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Nov. 23, 2009—Once upon a time, there was a Peabody graduate who was nanny to four children. After washing the family dog one day, she was inspired to write a children’s picture book called The Great Dog Wash. She entered it in a contest and won! The book was published by a famous New York publishing house and put into 1.5 million boxes of Cheerios. The End.

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The Food Dude

Nov. 23, 2009—Eddie Gilbert has already had his 15 minutes of fame. However, competing on a Food Network reality show likely won’t be the last 15 minutes of fame for this high-octane personality with two degrees from Peabody.

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Mrs. Cohen’s Stairway

Nov. 23, 2009—George Etta Brinkley Cohen climbed these marble stairs to her apartment on the second floor of Cohen Memorial for three years, from the time the building was finished in 1927 until her death in 1930. It is said that her spirit inhabits the structure. The building first housed the Peabody fine arts department and following...

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Read About It

Nov. 23, 2009—The Handbook of Research on School Choice edited by Mark Berends; Matthew Springer, director of the National Center on Performance Incentives; Dale Ballou, associate professor of public policy and education; and Herbert J. Walberg, Routledge, April 2009. What difference do schools of choice make? A new book from the National Center on School Choice at...

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Beyond the Mall

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center celebrates Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Nov. 23, 2009—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center celebrated the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, lifelong champion of persons with intellectual disabilities and founder of Special Olympics, who died August 11 at age 88. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is one of 14 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs) supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National...

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New research highlights math strategies

Nov. 23, 2009—New research looking at comparison and the strategy of learning concepts before learning procedures as a way to help middle schoolers learn new math concepts has been co-authored by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, assistant professor of psychology and human development at Peabody. “We found that comparing different ways to solve a problem helped middle-school students become more...

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Around the Mall

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Help for teens and families at-risk for depression

Nov. 23, 2009—New research reveals that a cognitive behavioral program for teens at risk of depression may help prevent future depressive episodes. However, the program did not show benefits for teens with a currently depressed parent. The research by Judy Garber, professor of psychology at Peabody and professor of psychiatry, was published in the June 3 issue...

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Get connected with VUconnect, Vanderbilt’s new online community

Nov. 23, 2009—Vanderbilt recently launched VUconnect, a new online community for alumni and students. Replacing Dore2Dore, VUconnect includes new and enhanced features. With VUconnect, you can share your latest news, find old friends and classmates, build networking relationships, share career advice and leads, locate a nearby VU chapter, sign up for events—and connect with Vanderbilt, wherever you...

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