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Emmy-nominated Web series aims to halt childhood obesity

Jun. 10, 2010—Fizzy's Lunch Lab--an interactive Web series with cartoon characters acting out funny stories to emphasize the importance of good nutrition, a balanced diet and physical activity--has been nominated for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award. And there's a Vanderbilt connection.

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Surveillance methods can heighten fears and divisions

Jun. 8, 2010—Terrorist threats such as the failed bombing attempt in Times Square inevitably lead to calls for increased surveillance. Yet, instead of preventing threats, heightened security measures can widen divisions among people and lead to hidden social sorting, according to a new book by a Peabody College professor.

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Vanderbilt faculty member receives prestigious fellowship award

May. 25, 2010—Stella M. Flores, assistant professor of public policy and higher education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College for education and human development, has been named a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Vanderbilt professor honored for outstanding literacy research

May. 19, 2010— Deborah Wells Rowe, associate professor of early childhood education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, was presented the Dina Feitelson Research Award from the International Reading Association (IRA).

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How Parents and Their Young Children Learn to Talk to Each Other

May. 19, 2010— Watch videos from Commencement 2010 Week’s Faculty Seminars.

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Tommie Morton-Young to receive Vanderbilt Peabody Distinguished Alumna Award

May. 11, 2010— Nashville activist, scholar and author Tommie Morton-Young will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development during Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 14.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 30-May 4

Apr. 29, 2010— The latest research on the nation’s key K-12 and higher education issues, from No Child Left Behind to charter schools to higher education funding, will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College researchers April 30-May 4 at the American Educational Research Foundation annual conference in Denver, Colo.

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Differences in language circuits in the brain linked to dyslexia

Apr. 26, 2010— Children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing and spelling, despite getting an appropriate education and demonstrating intellectual ability in other areas. New neurological research from Vanderbilt University has found that these children’s difficulties with written language may be linked to structural differences within an important information highway in the brain known to play a role in oral language.

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Discussion of education policy in Brazil and U.S. set for April 26

Apr. 20, 2010— Education policy in Brazil and the United States will be the topic of an all-day event at Vanderbilt University April 26 that will kick off a new collaboration between Vanderbilt and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Defying national trends, delinquent mortgages and foreclosures remain low in community land trusts for 2009

Apr. 20, 2010— Homeowners in community land trusts across the nation continue to have substantially lower delinquency and foreclosure rates than owners of market-rate homes, according to survey results released this month by Vanderbilt University researcher Emily Thaden in partnership with the National Community Land Trust Network.

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New report finds writing can be powerful driver for improving reading skills

Apr. 15, 2010— Although reading and writing have become essential skills for almost every job, the majority of students do not read or write well enough to meet grade-level demands. A new report co-authored by Vanderbilt researchers Steve Graham and Michael Hebert finds that while the two skills are closely connected, writing is an often-overlooked tool for improving reading skills and content learning.

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Second straight year at No. 1 for Vanderbilt Peabody College

Apr. 15, 2010— Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development was ranked as the best graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year.

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