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Is Your Adolescent Getting Enough Sleep? 3 Things Every Parent Should Know

Social, academic and biological pressures are just a few of the factors that are pushing adolescents to go bed later and later, according to Curry School professor Joanna Lee Williams.

 

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.

 

Letting Children Play Hooky When They're Little Can Have Long-Term Consequences

When it comes to school attendance, how many missed days are too many? UVA Today asked Robert C. Pianta, the dean of the Curry School.

 

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

 

EP-ADS Graduate Student Lands NCAA Research Grant to Study Black Women Student-Athletes

Miray Seward, a doctoral student studying educational psychology-applied developmental science, will study the lived experiences of Black women student-athletes with a newly awarded NCAA research grant.

 

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.

 

Q&A: Understanding Adolescence in 2019

As Youth-Nex celebrates its 10th anniversary, two leading researchers on youth development break down how our understanding of adolescence has evolved over the past decade and what today’s teens need most from the adults in their lives.

 

Johari Harris

Q&A: How Developing Moral Reasoning in Youth Helps Create a Better Democracy

As we approach the Youth-Nex 7th Conference, co-chair Johari Harris shares more about her work on equity, civil engagement and social justice.

 

UVA’s Youth-Nex to Host Annual Conference on Dialogue and Democracy Nov. 12-13

On November 12-13th, 2019, Youth-Nex will host its 7th annual conference, “Dialoging for Democracy: Youth Moral Reasoning and Social Justice” (#YouthAct19).

 

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.

 

3 Ways to Become a Better Mentor

Michael Lyons, a school psychologist at UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development who has been researching mentoring for years, shares important advice.

 

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.

 

Joanna Lee Williams

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.

 

Photo of Anjali outdoors in a black top.

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.)

 

What If We Could Remake Middle School?

UVA’s Youth-Nex research center is taking the lead in a multi-year effort to wholly reimagine and remake what middle school can be.

 

National Education Community Convenes on February 12-13 to Develop a Vision for Remaking Middle School

UVA’s Youth-Nex Center and Curry School of Education & Human Development, the Association for Middle Level Education, New York Life Foundation, and Altria Partner to Host a Summit that Realizes the Promise of the Middle School Years

 

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.”

 

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