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Memory in the Time of a Pandemic

Why do we remember some memories in detail and others more generally? Nicole Long shares her research on the processes behind forming memories. Long is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and principal investigator in the Long Term Memory Lab in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of […]

What It Means to Matter

During this time of societal change and discontent, we need to matter. Dr. Julie Haizlip explains why mattering is an essential element of our well-being. Dr.  Haizlip is a clinical professor of nursing and director of the Center for Appreciative Practice in the School of Nursing, and co-director of the Center for Interprofessional Collaborations at […]

Giving Voice to Values

Questions of ethics arise in our professional and personal lives, and Mary Gentile recommends that problem-solving should go beyond placing blame and asking “what is the right thing to do?” Gentile is Creator/Director, Giving Voice To Values and Professor of Practice, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. We welcome your comments below. […]

A Contemplative Pause: Practice for Learning and Living

Self-reflection, practicing gratitude, and noticing dispositions can be transformative in teaching and in life. During this Thanksgiving season, Karolyn Kinane gives us pause to contemplate “how we are being with each other.” Ms. Kinane is Associate Director of Faculty Engagement and Pedagogy, Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. We welcome your thoughtful comments […]

The Gift of Connectedness

  The holiday spirit may have a different feel when a family member is ill. Julie Perry, a staff chaplain at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in the University of Virginia Health System, looks at how patients, caregivers, and their families can bring new meaning to old traditions. Lifetime Learning invites you to share […]

New Insights on How We Shop

  We’re making our lists and checking…the price tags twice! Are we getting the best deals? Do we buy smarter when we visit the store or peruse online? Derick Davis, Assistant Professor of Commerce in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, details the psychology behind how we approach holiday shopping.   […]

Holidays: Two Homes, One Childhood

Holidays for split families can be melancholy and stressful, but there are ways to make them brighter. Robert Emery, author of Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime (2016), offers ten tips for giving your children a holiday of meaningful family time. Mr. Emery is a professor of psychology in the […]

The Question of Past-Life Memories

Dr. Jim B. Tucker will speak on “Children’s Memories of Previous Lives” at Lifetime Learning‘s More Than the Score event on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Alumni Hall. Dr. Tucker is the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director, Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia Health Systems.  He […]

Fictional Friends Who Embolden Us to Thrive

In honor of International Day of the Girl (October 11), Abby Palko shares reflections on ways that authors explore the complexities of girlhood. Ms. Palko is Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at the University of Virginia. This article, reprinted with permission, is from the blog PALKO POV: Fictional Friends Who Embolden Us […]