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Fall 2016

Recent Books, Fall 2016

Dec. 12, 2016—Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education coedited by Erin Barton, assistant professor of special education, with Brian Reichow of the University of Florida, and Brian A. Boyd and Samuel L. Odom, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2016, Springer) The handbook discusses early childhood special education, with particular focus on evidence-based practices. Coverage...

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Transformative Times: Editor’s Letter, Fall 2016

Nov. 20, 2016—Like most readers of Vanderbilt Magazine, I often flip to the Class Notes section first. After scouring the Class of ’96 for any juicy nuggets, I branch out to overlapping years, searching for names that ring a faint bell.

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Well Composed: Blair Celebrates Fall with Premieres, Composers and Contemporary Opera

Nov. 20, 2016—The Blair School of Music opened its concert season with numerous premiere performances this fall, including several world premieres of works specifically commissioned for Blair faculty.

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How to Network: Advice from Katharine Brooks

Nov. 20, 2016—Networking opportunities at Vanderbilt alumni chapter events, along with untold numbers of holiday parties, are right around the corner, so Vanderbilt Magazine reached out to Katharine Brooks, the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Career Center, for some tips about how to work a cocktail-party crowd.

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Weird Science: Kit Parker’s Breakthrough Work on Artificial Hearts and Brain Injuries

Nov. 20, 2016—Expect the unexpected when you walk into Kit Parker’s biophysics lab at Harvard. From cuttlefish skin camouflage to cotton candy machines used for wound dressings, his science is anything but ordinary.

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A Letter to My Daughter: How We Made Our Mark on Women’s Equity at Vanderbilt

Nov. 20, 2016—This essay is adapted from The Long View: Essays, Poems, Stories (2015, Cordelia Hollis) by Susan Ford Wiltshire, Vanderbilt professor of classical studies, emerita. Wiltshire wrote this piece as a letter to her daughter, Carrie Wiltshire McCutcheon, JD’05, who is an attorney at Baker Donelson law firm in Nashville.

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Living the Dream: How One Doctor’s Journey Has Spurred a Virtuous Cycle of Giving

Nov. 20, 2016—As a talented high school senior in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Tiara Aldridge, BA’10, MD’14, always dreamed of becoming a doctor one day. But both the prospect of paying for college and navigating the path to medical school were daunting. Little did she know that nearly 800 miles away in Chicago, financial services executive Bob Levy,...

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Math Master: Sylvia T. Bozeman, MA’70, Honored with National Medal of Science Committee Appointment

Nov. 20, 2016—Bozeman's tireless efforts to encourage women from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate degrees in mathematics were recognized by President Obama when he appointed her to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. The 12-member committee is responsible for identifying nominees for the president’s consideration in selecting recipients for the prestigious award.

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More than 1,000 Words: Master Printmaker Jesse Shaw Exhibits American Epic Series at VDS

Nov. 20, 2016—In his American Epic series, currently on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Shaw presents broad themes like religion and technology in lush, detailed and sometimes disturbing imagery, rooting his interpretation in the style of the painters of the Mexican Mural Renaissance.

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The Night Bear Bryant Came to Town: Football Coaching Legends at Vanderbilt

Nov. 20, 2016—No doubt Bear Bryant is the most legendary figure ever to walk the sidelines at Dudley Field as a Vanderbilt assistant, but the list of former assistants includes a number of impressive names, notable for their achievements in college and professional football.

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Summer Send-Off Parties Welcome Families to the Vanderbilt Community

Nov. 20, 2016—Summer Send-Off Parties are one of the university’s finest traditions. For nearly 50 years, alumni and parents in cities across the country have come together to welcome incoming students and their families to the Vanderbilt community.

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Commodore Comeback: Chris Marve, BS’11, Returns to Coach at Vanderbilt

Nov. 20, 2016—Of the approximately 1,100 assistant coaches in major-college football, only three are Vanderbilt graduates. One of those three, Chris Marve, BS’11, has returned to coach at his alma mater.

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