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Author: Bonnie Ertelt

Leyva awarded NAEd/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jul. 9, 2020—Luis A. Leyva, assistant professor of mathematics education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research “Queer of Color: Counter-stories from Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Science Majors.”

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Enhanced e-book helps close the word gap in children from families of low socio-economic status

Jun. 29, 2020—New research from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development asks whether the use of an enhanced electronic book can train parents in reading methods that facilitate parent-child conversations, which are known to spur preschool vocabulary development and the language processing skills necessary to close the word gap.

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No quarantine on information at the Heard Libraries

May. 22, 2020—The Heard Libraries not only have continued to provide resources during the COVID-19 crisis, they have expanded the possibilities for teaching and research.

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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Medicine: Eve Moll, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—In seventh grade Eve Moll was an active dancer, but then a diagnosis of adolescent scoliosis in her spine threw her for a curve—literally.

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Melodores share music, cultivate new fans during pandemic

Apr. 21, 2020—The Melodores, Vanderbilt’s award-winning a cappella group, have engaged multitudes of fans on social media as musical groups the world over find creative outlets to share music despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Musical Talent and Mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything," he says.

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New faculty: Molly Barth

Nov. 12, 2018—Molly Barth is assistant professor of flute.

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Summer Circuit: Performance opportunities and professional connections abound at summer music festivals

Sep. 6, 2018—Cornelia Heard has spent nearly every summer since she was in eighth grade at a music festival. “I went to the Rocky Mountain Summer Music Center that first summer,” she remembers, “and the Blair String Quartet was there with Stephen Clapp.” Clapp, a former music professor at Peabody College and dean, emeritus, at Juilliard, taught...

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A look back: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was early experiment in sustainability

Jun. 18, 2018—When George Peabody College for Teachers first moved to its current location in 1914, across from Vanderbilt, no one talked about sustainability. Yet the idea became a centerpiece of the school’s mission to educate farmers, as well as to train the teachers who would educate the children of farmers. As a result, Peabody became the only teachers college in the United States to open a demonstration farm.

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Farm to Table: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was an early experiment in sustainability

Jun. 8, 2018—Sustainability has become a buzzword in recent years, used to describe everything from economics to transportation. But at its root, the concept has to do with stewarding natural resources responsibly. When George Peabody College for Teachers first moved to its current location in 1914, across from Vanderbilt, no one talked about sustainability. Yet the idea became...

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Universal Language: With “Phantom of the Opera,” Stan Tucker has seen the world

Jun. 8, 2018—Most nights, for many years, in one exotic locale after another, the Phantom of the Opera’s famous chandelier would crash down practically on top of Stan Tucker’s head. But the Broadway veteran, who served as music director for the world tour of Phantom from 2012 to 2016 as well as for the German company (Das...

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Class of 2018: Samantha Long sings with body and soul

May. 7, 2018—Samantha Long, who is majoring in musical arts (voice) at Blair School of Music, came to Nashville with many interests, not certain if music would be her path. But after doing a bit of searching, she found that singing was still her passion.

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