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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt University to create mountain of trash on Earth Day April 22

Apr. 20, 2009—The Vanderbilt University SustainVU office, in conjunction with Plant Operations and Housekeeping staff, will construct a one-day exhibit – Mt. Trashmore – for Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, on Alumni Lawn near the flagpole.

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Schools slipping back to segregation, new book finds

Apr. 17, 2009—Urban school districts across the country have shifted back to managing segregated schools following the recent lifting of court-ordered desegregation plans, a new book finds.

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Traffic in Vanderbilt area to be modified on April 25

Apr. 17, 2009—Traffic patterns in and around Vanderbilt University will be modified on April 25 because of several events taking place, including the Country Music Marathon, a concert by the Dave Matthews Band, a tennis tournament and a baseball game.

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Video: VUCast for April 17, 2009

Apr. 17, 2009—How a “smart helmet” could help troops, why Vanderbilt went dark and remembering School House Rock!

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Video: New research offers guidance for improving primary grade writing instruction

Apr. 17, 2009—Watch video of Steve Graham offering guidance for teachers to help improve writing instruction.

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Vanderbilt’s Tichi gets lifetime achievement award

Apr. 16, 2009—Cecelia Tichi, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English, is this year's Hubbell Medal winner, given by the American Literature Section.

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Video : “Fundamentals of Morality”

Apr. 16, 2009—Watch video of an April 14 class on "Fundamentals of Morality" taught by John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University.

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Chemists synthesize herbal alkaloid

Apr. 15, 2009—A team of synthetic chemists at Vanderbilt University report in the March 18 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society that they have created an efficient way to make a naturally occurring alkaloid that could have anti-cancer properties and may combat memory loss from scratch.

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Turning science fiction into legal reality: The impact of behavioral genetics and neuroscience on the law

Apr. 15, 2009—A time could soon come when genetic tests and neurological brain scans are introduced as evidence in criminal trials as readily as DNA evidence is today.

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Video: Turning science fiction into legal reality: The impact of behavioral genetics and neuroscience on the law

Apr. 14, 2009—Watch video of Assistant Professor of Law and Philosophy Nita Farahany talking about her book The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law.

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Courses on religion, cryptography, and philosophy and literature offered this summer at Vanderbilt

Apr. 14, 2009—Three courses will be offered this summer by the Master of Liberal Arts and Science program at Vanderbilt University. The program offers working adults the chance to earn a graduate degree on a convenient one-evening-per-week class schedule.

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Early assessment of NYC’s School-Wide Performance Bonus Program released

Apr. 14, 2009—Early data from a project evaluating the first-year impact of New York City's performance pay program, the School-Wide Performance Bonus Program (SPBP), finds no discernable impact on student achievement thus far. However, the report's authors caution that it is too soon to draw any overall conclusions about the program's impact.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt University’s NROTC to conduct military parade April 16

Apr. 14, 2009—The Vanderbilt University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps will host a Spring Pass in Review and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 16, on the Commons Center Lawn at 3 p.m. Pass in Review is a formal military ceremony that honors the students' hard work and dedication.

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Video: What are the Odds? An Epidemiological Approach to Studying Down Syndrome

Apr. 13, 2009—Watch a presentation by Robert Hodapp, professor of special education; director of research and and Richard Urbano, director of evaluation.

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New Vanderbilt Peabody research featured at American Educational Research Association conference April 12-18

Apr. 10, 2009—K-12 and higher education experts from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development will present their latest research April 12-18 in San Diego, Calif., at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference.

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