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Author: Joan Brasher

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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March for Black Women in STEM slated for Sept. 30 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 18, 2017—In solidarity with the Black Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development will host a march for Black Women in STEM at Vanderbilt from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

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WATCH: A 45-year study has changed the way we view giftedness

Sep. 14, 2017—Film and television actor Andre Braugher (“The Mist,” “City of Angels”) lends his voice talent to the 14-minute mini-documentary about the nation's foremost study of giftedness.

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School discipline focus of symposium at Vanderbilt Sept. 18

Sep. 13, 2017—UCLA's Daniel Losen and Peabody's Maury Nation will speak on the high cost of harsh school discipline.

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Vanderbilt welcomes 2017-18 Humphrey Fellows cohort

Sep. 13, 2017—Education professionals from 11 countries will spend the next 10 months in an intensive professional development program at Peabody College for education and human development.

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RTI is getting a bad rap, say education researchers

Sep. 11, 2017—When schools are unable to properly and rigorously implement the complex RTI structure, it’s not fair to say the program itself is ineffective.

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Vanderbilt faculty funded to train researchers to study school leadership

Sep. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are among those from 10 institutions to benefit from $6.5 million in funding by the Institute of Education Sciences to train and develop education scientists.

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Research-practice partnerships strengthen ties with Vanderbilt faculty

Aug. 17, 2017—Education researchers shared knowledge with representatives of research-practice partnerships from across the nation.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Internship capstone presentations by Vanderbilt students

Jul. 26, 2017—More than a dozen undergraduates will make presentations on their learning and work experiences at the Nashville Zoo, Nashville Wine Auction, Republic Schools and more.

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Inaugural R.A.C.E. Mentoring Conference for scholars of color held at Vanderbilt

Jul. 24, 2017—More than 160 professors, graduate students and P-12 educators gathered for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions focused on the unique challenges faced by scholars of color.

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