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Bianka Charity-Parker

For This Aspiring Psychologist, Life Experience Became an Academic Passion

Doctoral student Bianka Charity-Parker draws on her unusual life experiences, both the good and the challenging, to inform her research.

 

Amy Gravino

UVA Hosts Inaugural Autism Hope Summit

The conference, hosted by UVA’s Supporting Transformative Autism Research team, welcomed more than 400 attendees from throughout the Commonwealth and beyond for a day of learning and connection.

 

New Equity Center Aims to Create Thriving University-Community Partnerships

The UVA Equity Center, with Curry School professor Nancy Deutsch as a faculty director, will foster partnerships between Charlottesville-area community leaders and University faculty.

 

The Power of Place: Future Social Studies Teachers Learn from Montpelier

Students in Associate Professor Patrice Grimes's class spent a Saturday at James Madison’s home, talking about how to teach the legacies of freedom and slavery.

 

Quan Jones, a master’s student at UVA studying to become a teacher, assists local English learners with building a marshmallow catapult

Summer Camp for English Learners Launches Teaching, Learning – and Marshmallows

A summer camp collaboration between UVA and Charlottesville City Schools helps English learners adjust to life in Charlottesville while giving teachers-in-training valuable hands-on experience.

 

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Improving Dialogue Across the Political Divide

As the country gears up for another contentious presidential election, UVA assistant professor Rachel Wahl is working to find out how dialogue can help college students navigate political disagreements – and where it falls short.

 

Summer Internship Program Brings Diversity to Education Research

For more than a decade, the Curry School’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) has been fostering diversity and inclusion throughout the field of education research.

 

Q&A: Alumna Instrumental in Promoting Physical Activity for Children With Disabilities

As president of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, Aija Klavina is leading efforts across the continent to increase access to daily physical activities for children with disabilities. She returns to Grounds this week for an international conference.

 

Q&A: ‘The Hate U Give’ Offers Valuable Lessons in Media Stereotypes

We sat down with assistant professor Valerie Adams-Bass, who researches negative media stereotypes of African American youth, to discuss how “The Hate U Give” provides a unique teaching opportunity for students.

 

Tim Shriver To Kick-Off International Conference on Adapted Physical Activity at UVA

In June, the University of Virginia will host the International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity, the first time since 1991 the conference has been hosted in the United States.

 

Higher Ed Student Christian West Awarded Research Funds to Explore Black Experience at UVA

Kenan Scholars will examine the impact of the University of Virginia’s history on black Lawn residents’ experience and the evolution of the pavilion gardens from workplaces to showplaces.

 

Lillie Neal and her young charge, a Special Olympian, work on swimming techniques at UVA’s North Grounds Recreational Center.

Class of 2019: Lillie Neal

Neal, who is earning a degree in kinesiology with a minor in psychology, spends nearly as much time volunteering as she does going to class. “I think that it could burn out some people. But just actually loving the people that I’ve met has really helped,” she said.

 

Class of 2019: Kimalee Dickerson

A Charlottesville native, Kimalee is graduating with a Ph.D. in Education Psychology-Applied Developmental Science.

 

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Disability as Diversity

2019 Ridley Lecturer Anjali Forber-Pratt shared parts of her story as a wheelchair user, two-time Paralympian and an adopted woman of color.

 

Video: Jon Hale on Freedom Schools and Students as Political Activists

Special guest Jon Hale, author of a book on the Mississippi Freedom Schools of 1964, shared his insights on social and political activism in education ahead of a public lecture on the history of Freedom Schools.

 

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Study Finds Link between Voter Preference for Trump and Bullying in Middle Schools

New study finds bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary Clinton.

 

Ph.D. Candidate Profile: Hunter Holt

As a Dean's Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Social Foundations, Hunter Holt wants to become a historian of education and help ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education.

 

From Teacher to Education Leader: Meet Alumna Tamara Wilkerson

In her current position as executive director of African American Teaching Fellows, Tamara Wilkerson Dias is motivated to improve the educational experiences of local schoolchildren.

 

UVA is Taking Five New Approaches to Understanding Autism

UVA alumnus, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind shares five areas of rapid growth and innovation in autism research and treatment at UVA.

 

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