The Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture Series
Walter N. Ridley was the first African American to graduate from the University of Virginia, with a doctorate in education from the Curry School. This series has been created to honor his legacy at the University and his contributions to the field of education.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Holloway Hall, Bavaro Hall
Curry’s own Derrick P. Alridge will give this year’s lecture entitled “Ideas Have Consequences: The Educational Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois”. Admission is free and open to the public.
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2012 Ridley Distinguished Lecturer
Curry's own Derrick P. Alridge will give this year's lecture entitled "Ideas Have Consequences: The Educational Legacy
of W.E.B. Du Bois"
2011 Ridley Distinguished Lecturer
Pedro Noguera presented "A Broader & Bolder Approach to School Reform and Closing the Achievement Gap."
Brian Nosek speaks at the 2010 Ridley Lecture
Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia Department of Psychology presented "Mind Bugs: The Ordinary Origins of Bias."
2009 Ridley Distinguished Lecturer
Professor Margaret Beale Spencer of the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago spoke on "The 1954 Brown Decision and Contemporary Educational Challenges and Opportunities."
Professor Spencer interacts with participants
At a reception following the event Professor Spencer took time to interact with students and discuss her talk.
2008 Ridley Distinguished Lecturer
Professor James A. Banks, the Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, spoke on "Diversity in America: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Citizens in Global Times."