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Vivien Chabalengula

Faculty and Students Take on the Challenges of Online Classes

Mindful that not all of her students had equal access to the internet, Curry School associate professor Vivien Chabalengula chose to use more easily accessible tools to take her course online.

 

Curry School Researchers Conduct First Statewide Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Data from the Curry School’s Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program – collected for the first time from every single school division in the Commonwealth – illuminates ways to help teachers provide quality early education for all students.

 

Faculty Spotlight: How Hoops Was a Sanctuary for This UVA Professor

As a child whose family was hurt by addiction, basketball was an outlet for UVA associate professor Joseph Williams. His life experiences are now a driving force behind his research.

 

Katie Kishore surrounded by special needs employees she hires

Q&A: Curry Grad Turns Her Attention to Special Cafe in Charlottesville

Katie Kishore lost her husband, Kris, to cancer two weeks after their second daughter was born. Kishore is starting Kindness Cafe + Play to honor her husband and employ people like her daughter Kiran, who has Down syndrome.

 

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Joseph Williams' research aims to understand why students succeed despite adversity. (Photo by Jeneene Chatowsky.)

 

UVA Researcher Helps Develop Growth Mindset Program That Works in the ‘Real World’

Associate Professor of Education Chris Hulleman helped develop a new, free resource aimed to improve student learning and achievement through growth mindset.

 

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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