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November Vanderbilt Kennedy Center events include lecture on minorities in special education classes, art exhibit

Nov. 1, 2005, 10:41 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—November offers several opportunities for members of the Nashville community to learn more about developmental disabilities, emotional temperament and art at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is located at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue.


Daniel Reschly, expert on reading disabilities, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m. about the persistence of minority overrepresentation in special education classrooms despite court, legislative and social science prohibitions.
Reschly is professor of education and psychology and human development and chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Special Education. His lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Room 241.

Creative Expressions XI,” a showcase of work by local artists with disabilities, opened Nov. 1 and will remain at the center until Dec. 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Jerome Kagan, Daniel and Amy Starch professor of psychology emeritus at Harvard University, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4:10 p.m. on the cognitive and emotional development of a child during the first decade of life. His research indicates that shyness and other temperamental differences in adults and children have both environmental and genetic influences. A shy adult is more likely to have been fearful in infancy and childhood than his or her bold and sociable counterparts.

Kagan is the recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award of the American Psychological Association and the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Society for Research in Child Development. His lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Room 241.

For more information on these and other Kennedy Center events, visit http://kc.vanderbilt.edu. For more news from Vanderbilt, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/news.

Media contacts: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS
melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu

Stephanie Comer, (615) 322-5658
stephanie.comer@vanderbilt.edu

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