Peabody College

  • To Build a Better Community

    To Build a Better Community

    Peabody researchers tackle real-world problems through collaboration.Affordable housing. Sexually transmitted disease. School violence and bullying. It sounds like a laundry list of some of the toughest problems communities encounter today, issues made even more challenging by an economy in turmoil. All are under assault by Peabody faculty actively engaged in research with direct applications to real-world problems. Read More

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Expanded financial aid program offers access, opportunity

    Expanded financial aid program offers access, opportunity

    In a historic move that strengthens its dedication to accessibility and affordability, Vanderbilt announced last fall that it will eliminate need-based loans from financial aid packages offered to eligible undergraduates. Starting this fall, the amount of need-based loans normally included in undergraduate financial aid awards for new and returning students will be replaced with Vanderbilt grants and scholarships. Read More

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Giving Profile: Charles Kurz II

    Giving Profile: Charles Kurz II

    Scholarships for students with financial need are a family affair for Charles Kurz II, and one with a long history for this fourth-generation Philadelphian. Read More

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Shape the Future goal met, scholarships the top priority

    Shape the Future goal met, scholarships the top priority

    With one goal reached, we’ve set a new one. Peabody’s Shape the Future goal is now $75 million—with a priority focus on scholarship support. Read More

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Roundtable


    The 2008 Roundtable donor society dinner took place October 2 on the Commons Center lawn and not only honored educators, but treated the attendees to presentations of current student research being done at Peabody on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Read More

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Video: “Historic Uncertainties and New Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education”

    Video: “Historic Uncertainties and New Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education”

    Watch “Historic Uncertainties and new Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education,” a talk by Michael K. McLendon, Associate Dean and Chief of Staff and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Read More

    May 22, 2009

  • Peabody Reflector Staff – Fall 2008 Issue

    Peabody Reflector Staff – Fall 2008 Issue

    About the Peabody Reflector The Peabody Reflector is published biannually by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development in cooperation with the Vanderbilt Office of DAR Communications. The magazine is mailed free of charge to all Peabody alumni, parents of current Peabody students, and to friends of Peabody who make… Read More

    Nov 11, 2008

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: “Learning, Teaching, and Diversity Dilemmas: Making Complex Connections in (Teacher) Education.”

    Watch video of the Peabody Chair Lecture with Rich Milner, Lois Autrey Betts Associate Professor of Education. Read More

    Oct 24, 2008

  • Peabody College Supporters 2007-2008

    Peabody College Supporters 2007-2008

    Over the past year, thanks to numerous alumni, parents and friends who stepped forward and made a gift to Peabody, our campaign has grown to $57.9 million. All of these gifts added to Peabody’s ambitious $60 million campaign goal as part of the university’s ongoing comprehensive campaign, Shape the Future. Read More

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Creative Expressions XIV

    Creative Expressions XIV

    The opening of the exhibit “Creative Expressions XIV” in October will mark the 14th anniversary of the arts collaboration between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. Its purpose is to showcase the creative talents of artists with disabilities... Read More

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Head and Heart

    Head and Heart

    Vanderbilt basketball star Shan Foster is the kind of student who gives teachers hope that the next generation is in good hands. Read More

    Oct 17, 2008

  • A World of Experience

    A World of Experience

    Austen Heim, who has studied and done volunteer service projects all over the world—Japan, New Zealand, London, China and Ecuador—now has a corporate job title that perfectly matches his skills. He is a human capital analyst at Deloitte & Touche in Manhattan. Read More

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Common Reflections

    Common Reflections

    About 1,550 first-year students at Vanderbilt are now housed in The Commons in “houses” with names familiar to Peabody alums: North, West, East, Gillette and Memorial. In addition there are the newly constructed Murray, Stambaugh, Sutherland, Crawford and Hank Ingram Houses, built where the Married Student and Garrison… Read More

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Peabody Professional Institutes

    Peabody Professional Institutes

    Next summer, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College will offer a number of short-term professional development programs building on the college’s experience and reputation for training administrators and senior practitioners. Read More

    Oct 17, 2008

  • A Peak Experience

    A Peak Experience

    Since age 10, Brooke Vaughan has had a dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. Seventeen years later—by way of Peabody—Vaughan is turning that dream into a far-flung mission, a way to focus her passion and compassion for Africa and the greater good.  In January, she will hike not one… Read More

    Oct 16, 2008

  • Service Learning in Action

    Service Learning in Action

    Peabody’s commitment to hands-on learning and community service gave recent human and organizational development graduate Palmer Harston the confidence to spend the next year helping children orphaned by AIDS in one of the poorest areas of South Africa. Harston, a May graduate who also majored in political science and was… Read More

    Oct 16, 2008

  • Partner in Healing

    Partner in Healing

    Davis in Washington, D.C., in front of the Rwandan Embassy. The day then-sophomore Elizabeth Davis read an in-depth article about the horrific 1994 genocide in Rwanda—in 100 days in 1994, an estimated one million Rwandans were slaughtered in an ethnic bloodbath—was the day she tied her destiny to Africa. Read More

    Oct 16, 2008

  • New Vision

    New Vision

    The spirit of Peabody is redefining Vanderbilt’s study abroad experience—with help from HOD students and faculty who want more than a tourist’s itinerary. Read More

    Oct 16, 2008

  • Election Primer

    Election Primer

    The credit crisis and a faltering economy. Rapidly rising energy costs. War. These pressing issues dominate voters’ concerns in advance of the November 4 presidential election. With so many raging fires to fight, the nation seems to have less attention to devote to education policy. That does not mean voters do not care about education. In polls that ask them to assess the importance of various issues in their votes for president—as opposed to those more frequent polls that ask respondents to identify only one issue of top concern—education continues to receive high rankings. Read More

    Oct 16, 2008

  • From the Dean

    From the Dean

    In reviewing the articles in this issue of The Reflector, I am struck by the theme of service, both at the macro and micro levels. Our primary feature is on the presidential election (macro), while several portraits of students and recent alumni shed light on engagement at local levels, though thousands of miles away. Read More

    Oct 16, 2008