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Third Bluebird on the Mountain concert will feature Johnstone, Flowers and House

Jul. 8, 2009—Jude Johnstone, Danny Flowers and James House will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in the third concert of the 2009 Bluebird on the Mountain series.

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Lotteries: From big bucks to bankruptcy

Jul. 7, 2009—In this tough economy, the allure of buying lottery tickets seems like a pretty enticing way to erase financial problems. But new research from Vanderbilt Law School found that people who won between $50,000 and $150,000 did not solve their debt problems and only postponed bankruptcy.

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Eakin to direct Ingram Scholars

Jul. 2, 2009—Marshall Eakin, a history professor noted for excellence in teaching and strong commitment to Vanderbilt's service learning initiatives, has been named director of the Ingram Scholars Program.

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Video: VUCast: Sticking needles for relief!

Jul. 2, 2009—VUCast: How tiny needles ease pain and stress and "the Apprentice on steroids" hits Vanderbilt.

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Brett Sweet appointed Vanderbilt’s chief financial officer

Jul. 2, 2009—Brett Sweet, dean of administration and finance of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been named vice chancellor and chief financial officer at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Junior Achievement VP awarded full tuition to Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA program

Jun. 30, 2009—Beth Torres, vice president of events and funding development for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, is this year's recipient of a full tuition sponsorship to the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Executive MBA program. The award is financed by Owen and a winner is chosen through a partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management.

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Flores to explore barriers to college completion

Jun. 29, 2009—Stella Flores, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, will explore barriers to college completion as a co-investigator on a new $1.9 million Harvard Graduate School of Education study. The research is part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Postsecondary Success initiative to double the number of low-income students who earn postsecondary degrees by age 26 - an increase of approximately 250,000 graduates each year.

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Ultra-sensitive detector promises improved treatment of viral respiratory infections

Jun. 26, 2009—A Vanderbilt chemist and a biomedical engineer have teamed up to develop a respiratory virus detector that is sensitive enough to detect an infection at an early stage, takes only a few minutes to return a result and is simple enough to be performed in a pediatrician's office.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Slavery apology missed opportunity for GOP, Vanderbilt professor says

Jun. 25, 2009—The slavery apology resolution recently passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate was meaningless and "will do absolutely zilch to promote racial healing and reconciliation," says Carol Swain, a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts give insight on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination; Video included

Jun. 25, 2009—Will Judge Sonia Sotomayor become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice? Vanderbilt faculty Tracey George, Terry Mahoney and Brian Fitzpatrick provide expert insight and commentary.

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Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School dean appointed to GMAC board of directors

Jun. 25, 2009—The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management today announced that Dean James W. Bradford has been named to the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council, the association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. The appointment is effective July 1.

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Video: Benefits of Sotomayor having been a district court judge

Jun. 24, 2009—Watch video of law professor Brian Fitzpatrick talking about the benefit of Sonia Sotomayor having been a district court judge.

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Video: Why Supreme Court nominees should give opinions during hearings

Jun. 24, 2009—Watch video of law professor Brian Fitzpatrick speaking about why Sonia Sotomayor and other Supreme Court nominees should have to give their opinions on hot button issues during Senate confirmation hearings.

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Video: Why Supreme Court justices should be considered lawmakers

Jun. 24, 2009—Watch video of law professor Brian Fitzpatrick speaking about why Supreme Court justices should be considered lawmakers.

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Ability to literally imagine oneself in another’s shoes may be tied to empathy

Jun. 23, 2009—New research from Vanderbilt University indicates the way our brain handles how we move through space—including being able to imagine literally stepping into someone else's shoes—may be related to how and why we experience empathy toward others.

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