Teaching & Learning
The traditional way to teach engineering – lectures, homework sets and tests – often leaves little room for students to do actual hands-on engineering. Several professors in U.Va.’s Engineering School are now using the latest innovative methods.
What can Marlon Brando and John Steinbeck teach future lawyers about how they go about their work? Informal, one-credit seminars use books, films and simulations to explore the concepts of legal ethics and morality.
Students in Lisa Woolfork’s “Game of Thrones” summer course are using their literary analysis skills to examine the way the novels are transformed into the HBO series.
The McIntire Business Institute, which has taught business concepts to non-business majors and the general public for more than three decades, is now being offered online, too.
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the landmark civil rights legislation, U.Va. experts reflect on what led to the final vote and what came afterward.
It’s a complex world, and the State Department has a need for fluent speakers of many languages ¬– so much so that Uncle Sam foots the bill for top students to travel overseas and learn from native speakers.
Students in a U.Va. summer course are analyzing the still-unfolding revolutions across the Middle East through the lens of news reports, as well as religion, music, sociology and economics, and keeping an eye on tensions elsewhere in the region.
Sometimes, an industry can find that it’s better, and sometimes more effective, to regulate itself than to have government step in. One case in point: advertising fraud, which can harm honest businesses but lies largely outside of government control.
At issue is where the line is between an idle threat and a true threat. In its 11th case before the highest court in the land, the Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic is representing a Pennsylvania man convicted of making online threats toward his ex-wife.