UPD Tutoring Paying Off at Greer Elementary, On-Air with UVA Engagement, Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation
UPD officers began working with Greer Elementary School students on their reading skills last fall, and it is paying off already. Each Wednesday, officers visit Greer to spend one-on-one reading time with second grade students. Both students and officers have been enjoying their time together in the program initiated by UPD Captain Bryant Hall. In addition to making big gains in the students' reading skills, second-graders and officers have developed positive relationships. Check out this NBC29 story on the tutoring program.
Last week, I was pleased to spend an hour on a conference call with UVA alumni, parents, and friends as part of UVA Engagement's On-Air speaker series. (Listen to previous sessions here.) The program gave me a chance to share some background about the incredible work that our UVA Operations team does to keep the University running 24/7/365. Senior Associate Vice President for Engagement Cindy Fredrick -- who has a great voice for radio -- then posed questions submitted by some of the nearly 300 people who registered for the session. That was fun! I look forward to more opportunities to engage with members of the UVA community and love the creativity of the UVA Engagement team as they find ways to connect us across many miles AND in person. Listen to my On-Air session here.
Effective February 1st, the UVA Cancer Center was awarded the "Comprehensive Cancer Center" designation by the National Cancer Institute. Centers who achieve this level of recognition must meet the most rigorous standards for innovative research and leading-edge clinical trials. By earning designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, UVA is recognized among the most outstanding cancer programs in the nation, and is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in Virginia. We are so incredibly fortunate to have this amazing resource in our community. Read more in UVA Today.