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Author: Jim Patterson

International Criminal Court prosecutor speaks at Vanderbilt Aug. 24

Aug. 10, 2012—Fatou B. Bensouda, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court who helped bring down Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, will speak Aug. 24 at Vanderbilt.

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Songwriter Odie Blackmon shows Nashville hopefuls the Music Row ropes

Aug. 9, 2012—A Nashville songwriter responsible for No. 1 records by George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and Gary Allan is showing aspiring songwriters the Music Row ropes in a class at Vanderbilt University.

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Negative ad proves more effective for Obama

Aug. 7, 2012—Positive ads from President Obama won't get the job done of defeating challenger Mitt Romney in the presidential race, data from the Vanderbilt/YouGov Ad Rating Project continues to suggest.

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Test flight over Peru ruins could revolutionize archaeological mapping

Aug. 1, 2012—Archaeological sites that currently take years to map will be completed in minutes if tests of the Semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system being developed at Vanderbilt University go well.

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Reaction to recent positive Obama ad indicates negative strategy would be better

Jul. 30, 2012—Nearly a third of American voters finds a new ‘positive’ ad by President Obama contrasting his approach to the economy with that of Mitt Romney to be 'disgusting.'

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Vanderbilt and YouGov team up to survey reactions to campaign ads

Jul. 23, 2012—Voter reaction to campaign advertisements by the presidential candidates will be evaluated this fall through a partnership between Vanderbilt University and YouGov, a prominent research firm.

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Venable, molecular biologist and Vanderbilt administrator, dies

Jul. 18, 2012—John “Jack” H. Venable, who ably served Vanderbilt University as a teacher and administrator for more than three decades, has died. He was 74.

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New federal energy regulations flawed: Vanderbilt researcher

Jul. 17, 2012—New and proposed federal energy-efficient standards for automobiles, clothes dryers, air conditioners and light bulbs make unfair assumptions about the rationality of consumers, said researchers from Vanderbilt University and the Brookings Institution.

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Vanderbilt expands David Williams’ role in athletics

Jul. 12, 2012—The executive who guided Vanderbilt athletics to new heights has officially been named the university’s athletic director, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced. David Williams’ new title is vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director. He will no longer have the additional roles of general counsel and university secretary at Vanderbilt. “This will...

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Vanderbilt law professor influences SCOTUS health care decision

Jul. 3, 2012—A brief filed by James F. Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy at Vanderbilt Law School, provided a key legal argument relied on by Chief Justice John Roberts in his historic decision on the Affordable Care Act.

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Applications being accepted for Vanderbilt adult learner graduate program

Jul. 2, 2012—The Master of Liberal Arts and Science Program, a unique graduate school program for working adults at Vanderbilt University, will offer classes this fall spanning spanning history, writing, philosophy and media studies.

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Access to Student Rec Center track expanded

Jul. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt’s varsity running track on Natchez Trace has been opened to all students, faculty, full-time staff and patrons of the Student Recreation Center. “We’re pleased to invite these members of the Vanderbilt community to use the track facility, which was completely refurbished in 2009,” said David Williams, vice chancellor for university affairs. Members of the...

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