RFA Programs for 2021-2022

13 September, 4:00 pm: Teaching and Learning During Covid,
Steve Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English (and students)

4 October, 12:00 noon: Building an Academic and Competitive Athletics Department,
Craig Littlepage, Emeritus Director of Athletics

8 November, 12:00 noon: Confederate Monuments and the Lost Cause,
Caroline Janney, John L. Nau III Professor of History

6 December, 12:00 noon: The Evolution of American Musical Theater (with Backstories), Robert Chapel, Professor Emeritus, Musical Theater, Directing

10 January, 12:00 noon: Ethics in the Time of Covid-19, James Childress, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies (This presentation will be followed by four subsequent seminars on Covid-19 topics conducted by Emeritus Professor Childress. See details below.)

7 February, 12:00 noon: Threshold Literature and Iranian Women Writers,
Farzaneh Milani, Raymond J. Nelson Professor of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures and Women, Gender & Sexuality

21 March, 1:00pm: A Presentation to Retired Faculty, James Ryan, UVA President

April TBA: Garden Party

Seminars on “Ethics in the Time of Covid-19” Emeritus Professor Childress

17 January, 12:00 noon: Respecting Liberty and Protecting Public Health: Securing Compliance with Public Health Directives
31 January, 12:00 noon: Fairly Allocating Ventilators and Vaccines, and Other Scarce Resources
14 February, 12:00 noon: Attending to Religious and Global Perspectives and Conflicts
21 February, 12:00 noon: Making Meaning and Value through Stories: Narrative Ethics in the Pandemic