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Celebrate the Fourth!

On July 4th we celebrate the birth of a nation based on a principle of equality for its citizens. As John Ragosta details in his piece, the struggle to fulfill this vision is ongoing. Mr. Ragosta is the faculty director of Lifetime Learning‘s Summer Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia, historian at Monticello’s Robert […]

Thomas Jefferson and “the imported professors” — Part 2

The fact that Thomas Jefferson recruited many of the University of Virginia‘s first faculty members from Britain did not sit well with his critics, as Andrew O’Shaughnessy explains in Part 2 of his article. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a professor in the Corcoran Department of History in UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences […]

Thomas Jefferson and “the imported professors” — Part 1

Thomas Jefferson was a bit surprised by the youthfulness of George Long, the University of Virginia‘s first faculty member to arrive on Grounds, according to Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a professor in the Corcoran Department of History in UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and serves as Vice President of the […]

The Old World and the New: Nancy Astor, UVA and the British House of Commons

Lifetime Learning‘s UVA at Oxford Seminar (sold out) will take place at Trinity College, University of Oxford from September 14-20, 2019. Andrew O’Shaughnessy and Jeanie Grant Moore will lead an in-depth exploration of “The Old World and the New: Britain and America.” In the article below, Mr. O’Shaughnessy gives a glimpse of the unconventional Nancy […]

A Tree in Honor

As we celebrate ecological awareness on Earth Day, April 22, we consider how to give back what we take from the Earth. Lifetime Learning shares an excerpt from a *transcript of a speech given by the 2019 Founder’s Day tree honoree, Marcus Martin, MD, recently retired Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity […]

Thomas Jefferson: A Founder Worth Remembering?

What should we think about Thomas Jefferson? John Ragosta will discuss Jefferson’s contributions and contradictions at UVA’s Founder’s Day celebration on Friday, April 12 in Old Cabell Hall at 1:00 pm. Mr. Ragosta holds his PhD and JD from the University of Virginia where he is the faculty leader of Lifetime Learning’s Summer Jefferson Symposium. […]

My Students Today

Herbert “Tico” Braun, an associate professor in the Corcoran Department of History, teaches an Engagements course on the individual and society in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ New Curriculum at the University of Virginia. In Fall 2019 he will serve as the director of Valencia First, UVA’s new study abroad immersion […]

New Year’s Career Resolutions

  Happy New Year! If your 2019 resolution includes finding a new job, sharpening your skills, or deepening your knowledge, read on! Amanda Panarese, Director of Alumni Career Services, The University of Virginia Alumni Association, gives valuable resources for career and personal growth.   Ah, January. A new year, a fresh start, and a time […]

“Old Dorms” Made New at McCormick Road

Flashbacks of first-year life in the Old Dorms may conjure images of sultry rooms and greasy food runs to The Castle. Change has come to McCormick Road, and the transformation continues. Gay Perez, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Virginia, shares details about […]

Strategize Environmental Issues

On August 22, 2018, the Lifetime Learning program in the Office of Engagement will host a One-Day UVA program–Strategize Environmental Issues: The UVA Bay Game–at the VCU Rice Rivers Center in Richmond. Gerard Learmonth, Sr. is a Research Professor of Policy Informatics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Mr. […]