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- 8.17.16 Peabody's Brian Heuser elected to Vanderbilt Faculty SenateBrian Heuser, assistant professor of the practice of international education policy at Peabody College, has been elected vice chair of the Vanderbilt University Faculty Senate.
- 8.15.16 Vanderbilt to remove "Confederate" inscription from residence hallVanderbilt University will return a donation made 83 years ago so that it can remove a controversial inscription from one of its residence halls.
- 8.11.16 Michelle Reising Scobey recognized as an emerging leaderProfessor Michelle Reising Scobey has received an Emerging Leader award from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Network of Nashville.
- 8.1.16 Peabody Professor stars in The West WingPeabody’s Anjali Forber-Pratt was a guest at the White House recently in honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. While there she ended up starring an edition of The West Wing Week, the White House YouTube channel. Watch and enjoy!
- 7.25.16 Study: LGBTQ students feel safer at schools with gay-straight alliancesA study by the Peabody Research Institute finds that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances report fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression.
- 7.21.16 Peabody alumna awarded Curb Public ScholarshipLeah Lomotey-Nakon, a Vanderbilt Divinity School student who earned a graduate degree from Peabody College of education and human development, has been awarded a Curb Public Scholarship for 2016-17 to develop a game-based tool for reducing subtle and implicit bias within group interactions.
- 7.19.16 Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks 'Friendship Families'Vanderbilt's Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking members of the university community to serve as Friendship Families for its International Fellows during the upcoming academic year.
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Evaluation is needed of federal preschool development grants
In a paper published by the Brookings Institution, Peabody Professor Dale Farran criticizes federal efforts in the area of preschool programs. Her paper reports on the dangers of continuing to implement "an elementary school-based program in terms of its likely longer term effects."
College affordability has declined in all 50 states: Report
College affordability has declined in all 50 states since 2008, according to a new report by Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania and the Higher Education Policy Institute. William Doyle, associate professor of higher education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, is lead policy analyst and co-lead author of the report.
Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance the understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments.