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The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint

We cannot understand Leonardo da Vinci unless we see that he was a scientist all through his career, argues Francesca Fiorani in her new book, The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint. Fiorani lectured on da Vinci at a Lifetime Learning recorded event in April 2021 and provides answers to audience questions […]

Books for the Holidays and New Year

Holiday downtime and New Year’s resolutions open the door to reading new titles. Barbara Perry offers book suggestions on influential U.S. political figures on both sides of the aisle, highlighting George H.W. and Barbara Bush. Ms. Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the Miller Center at the University […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

by Reverend Mildred Best, UVA Health System Chaplaincy Services     What is the true meaning of Christmas? A question often asked by many.   From a Christocentric and biblical perspective,   the true meaning of Christmas is the Advent, the birth of the Christ Child. It is the beginning of the Christmas story “for God so […]

Make your Money Work for You in 2015 and Beyond!

By: Karin Bonding, Lecturer in McIntire Commerce School We live in a time of near zero percent interest on our savings, whether they be at a bank, in a money market fund or money market account. We might be able to squeeze out 1% on a one-year CD or even 1.8% on a 5-year CD. […]