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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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New faculty: James Booth, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience

Oct. 12, 2017—One of James Booth’s biggest research challenges is keeping his young subjects from getting wiggly while measuring their brain activity during an MRI scan. As a neurocognitive researcher, he uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to tease out how children’s brains develop academic skills.

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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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Free luncheon to recruit volunteers to support ACA open enrollment

Oct. 3, 2017—Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Adult participants needed for study on relation between brain chemistry and decision-making

Sep. 28, 2017—The Affective Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University is currently recruiting healthy adults, 50–59 years old, for a multi-day study that attempts to understand the relation between brain chemistry and decision-making.

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March for Black Women in STEM slated for Sept. 30 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 18, 2017—In solidarity with the Black Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development will host a march for Black Women in STEM at Vanderbilt from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

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‘Diversify Sponsorship of Your Research’ workshop set for Oct. 9

Sep. 14, 2017—The Office of the Provost, as part of the Provost's Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PIERS), is providing a campuswide educational workshop Oct. 9 to support the diversification of faculty research portfolios.

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WATCH: A 45-year study has changed the way we view giftedness

Sep. 14, 2017—Film and television actor Andre Braugher (“The Mist,” “City of Angels”) lends his voice talent to the 14-minute mini-documentary about the nation's foremost study of giftedness.

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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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Vanderbilt welcomes 2017-18 Humphrey Fellows cohort

Sep. 13, 2017—Education professionals from 11 countries will spend the next 10 months in an intensive professional development program at Peabody College for education and human development.

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Research experts on flood impacts to infrastructure, contaminants, policies

Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.

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RTI is getting a bad rap, say education researchers

Sep. 11, 2017—When schools are unable to properly and rigorously implement the complex RTI structure, it’s not fair to say the program itself is ineffective.

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