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Commencement 2016 highlights

Jul. 7, 2016—Peabody’s 2016 Commencement ceremony took place on Peabody Esplanade May 13, where 629 undergraduate students and 64 graduate students earned their diplomas. U.S. security and intelligence expert Lenora Peters Gant received the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement May 13. Gant earned a master’s of science at Peabody in 1976. She is one of the nation’s...

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Awards and Achievements

Jul. 7, 2016—Evaluating the North Carolina Transformation, a new initiative to turn around 79 of the state’s lowest-performing schools, is the focus of a study led by Gary Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education. The research is supported by a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences’ National...

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Jul. 5, 2016—Diversity officer welcomed  The Peabody Office of Professional and Graduate Education held a reception in honor of George C. Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Hill was named Vanderbilt’s chief diversity officer last November. Learn more. Perry Wallace Courage Award presented Next Steps at Vanderbilt was this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace...

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Awards and Honors

Jan. 6, 2016—David Lubinski, professor of psychology, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation in July. The award was presented by Phyllis Miller, a trustee of the Mensa Foundation and editor emerita of the Mensa Research Journal. Lubinski was recognized for his work as co-director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious...

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Research News

Jan. 6, 2016—Early intervention key to stopping family depression cycle Early intervention may be key to curbing depression in families An estimated 16 percent of people in the U.S. will experience depression at some point in their lives. For children of depressed parents, that statistic more than doubles. The depression cycle may be preventable, according to a...

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Campus News

Dec. 1, 2015—Pre-K discussion draws Nashville stakeholders Creating and maintaining high-quality pre-kindergarten programs that prepare students for school and shrink achievement gaps was the topic of discussion at a panel discussion in September at the Nashville Public Library’s downtown branch. Mark Lipsey and Dale Farran led the discussion. The panel included (from left): Mark Lipsey, director of...

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Campus News

Jul. 15, 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...

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Awards and Honors

Jul. 15, 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....

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Research News

Jul. 15, 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...

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