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 [...]
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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 [...]
Peabody is peeling away the hyperbole and doom-saying on the Common Core debate.
Rachel Moser is fulfilling her passion for service through her nonprofit organization, The Uplifting Project.
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, [...]
Jessica Harthcock was paralyzed in a diving accident at age 17. She never gave up, even when doctors said she’d never walk again.
Implementation of Common Core has been much more difficult than anyone imagined, leaving students caught in a political tug of war. Peabody faculty weigh in on the Common Core dilemma.
There are few programs in place to nurture the intellectually precocious child. Is there a cost to society for ignoring the gifted?
Listening with charity is central to the mission of the New Jersey-based Reeves Foundation.
When Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, it sparked a revolution in technology for children with autism spectrum disorder.
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)
The Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, was presented during the Service Awards Celebration Sept. 10 in Langford Auditorium to Rosemary Moody, an educational coordinator in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations. The annual award recognizes and rewards significant achievement in Vanderbilt’s pursuit of excellence in education, health care, research and community service. She [...]
Peabody College bestowed its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award on educational psychologist Robert H. Bruininks during Commencement on May 10. Bruininks earned his master’s degree in 1965 and a doctorate in 1968 in educational psychology from the George Peabody College for Teachers. He had previously graduated with honors from Western Michigan University. After completing his doctorate, [...]
The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the number of physicians trained in sub-Saharan Africa emigrating to the United States—40 percent overall when compared to the last decade—resulting in a “brain drain” on nations in the greatest need for affordable and accessible health care. This conclusion was put forth by Akhenaten Tankwanchi, Phd’12, [...]
Women with access to group prenatal care had improved birth outcomes, including longer gestational periods and higher birth weight, in a study conducted by researchers at the Peabody Research Institute. The most striking finding was that group prenatal care had “statistically and clinically significant beneficial effects on very low birth weight and fetal demise relative [...]
Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research Institute and co-author of a new study. It shows that young children improve self-regulation skills in classrooms where teachers exhibit [...]
Exceptional spatial ability at age 13 predicts creative and scholarly achievements more than 30 years later, according to results from a longitudinal study led by David Lubinski, professor of psychology. The study provides evidence that early spatial ability—the skill required to mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects—predicts the development of new knowledge, and especially innovation [...]
Peabody researchers are partnering with juvenile justice systems around the country to evaluate the potential of delinquency intervention programs to reduce recidivism in hopes of improving outcomes for young offenders. Mark Lipsey, research professor in human and organizational development and director of the Peabody Research Institute, is the lead researcher on the Juvenile Justice Reform [...]
A grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation will enable Peabody researchers Thomas Smith and Paul Cobb to collaborate with Chinese researchers to identify instructional supports that lead to higher levels of mathematics achievement. Smith, associate professor of public policy education and director of graduate studies in leadership, policy and organizations, and Cobb, professor [...]
Peabody is committed to excel on the international front, rooted in the knowledge that the best solution to conflict and chaos resides in education.
The National Center for Special Education Research has awarded $10 million to a team of researchers led by Doug and Lynn Fuchs, the Nicholas Hobbs Professors of Special Education and Human Development, to develop new math and reading strategies aimed at improving student success. The five-year grant, which establishes an Accelerated Academic Achievement Research Center, [...]