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Author: Heidi Hall

Portraits capture path-forging power of Vanderbilt Pioneers

Apr. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Pioneers program is devoted to keeping a historical record of women and minorities who were the first in leadership roles at the university.

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Matthews plays ‘Hardball’ on Trump, Democrats, others

Mar. 28, 2018—Chris Matthews didn’t disappoint “Hardball” fans in his Vanderbilt appearance March 27, criticizing Democrats, evangelicals and candidates from both major political parties.

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Ph.D. student argues for early intervention in reading trouble, takes 3MT top prize

Mar. 26, 2018—In its sixth year at Vanderbilt, the Three Minute Thesis competition drew 49 students mostly from engineering and the sciences, but future history, religion and English Ph.D.s participated as well.

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Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 star provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds

Mar. 20, 2018—The newly discovered planets appear to have too much water to sustain life but provide hints at what sorts of planets might do so.

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Panel to examine whether carbon tax can address climate change

Mar. 19, 2018—Representatives from the Manhattan Institute and the Partnership for Responsible Growth will join two Vanderbilt University professors for a conversation about carbon tax proposals on Wednesday, March 21, at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Silence, denial keeps America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says

Mar. 14, 2018—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor's Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.

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Symposium suggests ways to make environmental regulations more palatable

Mar. 7, 2018—A March 12 panel of law and environmental experts will discuss making environmental regulations more palatable to conservatives by limiting where they’re enforced and moving responsibility from the federal level to state and local governments.

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Ruling on occupational licensing boards could open floodgates to lawsuits

Jan. 9, 2018—Rebecca Haw Allensworth, professor of law at Vanderbilt, has authored a comprehensive study of occupational licensing boards, which hold jurisdiction over about a third of the nation's jobs.

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Foreign press wowed by the Wond’ry, women entrepreneurs

Dec. 8, 2017—Eighteen journalists from Afghanistan to Vietnam visited the Wond'ry Dec. 7 to learn how it, and programs campus-wide, help women entrepreneurs.

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Law, neuroscience student earns NIJ fellowship

Dec. 6, 2017—A student from the nation’s first joint law and neuroscience J.D. and Ph.D. program, housed at Vanderbilt University, has earned a $50,000 graduate research fellowship from the National Institute of Justice.

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Research assistant fulfills longtime dream of ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance

Nov. 30, 2017—Kyle Becker works on curing cancer at Vanderbilt, but his hobby of playing along with a game show landed him on television.

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Clark Scholars dinner brings students, visionary donor together

Nov. 27, 2017—Ten first-year engineering students who represent the first cohort of A. James Clark Scholars at Vanderbilt were recognized at a Nov. 1 dinner that marked the first time Courtney Clark Pastrick, daughter of the program’s namesake, was able to hear in person what the scholarship program means to the students.

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