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Mental Warm-up

Game-day lectures at Alumni Hall begin Sept. 5

From the origins of the Academical Village to the latest research in renewable fuels, this fall’s “More Than the Score” lecture series will offer football fans plenty of thought-provoking material as a mental warmup before home games.

The series, offered by the Office of Engagement in partnership with the Alumni Association, will kick off on Sept. 5 when UVA hosts William and Mary. Richard Guy Wilson, professor of architectural history; and Andrea Douglas, curator of the UVA Art Museum, will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s design for the Academical Village.

The lectures begin at 10 a.m. each home game day at Alumni Hall on Emmet Street. For more details and to register, visit (the Web site will have updates or changes in the schedule).

“Cavalier Countdown” at Alumni Hall will continue to include food, beverages, chalk talks 90 minutes before kickoff, and other family-friendly activities.

Lecture series

Sept. 5: “Designing Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village”
Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History; and Andrea Douglas, curator, University of Virginia Art Museum.
(Read our article, This Old Academical Village, on this topic.

Sept. 12: “Beyond Oil, Coal and Natural Gas: Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals”
Robert Davis, Earnest Jackson Oglesby Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering.

Also on Sept 12: Presidential search committee will meet at Alumni Hall to hear alumni input at 11:00

Oct. 10 (Homecomings): “Sabato’s Crystal Ball”
Larry Sabato, founder and director of the Center for Politics and Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics (watch the Web site for potential location update).

Oct. 24: “UVA’s Commitment to Global Health: A Declaration of Interdependence”
Dr. Rebecca Dillingham, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases.

Oct. 31: “Frankenstein and Dracula: Separated at Birth—and Not Dead Yet”
Susan Tyler Hitchcock, former UVA faculty and author; and Stephen Arata, Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professor of English.

Nov. 14: “Whatever Happened to Thrift? Why Americans Don’t Save and What to Do about It”
Ron Wilcox, professor of business administration, Darden School of Business.
(Read our Short Course article by Ron Wilcox on this topic.)

Nov. 28: “Sex Matters”
Dr. Anita Clayton, David C. Wilson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and medical director, Center for Psychiatric Clinical Research.