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Searching for “Writing Culture” across UVA

Heidi Nobles is an assistant professor of writing and rhetoric in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. She currently teaches courses in mixed-methods research and writing; literacy and cognition; and history and culture of writing at UVA; she also co-instructs the Graduate Instructor Seminar in the Teaching of Writing and serves as […]

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 […]

Open Grounds: The Future of the Emmet Ivy Corridor

The parcel of land at the juncture of Emmet Street and Ivy Road in Charlottesville is a significant entry point to the University of Virginia and a critical link between North Grounds, Arts Grounds, and Central Grounds. Alice Raucher, architect for the University in the Office of the Architect, presented the long-term strategy for redevelopment […]

Food and Justice in Virginia

One week after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Lifetime Learning, in partnership with Morven Farm, hosted the program “Food and Justice in Virginia“ as part of the 2021 Community MLK Celebration. The panel addressed several of the many dimensions of food justice, including questions of food access, treatment of agricultural workers, and the continuing […]

J-Term: Leadership in Athletics

While most UVA students enjoyed a two-month winter break before beginning the spring semester, some attended classes remotely during January Term, or “J-Term.” Lifetime Learning is pleased to share a series of UVA faculty reflections on 2021 J-Term experiences. Read more on Thoughts From the Lawn.           University of Virginia‘s James […]

Cisterns: Using Old Technology in New, Sustainable Ways

Facilities Management at the University of Virginia is taking steps to change the way people think about water conservation. Dawson Garrod is a civil engineer and UVA alumnus (Engr ’02), and Jess Wenger is an environmental projects manager and double Hoo in environmental sciences (Col ’04 and Grad Arts & Sciences ’08). Garrod and Wenger […]

Joy Revisited

Our UVA spring looks much different than it did a year ago, but joy can still be found if we look hard enough. Jim Todd, Assistant Professor in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, shares his thoughtful perspective on the […]

Meaning in Medicine: How the pandemic is shining light on the importance of our work

During this global health crisis, Dr. Ann Kellams shares her thoughts on being part of a dedicated community of medical professionals. Dr. Kellams is Professor of Pediatrics and Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics at the  School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. She helped bring to UVA The Healer’s Art, […]

Madison’s Role in the Founding of the University of Virginia

James Madison was a key friend and advisor to Thomas Jefferson as plans for the University of Virginia were developed, and he remained involved in the project after Jefferson’s death. Jim Todd, Assistant Professor in UVA’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, gives us an interesting […]

Trees on The Lawn

Autumn marks a time when thousands of leaves fall off of the University’s trees and the Pratt ginkgo creates a sea of yellow outside the Rotunda. Helen A. Wilson, Senior Landscape Architect at the University of Virginia, offers a look at trees that grace the Grounds in her article republished from the June 8, 2018 Thoughts […]