Inequality in American public education looms large in gifted education nationwide. While approximately 49 percent of public school students are minority students, they make up only about 40 percent of those in programs for gifted students. Tonya R. Moon, a professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, and colleagues Marcia A. Invernizzi, professor, and Catherine M. Brighton, associate dean and associate professor, are working to increase the number of underrepresented students in gifted programs. more >
Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson, who has written extensively on faith and religion in public life, will give a series of public lectures at UVA. more >
The salmonella pathogen uses its food to know when and how to attack the human body, according to new UVA research that may one day lead to a new treatment. more >
New Barbie dolls feature a variety of body shapes, skin tones, eye colors and hairstyles. Several UVA observers weigh in on whether the changes will matter to customers – legions of mothers and daughters. more >
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, CEO of the UVA Medical Center, said the Health System is honored to receive the award because it is the community saying they have been good partners, a partnership that they have worked to build over the past few years. more >
Public policy and psychology professor Ben Converse discusses his research on the impact of rivalries on human behavior – and how that relates to Tuesday’s rematch against the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team. more >
UVA economist Lee Coppock explains why the 4.9 percent unemployment rate announced Friday might not be as great as it sounds and why economic growth is so slow that it has some talking about another recession. more >
Cam Collins had it in the back of his mind that he could be a good decathlete. But he had to get basketball out of his system first. more >