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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 […]

The Founding of Thomas Jefferson’s University

  A conference celebrating the bicentennial of the founding of the University of Virginia was sponsored in May 2018 by the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello in cooperation with the American Philosophical Society. The resulting book of essays, The Founding of Thomas Jefferson’s University (ed. by John A. Ragosta, Peter S. Onuf, Andrew […]

Downhill/Uphill: A Mountain and an Academical Village–Part 2

Authors Nancy Takahashi and Garth Anderson discuss in detail the University of Virginia‘s historical dependency on resources from “Parcel 1B,” a lesser-known tract of land in the Academical Village. Ms. Takahashi is a Distinguished Lecturer and Director of UVA’s Graduate Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture. Mr. Anderson is the Facilities Historian in […]

Downhill/Uphill: A Mountain and an Academical Village–Part 1

“Parcels 1A and 1B” may not have a familiar ring, yet the contributions of this land throughout the University of Virginia’s history are significant. In this article, authors Nancy Takahashi and Garth Anderson explain the long-standing relationship between two tracts of land in the life story of UVA. Nancy Takahashi is a Distinguished Lecturer and […]