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History in the Making: Risa Goluboff, UVA Law's First Female Dean, Takes Office

Posted: July 1, 2016, 12:00am

Risa Goluboff’s move into the dean’s office at the University of Virginia School of Law may only be a short walk from the office she occupied as a professor, but she is crossing a milestone. Goluboff is the first woman named to the deanship in the almost 200-year history of the Law School. She begins her new role as the school's 12th dean looking forward to embodying the spirit of the institution. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Mary Wood)

The STEM Effect

Posted: June 29, 2016, 12:00am

With a growing national emphasis on interesting high school students in pursuing STEM careers, enrollment in university engineering schools has been on the rise during the past several years. Despite the explosion in enrollment, recruitment of African American and female students remains a challenge in Virginia and across the country.  Nonetheless, several Virginia schools including UVA have fared well in national rankings examining engineering education diversity. (READ MORE)

Source: Virginia Business (Richard Foster)

GEAR UP Camp Prepares Students to Jump from High School to Higher Ed

Posted: June 29, 2016, 12:00am

Two groups of excited and forward-looking ninth-graders spent part of their summer at the University of Virginia to hone skills that will better prepare them to make the transition from high school to higher education. The students, primarily from low-income backgrounds, were participating in a program called the GEAR UP Virginia Power of Youth Camp, facilitated by the youth engagement company CoolSpeak. GEAR UP, short for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs,” is a year-round federal discretionary program funded by a federal grant awarded to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, which partners with public universities in hosting the summer camps. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today

Curry School Professor Leads Discussion on Gender-Based Violence Through Institute Hosted at UVA

Posted: June 23, 2016, 12:00am

Colleges and universities can help drive social change in the fight against gender-based violence, according to Nancy Deutsch, an associate professor in the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. That’s why last week on Grounds, Deutsch led the first National Leadership Institute on the issue, drawing representatives from schools around the country. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Kaylyn Christopher)

Accolades: Group Honors McDowell, Sauls for Promoting Diversity on Grounds

Posted: June 15, 2016, 12:00am

On May 25, UVA's Black Faculty/Staff Employee Resource Group gave its Armistead Robinson Faculty Recognition Award to Deborah E. McDowell, director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African American and African Studies, and the Alice Griffin Professor of English; and its Dr. Lincoln V. Lewis Staff Award to Kellie Sauls, director of admissions and financial aid at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Dan Heuchert)

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