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Food and Justice in Virginia
One week after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Lifetime Learning, in partnership with Morven Farm, hosted the program “Food and Justice in Virginia“ as part of the 2021 Community MLK Celebration. The panel addressed several of the many dimensions of food justice, including questions of food access, treatment of agricultural workers, and the continuing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Memory in the Time of a Pandemic
Why do we remember some memories in detail and others more generally? Nicole Long shares her research on the processes behind forming memories. Long is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and principal investigator in the Long Term Memory Lab in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of […]
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