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Summer Reading: A User’s Guide

Summer is the perfect time to begin reading a new book, but knowing where to look for new reading material is often tricky. Sarah Lawson, Assistant Director for the Virginia Center for the Book with the Virginia Humanities, gives her suggestions on where to start.   “Summer reading” means a lot of things to a […]

Living in the Anthropocene

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Justin McBrien, PhD Candidate, Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, has contributed “Living in the Anthropocene.” Justin was awarded the 2018 Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship for Teaching, awarded annually to a teaching assistant in the College of Arts & Sciences in recognition of stimulating […]

GLIA: Not Just Brain Glue!

Written by Sarah Kucenas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Director of the Department of Biology Distinguished Majors Program, University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   The nervous system is the single most important organ system in the human body. It controls our ability to move, […]

“Pronghorn”

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty all month long. The fifth poem in this series is written by Debra Nystrom, Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is the author of four poetry collections, […]

A Spanish Day

In honor of National Poetry Month, Lifetime Learning is featuring poems written by esteemed faculty all month long. This poem, “A Spanish Day,” is written by Stephen Cushman, Robert C Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He says this about his poem: “This poem was written on […]

J-Term: A Love Affair with Tuscany

This next installment in the J-Term series has been written by Enrico Cesaretti, Associate Professor of Italian. See the other J-Term blogs here. From the many Northern European “Grand Tourists” who traveled to the Italian peninsula in search of warmer climates, famous art-works and other pleasures in the 18th and 19th century, to Thomas Jefferson’s […]