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VUToday: Biden at Vanderbilt, March for Our Lives, gun violence research in weekly roundup of VU news

Mar. 26, 2018, 8:48 AM

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of March 19.

U.S. News: Biden to Speak at Vanderbilt University on April 10
Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Langford Auditorium next month as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. The Washington Times and The Tennessean published similar stories.

The Tennessean: As they prepare for March for Our Lives Nashville, Vanderbilt students share #WhyIMarch
Vanderbilt University students organizing Saturday’s March for Our Lives Nashville explain why they choose to march.

U.S. News: A public menace
Instead of waiting for a 1996 federal research barrier to be lifted, experts are treating gun violence as a public health menace. Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted extensively.

Vox: The gun control movement needs boys
America’s gun problem is also a masculinity problem. Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.

USA Today: Why a Vanderbilt researcher is using virtual reality to fight opioids
Vanderbilt graduate student Noah Robinson is researching how virtual reality games can be used in drug rehab therapy.

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