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    Former Cheekwood exhibit finds home at Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School

    A one-of-a-kind playhouse inspired by the Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been installed at The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The Peter Rabbit House was designed as part of a Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience project and created in collaboration with Pfeffer Torode Architecture, Daigh Rick Landscape Architects and Peabody College’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education program. Read More

    Dec 16, 2019

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    Chancellor’s Letter: Shaping the Course of Things

    At Vanderbilt, there is no shortage of exploration. Every day our talented faculty, students and staff are driven to make discoveries—not just for the recognition, but for the chance to move the dial, to permeate the boundaries, to affect our society at large and for the better. Read More

    Feb 19, 2019

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    The Innovation of Autism: The newly endowed Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to unlock unique talents

    The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to transform workplaces by developing new technologies based on the specific skills and talents of people with autism, effectively inspiring advances that can lead to meaningful employment and a fuller life. Read More

    Feb 19, 2019

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    What’s On My Mind: Embracing neurodiversity in research and practice

    Exploring neurodiversity is important for educational development, and it is also driving new research with the potential to fuel innovation in a variety of fields, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column. Read More

    Dec 3, 2018

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    Seventh annual Susan Gray School Golf Tournament is April 19

    The seventh annual Susan Gray School Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, April 19, at Vanderbilt Legends Golf Course in Franklin, Tennessee. All proceeds raised will benefit the Susan Gray School, the first nationally recognized early intervention program to include typically developing children in education settings alongside children with disabilities. Read More

    Mar 28, 2018

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    Perfect Vision: Stephanie Zundel

    When she was 3 years old, a dose of Children’s Motrin triggered a rare life-threatening allergic reaction in Stephanie Zundel, resulting in blindness. But this medical crisis was no match for Zundel’s competitive spirit. Just before graduating from Vanderbilt in May as a child studies major, she completed the Boston Marathon. Read More

    May 29, 2017

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    Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School honored with national accreditation

    The Susan Gray School, part of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development, again has achieved accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the foremost professional association for the field of early childhood education. Read More

    Mar 22, 2016

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    Golf tournament April 14 will benefit Susan Gray School

    The fifth annual Susan Gray School Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, April 14, at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. All proceeds raised will benefit the school, the first nationally recognized early intervention program to include typically developing children in education settings alongside children with disabilities. Read More

    Mar 15, 2016

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    New curriculum brings more science and math to pre-K

    A new curriculum developed by Peabody College's Mary Louise Hemmeter and others and launching in January closes the gap on math and science education in pre-k classrooms. Read More

    Nov 6, 2015

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    Head Start turns 50 – and there’s a Vanderbilt connection

    Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver launched the federal Head Start program a half-century ago, bringing early learning opportunities to more than 32 million needy children. None of it would have been possible without the woman whose work he modeled the program after: Peabody College's Susan Gray. Read More

    May 22, 2015

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    Michael Yudin, Karl Dean visit Susan Gray School

    Acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Vanderbilt Sept. 11 as part of the “Partners in Progress” Back-to-School Bus Tour. Read More

    Sep 12, 2014

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    Federal education official, Mayor Karl Dean to tour Susan Gray School Sept. 11

    Yudin and Dean will learn about early childhood education programs during the Vanderbilt visit. Read More

    Sep 10, 2014

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    At Susan Gray School, children with disabilities and typically developing children learn side by side

    The Susan Gray School has long been known as a resource for early childhood education of children with developmental disabilities. Not everyone knows, however, that the school also enrolls many typically developing children. Read More

    Jul 10, 2014

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    Susan Gray School now enrolling students

    (Vanderbilt University) Have you heard about one of Peabody College’s “tucked-away treasures”? The Susan Gray School is an inclusive preschool for children 1-5 conveniently located near Peabody Library in the OMC Building. Susan Gray’s school day is 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., but the school is open from 7:30 a.m. to… Read More

    Jul 2, 2014

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    Vanderbilt and Nashville: Good Neighbors

    Vanderbilt has grown up alongside its hometown to play a leading role in the life of the larger community—employing nearly 25,000 people; providing a Level 1 trauma center and top-ranked hospitals that admit around 65,000 patients a year; and generating millions of dollars for the local economy through athletics, cultural events, and a vast array of intellectual offerings. And that’s just for starters. Read More

    Jan 14, 2013

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    Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

    Dowell (Vanderbilt) Connie Vinita Dowell, dean of libraries, has been elected to the board of the Association of Research Libraries, a nonprofit membership organization of the leading research libraries in the United States and Canada. ARL comprises 125 libraries at comprehensive, research-intensive institutions that share similar missions,… Read More

    Nov 2, 2012

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    Ink, toner, mobile device recycling program launched

    Photo provided by SEMO/Vanderbilt A new program is under way on campus to make it easy to recycle copier, fax, laser and ink jet toner cartridges, as well as old cell phones, iPods and mp3 players. It’s good for the earth and it also benefits some good causes that… Read More

    Oct 12, 2012

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    Golf tournament to benefit Susan Gray School April 19

    A golf tournament on April 19 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club will benefit the Susan Gray School. (Vanderbilt) The Susan Gray School for Children will hold a benefit golf tournament Thursday, April 19. The day begins with a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. Tee… Read More

    Apr 16, 2012

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    Peabody College building renamed One Magnolia Circle

    One Magnolia Circle at Peabody College. (Vanderbilt) The Peabody College building that houses the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, the Department of Special Education and the Susan Gray School has received a long-anticipated new name. Known in recent years as the MRL building, the original Mental Retardation… Read More

    Sep 23, 2011

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    Grammy-nominated artist LynnMarie holds show to benefit Susan Gray School

    Vanderbilt University will host Grammy-nominated artist LynnMarie Oct. 16 as a benefit and fundraiser for The Susan Gray School. Read More

    Sep 20, 2011