For this month's Faculty Spotlight, an Iris initiative aimed at acknowledging distinguished female faculty and staff of the University, Iris magazine wishes to recognize Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History Elizabeth Varon.
As a loyal Wahoo, I can tell you that on my honor, the words, "I want to go to there!" came spewing out of my mouth loudly and excitedly when I read that Tina Fey was going to be speaking at the University of Virginia. As the first speaker of President Sullivan's "Speaker Series for the Arts", Tina was returning to Grounds to tell us all something about the value of the arts. Naturally, I set off to every social networking site I am part of and let everyone know the good news.
Stuck with just a few minutes to workout or need a better way to organize your exercise routine? Curious about the nutritional value of your favorite foods? We collected these awesome apps for health and fitness just for you!
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Each year, approximately 79 million Americans are infected, with the majority of the cases being seen among people in their late teens and early 20s. One reason why HPV is so prevalent is that many infected individuals experience few to no symptoms and unknowingly pass the infection on to their partners. There are more than 40 strains of the virus which is typically contracted through vaginal, oral and/or anal sex.
This is the year when “back to school” became back to responsibility. This is how it works: back to responsibility means back to worrying, back to worrying means an avalanche of anxiety about future job prospects, future apartment searches, future relationships. This is the state of things. This is what it means to be twenty-one and not blissfully ignorant of the fact that this is my last first day of school, my last chance to run back to mom and dad and say, “Wait! Help!
Since its 2011 premiere, Showtime’s Homeland has easily become one of the most watched shows on television. With story-lines centered on government conspiracies, foreign affairs and the war on terrorism, the critically acclaimed series is controversial, thought-provoking and incredibly addictive.
Smartphones are giving us more and more opportunities to be productive wherever we go. You can check email, schedule appointments, and make 'to-do lists' in the palm of your hand. We don't need to be productive all the time though, do we? Smartphones give us an opportunity to have fun too! Here are some great apps to have fun with:
As part of the University of Virginia community where Morgan Harrington lost her life in 2009, we took note long ago that her mother, Gil Harrington, is an exceptional woman. Her unflinching willingness to deal openly with the tragedy of her daughter's murder has sometimes disarmed observers. After meeting her, though, it becomes clear that her clarity is accompanied by a worldview both deep and farseeing. In a recent wide ranging talk at her home, she spoke about how she cultivates this authenticity in the face of the worst that can befall a parent.
Three months after racing through the final hurdles of grad school, applying for and securing jobs, moving in with my then-boyfriend, and starting a so-called "exciting" adult life, time all of a sudden slackened to a halt. I was staring across the kitchen table from someone whom I had loved. Someone whom I had fallen out of love with, whom I tried so hard to fall back in love with, and whom I was now looking at with an unblinking, slightly unfocused stare.
The publishers of Brain, Child explore the highs and lows with literary flair Jennifer Niesslein and Stephanie Wilkinson might never have met. They didn't grow up in the same area, go to the same undergraduate or graduate schools, and they don't even live in the same town now. But they are allies in ways that perhaps only women can be.