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Class of 2019: Graduate Profiles

They've done the work, and now they're ready to walk the Lawn. Get to know a few of the most recent Curry School grads.

 

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: Kimalee Dickerson

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

 

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Class of 2019: Melanie Falls

Originally from Lexington, VA, Melanie is graduating with an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

 

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.

 

Two Curry School Faculty Win University Teaching Awards

Professor of Kinesiology Art Weltman and Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education Jennifer Pease were among 13 UVA faculty members honored this week with University-wide teaching awards.

 

UVA Researchers Play Key Role in Two States’ Efforts to Expand Quality Early Childhood Education

Virginia and Louisiana landed nearly $18M in federal grants to enhance their early childhood education initiatives. Curry School researchers are a critical part of both projects.

 

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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.

 

Tom Tom Youth Conference Unleashes Student Ingenuity

The event featured Jaclyn Corin, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and cofounder of March For Our Lives, and local student leaders who offered ideas to address some of our nation’s greatest challenges. (Photo by Jack Looney.)

 

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.

 

President Ryan to Run 26 Miles for 26 Teachers

On Monday, UVA President Jim Ryan will run his ninth Boston Marathon, this time in support of UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development.

 

Local Students Pilot New UVA Curriculum Combining Computers, Rain and Playgrounds

The team used a large grant from the National Science Foundation to help students program and use a computer-based model of water runoff and test their playground designs at Walker Upper Elementary School.

 

UVA Basketball Players Celebrate Their Most Impactful Professors

Cavalier men’s basketball player Jack Salt named Curry School's Ann Boyce as one of his most impactful professors. (Photo by Matt Riley, UVA Athletics)

 

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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