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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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Vanderbilt Police Department seeks community feedback July 13

Jun. 22, 2009—Vanderbilt University's police department will ask for feedback from the community members they serve at a public forum 6 p.m. Monday, July 13.

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Video: Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos joins John Seigenthaler on Nashville Public Television’s ‘One On One’ series

Jun. 22, 2009—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos joins John Seigenthaler on Nashville Public Television's "One On One" series to talk about what's going on at the university and his vision for its future.

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August Washington named chief of police at Vanderbilt

Jun. 22, 2009—August Washington, whose 30-year law enforcement career has included service at six universities, was named the police chief and an assistant vice chancellor of Vanderbilt University on Monday. He begins work on July 27.

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Video: VUCast: Order in the Court!

Jun. 19, 2009—Order in the court! Two experts talk about Obama's Supreme Court pick & which Vandy grad is trying to be a Food Network star! (5:04)

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Composer and artist DBR appointed visiting professor at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music

Jun. 19, 2009—Nationally hailed composer, performer, violinist, bandleader and Vanderbilt alumnus Daniel Bernard Roumain (known professionally as DBR) has been appointed visiting associate professor of composition for the 2009-2010 academic year at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.

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Neural noise created during binocular rivalry

Jun. 19, 2009—Neural "noise" may cause you to miss important changes in your environment when you are concentrating on something else, new research indicates.

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Family-focused care needed to break cycle of depression for parents and their children

Jun. 18, 2009—Health and social service professionals who care for adults with depression should not only tackle their clients' physical and mental health, but also detect and prevent possible spillover effects on their children, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.

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Water snake with a unique angle: It startles fish in fashion that causes them to flee into its jaws

Jun. 18, 2009—Forget the old folk tales about snakes hypnotizing their prey. The tentacled snake from South East Asia has developed a more effective technique. The small water snake has found a way to startle its prey so that the fish turn toward the snake's head to flee instead of turning away. In addition, the fish's reaction is so predictable that the snake actually aims its strike at the position where the fish's head will be instead of tracking its movement.

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Video: Tentacled snake in action

Jun. 18, 2009—Watch video of the tentacled snake using a body fake to trick fish into fleeing toward the snake\'s head.

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Video: “Patterns on the Pampa: Secrets of the Nazca Lines”

Jun. 18, 2009—Watch a June 15 talk by archeoastronomer Anthony Aveni.

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Vanderbilt University to assist veterans under Yellow Ribbon Program

Jun. 17, 2009—Eligible veterans can attend Vanderbilt University at a significantly reduced cost thanks to the school's participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement Program.

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Video: Terry Maroney: Why a trial judge is needed on the Supreme Court

Jun. 16, 2009—Watch video of Terry Maroney, assistant professor of law, speaking on why a trial judge is needed on the Supreme Court.

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