Equity, Inclusion and Race Related Articles

Rachel Wahl

Q&A: Wahl Takes Reins as Social Foundations Program Coordinator

Rachel Wahl shares how taking a step back and asking important questions is critical to the work of improving education and human development.


Alexis Ward playing adaptive rugby

Inspired by Her Cousin, Student Brings Adaptive Rugby to Charlottesville

Alexis Ward, a graduate student in the School of Education and Human Development, has been working to improve the lives of people with disabilities ever since she was a kid.


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Supporting Hispanic Families Impacted by Autism

During this fall's Hispanic Heritage Month the team of researchers at the UVA Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative is working to highlight the increasing need for diagnostic and support resources for Hispanic families impacted by autism.


EHD Courtyard

UVA EHD Launches New Speaker Series: Centering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

The UVA School of Education and Human Development is launching a new series to bring in speakers who are both scholars of DEI in higher education as well as leaders in implementing initiatives to advance DEI.


Jesse McCain and Ivana Brancaccio

New Organization Supports First-Generation Graduate Students

UVA President Jim Ryan will join the First-Generation Graduate Student Coalition kick-off event Thursday, October 7th on the UVA Lawn.


Joseph Williams

How School Counselors Can Best Support Students’ Return to Learn

Counselor education professor Joseph Williams shares his thoughts on the need for a whole-child approach, the role of school counselors, and how to bring an equity lens to social-emotional learning.


UVA EHD Faculty Awarded 2020-21 Jefferson Trust Grants

Three new grants will fund workforce development in data science for young adults with autism, anti-racist teacher education, and a children’s book collection designed for COVID-19 education and support.


Hunter family

Uncovering the Legacy of UVA’s First Black Woman Graduate

Margaret Thornton is leading a push to recognize the life and accomplishments of E. Louise Stokes Hunter, who earned her doctorate in education from UVA in 1953.


MEDIA ALERT: Charlottesville Freedom School Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021

The UVA Center for Race and Public Education (CRPES) is hosting a hybrid 2021 Freedom School for 3rd through 8th grade students.


Black Girl holding poster the disgrace of the state Prince Edward County closing schools because of desegregation

UVA and the History of Race: Allies of Integration

In the last installment of the University's series on "UVA and the History of Race," Associate Professor Emerita Patrice Preston Grimes details the history of the "Deseg Center," created at the School in 1967 to provide technical assistance and funding for the state to achieve public school integration.


Anthony A. Jack

“Access Must Become Inclusion”: Dr. Anthony A. Jack Presents 2021 Walter N. Ridley Lecture

The author of “The Privileged Poor” spoke with the UVA community about what it means to be a low-income or first-generation student in an elite campus environment.


Hunter Student Research Conference

Newly Renamed Hunter Student Research Conference Honors UVA’s First Black Woman Graduate

The annual celebration of student research, renamed this year for Louise Stokes Hunter ‘53, will include new research on her life conducted by a UVA EHD doctoral student.


Karen Inkelas

Research Awards Support Projects That Benefit Students, Community

Karen Inkelas has been awarded a grant from UVA's President and Provost’s Fund for Institutionally Related Research for her project examining belonging and academic success among underrepresented students at UVA.


Professor Paul Harris and basketball player Sam Hauser

Why This Professor Says Recruiting Hoops Star Sam Hauser Was a No-Brainer

When UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett recruited star Sam Hauser, he saw many of the qualities that associate professor Paul Harris has observed in the classroom over the last two years. (Hauser photo by Matt Riley, UVA Athletics.)


1960s Civil Rights Movement protest signs

Black History Month: Resources and Expert Voices

February is Black History Month – but the need to study, understand, and teach Black history doesn't stop in March. From UVA EHD's Center for Race and Education in the South (CRPES), here is a collection of resources, ongoing research, and expert voices focused on elevating Black history through education all year long.


Grace Meng, Larry Irving, Jessica Rosenworcel

Why Internet Access Is a Human Right – And What We Can Do About It

In a virtual discussion with UVA President Jim Ryan, experts on the “digital divide” explored how lack of internet access creates major barriers to education, health care, and more. Here are three key takeaways.


UVA Helps Educators Wrestle With How to Appropriately Teach Current Events

A team of faculty and students from the School of Education and Human Development worked with practicing educators to launch a new online resource hub, “Educating for Democracy.”


Robert Berry

Q&A: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Robert Q. Berry

Berry, the recently appointed Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, shares his goals and vision for the new office.


Tamara Dias

Pandemic Can’t Stop This Alumna From Getting More Black Teachers in the Classroom

As executive director of the African American Teaching Fellows program, Tamara Dias aims to increase the number of teachers of color in Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools.


Miray Seward and Edward Scott

Doctoral Students Win Award for Creating Writing Group for Black Scholars at UVA

The Black Scholars in Education and Human Development Writing Group earned its creators the 2019 American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Diversity Initiative Award.