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Author: Joan Brasher

Vanderbilt earns $19M in federal funding for special education training and research

Oct. 18, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt Peabody College received multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre to perform ‘The Ghosts of Gatsby,’ ‘Mansfield Park’ Oct. 17-20

Oct. 14, 2019—Social status, unrequited love, marriage and madness are central themes of two upcoming chamber operas presented by Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra.

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Socioeconomic status dictates which children get into gifted programs 

Sep. 30, 2019—Children from higher income families are far more likely to be in gifted programs than less wealthy classmates according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Vanderbilt joins research alliance to bring STEM training to prisoners 

Sep. 30, 2019—Rich Milner is among an alliance of researchers who have been awarded a five-year, $5.2M NSF grant.

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Vanderbilt’s Ebony McGee receives federal funding to study racial disparities in STEM

Sep. 30, 2019—The project is supported by a three-year grant of $593,957 by the National Science Foundation.

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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities

Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light

Sep. 6, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much-anticipated new expansion.

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 $3.2M grant to fund Vanderbilt study of reading skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sep. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to better understand how children who are deaf or hard of hearing excel at reading. Millions of children are hearing impaired and these individuals tend to have below-average reading skills. Only about 10 percent of DHH individuals attain age-appropriate reading...

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Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 16

Aug. 29, 2019—Cultivating seeds of peace will be the focus of the Sept. 16 Dean’s Diversity Lecture at Peabody College featuring Arun Manilal Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Tech-based HIV prevention program proves effective for rural African American families

Aug. 23, 2019—Technology may be a viable option for reducing HIV risk for African Americans in rural communities, according to a new Vanderbilt report. 

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Sandra L. Barnes receives Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

Aug. 22, 2019—Professor of Human and Organizational Development Sandra L. Barnes is the 2019 recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association. The ASA presented the award to Barnes at its annual meeting in New York City Aug. 11.

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Tennessee Educator Survey highlights ways leaders can support teachers

Aug. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education to evaluate teacher perceptions and monitor school climates and culture across the state.

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