Gracie Feinberg ‘19 was devastated when her favorite teacher, chemistry instructor Kelly Peach, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Wanting to better understand how the disease was affecting Kelly, Gracie participated in an existing independent study project on the biology of cancer and created her own to replicate an art installation that showed the beauty and vulnerability of women’s bodies as they experienced cancer.
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Part of University’s strategic design is an ongoing commitment to supporting innovation in its curriculum. This past summer, UHS held the first session of “Summer at UHS: Connect.Invent.Design.” The most popular course was The Game of Life: Financial Literacy, with mathematics instructor Megan Storti. “In this gamified course, we held conversations that inspired kids to have fun while learning about money as a tool,” says Megan.
Do you know about the Parents Association Literacy Club? It’s a casual, fun, and highly evolved book club for UHS parents. Last year, they read Melting the Bluesby UHS alumni Tracy Chiles McGhee ‘88 and Pigskin Nation: How the National Football League Reshaped American Politicsby Jesse Berrett, UHS history instructor since 1996 - to name a couple.
Situated on picturesque Marina Boulevard, with a breathtaking view of the bay, this year’s Showcase house introduced new audiences to this 41-year-old signature event. Decorator Showcase is the primary fundraising vehicle for financial aid at University, and this year netted $500,000 for financial aid.
The beginning of the school year brings new faculty, staff, and practices to UHS. Get to know the 11 new employees - including the new Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Nate Lundy.
What keeps Head of School Julia Russell Eells grounded and whole every day? Julia shares personal family photos, favorite literature for current events, and more.
What are fellow UHS alumni up to? Check out the latest news from your former classmates.
How did Dylan Chow ‘18 land an internship at ClickTime, a commercial tech company? He connected with UHS alum Alex Mann’ 86. Read more about their connection.