of dozens of senior […]

Selfies Now & Then

  Happy National Selfie Day! We are republishing a blog by Lisa Spaar, University of Virginia Horace W Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Professor of Creative Writing. See other J-Term blogs here and post your favorite UVA selfie to our Facebook page to celebrate!   One of the most rewarding settings in which I teach my course […]

Patrick Henry: The Trumpet of the Revolution

Written by John A. Ragosta, faculty director of the Summer Jefferson Symposium offered by UVA’s Lifetime Learning, authored Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution (Routledge Press, 2016) and is the lecturer for the Coursera online course Patrick Henry: Forgotten Founder, co-sponsored by the Lifetime Learning and the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.   Patrick Henry “certainly gave […]

Tau Speed Bumps Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

  Written by George S. Bloom, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences   Alzheimer’s disease (AD) attacks neurons (nerve cells) in the brain, and sometime in early 2013 it became the most expensive disease […]

Travel Ban Brief: Remember So as Not to Repeat

  Written by Kathleen Flake, Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences     Recently, when various anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim impulses coalesced in the President’s travel ban and were challenged in court, a friend asked if I would participate in filing […]