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Hip-hop, presidential election and youth vote discussed Sept. 25 at Vanderbilt University

Sep. 23, 2008—Community leaders, educators and a hip-hop artist will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss hip-hop, the presidential election and the youth vote Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at The Commons Center.

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Media Advisory: Former Guantanamo Bay chaplain falsely accused of espionage available to media prior to Sept. 22 lecture at Vanderbilt

Sep. 22, 2008—James J. Yee, Army captain and former chaplain at the United States military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who was falsely accused of espionage and arrested and imprisoned for nearly three months before charges were dropped, will bring his story to Vanderbilt Monday, Sept. 22.

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Best state financial aid policies focus on students with real need, use simple applications

Sep. 22, 2008—The best state financial aid policies focus on students who would not otherwise go to college and make aid simple to apply for and keep, a new research review by Vanderbilt University higher education researcher William Doyle finds. The review has implications for federal financial aid policies.

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VUCast: News from Vanderbilt’s news network for week of Sept. 20 (6:01)

Sep. 19, 2008—What do country singer Kathy Mattea, professors Alice Randall and Cecelia Tichi along with some Vanderbilt students have in common? Warning, warning…It's all in our latest VUCast.

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Podcast: "From Songs to Sermons: Listening to the Stories of Women of the Hebrew Bible"

Sep. 19, 2008—Listen to a podcast of a talk by producer and session musician Dave Perkins.

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Writer Elizabeth McCracken to read at Vanderbilt on Sept. 25

Sep. 19, 2008—Elizabeth McCracken, a celebrated novelist who has just released a powerful memoir, will read from her work at Vanderbilt University as part of the Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Program at Vanderbilt.

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Class of 2012 is most academically prepared and diverse class in Vanderbilt University history

Sep. 19, 2008—The Class of 2012 is the most academically prepared class in the history of Vanderbilt University by all measures, including high school ranking, numbers of National Merit scholars, leadership potential and test scores. It is also the most ethnically and geographically diverse, and its selection was the most competitive, with 16,944 students vying for the 1,569 slots in the entering class.

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Video: Google shows Vanderbilt its newest applications

Sep. 18, 2008—Watch video from Google\'s presentation on its latest applications. The Google Bus stopped at Vanderbilt\'s campus Sept. 18 to demonstrate Google Apps for education, meet students, offer giveaways and more.

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Podcast: On Writing, featuring Cecelia Tichi

Sep. 18, 2008—Watch video of University of Michigan School of Education Dean Deborah Ball speaking about the need for more practical classroom experience in the curriculum of collegiate education programs across the country.

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Video: "The Work of Teaching and the Challenge for Teacher Education"

Sep. 18, 2008—Watch video of University of Michigan School of Education Dean Deborah Ball speaking about the need for more practical classroom experience in the curriculum of collegiate education programs across the country.

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Multiculturalism and the Bush presidency topic of Stahlman inaugural lecture

Sep. 18, 2008—Gary Gerstle, the first James G. Stahlman Professor of American History at Vanderbilt University, will deliver his inaugural lecture Sept. 25 on "Minorities, Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W. Bush."

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Google "App to School" Bus Tour makes stop at Vanderbilt University Sept. 18

Sep. 17, 2008—Technology company Google will bring its retro-fitted, eco-friendly school bus to Vanderbilt University Thursday, Sept. 18, as part of a campaign to get more students, faculty and staff using their free Google Apps for Education that includes Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Talk calls and instant messaging, and Google Sites Web site builder.

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Panel of Holocaust survivors highlights 2008 Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series

Sep. 17, 2008—A panel discussion by Vanderbilt alumni who survived the Holocaust will highlight the 31st Annual Vanderbilt University Holocaust Lecture Series.

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Community research focus of all-day conference Sept. 19

Sep. 16, 2008—The Center for Community Studies at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development is hosting its fall conference Friday, Sept. 19, to showcase and discuss research on key topics affecting communities, including Nashville.

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Professor and author Susan J. Carroll to speak at Vanderbilt University Sept. 22

Sep. 16, 2008—Susan J. Carroll, professor of political science at Rutgers University, will present a lecture on Monday, Sept. 22, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 118 of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at Vanderbilt University.

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