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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Audiologist measures sound of Music City’s ‘loudest voices’

May. 25, 2011—Vanderbilt audiologist measures sound levels of cicadas and discusses how the insect’s distinctive noise can impact one’s hearing.

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Teacher compensation ‘incredibly inefficient,’ new research finds

May. 18, 2011—New research from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds teacher salaries have significant consequences on school staffing and workforce quality.

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Participants sought for study on aging in Down syndrome

May. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers hope to uncover the mysteries of early aging in Down syndrome through a new study at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Understanding causes of mortality among infants with Down syndrome

Apr. 28, 2011—A new study finds higher infant mortality rates among babies with Down syndrome, offering insights into a variety of health issues among children with Down syndrome.

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HealthGrades rates Emergency Department one of top in country

Apr. 22, 2011—For the second straight year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine has been rated as one of the top emergency departments in the country by HealthGrades, receiving the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. HealthGrades is a leading independent health care ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to...

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Principals do not feel competition from charter schools

Apr. 21, 2011—New research finds principals at non-charter schools are not motivated by competition from charter schools, debunking a commonly held perception about one of the impacts of charter schools on a school system.

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Vanderbilt partners with Fort Worth to aid low-performing students

Apr. 18, 2011—A new partnership between a Texas school district and the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody College aims to identify what factors make some high schools more effective at reaching low-performing students.

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Researchers discuss ethical considerations of ‘curing’ disabilities

Apr. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Peabody College and the Divinity School joined with parent advocates for a panel discussion on the ethical considerations of "curing" disabilities.

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Timothy Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics, visits Kennedy Center

Apr. 5, 2011—“What the Kennedy Center represents is that people are willing to take seriously the needs and the potential of people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities,” Shriver said.

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Preparing teachers for diversity

Apr. 5, 2011—Research from Peabody College faculty members Donna Ford and Rich Milner is featured in the latest volume released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center campers join Darius Rucker at ACM Awards

Mar. 28, 2011—A special performance at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 3 at 8 p.m. on CBS featuring country music star Darius Rucker and participants in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp will benefit the Kennedy Center.

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Former Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director Alfred A. Baumeister dies

Mar. 22, 2011—Alfred A. Baumeister, a national spokesman on the need for intellectual disabilities research and former director of Vanderbilt’s Kennedy Center, died March 14 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was 76. Baumeister, a professor of psychology, guided the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development from 1983 to 1990, a period of tremendous...

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