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Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project receives major financial boost

Jan. 31, 2008—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has expanded and extended its support for the Vanderbilt University-based Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) with additional funding of up to $9 million.

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Student engineers work hard at play during E-Week

Jan. 30, 2008—Vanderbilt University engineering students will be putting their imaginations to work in some fun and surprising ways as they compete in a series of challenges celebrating National Engineers Week (E-Week) February 18-23.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt University students hold presidential caucus Feb. 1

Jan. 30, 2008—Vanderbilt University students will hold a presidential caucus Friday, Feb. 1, in advance of what has been dubbed "Super Duper Tuesday."

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Hickman County Heart Attack Victims Benefit from Vanderbilt’s Quick Response Program

Jan. 29, 2008—When a person suffers a heart attack, every minute counts. The longer the wait before receiving treatment, the more heart muscle is lost, and the greater the chance of permanent damage or death.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School to use grant for arts interaction; Henry Luce Foundation dedicates $340,000 to initiative

Jan. 29, 2008—All theology - like all politics - is local. In that spirit, Vanderbilt Divinity School is planning new emphasis on engaging the creative community in its home city of Nashville. Financed by a $340,000 five-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the divinity school will soon ring with music and be the site of film screenings.

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Former child soldier turned human rights activist shares story of redemption and hope Feb. 18 at Vanderbilt University

Jan. 28, 2008—According to the organization Human Rights Watch, as many as 300,000 children under age 18 serve in government forces or armed rebel groups. Some are as young as 8 years old. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

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Podcast: GreenVU Informational Panel Discussion

Jan. 28, 2008—Listen to podcasts from a Jan. 24 panel discussion on "Greening Vanderbilt: Find Out What Vanderbilt Is Doing."

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Expect a softer tone in Bush’s final State of the Union, says Vanderbilt expert

Jan. 28, 2008—President Bush\'s final State of the Union address is likely to be more bipartisan in tone than his previous speeches before Congress, says Vanderbilt University political rhetoric expert Vanessa Beasley.

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Iraqi trial panel visits Vanderbilt, local Kurdish community

Jan. 28, 2008—The visit to Vanderbilt this week by the Iraqi judges who presided over the Anfal genocide proceedings is of particular interest to the Kurdish community here. Many survivors of Anfal live in the Nashville area.

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Ambassador of Iraq Visits Amenah at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Jan. 28, 2008—The Ambassador of Iraq to the United States, Samir Sumaidaie, took a break from business in Knoxville to come to Nashville Sunday to visit Amenah, the 2-year-old Iraqi girl who has come to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children\'s Hospital at Vanderbilt for surgery to correct a life-threatening heart defect. Sumaidaie is from Haditha, Iraq, the hometown of Amenah and her family.

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Vanderbilt engineering professor named SPIE fellow

Jan. 28, 2008—J. Michael Fitzpatrick, professor of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering at the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering.

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Vanderbilt News Service awarded five Emmys for advanced media

Jan. 27, 2008—The Vanderbilt News Service was awarded five Emmy Awards at the 22nd Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards Jan. 26 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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Iraqi toddler arrives at Children’s Hospital with life-threatening heart defect

Jan. 26, 2008—A team of pediatric heart specialists at the Monroe Carell Jr. ChildrenÏ€s Hospital at Vanderbilt continues to assess the condition of a 2-year-old Iraqi girl named Amenah (pronounced Ahh -min ñUh). The girl was flown to Nashville from Iraq on Wednesday in hopes of receiving lifesaving surgery.

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VUCast: News from Vanderbilt’s news network for Jan. 27TH.

Jan. 25, 2008—Will there ever be a blood test for colon cancer? And, meet Carlos, a kitty with attitude. Watch the latest VUCast for the week of Jan. 27th.

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Presidential oratory trumps ideology for some voters, says VU political scientist; Research shows most highly educated voters swayed by rhetoric

Jan. 25, 2008—To influence voters, especially those without strong ideological beliefs, presidential candidates should pay as much attention to their oratorical skills as to their stances on issues, according to research by Vanderbilt University political scientist Christian Grose.

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