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Mar. 1, 2012—Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Peter Cummings, the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Engineering Directorate and...

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Milner presented AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Feb. 6, 2012—Peabody’s Rich Milner has been awarded the Outstanding Book Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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Vanderbilt applications up from all regions for fall 2012

Feb. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a record 28,306 undergraduate applications for the fall 2012 semester, 3,658 (15 percent) more than at the same time last year.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center offers new summer programs for struggling readers

Feb. 2, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will offer two new summer reading programs for struggling readers in kindergarten through eighth grade. Designed for children who are behind in reading or have learning, developmental or intellectual disabilities, the reading clinics provide intensive, individualized tutoring using evidence-based assessments and instructional methods to improve reading. “The goal of the reading...

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Spirit of Innovation

Feb. 1, 2012—The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett Brown and his time-traveling DeLorean? The unflappable “Q” demonstrating a laser-enabled wristwatch or an exploding attaché case? Perhaps the Absent-Minded Professor and his gooey, green “flubber”? Hollywood...

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Pathways to STEMM professions explored in upcoming issue of Peabody Journal of Education

Jan. 31, 2012—The latest issue of the Peabody Journal of Education examines pathways to STEMM professions through a collection of articles.

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NYU’s Noguera to present alternative model for school reform Feb. 9

Jan. 24, 2012—Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, will speak about the effects of economics on academic achievement from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Wyatt Center Rotunda. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception...

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Speaker of the House Beth Halteman Harwell, MS’79, PhD’80

Jan. 24, 2012—Beth Halteman Harwell, one of the most powerful and politically connected women in the state of Tennessee, began her political profession in the classroom.

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Human sex trafficking research leads to changes in Tenn. law

Jan. 24, 2012—Two Peabody College graduate student researchers partnered with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to shine a light on the scourge of human sex trafficking, resulting in changes to Tennessee law.

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Coaching legend Bobby Bowden, MA’53

Jan. 24, 2012—In the history of collegiate football, only a handful of names are considered to be among the best ever. Among that elite group is Bobby Bowden, who came to Peabody in 1953 to earn a master’s degree so he could begin a coaching career—a career in which he logged more than 300 wins and won...

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Economic influence on academic achievement subject of upcoming Peabody lecture

Jan. 19, 2012—Peabody lecture addresses economic influences on academic achievement.

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Teach for America founder discusses improving education for underprivileged students

Jan. 19, 2012—Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America and Teach for All, spoke about her experiences improving education for underprivileged students across the United States and around the world during a public lecture Jan. 18 in Wilson Hall. Kopp also signed copies of her new book A Chance to Make History. The event was...

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