Department: short course

Our Solar System, Ourselves

Our Solar System, Ourselves

Engineering students study the anthropology of outer space

What exactly is "the Anthropology of Outer Space," and how does it help science students gain valuable perspective about their work?

Winter 2016

Teaching TV

Teaching TV

What Breaking Bad tells us about modern America

Media Studies Professor William Little teaches political theory, history, sociology and psychology, all through the lens of AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”

Fall 2016

Soul Power

Soul Power

Tracing the African-American experience through popular music

Professor Claudrena Harold’s From Motown to Hip-Hop course traces the African-American experience through popular music.

Summer 2016

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

Changing interpretation of a situation makes a difference

Many Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, yet few seek treatment. A positive emotional response to anxiety can make it more manageable, says UVA psychology professor Bethany Teachman.

Spring 2016

Technological Trade-offs

Technological Trade-offs

Commerce professor’s research reminds us that The Next Big Thing comes with a cost

Commerce professor David Mick explains how technology alters our reality, from our habits to our knowledge structure and more.

Winter 2015

Bringing the Team Together

Bringing the Team Together

Three key understandings can help any group work better

Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

Fall 2015

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

For young children, there are more important things than the three Rs

Education professor Amanda Williford discusses how to ready your child for the transition to kindergarten.

Summer 2015

Weird Is Wonderful

Weird Is Wonderful

How workplaces can benefit from eccentric employees

Darden professor Martin Davidson discusses "weirdness" and explains how weird people may be our greatest resource.

Spring 2015

Smart Money

Smart Money

UVA professor’s research suggests a new way of teaching financial education

Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

Winter 2014

Is Winning Everything?

Is Winning Everything?

UVA professor looks at the role of competition in American culture

Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.

Fall 2014

Psst...

Psst...

Mr. President, you need a plan

Four scholars from UVA's Miller Center offer their advice to the president on how to finish strong and create an enduring legacy.

Summer 2014

If God Is Good, Why Do We Suffer?

If God Is Good, Why Do We Suffer?

Examining ways we make sense of evil

Professor Margaret Mohrmann considers a question that lies at the root of human existence.

Spring 2014

The Monticello Mash

The Monticello Mash

Local brewer explains how Jefferson crafted his own beer

Mark Thompson of Starr Hill Brewery explains how Jefferson crafted his own beer.

Winter 2013

And That’s the Way It Was

And That’s the Way It Was

Professor Bruce Williams examines the decline of broadcast news

Professor Bruce Williams examines the decline of broadcast news.

Fall 2013

Born Digital

Born Digital

UVA archivists grapple with how to curate electronic and online materials

What if an author donates a collection of work on a floppy disk? Or a hard drive that only runs Frogger and WordPerfect?

Summer 2013

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Highlights

’Hoo Are You?

’Hoo Are You?

The University of Virginia has more than 230,000 living alumni. Take a look at how alumni demographics have changed over the past six decades, as well as where alumni live and what they do professionally.

National Treasure

National Treasure

UVA poet and National Book Award finalist Rita Dove shares stories of her family, writing career and teaching at UVA.

Breakout Artist

Breakout Artist

Lolita Foster, whose passion for theater began at the University, turns a walk-on role into a two-year gig with Netflix's popular show, "Orange is the New Black."