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COVID’s Silver Lining for American Families

The trials and tribulations of the pandemic have given many of us hopes for a stronger family future, according to two University of Virginia researchers. Bradford Wilcox is a professor in the Department of Sociology in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and director of UVA’s National Marriage Project. Victoria Spiotto is […]

Corvidae Madrigal

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Lisa Russ Spaar is a professor and director of Creative Writing and director of the Area Program in Poetry Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts […]

Last In Person One Year Ago

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Stephen Cushman is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. His poetry collections include Hothead: A Poem, The […]

Words Heal

April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning is pleased to celebrate the talents of UVA faculty. Enjoy our April poetry series! Dr. Daniel Becker is a professor emeritus of general medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. His “un-retirement” has included support of COVID-19 management at UVA. Dr. Becker’s 2020 […]

It Is OK Not to Feel OK

“We make the situation worse when we punish ourselves for feeling sad or anxious or angry,” says Bethany Teachman of how we have managed our emotions during the past year. Teachman is a professor, the director of clinical training, and the director of the Program for Anxiety, Cognition, and Treatment (PACT) in the Department of […]

End-of-Life Care in Latino Communities

End-of-life and palliative care can be problematic in communities that lack well-established networks or easily accessible health resources. Lee Ann Johnson shares a study that addresses health care disparities that can lead to unnecessary suffering in emerging Latino populations. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Acute & Specialty Care department in the School of […]

The Latest on Fitness and COVID-19

A year after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States, we still have questions about how to protect ourselves and recover from the virus. Arthur L. Weltman presents the latest studies on exercise and COVID-19. Weltman is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education and Human […]

Reflections on Resilience and Interconnection in 2020

We end 2020 with a reflection on a year of hardship and hope. Anthony DeMauro, associate director of Dalai Lama Fellows at the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, shares his thoughts on the collective care vital to our resilience and interconnection during this holiday season–and far beyond it. Lifetime Learning wishes you […]

Students Are Making Their Mental Health a Priority–and That’s a Good Thing

“Over the past several years, college students seem to be emerging from the shadows of past generations’ stigma regarding mental illness,” reports Nicole Ruzek of UVA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Ruzek is the director of CAPS in the Department of Student Health and Wellness at the University of Virginia. She recently hosted “Meditation on […]

Pandemics and the Power of History

What lessons has the past taught us about containing diseases? Christian McMillen suggests that particular social and biological conditions historically have given rise to the emergence of epidemics and pandemics. McMillen is a professor in the Corcoran Department of History and associate dean for the social sciences in the College and Graduate School of Arts […]