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J-Term: Virginia and the Constitution
“I believe that constitutions are shaped by context—by history, tradition, culture, and politics,” explains A.E. Dick Howard, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia‘s School of Law. Howard’s January Term, or J-Term, course gave students the chance to study constitutionalism “through the lens of a distinctive place.” Lifetime Learning is pleased […]
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 […]
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 […]
RBG: Jimmy Carter’s “Notorious” Judicial Legacy
Ruth Bader Ginsburg might not have ascended to the Supreme Court if President Carter had not developed a deliberate affirmative action strategy. Barbara Perry explains the significance of Carter’s appointment of Ginsburg to the DC Circuit bench. Perry (@BarbaraPerryUVA) is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia‘s […]
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Guanxi: Networking–and a whole lot more
Knowing how to conduct business with China can benefit all parties involved, explains Mark Metcalf, a lecturer in Global Commerce at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Metcalf teaches the undergraduate course “Doing Business in China.” We welcome your comments below.   Many people are familiar with guanxi (gwan-shee) – a […]
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We can celebrate religious freedom by keeping religion separate from government
January 16 is Religious Freedom Day and John Ragosta discusses how Thomas Jefferson offered guidance for today’s difficult questions about religion and the law. Mr. Ragosta is the lead faculty for Lifetime Learning‘s Summer Jefferson Symposium and a historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. The following article by […]
New Year’s Career Resolutions
  Happy New Year! If your 2019 resolution includes finding a new job, sharpening your skills, or deepening your knowledge, read on! Amanda Panarese, Director of Alumni Career Services, The University of Virginia Alumni Association, gives valuable resources for career and personal growth.   Ah, January. A new year, a fresh start, and a time […]
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