University of Virginia http://wamc.org en Dr. James Coan, University of Virginia – The Human Brain and Empathy http://wamc.org/post/dr-james-coan-university-virginia-human-brain-and-empathy <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. James Coan of the University of Virginia reveals evidence that our brains are wired for empathy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br />James Coan is an associate professor of clinical psychology and Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia. His research examines the neural systems supporting social forms of emotion regulation. His work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and been featured in the popular press.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 81429 at http://wamc.org Dr. James Coan, University of Virginia – The Human Brain and Empathy "The Kennedy Half-Century" By Larry Sabato http://wamc.org/post/kennedy-half-century-larry-sabato <p>John F. Kennedy died almost a half a century ago- yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, <a href="http://www.virginia.edu">University of Virginia</a>’s Political Scientist and analyst, Larry Sabato, explores the influence JFK has had over 5 decades on the media, the general public, and especially his 9 presidential successors.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kennedy Half-Century</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Sabato<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reexamines Kennedy’s assassination using new and unseen information-to which he has had unique access. He then documents the affect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view on a historical figure.</span></p><p>Larry is also the founder and director of the renowned center for politics at the University of Virginia.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77008 at http://wamc.org "The Kennedy Half-Century" By Larry Sabato Dr. Katharine Maus, University of Virginia – Shakespeare’s View of Property http://wamc.org/post/dr-katharine-maus-university-virginia-shakespeare-s-view-property <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Katharine Maus of the University of Virginia explores the sixteenth-century view of property as revealed in the works William Shakespeare.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 71413 at http://wamc.org Dr. Katharine Maus, University of Virginia – Shakespeare’s View of Property