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Freedom to Discriminate?

John Ragosta, author of Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed, states that “…we must never return to a situation where people use their claims of religious freedom to avoid laws against discrimination…” Ragosta is a fellow at Virginia Humanities and lead faculty for Lifetime Learning‘s  Summer Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia. We welcome your […]

Never Too Old for Medical School

“We don’t care where you start. We care where you finish.” UVA’s Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program’s motto welcomes students pursuing medical careers via non-traditional paths. Susan Salko is the director, Jillian Golaszewski is the assistant director, and Dr. Robert Powers is a lecturer and medical advisor of this one-year program in the School of Continuing […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Power Broker Like No Other: Stacey Abrams and the Democratic Party

Stacey Abrams “galvanized the ground game” in Georgia, which flipped from red to blue in the 2020 presidential election for the first time since 1992, explains Barbara A. Perry and Alfred Reaves IV.  Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and director of presidential studies, and Reaves is the faculty and program coordinator at the […]

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 […]

From Green to Gold: The Fall Transformation of Ginkgoes

            Experts at UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia gave a virtual presentation on the ginkgo tree for Lifetime Learning in November 2020. Below, the Blandy team answers myriad questions that viewers posted in the webinar Q&A. David Carr is the director of Blandy Farm and a […]

Transition Tradition: Presidential History Lessons

Following the November U.S. elections, Barbara A. Perry comments on the tradition of presidential transitions. Perry (@BarbaraPerryUVA) is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia‘s Miller Center. We welcome your comments on this post below.   Transition Tradition: Presidential History Lessons In the classic Broadway play and […]

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 […]

The Jewish Grandchildren of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson

“Origins are not destiny,” writes James Loeffler, considering how the past can shape the next chapter of American history. Loeffler is the Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History in the Corcoran Department of History and the Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at […]