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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Vanderbilt political scientist assists NBC News with midterm election analysis

Oct. 4, 2010—Vanderbilt University political scientist Joshua D. Clinton has been named an election analyst for NBC News and will assist the network with its coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. The associate professor of political science will use his strong research-based expertise in congressional politics, campaigns, elections, polling and statistics to help NBC News call races...

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More shake-ups for Obama’s team of rivals, says Vanderbilt political scientist

Sep. 30, 2010—President Barack Obama’s declining approval ratings increase the challenges of keeping his once-lauded “team of rivals” in place through 2012, according to David E. Lewis, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University.

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Public/private partnerships key to maximizing Nashville’s sports potential: VU study

Sep. 27, 2010—Nashville should seek new public/private partnerships that generate additional revenue sources if the city wants to maximize its economic potential as a sports city, according to a report prepared by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies.

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China and U.S. security subject of Vanderbilt panel discussion

Sep. 23, 2010—Retired admiral and former ambassador to China to moderate event An Oct. 22 panel discussion at Vanderbilt University led by retired Adm. Joseph Wilson Prueher will focus on China’s role on the world’s stage and its implications for U.S. security policy. The second annual Security Symposium, sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Naval ROTC, will take place from...

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Old-fashioned politicking at Vanderbilt candidates’ picnic

Sep. 10, 2010—Vanderbilt University will host a candidates’ picnic in the style of a small-town political rally with live Dixieland jazz on Sept. 16. All statewide candidates for public office and candidates from the 13-county standard metropolitan statistical area have been invited to the event on Olin Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The candidates’ picnic...

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Immigration in a time of crisis focus of Vanderbilt roundtable discussion

Sep. 3, 2010—Mexican immigration to the United States and the effects of the economic crisis and increased border security on U.S.-Mexico relations will be the subject of a Sept. 7 roundtable discussion at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Conexión Américas and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies receives $2 million federal grant

Sep. 2, 2010—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies will expand its collaborations in Tennessee and beyond through world-class research, teaching and community service – thanks to a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Black and gold attire encouraged on College Colors Day

Aug. 26, 2010—All Commodore fans are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing black and gold on College Colors Day, Friday, Sept. 3. The Vanderbilt Bookstore is helping to promote this four-year-old campus tradition by offering fans the chance to win a $200 prize package of Vanderbilt merchandise.

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Older adults gear up for fall classes with Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning

Aug. 4, 2010—Media regulation in an ultra-wired society, the neurology of sleep, the Vietnam War, and great singers and their songs are among the diverse topics included in the fall term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt. All older adults with an interest in lifelong learning can sign up for the non-credit classes, which take...

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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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