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Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellows get into the ‘volunteer’ spirit

Dec. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt’s 2017-18 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows are from 11 different countries, but the diverse group has quickly connected with the Tennessee tradition of giving back.

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Teacher, activist Acosta to speak on rights and education of Chicanx and Latinx youth Dec. 7 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 17, 2017—Activist Curtis Acosta's talk is titled “Victory in Arizona: Defending the Rights and Education of Chicanx/Latinx Youth."

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Assistant principals named to Governor’s Academy for School Leadership at Vanderbilt

Nov. 17, 2017—GASL is a partnership between the state, Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and local school districts to cultivate school leaders in Tennessee.

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Strengthening Tennessee’s education labor market focus of Dec. 4 colloquium

Nov. 15, 2017—Jason Grissom will discuss his new research on school leadership Monday, Dec. 4, at the Wyatt Center Rotunda.

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Vanderbilt to design teacher residency program for TN teachers

Nov. 6, 2017—A $16,000 grant will support the design of yearlong residency program pairing prospective teachers with experienced educators in Metro Nashville schools.

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Hume-Fogg student reaches semifinals in prestigious Siemens competition 

Oct. 25, 2017—Lu Zheng has been recognized for her work as a student at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.

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For young black men, HIV prevention program reflects innovations

Oct. 23, 2017—HIV infections in the United States have declined 18 percent in recent years, but in the African American community, the figures remain disproportionately high.

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It’s not just about the money, say STEM students of color

Oct. 19, 2017—In a new study, black and Latinx students said it was important for them to use their careers to help others.

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New faculty: Yolanda J. McDonald, assistant professor of human and organizational development

Oct. 19, 2017—A self-described “medical geographer,” Yolanda J. McDonald, an assistant professor of human and organizational development, begins each new research project with the “where” of things, before getting to the who, what, when and how.

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New faculty: James Booth, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience

Oct. 12, 2017—One of James Booth’s biggest research challenges is keeping his young subjects from getting wiggly while measuring their brain activity during an MRI scan. As a neurocognitive researcher, he uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to tease out how children’s brains develop academic skills.

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‘Dismantling Ableism’ to feature panel of disability advocates Oct. 26

Oct. 4, 2017—Disability advocates will share their personal and professional journeys and discuss how to dismantle ableism.

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Free luncheon to recruit volunteers to support ACA open enrollment

Oct. 3, 2017—Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.

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