University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education Hosts Risk and Prevention Speaker Series

February 13, 2008 – The next installment of the Curry Risk and Prevention Speaker Series, presented by the University of Virginia Curry School of Education's Risk and Prevention in Education Sciences Program , will be held Feb. 15. Lectures will take place on selected Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. in Ruffner Hall, room 241.

The series provides an opportunity to learn more about interdisciplinary research in education science with relevance for educational practice and policy. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The speaker series includes:

• Feb. 15: Josipa Roksa, University of Virginia
“High School Preparation and Cognitive Growth in Higher Education”

• March 14: Susanna Loeb, Stanford University
“Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement”

• April 4: Joshua Aronson, New York University
“Stereotype Threat and the Nature and Nurture of Intelligence”

• April 11: Thomas Morris, Virginia Secretary of Education
“Challenges in the Education Pipeline: A Perspective from the State Level”

Bagels and coffee will be served at 8:45 a.m. each day. Parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street.

For information, call Jen Mashburn at (434) 243-2021 or visit