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Human and Organizational Development

‘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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chemo Ducks program among recipients of $75,000 donation from VU students

Apr. 27, 2017—A unique Vanderbilt class focusing on philanthropy will end the semester with students presenting checks totaling $75,000 to service organizations tomorrow.

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Pre-K needs proper implementation and rigorous evaluation to succeed

Apr. 27, 2017—Mark Lipsey presented a pre-K consensus report, a joint effort by several institutions to inform lawmakers and other education thought leaders.

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Class of 2017: Lauren Pak seeks to resolve conflict and promote understanding

Apr. 26, 2017—Lauren Pak’s passport is a map of injustices around the world. She has spent much of her undergraduate career learning about conflict resolution—not just through classroom lectures and reading, but also by doing hands-on, university-funded research on five continents.

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Class of 2017: Nicole Long looks at the big picture of arts administration

Apr. 25, 2017—The combination of music, high academic standards and an openness to explore is what brought Blair School of Music senior Nicole Long to Vanderbilt. She knew from the beginning she wanted to double major in percussion and something academic, though she wasn’t sure what her second subject might be.

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