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Campus News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2015

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 [...]



Awards and Honors

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2015

‘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. [...]



Research News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2015

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 [...]



Mind Reader

Posted in: Features, Summer 2015

Peabody is partnering with faculty across VU to understand how the brain works differently in those who have difficulty reading.



Inquiring Minds

Posted in: Features, Summer 2015

The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is a unique research-centered learning experience for MNPS high schoolers.



From the Dean, Summer 2015

Posted in: From the Dean, Summer 2015

Peabody College is a research powerhouse, yet undergraduate education remains at the heart of the college’s mission.



Almost Like Kismet

Posted in: Peabody People, Summer 2015

Tony and Anita Gotto’s passion for supporting the art of teaching was a perfect match for Peabody’s Dale Farran.



History in the Making

Posted in: Peabody People, Summer 2015

Hattye Yarbrough’s World War II scrapbook will be featured in the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture.



Enterprising Interns

Posted in: Features, Summer 2015

From finance to fashion, HOD students pursue unique internships of their own making. They’ve logged hours at Oscar de la Renta, CONAN, the World Food Programme, Deloitte, Neville McCarthy PR and Big Machine Label Group (home to Taylor Swift) to name a few.



A Gift that Gives On

Posted in: Peabody People, Summer 2015

Barbara Harty has a special bond with her late grandmother, Barbara Anthony, who was an advocate of education—and her namesake.



Walking the Walk

Posted in: Peabody People, Summer 2015

After a bout with bladder cancer, Ballard serves as a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Young Ambassadors.



Infographic: Parent giving

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014


Peabody ‘Pioneers’ honored

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014

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 [...]



Yudin visits Susan Gray School

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014

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 [...]



Fall 2014 Staff

Posted in: Fall 2014, Staff

Visit Peabody College’s website at peabody.vanderbilt.edu Camilla Persson Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development Joan Brasher, Editor Jan Read, Senior Director, Integrated Communications Donna Pritchett, Art Director Chris Collins, Designer Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Class Notes Editor Jennifer Zehnder, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Contributors: Kurt Brobeck, Will Byington, [...]



The Peabody Spirit: Celebrating 100 years of innovation, advocacy and outreach

Posted in: Fall 2014, Features

Peabody College is celebrating 100 years on its current campus—a century of championing education for the for all children, including those marginalized by ability, socioeconomic status or race.



Research News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014

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 [...]



Honors and Achievements

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014

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 [...]



Infographic: Alumni Career Outcomes

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014


Forever Friends

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014

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.



Dean’s personal connection to Susan Gray

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014

Two of Benbow’s 12 grandchildren attend Susan Gray School on the Peabody Campus.



Korean statue gets new home

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2014

A rare Korean funerary statue guarding outside Payne Hall has been relocated indoors.



Opening Doors, Transforming Lives

Posted in: Fall 2014, Features

Fifty years after its formation, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s commitment to children remains.



Trailblazers

Posted in: Fall 2014, Features

The Posse program celebrates 25 years.



From the Dean

Posted in: Fall 2014, From the Dean

“We hold firm our historic concern for individual learners and for underserved populations.”