Ideas In Action
Nov. 23, 2020—Seven Vanderbilt faculty recently were elected as fellows in the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.
Nov. 18, 2020—The Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a daylong virtual conference on Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring internationally known scholars and leaders Marc Lamont Hill, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Bettina Love, among others, who will address a range of questions about racial justice as the issue applies in educational settings and more broadly.
Nov. 17, 2020—Claire Smrekar, associate professor of public policy and education, recently was named editor of the "Peabody Journal of Education," America's second longest-running publication devoted exclusively to educational research, practice and policy.
Nov. 13, 2020—Several Vanderbilt diversity and inclusion programs are spotlighted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs on a list of disability and inclusion resources meeting the agency’s criteria.
Nov. 4, 2020—A November article published in Rehabilitation Psychology reviews research on disabilities and COVID-19 to help rehabilitation psychologists mitigate the effects of the added stress of the pandemic. In addition, the work addresses how systemic discrimination against people with disabilities intersects with other forms of inequity.
Velma McBride Murry’s pathbreaking family intervention work recognized with National Academy of Medicine election
Nov. 4, 2020—Velma McBride Murry, University Professor of Health Policy and Human & Organizational Development, receives one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
Nov. 2, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the homeless community, including posing unique health risks to the homeless population and spurring a likely increase in homelessness due to job losses, said Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development.
Oct. 20, 2020—Three Vanderbilt faculty members—Nancy Carrasco, Velma McBride Murry and Consuelo Wilkins—have been elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine, the organization announced on Monday.
Oct. 12, 2020—By Jane Sevier Professor Rachel Schles knows she has big shoes to fill, and she’s eager to take up the challenge. In assuming the helm of the Vanderbilt Peabody College Visual Disabilities Program, Schles follows in the footsteps of generations of teachers and scholars who have shaped education for the blind and visually impaired since...
Oct. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development will host the 2020 Second Language Research Forum—one of the premier conferences on second language acquisition in North America—virtually Oct. 23–25.
Study shows that repeated statements are more often judged to be true, regardless of a person’s age or prior knowledge
Oct. 6, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development ask two questions in a recent study related to the illusory-truth effect: Do adults learn during childhood to associate repetition as a cue for truth, and can their prior knowledge protect them from the effect?
Oct. 6, 2020—A new self-paced learning unit or module available from Vanderbilt Peabody College IRIS Center, “Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” offers suggestions and strategies to cover a wide range of circumstances and student needs for grades PreK–12 as parents search for ways to help meet their children’s learning needs at home.