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From the Dean

Jun. 11, 2009—As a world-class college of education and human development, Vanderbilt’s Peabody College has many facets. In classroom teaching, for example, we seek to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. In other settings, we strive to help those who are already hard at work develop their professional knowledge and skills.

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Readers Write

Jun. 11, 2009—Passion and VISAGE I have known Brooke Vaughan since the summer before her freshman year at Vanderbilt when she visited Nashville and met my daughter, another rising freshman. They decided to room together and have been fast friends ever since. Brooke is an amazing young woman with great passion for life. I wish I could...

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Lessons Learned

Jun. 11, 2009—

Sharon Shields, professor of human and organizational development and faculty head of Murray House, reflects on the meaning of community, the importance of text messaging and why she loves living with college students

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On a mission, with attitude

Jun. 11, 2009—Jackie Page’s (BA’63, MA’64, EdS’89) mission throughout her professional and personal life has been about two things: access and attitude. Born with quadriplegia during the depression in Asheville, N. C., Page had to adapt to life with few resources besides her own self determination.

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An appetite for life

Jun. 11, 2009—One of her cookbooks is titled From Phila with Love, and it sums up the sunny outlook of Phila Hach, BS’49—world-renowned chef, caterer, businesswoman, lecturer and author of 17 cookbooks—who is still going strong at age 83.

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To Build a Better Community

Jun. 11, 2009—Peabody researchers tackle real-world problems through collaboration.Affordable housing. Sexually transmitted disease. School violence and bullying. It sounds like a laundry list of some of the toughest problems communities encounter today, issues made even more challenging by an economy in turmoil. All are under assault by Peabody faculty actively engaged in research with direct applications to real-world problems.

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Expanded financial aid program offers access, opportunity

Jun. 11, 2009—

In a historic move that strengthens its dedication to accessibility and affordability, Vanderbilt announced last fall that it will eliminate need-based loans from financial aid packages offered to eligible undergraduates. Starting this fall, the amount of need-based loans normally included in undergraduate financial aid awards for new and returning students will be replaced with Vanderbilt grants and scholarships.

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Giving Profile: Charles Kurz II

Jun. 10, 2009—Scholarships for students with financial need are a family affair for Charles Kurz II, and one with a long history for this fourth-generation Philadelphian.

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Shape the Future goal met, scholarships the top priority

Jun. 10, 2009—With one goal reached, we’ve set a new one. Peabody’s Shape the Future goal is now $75 million—with a priority focus on scholarship support.

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Roundtable

Jun. 10, 2009—The 2008 Roundtable donor society dinner took place October 2 on the Commons Center lawn and not only honored educators, but treated the attendees to presentations of current student research being done at Peabody on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Anderson, DiPiero and Rochelle to share stage at Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory

Jun. 9, 2009—Popular songwriters Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero and Karyn Rochelle will share the stage Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m., for the second Bluebird on the Mountain concert of the 2009 season. Gates will open at 6 p.m.

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Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers

Jun. 9, 2009—Nanoparticle films are no longer a delicate matter: Vanderbilt physicists have found a way to make them strong enough so they don't disintegrate at the slightest touch.

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Video: Blair String Quartet

Jun. 5, 2009—Watch video of the Blair String Quartet performing Beethoven\'s Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132.

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Video: What Comes Next: Understanding Legislative Options for Health Reform

Jun. 4, 2009—Watch video of a June 2 panel discussion of local health care experts discussing current Congressional action on health care reform.

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Alien landing strips or human expression?

Jun. 4, 2009—The Nazca Lines are an enigma. The strange geometric shapes and animals carved into the land were first spotted in the Peruvian desert south of Lima in the 1930s when commercial airlines began flying over them.

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