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Artwork from Odyssey
From our "Homer's Odyssey in a Global Context" program (Nov. 14, 2020), two teachers developed classroom materials on the topic. Jen Swalec (Westport, CT) and Paul Perrot (Arlington, VA) created...
Head shot of Cristina Griffin
CLA is delighted to announce that Dr. Cristina Griffin is joining us this fall as the Managing Director of the Teaching Hard Literature project. Cristina teaches as an Assistant Professor in the...
Black and white picture of Fernando Valverde
Prof. Fernando Valverde, one of the star presenters at our April program "Concepts of the Global in the Literatures of the Spanish Speaking World," was featured in the Spring issue of C'ville Weekly!
Our co-director Lisa Woolfork was featured in an article by the Southern Poverty Law Center on the history of racism and police brutality, a year after the murder of Mr. George Floyd.
We are delighted to announce that since 2016, we have had teachers attend our programs from 95 different school divisions in VA, 22 states across the country and Washington, DC. Although we miss...
Head coach Scott Abell
Congratulations to our beloved Program Coordinator Becky Yancey and her son, Scott Abell, Head Coach of the Davidson College football team! Scott was named a finalist for The Eddie Robinson Award,...
Faces of 5 award recipients
Sponsored by UVA’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Public Service Awards recognize faculty members’ commitment to service and to sustaining community partnerships. We are...
Collage of professors
The project, which is partly funded through a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, will create a national resource to help K-12 teachers present literature associated with under-...
Hands holding medals
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Please encourage your students to submit...
The new resource will support K-12 teachers’ teaching of literature associated with under-represented groups. Teaching Hard Literature prototypes being created The Center for the...
Blue flower
  UVA Today reached out to University of Virginia faculty and staff, and asked them to speak to the art, music and literature that is bringing them solace in these difficult days. We wanted to share...
Empty classroom
Thank you for attending the Teaching Writing Online program on May 2nd. For those of you who were not able to join our Zoom workshop, please refer to the following resources:...
Magnolia tree and empty bench in snow
We thought you would like to see it (or read the translation by Alastair Reid) too:  A Callarse de Pablo Neruda Ahora contaremos doce y nos quedamos todos quietos. Por una vez sobre...
Empty classroom
Thank you for attending the May 2nd program "Teaching Writing Online."  After the program, please fill out a brief evaluation survey to share your thoughts with us - we always...
Capoeira dancer
CLA is excited to announce the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding has awarded us a grant, which will amply fund our next three Spanish programs. Longview Foundation...
A Practical Workshop in Teaching paarticipants

Teachers from 2018 and 2019

The 3rd Annual Program "A Practical Workshop in Teaching Anti-Racist History:Resources, Risks, and Rewards" will take place at Zehmer Hall, UVA on March 28th, 2020. This program is a collaborative...
Professor Karl Shuve speaking with teachers

Professor Karl Shuve, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UVA and teachers.

CLA offered “Religious Pluralism Then and Now” with the leadership of our Classics Project Director, Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics John F. Miller. Twenty-two enthusiastic...

From left: Prof. Ed Murphy, Sarah Deel, Prof. Geary Albright

CLA is thrilled to announce that Sarah Deel, Smyth County’s Teacher of the Year, joined us at “The Solar System” program on November 2nd, 2019 at the John C. Wells Planetarium. A science teacher at...
Many congratulations to our Classics Project Director and Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics John F. Miller, who received the 2019 Jane Harriman Hall Award for Outstanding Service...
After working as a Project Director for English for many years, participating in programs around the state, Lisa Woolfork now joins the CLA as its co-director.  Lisa is an Associate Professor in the...

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