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Curb Center measures public opinion on federal funding for arts

May. 1, 2017—A significant majority of U.S. adults oppose eliminating federal funding for arts and culture, according to survey questions fielded by the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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Class of 2017: Melissa De La Torre promotes human rights and a path to citizenship

Apr. 24, 2017—The current discourse in this country about immigration policy and reform is much more than political rhetoric for College of Arts and Science senior Melissa De La Torre.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds study of health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws

Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.

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‘Leaning in’ hurts poor women when childcare is scarce

Jun. 22, 2016—For women with low-wage jobs, a lack of childcare can be more harmful to their mental health than unemployment.

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VU’s improved drought-measuring tool could help shape policy

May. 27, 2015—A more specific drought-measuring formula created by a group of Vanderbilt University environmental engineers could have implications for emergency planning, federal relief payouts and drought mitigation efforts.

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New study takes hard look at National Council on Teacher Quality’s ratings of teacher prep programs

May. 19, 2015—A new study found that teacher prep programs with higher NCTQ ratings do not necessarily produce graduates who are more effective at raising student test scores.

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California’s solar incentive program has had only modest impact on adoption rates

Apr. 7, 2015—California's aggressive incentive program for installing rooftop solar-electric systems has not been as effective as generally believed according to a new analysis.

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Transforming public housing subject of Feb. 20 talk

Feb. 9, 2015—“Remaking the inner city: Integrationist aims and ends in large‐scale public housing reform” will begin at 2:30 in Room 204 of the Mayborn Building Peabody College.

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Photo: Flexner Dean’s Lecture

Dec. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt’s William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine, delivered Monday’s Flexner Dean’s Lecture, where he discussed Ebola, public health policy and the media.

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Class of 2014: Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers are Aspirnaut pioneers

Apr. 22, 2014—Seniors Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers, who both hail from rural Arkansas, followed a similar path to Vanderbilt.

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Peabody faculty recognized for public influence in ‘Ed Week’ ranking

Jan. 8, 2014—Members of Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development faculty were named in the 2014 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, which recognizes university-based academics who are contributing substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education.

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Making mixed-income housing work for the poor

Sep. 17, 2013—Mixed-income neighborhoods help improve the safety and wellbeing of low-income residents, but cannot relieve deeply entrenched poverty or provide upward mobility without additional social services and supports, say Peabody and University of Chicago researchers in a new report.

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