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Bird in the Hospital
As the songbirds of spring fill the air and unusual spaces, Lifetime Learning shares more creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Lisa Russ Spaar is a Professor and Director of Creative Writing and Director, Area Program in Poetry Writing in the Department of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts […]
Recess and the Speed of Sound
April is National Poetry Month, and Lifetime Learning celebrates with creative writing from the University of Virginia‘s esteemed faculty. Debra Nystrom gives us “Recess and the Speed of Sound” from her most recent book, Night Sky Frequencies: New and Selected Poems. Ms. Nystrom is a professor in the Department of English in the College and […]
Euclid Glasses Hellroaring
  In April we celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month, and Stephen Cushman‘s poem, “Euclid Glasses Hellroaring,” connects to them both. Mr. Cushman is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.     This is one of several recent […]
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.   […]
Temple On My Knees
As Valentine’s Day comes to a close, Lifetime Learning shares a final poem, “Temple On My Knees,” by Lisa Russ Spaar, Professor and Director of Creative Writing and Director, Area Program in Poetry Writing in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Ms. Spaar is the author of […]
Half-Past February Sharp
Lifetime Learning shares more Valentine’s poetry with “Half-Past February Sharp” by Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. Mr. Cushman was a Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2014-2016 and a recipient of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia […]
Heart to Heart
For Valentine’s Day, Lifetime Learning shares “Heart to Heart,” a poem by Rita Dove. Ms. Dove is the 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06 Virginia Poet Laureate, 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner, and University of Virginia Commonwealth Professor in the Creative Writing Program in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please share your reflections […]
Season’s Greetings, on Postage Stamps
Holiday postage stamps not only deliver greeting cards, but carry a history in the separation of church and state debate, according to Richard Handler, professor in the Department of Anthropology in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and director of the Global Development Studies Program at the University of Virginia. Mr. Handler […]
Categories: History
Holidays: Two Homes, One Childhood
Holidays for split families can be melancholy and stressful, but there are ways to make them brighter. Robert Emery, author of Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime (2016), offers ten tips for giving your children a holiday of meaningful family time. Mr. Emery is a professor of psychology in 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.   […]
Their Time, Our Time
This Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the World War I Armistice centennial, when guns on the Western Front fell silent. Mr. C. Brian Kelly gives us an interesting look at some of the key characters behind the first global war in his article “Their Time, Our Time.” Mr. Kelly is an assistant professor and teaches […]
Categories: History
Loving Her Fiercely–Remembering a Playwright, Poet, and Author
Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose acclaimed 1975 theater piece, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, died on October 28th. Deborah McDowell takes a look at Shange’s influence on the arts and on black women seeking strength and affirmation. Ms. McDowell is the Alice Griffin Professor of English and […]
Matera
  Naples, Pompeii, Sicily, the Amalfi Coast–all familiar names in culturally rich Southern Italy. But Matera? This city of pale gold limestone, once dubbed “the shame of Italy,” is now energized with new life. David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish Emeritus, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, […]
Categories: History, Architecture
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