The 2013 Walter N. Ridley Lecture
Mindsets: Helping Students Fulfill Their Potential
by Carol S. Dweck
Lewis & Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Tuesday, March 19
Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall
Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Registration required at curry.virginia.edu/forms/ridley.
Sponsored by the Curry School of Education and the Ridley Scholarship Fund.
University of Virginia's First Black Graduate: Dr. Walter N. Ridley
Dr. Walter N. Ridley, a native Virginian and a respected, accomplished academic at one of Virginia's oldest public institutions of higher education (Virginia State College, Petersburg), was admitted to UVa three years before the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision which ordered desegregation of public schools. He became the University's first black graduate in June 1953, and the nation's first African-American to receive a doctorate degree from a white southern university. Throughout his life, Dr. Ridley was committed to the education of black college students and making a positive impact on society.
For more information about Dr. Ridley, visit his biography page on the Office of African-American Affairs website.