Students celebrate George Peabody’s birthday On Feb. 18, 2015, George Peabody would have turned 220 years old. The Dean’s office hosted a party at which more than 350 students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate. They enjoyed cupcakes and took photos with a life-size cutout of the school’s namesake. Country musician visits Susan Gray School [...]
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‘U.S News’ rankings announced Peabody College was ranked the No. 3 education school in the nation, tied with Stanford University, by U.S. News & World Report. Peabody’s Educational Administration and Supervision program, as well as the Special Education program were ranked No. 1 in the nation; and the Education Policy program was ranked No. 2. [...]
Common Core math should include ‘pattern abstraction’ Identifying a pattern of colors or shapes and replicating it with different colors or shapes—also known as pattern abstraction—should be included in Common Core—according to a study by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, associate professor of psychology. This seemingly simple learning activity is actually an important exercise in relational thinking, and [...]
During Vanderbilt’s Reunion/Homecoming Weekend, Peabody honored alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago at the annual Pioneer Luncheon. The Class of 1964 was the newest group to be included in the gathering. Despite rainy weather, about 50 alumni attended. They shared stories, including memories of taking part in civil rights marches in Nashville. They [...]
As part of the “Partners in Progress” Back-to-School Bus Tour with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Michael Yudin visited Peabody in September. Yudin is acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, and an advocate for children with special needs and their families. Yudin, along [...]
Gifted men and women define success differently Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by midlife they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction. Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued—and defined—career, family and success. This conclusion comes from the most recent [...]
Evans, Boatman present on AP credits, student loans Angela Boatman, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, will participate in the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, a new $10 million center based at Teachers College, Columbia University, to assess new approaches to remedial education at two-year colleges. The center will operate in [...]
Betsy Hurd Bourner, BS’42, and Christine Slayden Tibbott, BS’42, MA’44, first met at Peabody as undergraduates and have remained friends ever since.
Two of Benbow’s 12 grandchildren attend Susan Gray School on the Peabody Campus.
A rare Korean funerary statue guarding outside Payne Hall has been relocated indoors.
Doctoral candidate Ty Hollett has created a pilot program for a new “makerspace” called Studio NPL at the downtown Nashville Public Library. Hollett has been using the video game Minecraft to encourage teens to re-envision an East Nashville housing community. Studio NPL is part of a broader movement that is redefining the role of public [...]
Emily Yount, BS’14, was awarded a Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship in May. The award funds one year of travel to pursue an idea or an issue the student is passionate about in communities around the world. A Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar and founder of an International Justice Mission chapter at Vanderbilt, Yount plans to travel [...]
Yoder, Warren earn $2.1M grant for autism sibling study Professor of Special Education Paul Yoder and Associate Professor of Pediatrics Zachary Warren received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study communication interventions for younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. The study, in collaboration with the University of [...]
Lisa Koenig, BS’14, was awarded the 2014 IMPACT Award for her HOD senior project. While an intern with the founders of the KIPP Collegiate High School in East Nashville, she created an electronic toolkit to align the school’s writing curriculum with Common Core state standards. Read more about Koenig’s winning senior project. Koenig also teaches [...]
The 2014 Vanderbilt Founder’s Medalists are (l-r): Peter Attwater, Sarah Scott, Susannah Morris, William Marks, Cecilia Page, Debra Perrone, Kasey Hill, Mae Mosley, Kristin Bater and Amanda Palmer. Not pictured is George Williford, Founder’s Medalist for Oratory. (Vanderbilt University) This year’s top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools were honored with Founder’s Medals [...]
Retired Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, received Peabody’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement May 9. He may be best known as the agent protecting President Ronald Reagan on March 31, 1981, during a near-fatal assassination attempt. When would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into the waiting car and [...]
Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored them for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Among the recipients were Daniel J. Reschly, professor of special education. Reschly, professor of education and psychology at Peabody College since 1997, [...]
AWARDS & HONORS Sun-Joo Cho, assistant professor of psychology and human development, was named a 2013 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The $55,000 award will allow her to pursue research through summer 2015. Bob Crowson, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, has been selected for the Roald Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University [...]
The Department of Special Education announced the appointment of six new faculty members. They are (front row, left) Blair Lloyd and Victoria Knight, (back row, left): Chris Lemons, Joe Lambert and Erin Barton. Not pictured is Jennifer Ledford. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)