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Back-To-School Tools for Those Who Support Students

Students and educators, from kindergartners through college seniors, are headed back to school this month, and UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development offers abundant resources to promote educational success.


Adam Painter stands with one arm around his mom, Fay, looking in her direction.

Navigating Autism, Together

By collaborating with experts, advocates and families in the Charlottesville community, autism researchers at UVA are growing the local support network while advancing cutting-edge research.


Q&A: Why Rural Youth Deserve Our Investment in Mental Health Supports

Too often the challenges facing rural adolescents are overlooked. The Curry School is changing that by launching a series of new initiatives to address issues related to mental and behavioral health in rural schools.


Q&A: How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

When it comes to kids developing healthy eating habits, parents play a “tremendously important role,” according to Sibylle Kranz.


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.


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.


Hoo-rizons: Former Swimming Stars Teach, Preach Water Safety Awareness

Curry School alumni Bo and Megan Greenwood are teaching swimming and water safety in Charlottesville through a new business called SWIM S’COOL.


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.


Curry School Graduates First Master of Science in Athletic Training Cohort

The Curry School's first class of MSAT graduates: (top left) Terius Grandison, Nathan Jones, Daniel Takata, Breanna DuFour


Class of 2019: Melanie Turner

Originally from Darien, CT, Melanie is graduating with a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication Disorders and a double-major in Spanish.


Q&A: Hoos Running the Boston Marathon

Many UVA and Charlottesville runners will be taking on the prestigious, grueling Boston Marathon on Monday, including UVA President Jim Ryan. Art Weltman, chair of the Department of Kinesiology, explains how to prepare for the challenge.


Video: Five Simple Tips for Better Health

Kinesiology faculty Sibylle Kranz and Steve Malin share their best advice for building better exercise and nutrition habits in 2019.


Do Security Cameras in Public Schools Make Students Feel Safer?

New research from the Curry School of Education and Human Development says “yes and no.”


Is Interval Training Really a Superior Exercise?

High-intensity interval training is beloved by many for its calorie-burning efficiency. But for cardiovascular and metabolic health, new research from the Curry School of Education and Human Development suggests it may not be as superior as we think.


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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.


Q&A: How Data and Technology are Transforming Educational Services

The Sheila C. Johnson Center provides multidisciplinary clinical training for students and services to the community. Its new director shares how data and technology are transforming the field – and improving experiences for students and clients.


Advice from the 2015-2018 National School Counselors of the Year

Award-winning school counselors present at annual UVA School Counseling Summit


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.