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Philanthropy expert named Peabody College distinguished alumna

May. 8, 2018—Veteran nonprofit strategist and social venture entrepreneur Laura Ponte Chauvin will be honored with the 2018 Peabody College Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement.

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Class of 2018: Logan Brown has immersed herself in law and justice

May. 3, 2018—At age 12, Logan Brown decided she wanted to become a lawyer. So the pre-teen pursued and landed an internship at the Douglas County district attorney’s office in Lawrence, Kansas, giving her a front-row seat to the legal system at work.

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Class of 2018: Alexandra Doten wants to help young students reach for the stars

Apr. 26, 2018—Alexandra Doten’s passion for blending science, education and outreach was born from a failure. Doten took an astronomy class her first semester freshman year and failed the first test. But with encouragement from a professor, she turned the experience into a lesson in perseverance.

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Nashville charities benefit from Vanderbilt philanthropy class

Apr. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos helped undergraduates distribute donation checks totaling $59,000 to four Nashville charities as part of a unique class that teaches undergraduates the importance and value of philanthropy.

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Vanderbilt education faculty to showcase research at AERA April 13-17

Apr. 10, 2018—The AERA annual conference, “The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education,” will be held in New York City.

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Travel abroad year will advance seniors’ career options

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt University has awarded its 2018 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship to Peabody College senior Danielle Kitchen and School of Engineering senior Jerom Theunissen. The fellowship aims to develop leaders through world travel and experiential learning.

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Transit panel series continues; third installment features Kopstain, Getz

Mar. 16, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the March 13 transit forum presented by Vanderbilt at the Student Life Center. The final forum is set for April 10.

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Vanderbilt scholars honored for supporting women in sport

Feb. 27, 2018—Anjali Forber-Pratt and Sharon Shields will be honored at the SHAPE America National Convention and Expo March 20–24 in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt faculty ranked among top influencers in education

Jan. 11, 2018—Seven professors on the faculty at Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development are once again included in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

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Two Vanderbilt seniors awarded prestigious scholarships

Dec. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt senior Logan Brown has been named a Marshall Scholar for 2018, and senior Jacqueline (Jami) Cox has been named to the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, both organizations announced Monday.

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For young black men, HIV prevention program reflects innovations

Oct. 23, 2017—HIV infections in the United States have declined 18 percent in recent years, but in the African American community, the figures remain disproportionately high.

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New faculty: Yolanda J. McDonald, assistant professor of human and organizational development

Oct. 19, 2017—A self-described “medical geographer,” Yolanda J. McDonald, an assistant professor of human and organizational development, begins each new research project with the “where” of things, before getting to the who, what, when and how.

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