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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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‘Dismantling Ableism’ to feature panel of disability advocates Oct. 26

Oct. 4, 2017—Disability advocates will share their personal and professional journeys and discuss how to dismantle ableism.

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School discipline focus of symposium at Vanderbilt Sept. 18

Sep. 13, 2017—UCLA's Daniel Losen and Peabody's Maury Nation will speak on the high cost of harsh school discipline.

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Inaugural R.A.C.E. Mentoring Conference for scholars of color held at Vanderbilt

Jul. 24, 2017—More than 160 professors, graduate students and P-12 educators gathered for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions focused on the unique challenges faced by scholars of color.

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Health care high-note

Jun. 30, 2017—Tatum Hauck Allsep grew up in Mississippi with parents who bled black and gold. She knew all about the strong traditions, the beautiful campus, and the exceptional reputation of the academics. What she didn’t know was that attending Vanderbilt would be a life-changing experience. Allsep thought she would pursue a career in medicine, following in...

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Peabody College students garner $50K Green Fund award

Jun. 19, 2017—Peabody College students Abby Wei, Paul Garrard and Zainab Khan have received a $50,000 Vanderbilt Green Fund award to install sensory detectors in the stairways of residential buildings on campus to conserve energy and increase safety.

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Vanderbilt students cap off philanthropy class with $75,000 gift to local charities

May. 5, 2017—Nearly 30 Vanderbilt students took part in Philanthropy and Social Problem Solving, a Peabody College course offered as part of the human and organizational development major. The class capped off the semester by giving $75,000 to five charities.

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Class of 2017: Cici Xuning Zhang uses social media to connect Vanderbilt with China

May. 4, 2017—When China native Cici Xuning Zhang first started searching for colleges, a university in Nashville, Tennessee—or even one in the United States—was far from her mind. Then an iconic image of Vanderbilt’s Kirkland Hall popped up on her computer screen.

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Class of 2017: Oren Burks is a leader on and off the field

Apr. 28, 2017—Oren Burks is not afraid to step up when called upon, even when stepping up requires stepping out of his comfort zone.

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