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Newly born identical twin stars show surprising differences

Jun. 18, 2008—The analysis of the youngest pair of identical twin stars yet discovered has revealed surprising differences in brightness, surface temperature and possibly even the size of the two. The study, which is published in the June 19 issue of the journal Nature, suggests that one of the stars formed significantly earlier than its twin.

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Vanderbilt, Curb embrace creative campus concept

Jun. 18, 2008—Vanderbilt University will elevate creative practice on and off campus to prepare students to work with globalized markets, engage emerging technologies and navigate increasingly complex intellectual property rules through an expansive new program funded by recording industry executive Mike Curb.

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$2.4 million NIH grant puts Children’s Hospital researcher at forefront of new direction in HIV research

Jun. 17, 2008—After recent efforts to develop a vaccine to protect against AIDS proved ineffective, the National Institutes of Health announced a change in research direction; and it\'s one that will involve the lab of James Crowe, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children\'s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Improving the business of health care

Jun. 17, 2008—There\'s more to great health care than medicine. While physicians, nurses and hospital administrators are experts at patient care, they often lack the business skills needed to be effective managers. The new Vanderbilt Master of Management in Health Care is a one-year degree program designed to arm clinical professionals with the business fundamentals and decision-making skills needed to successfully manage people, programs and processes.

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Video: Federal panel discusses impact of economic downturn on college access

Jun. 16, 2008—The impact of the nation's current economic downturn on low- and moderate-income students was the topic of an all-day national roundtable discussion June 13 at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development.

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Early heat wave calls for precautions for children

Jun. 16, 2008—With temperatures already hitting the mid-90s, it\'s important to keep a close eye on children, especially those who are active outside. "This is the time that we tend to see more heat-induced illnesses because kids are out of school and more active outdoors,"said Rebecca Swan, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children\'s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt University goes for the gold and wins for ‘green’ building efforts

Jun. 16, 2008—Vanderbilt University is the first university in the state to receive Gold level certification for its environmentally friendly construction from the U.S. Green Building Council\'s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

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President names Jennifer Pietenpol to National Cancer Advisory Board

Jun. 16, 2008—President George W. Bush has appointed Jennifer A. Pietenpol, director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, to the National Cancer Advisory Board. Pietenpol, the B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram, will serve a six-year term through March 9, 2014.

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VUCast: News from Vanderbilt’s news network for week of June 15 (6:24)

Jun. 13, 2008—It is brain surgery, and moving in with the Wcislos. Get a sneak peek at their not so 'common' new home on campus in our latest VUCast.

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Vanderbilt University medieval scholar wins major book prize

Jun. 12, 2008—Vanderbilt University Professor of History William Caferro has received the 2008 Otto Grundler Prize for his book John Hawkwood: An English Mercenary in 14th Century Italy. Western Michigan University offers this prestigious award annually for the best book or monograph on medieval studies.

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Celebrations mark opening of Vanderbilt research building, Langford Auditorium

Jun. 12, 2008—Events from scholarly presentations to a concert will mark three major events at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, June 17: the dedication the new $110 million Medical Research Building IV; the renovation of L.C. Langford Auditorium; and the unveiling of a sculpture by world-renowned artist Frank Stella.

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Dean of The Commons moves to campus (2:23)

Jun. 11, 2008—Students will be next-door neighbors with faculty at The Commons, Vanderbilt's new community for first-year students opening in August. VUCast's Princine Lewis has more on move in day for the dean of The Commons.

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Award-winning book explains how Chilean people successfully resisted; Spanish conquest for three centuries

Jun. 11, 2008—Anthropologist Tom D. Dillehay\'s book Monuments, Empires and Resistance has received the Society of American Archaeology\'s highest book award for 2008.

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Vanderbilt hires director for GLBT center; Nora Spencer will lead expanded office

Jun. 10, 2008—The new full-time office to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at Vanderbilt University will be led by Nora Spencer, who leaves a similar job at the University of Florida.

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