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J-Term: Slavery as a Sociotechnical System

Students in Kathryn Neeley’s January Term, or J-Term, course studied historical narratives about slavery to understand its evolution, legacy effects, and relevance today. Neeley is an associate professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Lifetime Learning is pleased to share a […]

Books for 2021: What are YOU reading?

As we close the door on an unusual, memorable year, University of Virginia faculty recommend a few good books for you to give as gifts or put on your 2021 reading list. If you have read any of these titles, let us know what you think of them. We invite you to add your book […]

Some Thoughts and Remembrances on Faculty Entrepreneurship

Looking back on his career at the University of Virginia, George Gilles reflects on his impactful work with students and colleagues. Gillies is a research professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. We welcome your comments below!   During my 35 years on the […]

Innovation at UVA: Some Thoughts on Ideas

Launching a concept toward the creation, development, and introduction of a useful product or method does “take a village,” according to George T. Gillies, who explains how this process looks at the University of Virginia. Mr. Gillies is a research professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.   […]

Twin Monsters

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Lifetime Learning is re-posting the October 2015 article “Twin Monsters” by Susan Tyler Hitchcock. Hitchcock (GSAS ’78), author of Frankenstein: A Cultural History (Norton, 2007), was formerly a faculty member in the University of Virginia‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science. She […]

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. […]

Link Lab: A Visionary Laboratory

Written by Kamin Whitehouse, Link Lab Director and Commonwealth Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science   Society’s biggest grand challenges today — energy, health, transportation, and environment — can only be addressed when scientists and engineers from different disciplines work together. However, interdisciplinary research and training is harder to do […]