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Some common sedatives could negatively affect the brain

Oct. 1, 2007—Doctors say it is a massive public health problem - very sick patients in intensive care may get better, but their brains suffer from delirium, an acute brain dysfunction - very likely caused by the care they got in intensive care.

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Biographer to speak at Vanderbilt about Noam Chomsky on Oct. 11; Robert Barsky has new book The Chomsky Effect

Oct. 1, 2007—The biographer of Noam Chomsky has written a new book on the linguist and political dissenter and will speak about it on Oct. 11 at Vanderbilt University.

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Former Brazilian president and renowned sociologist to lecture at Vanderbilt; Cardoso will discuss current challenges for Latin American democracies

Sep. 28, 2007—When former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso delivers a public lecture at Vanderbilt University on Oct. 8, he will continue an extraordinary relationship between Brazil and Vanderbilt that began shortly after World War II.

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Expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt takes first step

Sep. 28, 2007—This week the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust took the first steps toward the expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, approving $5.4 million in planning fees for the proposed addition.

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Black women philosophers schedule first conference at Vanderbilt; Keynote speech will address racial violence in Jena, La.

Sep. 28, 2007—The first conference of an organization of black women philosophers will meet next month at Vanderbilt University and the keynote speech will address racial violence in Jena, La.

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AmericasBarometer results unveiled by Vanderbilt’s LAPOP

Sep. 27, 2007—The Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) has unveiled - for the first time in Latin America - the comprehensive results of surveys that assess the political culture of 21 countries in the Western hemisphere.

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Cockroaches are morons in the morning and geniuses in the evening

Sep. 27, 2007—Dramatic daily variations in the cockroach's learning ability were discovered by a new study performed by Vanderbilt University biologists and published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Vanderbilt conference set on religion and the economy; ‘Focus on Poverty’ features three sessions Oct. 16-17

Sep. 27, 2007—The roles of government, the wealthy and God in combating poverty will be examined during the Conference on Religion and Economy: A Focus on Poverty at Vanderbilt University.

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Video: Watch the Employee Celebration Month service awards ceremony

Sep. 27, 2007—A special ceremony celebrating Vanderbilt staff with 20 - 45 years of service took place Sept. 26.

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Vanderbilt University labor expert says GM, UAW tentative agreement could have monumental impact on union organizing

Sep. 27, 2007—The novel collective bargaining arrangement General Motors and the United Auto Workers have tentatively agreed to could have a major impact on the future of labor organizing in the United States, Vanderbilt University labor expert Dan Cornfield says.

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Top 10 social skills students need to succeed

Sep. 27, 2007—Reading, writing, 'rithmetic and... good manners? Researchers have found that 10 basic social skills such as taking turns, listening and simply being nice are just as important to children's academic success as the subjects they study, and that students can and should be learning these skills in the classroom.

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Planning for & investing in every businesses’ most vital asset: Employees

Sep. 26, 2007—A new investment strategy helps a businesses' stock to skyrocket. A breakthrough product becomes a "must have." An innovative manufacturing technique saves a company time and money. What do these success stories all have in common? They were most likely created or implemented with the help of a team of talented and skilled employees.

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Vanderbilt professor testifies before Congress; Tracy Sharpley-Whiting speaks out about woman and popular culture

Sep. 25, 2007—A professor from Vanderbilt University told Congress on Tuesday that she found American culture "deeply gratifying and simultaneously disturbing" during a Washington hearing about stereotypes and degrading images in popular culture.

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Local rabbi helps expand kosher offerings at Vanderbilt

Sep. 25, 2007—The growing numbers of Jewish students at Vanderbilt have an important ally in their efforts to maintain their cultural identity in an atmosphere where they are a minority.

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Vanderbilt professor awarded German honor; Dieter Sevin presented Cross of the Order of Merit

Sep. 25, 2007—A Vanderbilt University German professor was awarded Monday the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the only order awarded by the president of that nation.

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