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McNamara named to Board of Trustees of accreditation organization

Dec. 13, 2013—Timothy McNamara, vice provost for faculty and international affairs and professor of psychology at Vanderbilt, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. McNamara was elected during SACSCOC’s 2013 annual...

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Former Boston Public Schools superintendent joins Peabody College faculty as visiting professor

Nov. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development has named Carol R. Johnson, former superintendent of Boston Public Schools, a visiting professor in its Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations beginning in January 2014.

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Global guests to share indigenous folktales with Eakin Elementary students Dec. 5

Nov. 25, 2013—Educators from far-flung lands will share favorite childhood folktales with third- and fourth-graders at Eakin Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Dec. 5.

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Vanderbilt celebrates 18 elected fellows of the AAAS

Nov. 25, 2013—Eighteen academic and administrative leaders at Vanderbilt University have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Two Vanderbilt librarians selected as ARL fellows

Nov. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt Heard Libraries' Bill Hook and Larry Reeves are among 26 fellows participating in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows Program for 2013-15.

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Jon Kaas wins major neuroscience award

Nov. 14, 2013—Jon Kaas is the 2014 recipient of the George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience, which recognizes individuals whose research has had a revolutionary impact on the field.

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iPads help late-speaking children with autism develop language

Nov. 12, 2013—The iPad you use to check email, watch episodes of "Mad Men" and play Words with Friends may hold the key to enabling children with autism to express themselves through speech.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Nov. 7, 2013—Read about faculty and student awards and achievements.

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Faculty Senate meeting to address safety issues Nov. 7

Oct. 31, 2013—(Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate will meet Nov. 7 at 4:10 p.m. in 140 Frist Hall. Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife will discuss campus safety issues. All meetings of the senate are open to members of the Faculty Assembly, which consists of full-time faculty members who hold the rank of instructor or above. For...

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Vanderbilt professor awarded Roland H. Bainton Book Prize

Oct. 24, 2013—Paul C.H. Lim, a Vanderbilt University religious historian, has received the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England.

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College of Arts and Science 2013 Undergraduate Teaching Awards announced

Oct. 24, 2013—The College of Arts and Science recognized six faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising awards at its September faculty meeting.

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Historian Landers featured in new PBS series ‘The African Americans’

Oct. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt historian Jane Landers appears in the first episode of a new PBS documentary series about the history of African Americans, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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