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Best-selling author of Freakonomics comes to Vanderbilt University Nov. 18

Oct. 29, 2008—Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the international best-seller Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, will speak at Vanderbilt University Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Fall 2008

Oct. 29, 2008—Editor GayNelle Doll Art Director and Designer Donna DeVore Pritchett Editorial Associate Editor and Advertising Manager Phillip B. Tucker Arts and Culture Editor Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 Class Notes and Sports Editor Nelson Bryan, BA’73 Production and Design Assistant Director, Photography Services Daniel Dubois Photographers Steve Green John Russell Color Correction and Retouching Julie Luckett...

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What We Know Can Help You—and Everyone Else, Too

Oct. 29, 2008—October 2008: A 62-year-old man, otherwise healthy, notices his heart is beating rapidly and irregularly. When he goes to see his doctor, a common heart-rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation is diagnosed. Many therapeutic options are discussed, and the patient elects to try drugs to keep his heart rhythm normal. Half a dozen drugs are available...

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Letters to the Editor

Oct. 29, 2008—Family Ties First, I want to say a word about how much I am enjoying the magazine. The Spring 2008 issue with the Holocaust memories [“In the Face of Destruction”] was very personal because of the real Vanderbilt people involved. The story of Montgomery Bell [Southern Journal, “Best Laid Plans”] was fascinating. I am still...

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From the Editor: An Incomplete Education

Oct. 29, 2008—The first magazine I remember enjoying as a child was Reader’s Digest, a family-friendly staple in American middle-class households of the 1960s. The articles were short and accessible. Whole sections of each issue were devoted to jokes: “Life in These United States,” “Humor in Uniform,” “All in a Day’s Work.” But my favorite parts of...

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Contributors for the Fall 2008 Issue

Oct. 29, 2008—Eric Etheridge Eric Etheridge, BA’79, grew up in Mississippi and has worked as an editor at several magazines, including Rolling Stone, The New York Observer and Harper’s. For his recent book, Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, Etheridge paired original mug shots with contemporary portraits, personal accounts and updates on 80...

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Video: Spain and the Holocaust

Oct. 28, 2008—Watch video of a talk by Maureen Tobin Stanley, associate professor of Spanish language, literature, and culture at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, speaking Oct. 23 as part of the Holocaust Lecture Series.

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Podcast: Everything is Broken

Oct. 28, 2008—Podcast from the The "Like a Prayer" series, part of the Religion and the Arts and Contemporary Culture Program financed by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Video: "Learning, Teaching, and Diversity Dilemmas: Making Complex Connections in (Teacher) Education."

Oct. 24, 2008—Watch video of the Peabody Chair Lecture with Rich Milner, Lois Autrey Betts Associate Professor of Education.

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Video: “Learning, Teaching, and Diversity Dilemmas: Making Complex Connections in (Teacher) Education.”

Oct. 24, 2008—Watch video of the Peabody Chair Lecture with Rich Milner, Lois Autrey Betts Associate Professor of Education.

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Chinese school principals head to Nashville for two-week exchange

Oct. 24, 2008—Twenty Chinese principals will be in Nashville and at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28-Nov. 8 to learn the latest information about U.S. education policy and see American classrooms and techniques firsthand.

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VUCast: Watch a real Music City miracle (5:56)

Oct. 24, 2008—Watch a real Music City miracle. And, ouch, I bet that hurt. Seeing is believing in our VUCast for the week of Oct. 26.

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Vanderbilt archaeologist to discuss adventures, discoveries in Guatemala

Oct. 23, 2008—Uncovering ancient treasures, helping police catch dangerous looters and working with the Maya citizens to protect their resources…these are typical activities in the life of Vanderbilt archaeologist Arthur Demarest, who will give a free public lecture Tuesday, Oct. 28, on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Video: Program in Jewish Studies: Visiting Professor Lecture – Bernard Avishai

Oct. 23, 2008—Watch video of the Oct. 22 talk, "The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace at Last."

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