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A Simple Way to Boost Minority Test Scores (August 9, 2013). | view article

Race Undercover: the Matter of Bias in the Zimmerman Trial (August 7, 2013).
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Valerie participated in a teleconference roundtable of leading critical race scholars, social scientists, journalists, lawyers, and thought leaders, for a talk titled: Standing Our Ground For Trayvon Martin, on July 24th, 2013. | visit site

Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, How to build a better teacher, from Slate Magazine on July 25th, 2012. | view article

Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, The Only One, from Essence Magazine on May 15th, 2013. | view article

The Closet Is Real, and It's Bad (March 19th, 2013). | view article

Jodi Foster's Divided Self. Psychology Today (January 26th, 2013). | view article

Valerie was mentioned in an article from the American Psychological Association called “Closing the Achievement Gap” in September 2011. | view article

Valerie gave a keynote address on stereotype threat at the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Leadership Forum “Managing Schools to Improve Teacher Performance” in June 2013. | watch via youtube instead

Valerie gave a talk at the Columbia Business School about Inclusive Leadership, Stereotyping and the Brain in March 2010. | watch via site instead

Valerie was featured in five talks at The Takeaway in 2009 and 2010:

You Can’t Say That On Television: NPR Correspondent Loses
His Job After Making Racially Tinged Remarks on FOX (October 22nd, 2010).
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Can We Close the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools?
(April 1st, 2010). | listen via site instead

Experts Weigh in on Early High School Graduation
(February 19th, 2010). | listen via site instead

Sibling Rivalry Frequent but not Foregone
(October 5th, 2009). | listen via site instead

Positive Affirmations Help Improve Some Students Test Scores
(April 17th, 2009). | listen via site instead

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Upcoming Talks

Race Matters, but Not How You Think Does
Dr. Purdie-Vaughns will deliver a public lecture for the Columbia Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute examining ways in which stereotypes affect how we live, work, and play. Drawing upon recent neuroimaging studies, she will explore the benefits of offering people concrete, psychological strategies to challenge the stress of discrimination—and how this can lead to improved grades and test scores.
Wednesday December 3, 2014