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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

New benefit for Vanderbilt alumni targets new grads

Jul. 20, 2010—Vanderbilt University hopes to make the post-college transition a little easier for those recent graduates and other alumni who are without health insurance by offering a new short-term plan for them called GradMed. “Commencement can be a joyous but stressful time for new alumni who are in the midst of a job search or preparation...

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Listen: Implicit bias against Latinos affects all immigrants, Vanderbilt research shows

Jul. 15, 2010—Research by political scientist Efren Perez offers insight into the intense opposition among many voters to passing any type of immigration reform. He conducted an original survey-experiment to demonstrate that the participants had an automatic negative attitude toward Latino immigrants that shaped their immigration judgments in general. Listen to That’s Vanderbilt with Efren Perez.

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Vanderbilt political experts: Tennessee governor’s race remains fluid

Jul. 9, 2010—Vanderbilt political science professors John Geer and Bruce Oppenheimer are available to speak about the Tennessee gubernatorial race.

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Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame’s 2010 class named

Jul. 7, 2010—Six Vanderbilt University alumni who worked in student media and then distinguished themselves through a variety of careers – including cardiologist, journalist, author and broadcast executive – will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Those selected for the 2010 class are Don Benson, president and CEO of Lincoln...

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Implicit bias against Latinos affects all immigrants, Vanderbilt research shows

Jul. 1, 2010—Most Americans, despite their best intentions, harbor a negative bias against Latino immigrants, which deeply colors their outlook on policy proposals for immigration reform, according to research findings by Vanderbilt University political scientist Efren Perez. “I found that when the issue of immigration is broached, whether legal or illegal,   many individuals automatically think of Latino...

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Colgate U’s Charles Melichar named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor

Jun. 30, 2010—Charles J. Melichar, a senior communications officer at Colgate University, has been selected as associate vice chancellor for communications in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt University.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Byrd’s leadership style fit mold, says Vanderbilt professor who studies Congress

Jun. 29, 2010—The late Sen. Robert Byrd was among a group of highly effective Democratic Senate leaders who shared the trait of representing small-population states, says Vanderbilt political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer, who has researched this phenomenon. “Others who come to mind are Mike Mansfield, George Mitchell, and more recently, Tom Daschle and Harry Reid. The lawmakers from...

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Wartime memories of Vanderbilt community preserved through oral history project

Jun. 22, 2010—Website offers audio interviews and transcripts World War II memories that include historic battles, hide-outs from the Nazis and campus war relief projects have been preserved through the Vandy Goes to War oral history project, which can be heard on the Vanderbilt University Libraries’ website. “Vandy Goes to War is one way we document the...

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Retired Vanderbilt professor who specialized in 17th century British history dies

Jun. 16, 2010—Paul Hoswell Hardacre, a retired Vanderbilt University professor noted for his expertise on the Stuart period of English history, died on April 10 in Pasadena, Calif., at the age of 94. The professor of history, emeritus, taught at Vanderbilt for 34 years. “Paul Hardacre served Vanderbilt long and ably as a teacher, scholar and participant...

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