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Evolution of Finals
In celebration of the end of the academic year 2021-2022, we are happy to share a Thoughts From the Lawn blog, previously published in May 2018, written by Alexander G. “Sandy” Gilliam, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia.
The House of Hospitalities
Hospitality is a hallmark of the holiday season, and Kiki Petrosino describes a “hospitality that moves, in language and memory, across generations” in her commentary on Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The House of Hospitalities.” Ms. Petrosino is a Professor of Poetry in the Department of English Creative Writing Program in the College and Graduate School of […]
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 […]
Summer Reading: History Revisited
Add to your summer reading list with books that take a look back at history. Patricia A. (Patsy) Goolsby, UVA Bookstore Book-Events Coordinator, recommends a few titles that address racial awareness. Ms. Goolsby was one of 16 UVA staffers sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and UVA Human […]
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 […]
Joy
Can you feel the excitement, the spirit–the absolute joy? Jim Todd gives us something to smile about as he shares his sentiments on the buzz around Grounds. Mr. Todd  is a lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.   […]
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.   […]
Last Thoughts on Jefferson’s “Last Legacies”
Summer Jefferson Symposium, hosted by Lifetime Learning in UVA‘s Office of Engagement from June 21-24, was an opportunity for alumni, parents and friends to share in deep conversation about a brilliant and complicated man. John Ragosta, Summer Jefferson Symposium Faculty Leader, historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and […]
Thomas Jefferson’s Last Legacies
Written by John Ragosta, Faculty Leader, Summer Jefferson Symposium; Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities   We remember Thomas Jefferson primarily for his great accomplishments as a statesman, philosopher, and political leader, including the Declaration of Independence, his presidency, and his leadership of a political movement. But Jefferson lived until he was 83 years old, […]
Back to School: Lessons After #Charlottesville
  Written by Deborah E. McDowell, Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   I greet you at the beginning of a new semester, ecstatic to announce that this past June, after decades of petitioning, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African […]
#Charlottesville
Written by Kirt von Daacke, Assistant Dean and Professor of History, College of Arts & Sciences The white supremacist intimidation and violence that descended upon the University of Virginia and Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th was horrific and terrifying. The images of torch-bearing angry white supremacists marching on Grounds, shouting Nazi slogans, hurling racist […]
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