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Author: Jim Patterson

Gilligan, Vandenbergh win Morrison Prize for climate change article

Feb. 9, 2017—Two Vanderbilt professors have won the $10,000 Morrison Prize for their article on sustainability.

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Podcast on evidence law and proof started by Vanderbilt professor

Feb. 8, 2017—A podcast about evidence law and proof has been created by Ed Cheng of Vanderbilt University. It's titled "Excited Utterance."

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Apology laws don’t help doctors avoid malpractice payouts

Feb. 1, 2017—Letting doctors apologize to patients without letting the apology be used in court does not lessen malpractice claims, say three researchers from Vanderbilt University.

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TIP SHEET: Suspicion of Muslims has historic antecedents

Jan. 31, 2017—History professor Paul Kramer of Vanderbilt University cites other eras of hostility to immigrants in America, to show that that current anxiety about Muslims is not a new phenomenon

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Get the lowdown on Nashville’s Food Waste Initiative Feb. 1

Jan. 26, 2017—A citywide effort to feed hungry people with food that otherwise would be wasted will be explained Feb. 1 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Author Ibram X. Kendi to discuss racism at Vanderbilt forum

Jan. 26, 2017—The author of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction will speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 1.

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Explore the consequences of 2016 election at Vanderbilt roundtable

Jan. 20, 2017—Six days after the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Yale University's Jacob Hacker will join three Vanderbilt University professors to discuss the election that brought Trump to power and its political, economic and social consequences.

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Access to health care strengthens communities: Vanderbilt study

Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...

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Vanderbilt experts can talk about inauguration and transition

Jan. 12, 2017—President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated Jan. 20. Several Vanderbilt professors have opinions about the inauguration and transition.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans optimistic as Trump era begins

Dec. 8, 2016—Residents of Tennessee are optimistic as they wait for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll.

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Statewide voter attitudes to be revealed at Dec. 8 news conference

Dec. 2, 2016—Data from the new Vanderbilt Poll will be released Dec. 8. Subjects range from Donald Trump to gun laws.

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Can America be reinvented in the Donald Trump era?

Dec. 1, 2016—Will the Trump era be one of despair or hope? Vanderbilt professors will discuss it Dec. 7 at Nashville's downtown public library.

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