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Research News – March 2018

Mar. 30, 2018—Learn more about Peabody research, including a study that focuses on Amazon children’s program Annedroids, a live-action show that introduces viewers to PAL, a human-like android, programmed by a child scientist named Anne to choose its own gender.

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Awards and Achievements – March 2018

Mar. 30, 2018—Read about the latest awards received by Peabody researcher, including Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski, who have been selected to receive The International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR)’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Intelligence.

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Around the Mall – March 2018

Mar. 30, 2018—During finals week, students gathered on the Lawn at Wyatt for “Puppies, Profs and Pies,” a stress-busting event hosted by the Peabody Office of Professional Graduate Education. Learn more about this and other fun and meaningful activities that have taken place on campus recently.

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Aug. 9, 2017—Next Steps students graduate Next Steps at Vanderbilt held its annual commencement ceremony in April at the Wyatt Center. Next Steps is Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for young people with intellectual disabilities. After a rigorous two-year experience that included coursework, life skills training and internships, all five graduates have secured employment. In the fall,...

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Commencement 2017 News

Aug. 2, 2017—Visual artist Mel Chin named Distinguished Alumnus Visionary conceptual and visual artist Mel Chin was named as Peabody’s Distinguished Alumnus and addressed graduates at Commencement. Chin graduated from Peabody with a bachelor of arts in 1975. His art is inspired by political and social dilemmas. As a sculptor, he has pioneered new forms of environmental...

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Research News

Aug. 2, 2017—$2.5M grant funds research on link between math and reading A study designed to identify the role that language comprehension plays in math problem solving and reading comprehension will continue its work thanks to a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human...

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Awards and Achievements

Aug. 2, 2017—Peabody College was Vanderbilt University’s highest-ranked graduate school in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings, published in March. Peabody ranked at No. 7 (a tie). Its programs also were highly ranked: Administration/Supervision, 1; Special Education, 1; Education Policy, 3; Curriculum/Instruction, 3 (tie); Educational Psychology, 4; Elementary Education, 5; Higher Education...

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Awards and Achievements

Feb. 13, 2017—Sandra Barnes, professor of human and organizational development, was named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt, reporting to Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer George C. Hill. She continues teaching and conducting research as a faculty member at Peabody and the Divinity School. Erin Barton, PhD’07,...

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Research News

Jan. 31, 2017—Self-explanations don’t always enhance math learning Prompting students to provide self-explanation as a learning tool when doing math may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a study by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, professor of psychology and human development, and graduate student Abbey M. Loehr. They found that in certain situations, self-explanation served to reinforce...

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Jan. 31, 2017—Peabody researchers recognized at Fall Faculty Assembly Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored several Peabody faculty at the Fall Faculty Assembly for outstanding work. Ebony McGee, assistant professor of education, diversity and STEM education, was presented a new award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion research to recognize her work with William H. Robinson, associate...

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