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Building capacity for educational research in China

Nov. 11, 2019—For more than 10 years, Peabody College has been partnering with institutions in China to create more opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate and make a stronger impact globally.

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From the Dean

Nov. 11, 2019—Message from Dean Camilla Benbow to readers of the Fall 2019 Peabody Reflector

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Virginia Shepherd and Charles Brau: Promoting STEM Education

Nov. 11, 2019—Couple endows directorship of Peabody's Center for Science Outreach at Peabody

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Computational Collaboration: A New Interdisciplinary Initiative Recasts Computers as Classroom Partners

Nov. 8, 2019—  “I want to help you.” In a moving but chilling scene, that line is uttered by HAL 9000, the all-knowing computer system depicted in the classic 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, as it pleads with Dr. Dave Bowman not to disconnect the rogue machine for the final time. Now, more than a half-century...

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Value-Added Mentorship

Nov. 8, 2019—Bethany Rittle-Johnson’s 20 years of investigating how to improve learning outcomes for students, particularly in mathematics, has launched a new generation of scholars pursuing similar lines of inquiry.

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Tom Mulder, BMus’12: Musician and Mentor

Nov. 7, 2019—Look no further than Tom Mulder to sing the praises of ArtSmart, a nonprofit begun three years ago in which classical musicians provide free individualized music lessons to high school students in underserved communities. “There’s a power in that one-on-one relationship between a teacher and a student,” says Mulder, a tenor who currently is performing—in...

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In Tandem: Alumni Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire have discovered the perfect formula for writing great opera

Nov. 7, 2019—Many of history’s greatest musical collaborators have pursued a creative approach perhaps best described as “you wash, I’ll dry.” Mozart was more than happy to let his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, write all the words, while he focused solely on the score. Gilbert and Sullivan, George and Ira Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein adhered to...

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Veteran Vision: Barbara Bell uses knowledge gained in a 28-year Navy career to help launch girls into STEM disciplines

Nov. 6, 2019—As director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, retired Navy Capt. Barbara Bell, EdD’18, wants to give girls the confidence and knowledge to excel in technical careers long dominated by men.

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Blair School’s Ryan Middagh awarded 2019 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 16, 2019—Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Ryan Middagh was awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a surprise presentation during a Blair Big Band rehearsal on Oct. 15.

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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities

Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.

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Benbow reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

Aug. 21, 2019—Camilla P. Benbow has been reappointed as dean of Peabody College of education and human development for a five-year term, starting July 1, 2020.

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Student-athlete: The Champions

Aug. 9, 2019—In the magical run to a national championship, Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin said he was often asked when he first realized the 2019 edition of the Vandy Boys could be something special. His answer reveals all you need to know about the program he has built over 17 years in Nashville.

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