In the earlier stages of the pandemic, when many people were still staying as close to home as possible, nearly 1 in 5 American households adopted a pet. Today we’re talking furry friends, and also some not-so-furry friends (6 foot lizard anyone?).
The UVA Center for Health Humanities and Ethics, UVA Health’s Office for Diversity and Community Engagement, and Virginia Humanities are thrilled to announce the launch of the Health Equity and Justice Fellowship program.
In the early 20th century, terrapins–a kind of turtle–were a culinary delicacy. Then humans nearly hunted them to extinction. Plus, Robert Arrowood’s psychology of learning class put theory to practice by training shelter dogs.
Connective labor is disappearing. Professions that rely on connecting humans — like teaching or therapists — are being automated. Allison Pugh (University of Virginia) says that this is dangerous not only for people’s pockets, but for their overall wellbeing. And: A million poor men migrate to the Gulf for unskilled jobs every year. Andrea Wright (William & Mary) says that the Indian government sees this as an opportunity, but also a mark against India in the international imaginary.
PhD Candidate Perri Meldon shares her research into the cultural and ecological histories of Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp.
In 1908, the U.S.S. Albatross set off on a research expedition to the newly acquired U.S. colony of the Philippines. Today, Kent Carpenter is studying the more than 80,000 fish samples collected by the Albatross to uncover how overfishing is actually changing fish genetics. Carpenter has been named an Outstanding Faculty member by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.