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SAVY in the News

Jul. 13, 2013—Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 News was on campus this week to do a story on our SAVY program. Are you as impressed with our kids as we are? Requires Flash. If the video does not display, click the link below:

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A Special Message to the Parents of Rising 8th Graders

Apr. 25, 2013—By David J. Dunn, Academic Coordinator If you go up the main steps to the Wyatt Center on the Peabody Campus of Vanderbilt University, take the elevator to the third floor, and walk to the far end of the hall, you will come upon a very special room. Inside, you will meet a suit of...

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Spring SAVY 2013 Week 5: World Religions

Mar. 12, 2013—Last Saturday we moved from the Abrahamic Faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) to what we are calling the “Pluralistic Faiths” (Hinduism and Buddhism). We started off by reviewing the Abrahamic Faiths we had covered in order to compare similarities and differences between them. For instance, students noted that the Qur’an in Islam functions similar to...

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Spring SAVY 2013 Week 4: World Religions

Mar. 5, 2013—This past Saturday our students were treated to a guest speaker. Hasina is a current PhD student at Peabody and a Muslim. She regularly represents the ummah at Islamic Center of Nashville, delivering talks to various groups about Islam. Hasina was able to cover not only the history of Islam, but also help the students...

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…and those who work with them.

Feb. 18, 2013—The mission of Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is to develop talent in academically gifted students and those who work with them. One way that we serve the unique needs of gifted learners is to equip teachers and other education professionals. That means we host professional development workshops throughout the year. When it comes to...

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Spring SAVY 2013 Week 2 – World Religions

Feb. 18, 2013—Today we began our survey of world religions with Judaism. We had a very quick lecture/discussion about the history of Judaism, beginning with the story of Abraham, through the Babylonian Exile in 587 b.c.e. and the Return to Jerusalem in 537 b.c.e. The period in Babylon was the birth of modern Judaism, when different scattered...

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Do You WAVU?

Nov. 1, 2012—Last Saturday we welcomed our fall cohort to campus for Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University (WAVU). Students spent their weekend learning from Vanderbilt scholars, making new friends, and having a great time. In our classes students studied bones to determine the sex and age of the deceased, learned how scientists use computer modeling to develop...

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You know you miss VSA when…

Jul. 3, 2012—One of the things I enjoy most as a Program Coordinator at VSA is watching our students form lasting friendships. This year, our Session II students formed a Facebook Group. The latest meme has been, “You know you miss VSA…” Here is what a few of them have been saying: “You know you miss VSA...

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VSA 2012: It Begins!

Jun. 12, 2012—By David J. Dunn, Program Coordinator Opening Ceremonies are on Sunday Night. Students get to know their proctor groups, some of our community expectations, and what is going to happen during their stay here. But we also want them to get excited and have fun! That is why we are privileged to have Dr. Amanda...

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