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Author: Liz Entman

Seligson named to governing body of inter-American human rights group

Nov. 4, 2011—The General Assembly is the highest governing body of the IIHR, consisting of 40 human rights experts from throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Electric vehicle charging stations now available on campus

Nov. 2, 2011—Nine electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now open to the Vanderbilt community and general public.

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Vanderbilt takes the EPA Game Day Challenge during the Vanderbilt-Arkansas game Oct. 29

Oct. 27, 2011—Fans attending the Vanderbilt-Arkansas football game at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday are encouraged to get caught “green-handed” as Vanderbilt takes the EPA’s Game Day Challenge.

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Green Bag Luncheon Series: “Backyard Composting”

Oct. 27, 2011—Watch video from the Green Bag Luncheon Series, “Backyard Composting,” which took place on Oct. 26. The presenters – Jeffrey Ezell of Metro Beautification & Environment Commission and Emily Thompson of All Seasons Gardening & Brewing Supply Company – demonstrated the basics of composting, starting your own pile, and vermicomposting. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office...

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Vanderbilt continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Oct. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University has decreased its greenhouse gas emissions per square foot by 18 percent since 2005 despite a 17 percent increase in square footage, according to a new report prepared by Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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Get caught ‘green-handed’ during Game Day Challenge Oct. 29

Oct. 26, 2011—On Oct. 29, Vanderbilt will compete with more than 65 schools across the country in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Challenge. This is Vanderbilt’s second year taking the challenge. Last year, participating schools diverted 500,000 pounds of waste from the landfill, and Vanderbilt ranked first in the Southeastern Conference and seventh overall in the...

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Michael Sims: “Nature Looks in the Mirror”

Oct. 25, 2011—Watch video of science writer Michael Sims speaking about art and nature at Dyer Observatory Oct. 17. Sims’ talk examines mankind’s creative response to nature and the creative process as a natural instinct. Sims, the author of Apollo’s Fire: A Day On Earth In Nature And Imagination and Adam’s Navel: A Natural and Cultural History...

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Pietro Valdastri

Oct. 3, 2011—Bioengineer builds robotics to make medical procedures easier The prospect of a colonoscopy is about as unwelcome as a root canal, so it’s no surprise that it’s difficult to convince people to get regular screenings for colon cancer. But what if you could replace this uncomfortable procedure by swallowing a robotic capsule the size of...

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