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Vanderbilt offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 6, 2013—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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Museum of Modern Art exhibition showcases Vanderbilt online visualization tool

May. 31, 2013—A recently opened exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art is putting a new spin on the idea of creative exchange. MoMA Studio: Exchange Café is a collaboration between artist Caroline Woolard and a Vanderbilt team led by Pratim Sengupta and Amelia Winger-Bearskin.

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Preventable injuries filled Vanderbilt University Hospital last Memorial Day; Doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday

May. 24, 2013—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge safety with upcoming Memorial Day celebrations after a record-breaking number of trauma patients filled Vanderbilt University Hospital on this same weekend last year. In 2012 Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit saw more than triple the volume of patients than are treated during a typical weekend, and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air ambulance,...

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Adults with disabilities gain entertainment industry experience through ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

May. 23, 2013—The Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives organization is partnering with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to launch an innovative vocational experience for young adults with developmental disabilities. On a monthly basis over eight months, this new “ACM Lifting Lives Series at Vanderbilt” will help participants learn vocational and social skills aimed at improving the potential...

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Vanderbilt expert available for comment on Supreme Court’s college affirmative action decision

May. 16, 2013—Peabody's Stella Flores is available for comment on the much-anticipated Supreme Court decision on Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could alter the way universities consider race in the admissions process.

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NIH grants bolster autism research, treatment efforts

May. 9, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have received grant awards from the National Institutes of Health as part of the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) research program. The NIH announced grant awards of $100 million over five years to 11 centers nationwide, three of which feature projects from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators, to further studies on autism treatment and intervention.

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Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving

May. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through the newly released video for “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 27 – May 1

Apr. 24, 2013—The latest research on the nation’s key education issues will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College faculty April 27 - May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.

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Vanderbilt professor receives AERA Outstanding Book Award

Apr. 23, 2013—The American Educational Research Association (AERA) will present its 2013 Outstanding Book Award to Vanderbilt University professor Christopher Loss for "Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century."

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New faculty: Gary T. Henry has a passion for education research

Dec. 7, 2012—Gary T. Henry (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) It has been said that the next great wave of education reform is teacher preparation. If that assertion holds true, Gary T. Henry is prepared to bring evidence to the table. Henry has spent his career looking at how students and teachers are evaluated and will continue this work in...

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Homeschooling goes under the microscope in new Peabody research

Nov. 12, 2012—In a first-of-its-kind analysis, Peabody researcher Joseph Murphy examines the highly understudied homeschooling movement and its impact on students and society.

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Vanderbilt burn doctors treat more patients during cold-weather months, urge caution with home heating

Oct. 30, 2012—With temperatures falling into the 30s this week, people across the mid-state will be turning up the heat to stay warm. But, as the temperature drops, the number of patients treated by the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center typically increases due to unsafe heating methods that result in injury. Heating fires account for 36 percent of...

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