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Teacher, activist Acosta to speak on rights and education of Chicanx and Latinx youth Dec. 7 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 17, 2017—Activist Curtis Acosta's talk is titled “Victory in Arizona: Defending the Rights and Education of Chicanx/Latinx Youth."

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Assistant principals named to Governor’s Academy for School Leadership at Vanderbilt

Nov. 17, 2017—GASL is a partnership between the state, Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and local school districts to cultivate school leaders in Tennessee.

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Strengthening Tennessee’s education labor market focus of Dec. 4 colloquium

Nov. 15, 2017—Jason Grissom will discuss his new research on school leadership Monday, Dec. 4, at the Wyatt Center Rotunda.

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Vanderbilt to design teacher residency program for TN teachers

Nov. 6, 2017—A $16,000 grant will support the design of yearlong residency program pairing prospective teachers with experienced educators in Metro Nashville schools.

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Success of Peabody programs inspires exploration of future online opportunities

Nov. 1, 2017—The success of two new Peabody College online professional programs propels the university's interest in educational technologies, supporting the goals of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Celebration honors 11 university endowed chair holders

Oct. 25, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Oct. 23 during a festive celebration at the Student Life Center.

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TESOL president to speak at Peabody Nov. 2

Oct. 25, 2017—Luciana de Oliveira, president of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and professor in the Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings program at the University of Miami, will speak at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College on Thursday, Nov. 2.

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For young black men, HIV prevention program reflects innovations

Oct. 23, 2017—HIV infections in the United States have declined 18 percent in recent years, but in the African American community, the figures remain disproportionately high.

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It’s not just about the money, say STEM students of color

Oct. 19, 2017—In a new study, black and Latinx students said it was important for them to use their careers to help others.

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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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