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Education and Psychology

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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Preschoolers can do more math than you think

Aug. 16, 2019—More complex math concepts can be easily introduced through simple games and tasks at home, according to a new Vanderbilt report.

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Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

Jul. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt study finds little ones need to interact with real, live humans in order to learn new information.

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Goldring, Grissom, Rubin commissioned to produce reports on K-12 leadership

Jul. 17, 2019—Peabody College faculty will be among a cohort of experts to produce reports on key leadership issues in K-12 education.

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Six years later, iZone schools see moderate gains; ASD schools have not improved

Jul. 16, 2019—According to a new Vanderbilt study, school turnaround strategies in Tennessee are not working as intended.

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Vanderbilt faculty earn $1.2M grant to support STEM majors who want to teach

Jul. 10, 2019—The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Vanderbilt to establish scholarships that serve the national need of recruiting and preparing high-quality STEM teachers for high-need school districts. 

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New dean of The Ingram Commons changing mindsets around math learning

Jun. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt professor and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gresalfi wants people to stop hating math. She's researching and teaching new ways to embrace the subject's potential for creativity.

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Black men in same-sex relationships seek church, internet, for support

Jun. 21, 2019—According to research by sociologist Sandra L. Barnes, many black men in same-sex relationships seek the church and online groups for spiritual support.

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Why are STEM students abandoning academic career paths?

Jun. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have found that many Ph.D. STEM students today do not pursue an academic career track because of the pressure-filled norms and culture of the tenure process.

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Vanderbilt neuroscientists, art museum collaborate on NEA-funded visual cognition research

May. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientists Isabel Gauthier and Thomas Palmeri will collaborate with a Buffalo, New York, art gallery on a two-year project that recently earned a National Endowment for the Arts Research: Art Works program award.

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Gordon Logan elected to National Academy of Sciences

May. 9, 2019—Gordon Logan, Centennial Professor of Psychology, has been elected a foreign associate of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Pre-college advising programs improve numbers of marginalized students going to college

May. 1, 2019—A new Vanderbilt study finds that a pre-college advising program in high schools increases community college enrollment for Hispanic students of all income levels and low-income students in general. The paper is published in the "Journal of Policy Analysis and Management."

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