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Peabody Reflector

Benbow elected to executive committee, NSB

Nov. 23, 2009—Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Peabody, was elected to the executive committee of the National Science Board at its May meeting in Arlington, Va. The National Science Board sets policy for the National Science Foundation and advises the president and Congress on national science and engineering research...

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From the Dean

Nov. 23, 2009—The 2009-10 academic year is well under way and with it all the activity in teaching, research and service that characterize Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Despite the economic uncertainty of the last year, Peabody continues to thrive.

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Fall 2009 Issue Staff

Nov. 23, 2009—Visit Peabody College’s Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Editor Donna Pritchett, Art Director Amy Blackman, Designer Lew Harris, Assistant Editor Nelson Bryan, Class Notes Editor Lacy Tite, Web Edition Design & Development Contributors: Kurt Brobeck, GayNelle Doll, Jennie Edwards, Kara Furlong, Jennifer Johnston, Liz Latt, Camilla Meek, Melanie Moran, Jim Patterson, Jan Read...

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Brain Change

Nov. 23, 2009—Innovative developmental cognitive neuroscientist Bruce McCandliss continues his research into educational neuroscience, the study of how a child’s brain might influence educational experience and how educational experiences might influence a child’s brain.

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The Right Start

Nov. 23, 2009—Peabody’s early language development experts focus on teaching methods and curricula as a precursor to pre-K success. More than 45 years ago, Susan Gray conducted the first randomized clinical study with low-income children showing that an enriched environment could lead to gains in children’s language mastery. Her findings helped lead to the establishment of Head Start, a national school readiness program.

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Readers Write

Nov. 23, 2009—Pay for performance Performance pay for teachers is indeed a viable way of improving the very stature of the profession. It has long been felt that undifferentiated, lock-step salary schedules serve equally well as disincentives. Highly motivated individuals who believe their growth and development will be impeded by preset pay scales are not likely to consider...

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Sowing the seeds for student success

Nov. 22, 2009—Warren Gorrell has always known that a great education is the first step toward success. Warren and his wife, Cathy, have made that first step a little easier for deserving Peabody students by endowing two scholarships.

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Are you connected?

Nov. 22, 2009—Peabody alumni may be surprised to learn that the college is using new ways to stay in touch with graduates day today, via Facebook, VUconnect, Twitter and YouTube. How is this tangle of newfangled social networking terms changing the face of alumni communications?

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Peabody College Supporters 2008-2009

Nov. 21, 2009—Our 2008-2009 Donor Roll recognizes our donors, reflecting gifts made to Peabody College between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009.

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Opportunity Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2009—Rodes Hart and Orrin Ingram believe in Vanderbilt. As alumni, trustees, philanthropists and visionaries, they reflect on the opportunities—and challenges—of eliminating need-based loans and increasing scholarship endowment.

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Peabody Reflector Staff – Spring 2009 Issue

Jun. 11, 2009—Visit Peabody College’s Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Editor Donna Pritchett, Art Director Michael Smeltzer, Designer Lew Harris, Assistant Editor Nelson Bryan, Class Notes Editor Lacy Tite, Web Edition Design and Development Contributors: Geordie Brackin, Kurt Brobeck, Xiu Cravens, Jennie Edwards, Jennifer Johnston, Melanie Moran, Ann Marie Deer Owens, Jim Patterson, Jan Read,...

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Peabody alum new dean of Vanderbilt libraries

Jun. 11, 2009—Connie Vinita Dowell, M.L.S.’79, with three decades of experience working in academic libraries, began her new position as the university’s first dean of libraries in March. Dowell previously served as dean of the library and information access at San Diego State University.  Under Dowell’s leadership, Vanderbilt will initiate a comprehensive study of its libraries, with...

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