University of Virginia

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Dr. James Coan, University of Virginia – The Human Brain and Empathy

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. James Coan of the University of Virginia reveals evidence that our brains are wired for empathy.

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.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 6, 2013

"The Kennedy Half-Century" By Larry Sabato

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, University of Virginia’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.

In his new book, The Kennedy Half-Century, Sabato 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.

Larry is also the founder and director of the renowned center for politics at the University of Virginia.

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Dr. Katharine Maus, University of Virginia – Shakespeare’s View of Property

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. 


Katharine Maus is the James Branch Cabell Professor and Associate Chair of English at the University of Virginia. Her primary teaching and research interest is English literature of the Renaissance and she recently published,  Being and Having in Shakespeare. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

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