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Author: Joan Brasher

Vanderbilt choral director to make Carnegie Hall debut

Feb. 13, 2019—Associate Professor of Choral Studies Tucker Biddlecombe will make his Carnegie Hall conducting debut on Sunday, Feb. 17, helming Morten Lauridsen’s modern-day classic "Lux Aeterna." The production will include singers from the Blair Children’s Chorus program, specifically the Young Men’s Chorus, who will perform with choristers from five states accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

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Long before #MeToo, female artists were calling out sexual violence

Feb. 11, 2019—Social media has brought sexual assault into the public eye, but bearing witness to sexual violence in popular culture didn’t begin with the invention of tweets and posts, according to Vanderbilt art history professor Vivien Green Fryd, who explores the topic in her new book.

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Hinton, unlawfully imprisoned for 30 years, to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 19

Feb. 5, 2019—Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19.

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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Jan. 31, 2019—A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that principal quality varies greatly from school to school in Tennessee and effective principals are not distributed equally in schools across the state.

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Wendland Cook Program in Religion and Justice launches at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Jan. 28, 2019—A new program that will examine economic and ecological justice through the lens of theological and religious reflection has been launched at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color: report

Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt professor Ebony O. McGee studied the collegiate experiences and academic and career decisions of 61 Black, Latinx and Asian advanced undergraduate STEM college students.

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Special education researchers highlight moderator analysis in ‘Exceptional Children’ special issue

Jan. 9, 2019—Peabody College's Douglas Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs served as guest editors of the January issue of "Exceptional Children."

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Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in "Education Week’s" annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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Stress and trauma in earliest years linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence

Dec. 19, 2018—There may be a "sensitive period" in which stress is more likely to affect brain development in adolescence, according to Kathryn L. Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt and lead author of a new study.

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Immigrant children in ‘tender age shelters’ at risk for psychological disorders

Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health in adolescence.

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Ansari to deliver educational neuroscience talk Jan. 16

Dec. 14, 2018—Ansari will challenge the common assumption that symbols for numbers acquire their meaning by being mapped onto the pre-existing, phylogenetically ancient system for the approximate representation of non-symbolic numbers.

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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in Peabody diversity lecture series

Dec. 6, 2018—Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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