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Author: Amy Wolf

Class of 2018: Yalun Feng combines his passion for the environment with entrepreneurship

Apr. 16, 2018—Yalun Feng wants to look beyond science—to social solutions and entrepreneurship—to help solve problems affecting the environment.

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Professor and student travel to the bottom of the earth, searching for climate clues

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt geologist Dan Morgan and undergraduate Andrew Grant took immersion to an extreme, trekking all the way to Antarctica to hunt for the oldest ice ever found.

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Candid conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspires students

Apr. 4, 2018—The U.S. Supreme Court is the most powerful court in the nation. But Justice Sonia Sotomayor turned a lecture at Vanderbilt Law School on Tuesday into an intimate and inspirational chat.

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Virtual reality world offers drug addicts low-risk place to just say ‘no’

Mar. 19, 2018—Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.

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Olympic-size goals drive Paralympian and Peabody professor

Mar. 7, 2018—Courage and determination runs through the veins of two-time Paralympian and Vanderbilt professor Anjali Forber-Pratt. Now, she's using her drive in research and advocacy on disability rights.

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Companies have little incentive to fight workplace sexual harassment, Vanderbilt economist explains

Mar. 1, 2018—New research by Vanderbilt economist Joni Hersch finds there are not strong enough incentives to push companies to eliminate or mitigate the risk of workplace sexual harassment.

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What women want: How personal desire impacts pressure for sex

Feb. 19, 2018—Young women who don’t comfortably see themselves in the role of “sexual beings” are at higher risk of performing undesired sexual acts to appease a partner.

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‘Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation’ Feb. 14

Feb. 1, 2018—A panel discussion on gun violence prevention, along with a moderated public debate, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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VU Inside: Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions

Jan. 25, 2018—A dozen Vanderbilt students went on a monthlong science adventure of a lifetime, studying super-eruptions, glaciers and earthquakes in New Zealand.

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Economics senior Sasha Pines creates business sisterhood

Dec. 6, 2017—Sasha Pines, a senior majoring in economics, believes combining solid business strategy with a sense of empathy can change lives.

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Beyond Politics: Private industry needs to step up on climate change

Dec. 5, 2017—Two Vanderbilt experts say evidence shows that progress can continue to be made on environmental issues regardless of what the government is doing.

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Vanderbilt law alumna to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

Dec. 1, 2017—Samiyyah Ali, JD’16, will clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor beginning in October 2018.

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