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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.


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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.


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White House Honors Castleman for Early Career Accomplishments

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers at the beginning of their research careers.


Curry School Undergraduates Gain Hands-on Research Experience

By working together on a recent research project studying emotion talk in preschool classrooms, a group of Curry School undergrads learned valuable skills for their future careers.


Boosting Kindergarten Readiness Through Professional Development

UVA partners with VASCD to improve children’s school readiness through professional development for educators across Virginia.


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.


Curry School Launches Three Undergraduate Teacher Education Majors

In a major restructuring of its Teacher Education program for the first time since the 1980s, the Curry School of Education and Human Development is launching three new majors that will lead to teacher licensure without requiring a master’s degree.


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.


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How Students Become Scientists

The importance of science education is growing, but students’ interest in science declines as they get older. With a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UVA professor Robert Tai wants to help figure out why.


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.


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.


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UVA-Led National Report Finds the Promise of Adolescence is Largely Untapped

The report finds that adolescence is a time of major brain development for humans, offering opportunities that are as yet untapped.


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Class of 2019: This Graduate is Lifting Up Black Girls in Schools

Lauren Mims was so moved by Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” that she has created a curriculum around the book.


Bridget Guy: Higher Education

Record-setting UVA pole vaulter, Bridget Guy, is graduating with an M.Ed. in Higher Education. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Athletics Media Relations Office.


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Class of 2019: Chris Baxter

For eight years, Chris Baxter worked his dream job at ESPN. Eventually, however, he had a desire to make an impact in students' lives. So he left his enviable position and enrolled in the Curry School's Counselor Education program. (Photo: Baxter working the ESPN desk at UEFA EURO 2016 in Paris. Courtesy of Chris Baxter.)