Bob Gibson of UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service reflects on the origin and significance of “census,” as the decennial U.S. count intersects with the coronavirus pandemic.
UVA’s Professor of Hip-Hop A.D. Carson, writes about the word “ampersand.” He also makes the world premiere of his new song “Ampersand,” which explores themes of home, economic insecurity, family, friends, success, sobriety, failure, alienation and making art.
Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration Michael Lenox explores the word “disruption,” which, when taken in the context of business theory, means an innovation that creates a new market.
In this moving “On Words” piece, hear from nursing professor Kimberly Acquaviva, who, along with her wife Kathy Brandt, recently gained national attention for documenting Brandt’s last days on social media. Brandt died of ovarian cancer Aug. 4.
Enjoy the third installment of “On Words,” a new series in which faculty members take a crack at evocative words. Today brings you commentary from Jack Hamilton, assistant professor of American studies and media studies and the pop critic for Slate Magazine.
Welcome to the second installment of a new, occasional series in which UVA faculty members riff on evocative words. As parents move their students into dorms this weekend, psychology professor Robert Emery, an expert on family dynamics, reflects on the meaning of “family.”
Lisa Russ Spaar, an accomplished poet and director of creative writing and the Area Program in Poetry Writing, tackles the word “meme” in a new, occasional UVA Today series that will highlight faculty essays on some of their favorite words.