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)

UVA Facilities Management Invites Girls to Consider Careers in the Trades

Posted: June 14, 2016, 12:00am

Young women from age 11 to 18 toured construction sites, examined chiller plants and watched three-dimensional printers Tuesday as participants in the University of Virginia Facilities Management Department’s first “Girls’ Day.” (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Matt Kelly)

Two Blind Brothers, One Bold Vision

Posted: June 13, 2016, 12:00am

UVA graduates Brad ford and Bryan Manning have a newly launched clothing line, Two Blind Brothers. All proceeds from the company go directly to blindness research, funding testing for new gene and stem cell therapies that could slow or even reverse vision loss. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)

Woodson Fellowship Pipeline Produces Strong Additions to UVA Faculty

Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:49am

One is an award-winning historian who researches the labor and medical treatment of black prisoners in the post-Civil War South. The other is an anthropologist who has written – and starred in – a documentary. New additions to the University of Virginia faculty, Talitha LeFlouria and Edwin Kwame Otu are bolstering the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)