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Discover the Secret Music of Glaciers With Matthew Burtner

The intricate song of glaciers generates “a rich complex of interwoven voices” that can “affect us emotionally,” says Matthew Burtner, composer and eco-acoustician. Burtner is the Eleanor Shea Professor of Music in the McIntire Department of Music in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and co-director of the Coastal Futures Conservatory at […]

Montane Wonders in a Land of Change: The Canadian Rockies

Gazing at the dramatic views of the Canadian Rockies is a study of Earth’s response to climate change. Follow H.H. “Hank” Shugart as he shares his trip photos and describes his 2018 Alumni and Parent Travel adventure through the eyes of a scientist. Shugart is the W.W. Corcoran Professor of Natural History (Emeritus) in the […]

Landscapes of Iceland

Ready for an adventure? Marvel at the magnificence of Iceland with Howard E. Epstein, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences at the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Epstein and a group of alumni and friends traversed rocky coasts and lava fields with UVA’s Alumni & […]

Wolves of Yellowstone

Itching to travel? Take a virtual trip to Yellowstone National Park with Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. In January 2019, Cushman led a group of alumni and friends on a search for the elusive wolves of Yellowstone […]

From Green to Gold: The Fall Transformation of Ginkgoes

            Experts at UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia gave a virtual presentation on the ginkgo tree for Lifetime Learning in November 2020. Below, the Blandy team answers myriad questions that viewers posted in the webinar Q&A. David Carr is the director of Blandy Farm and a […]

The Wonder of Fall Migration

David Carr, director of UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia, presented a virtual lecture on autumn migration sponsored by Lifetime Learning in October 2020. Carr, a research professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, answers questions (below) […]