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Type of psychotherapy matters in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

Dec. 12, 2016—A new study has found that the type of psychotherapy used to treat the gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome makes a difference in improving patients' daily functioning.

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Early math knowledge related to later achievement

Dec. 6, 2016—Findings will inform educators and school administrators developing curricula for the early years.

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Right resources at the right time goal of public-private partnership for Nashville youths

Nov. 21, 2016—A nearly $5 million grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund a five-year partnership between the Office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Schools, Oasis Center and Vanderbilt.

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Finally, a type of face that men recognize better than women

Nov. 16, 2016—A study finds men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that we're more likely to recognize what we're used to seeing.

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App will help children with disabilities and challenging behavior

Nov. 11, 2016—A new app has been funded to help parents of young children with disabilities to manage challenging behaviors.

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High School seniors advance in prestigious Siemens competition 

Oct. 26, 2016—Three MNPS seniors were recognized for projects they completed as part of their participation in The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.

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Spending more on pre-K doesn’t guarantee success: Report

Oct. 25, 2016—Many U.S. states have been quick to invest in pre-k without a clear strategy for success.

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Vanderbilt and TN Department of Education partner to support school improvement

Oct. 20, 2016—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance will carry out research with clear, practical implications for the state’s key education strategies.

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Today’s self-taught typists almost as fast as touch typists – as long as they can see the keyboard

Oct. 18, 2016—Sometimes you can't improve on a classic method: Touch typing is still the fastest.

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New faculty: Nicole Joseph teaches math and advocates for educational opportunity

Oct. 13, 2016—Joseph, a new assistant professor of mathematics education at Peabody College, has made understanding racial minorities’ experiences in mathematics and advocating for their educational needs her life’s mission.

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New faculty: Duane Watson studies the cognitive processes of communication

Oct. 6, 2016—The next time you find yourself stumbling through a presentation or public speaking engagement, take heart. The most polished speakers are not necessarily the most effective ones, says Duane Watson, a new associate professor of psychology and human development at Peabody College.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt, TDOE to launch new research alliance

Oct. 4, 2016—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance will be rolled out at an Oct. 20 reception.

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