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University of Virginia

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Summer Update for UVA Retired Faculty – August, 2022

Greetings from the Board of Directors of the UVA Retired Faculty Association. We want to provide you with some important updates as we are in the process of finalizing our programs for this academic year. To begin, we have decided to suspend dues again this year and continue to ask for voluntary donations in order […]

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Speaker Series with James Childress

Following his initial presentation on “Ethics in the Time of Covid-19”, James Childress will lead four highly interactive online seminars on specific pandemic-related ethical topics. Seminar dates and topics appear below. Participants must RSVP to join the seminar series within this registration form. Seminar Registration You are invited to participate in any or all seminars, […]

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Year-End Updates, Fall 2021

December 2021 Greetings Year-end greetings from the Board of Directors of the UVA Retired Faculty Association. As 2021 is coming to a close, we hope you are doing well and continuing to enjoy retirement despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic. As we look forward with a bit of optimism to a new year, […]

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Respecting Liberty and Protecting Public Health: Securing Compliance with Public Health Directives

17 January, 12:00 noon: Respecting Liberty and Protecting Public Health: Securing Compliance with Public Health Directives Securing compliance with public health directives is difficult enough when the public trusts scientists, clinicians, and public health officials but extremely challenging when distrust and mistrust prevail. In a liberal society, liberty has presumptive priority but may sometimes be […]

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Making Meaning and Value through Stories: Narrative Ethics in the Pandemic

21 February, 12:00 noon: Making Meaning and Value through Stories: Narrative Ethics in the Pandemic This seminar examines the role of personal, professional, and societal stories, including various myths and newly constructed narratives, in response to this pandemic’s disruptions. In our efforts to create ethical meaning and value, we use narrative not only to interpret, […]

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Fairly Allocating Ventilators, Vaccines, and Other Scarce Resources

31 January, 12:00 noon: Fairly Allocating Ventilators, Vaccines, and Other Scarce Resources One hallmark of pandemics is the inability to meet the public’s massive needs for effective, timely health care. In Covid-19, difficult questions have emerged regarding equitable access to hospitals and to intensive care and the equitable allocation of particular technologies such as ventilators […]

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Attending to Religious and Global Perspectives and Conflicts

14 February, 12:00 noon: Attending to Religious and Global Perspectives and Conflicts Within the U.S. and globally, different religious and cultural perspectives shape different responses to the pandemic, sometimes even engendering serious conflicts. Societies face difficult questions about how to resolve such conflicts—for instance, should risky religious gatherings be less restricted than other risky gatherings […]

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Message to UVA Retired Faculty

September 2021 Greetings from the Board of Directors of the UVA Retired Faculty Association. We hope you are well and are finding new and creative ways to enjoy and enhance life in retirement despite the ongoing pandemic. As we begin what appears to be another unpredictable academic year, we wanted to reach out to all […]

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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 […]

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Miller Center Events for 2021

“The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges.” They have a list of webinars that RFA can attend on their website.

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