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Video: Terry Maroney: Value of Sotomayor being Latina

Jun. 16, 2009—Watch video of Terry Maroney, assistant professor of law, speaking on the value of Sotomayor being Latina.

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Video: Terry Maroney: The role of empathy in the Supreme Court

Jun. 16, 2009—Watch video of Terry Maroney, assistant professor of law, speaking on the role of empathy in the Supreme Court.

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Putting a name to a face may be key to brain’s facial expertise

Jun. 16, 2009—Our tendency to see people and faces as individuals may explain why we are such experts at recognizing them, new research indicates. This approach can be learned and applied to other objects as well.

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Firms can lose big when politicians die unexpectedly

Jun. 16, 2009—When a homegrown politician dies suddenly, local companies show the loss of a valuable connection immediately in their share prices, according to research from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Vanderbilt doctors and software engineers pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system

Jun. 15, 2009—Jason Martin, a fellow in allergy, pulmonary and critical care medicine, is part of an interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt University that has come up with a high-tech approach to combat this deadly illness, which is one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States and kills more than half a million people worldwide every year.

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Nelson C. Andrews, Vanderbilt trustee emeritus and civic leader, dies

Jun. 15, 2009—Nelson C. Andrews, widely regarded as one of Nashville's greatest philanthropists, humanitarians and civic leaders, died June 13 of leukemia at the age of 82. Andrews, a 1949 Vanderbilt graduate, served on the Vanderbilt Board of Trust since 1979. He was elected trustee emeritus in 2003.

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Nora Spencer to direct Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt

Jun. 12, 2009—Nora Spencer has been named the new director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center at Vanderbilt, a year after she joined Vanderbilt as the director of the first full-time office to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex community at Vanderbilt University. The appointment is effective July 1.

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Vanderbilt University students’ commitment to environment pays off with prestigious Udall Scholarship

Jun. 11, 2009—The Morris K. Udall Foundation has selected Vanderbilt University students Jeremy Doochin and Rebecca S. Maddox among its crop of 2009 Udall Scholars.

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Peabody Reflector Staff – Spring 2009 Issue

Jun. 11, 2009—Visit Peabody College’s Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Editor Donna Pritchett, Art Director Michael Smeltzer, Designer Lew Harris, Assistant Editor Nelson Bryan, Class Notes Editor Lacy Tite, Web Edition Design and Development Contributors: Geordie Brackin, Kurt Brobeck, Xiu Cravens, Jennie Edwards, Jennifer Johnston, Melanie Moran, Ann Marie Deer Owens, Jim Patterson, Jan Read,...

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Peabody alum new dean of Vanderbilt libraries

Jun. 11, 2009—Connie Vinita Dowell, M.L.S.’79, with three decades of experience working in academic libraries, began her new position as the university’s first dean of libraries in March. Dowell previously served as dean of the library and information access at San Diego State University.  Under Dowell’s leadership, Vanderbilt will initiate a comprehensive study of its libraries, with...

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New Faculty

Jun. 11, 2009—Two new faculty members, both in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, joined Peabody College in January. Professor Amy Needham, whose research emphasizes cognitive, motor and perceptual development in infants, came from Duke University.  Professor Bruce McCandliss conducts studies using fMRI and other technologies that place him on the leading edge of developmental cognitive neuroscience....

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Peabody earns No. 1 ranking

Jun. 11, 2009—Peabody College of education and human development is the best graduate school of its kind in the nation, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. “We are very pleased by this ranking, which speaks to the high quality of the college and especially our faculty, our students and our staff,” said Dean...

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Susan Gray School honored with national accreditation

Jun. 11, 2009—The Susan Gray School has achieved national reaccreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Susan Gray School is one of the first programs in the nation to achieve reaccreditation under new, more extensive and more stringent NAEYC standards, which were released in the fall of 2006.  Trying to find the...

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Vanderbilt named among Fortune 100 Best Companies

Jun. 11, 2009—For the first time Vanderbilt has been named one of the top 100 best places to work in the United States in Fortune magazine’s annual survey. It is the first educational institution to be named to the list.  The No. 98 ranking released in the February 2 issue encompasses approximately 21,000 employees at Vanderbilt University...

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Peabody Reflector wins CASE award

Jun. 11, 2009—For the second year in a row, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recognized the Peabody Reflector in January during its annual District III competition. The magazine won a Special Merit Award in the Alumni Magazines I division.

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