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March, 2012

Volunteers needed for Commencement 2012

Mar. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement 2012 and there is a need for volunteers to help with the three-day celebration for graduates and their families. THE PARTY Wednesday, May 9 – A dance for graduates and families at The Commons, this year’s PARTY features dance band Liquid Blue. Volunteers are needed for two shifts –...

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Bowling team heads to NCAA Championship April 12-14

Mar. 30, 2012—For the seventh consecutive year, Vanderbilt’s bowling team has been selected by the NCAA Bowling Committee to be a member of the eight-team field that will compete for the national championship April 12-14 in Wickliffe, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. The fourth-ranked Commodores were joined by Arkansas State, Central Missouri, Fairleigh Dickinson, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Nebraska, Sacred...

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Vanderbilt Divinity School service combines art and worship

Mar. 30, 2012—Artistic meditations on the last actions of Jesus as created by Vanderbilt Divinity School students, faculty and staff will be featured April 4 at Benton Chapel for "Stations of the Cross: A Holy Week."

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Vanderbilt autism experts available for World Autism Day, National Autism Awareness Month

Mar. 30, 2012—Autism experts from Vanderbilt University are available for interviews on World Autism Awareness Day, designated by the United Nations as April 2.

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Teaching, service awards bestowed at Spring Faculty Assembly

Mar. 29, 2012—Professors Paul Laibinis, Emily Nacol, Sohee Park, Suzanna Sherry and Janos Sztipanovits were recognized for their achievements in and out of the classroom by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Spring Faculty Assembly.

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Chancellor: Vanderbilt faring well in difficult economic climate

Mar. 29, 2012—Increases in regulatory burdens combined with reductions in federal support will likely add considerable cost to doing business for research universities, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told the Spring Faculty Assembly.

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No way home: Vijay Padmanabhan helps tread the line between detainees’ safety and human rights

Mar. 29, 2012—Former State Department adviser Vijay Padmanabhan says there is no quick and easy answer when contemplating what to do about detainees.

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Beautiful minds: Sohee Park explores the schizophrenic brain

Mar. 29, 2012—Sohee Park's schizophrenia research may lead to a greater understanding of the benefit of movement therapies such as yoga and dance for the 2.2 million people in the United States who suffer from this mental disorder.

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Stem cell population may hold colon cancer clues

Mar. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified a new population of intestinal stem cells that may hold clues to the origin of colorectal cancer.

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TRIAD director on new CDC findings for autism prevalence

Mar. 29, 2012—Zachary Warren, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Vanderbilt University, says effective early identification and treatment of autism is a public health emergency.

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New endowed chair holders honored

Mar. 29, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored March 26 during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their collective achievement “is, I think by any measure, extraordinary,” said Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, in his introductory remarks.

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Vanderbilt innovations noted by NIH

Mar. 29, 2012—Two Web-based research tools developed at Vanderbilt University were highlighted March 20 during a House subcommittee hearing of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FY13 budget request. During his testimony to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health,...

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