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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.
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.
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.
Jul. 16, 2019—According to a new Vanderbilt study, school turnaround strategies in Tennessee are not working as intended.
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.
Jun. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University is among 15 institutions in the country to serve as a founding program partner of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab),a new initiative by the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. EdPrepLab is intended to help educator preparation programs ensure that new teachers and leaders enter the classroom able to provide...