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Commodores to play in Music City Bowl

Dec. 2, 2012—The Vanderbilt Commodores will play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at LP Field in Nashville on Dec. 31.

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Donald J. Hall, longtime professor at Vanderbilt Law School, has died

Nov. 30, 2012—Longtime Vanderbilt Law School professor Donald J. Hall died Nov. 29. He spent his entire academic career at Vanderbilt, starting in 1970 and retiring in 2007.

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New faculty: Derek Griffith explores the complexities of men’s health

Nov. 30, 2012—Griffith serves not only as an associate professor of medicine, health and society within the College of Arts and Science, but also as an associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

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New faculty: Amy Non links health disparities to genetics and environment

Nov. 30, 2012—A molecular anthropologist specializing in epigenetics, the study of how environment and behavior affect the expression of genes, Amy Non's work integrates genetics, anthropology and public health.

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Our favorite Tweets and Instagrams of the week, Nov. 23-30

Nov. 30, 2012—We love hearing from our fans, friends and followers. Below are just a few of our favorite Tweets and Instagram photos from the past week. Be a part of the conversation – follow Vanderbilt on Twitter and Instagram and tag your photos #vandy.  

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Vanderbilt and MNPS to lead tri-state efforts to build ‘pipeline of teaching excellence’

Nov. 30, 2012—Advancing the math and science achievement of third through sixth graders in high-need schools is the aim of a new national partnership, being led in Tennessee, New York and Washington by faculty and staff from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

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New research to help principals use teacher effectiveness for hiring, retention decisions

Nov. 29, 2012—Helping school administrators navigate an ever-growing stream of teacher effectiveness data and apply it to their human capital decision-making is the focus of a Vanderbilt University study, which was awarded a $590,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Read to Succeed gives children hope for a better life

Nov. 29, 2012—“The more that you read, the more things you will know; the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This line from a classic Dr. Seuss book proclaims what education researchers and advocates have proven true: Reading is not only essential to learning, but also helps forge the path to a better life....

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New faculty: David Blackbourn communes with the past

Nov. 28, 2012—Communicating with the departed is something David Blackbourn does on a daily basis. As a scholar of German history and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair in History, he sees his life’s work as a way to “get into the heads of dead people.” “History is, in a way, communicating with the dead,” Blackbourn said. “I’m drawn to...

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New faculty: Jie Deng’s care for patients inspires lymphedema research

Nov. 28, 2012—For Jie Deng, the desire to further nursing research and education began with the SARS outbreak in China in 2003. At the time, she was the associate chief nursing officer at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing. “Our nurses were incredible—the sacrifices they made for their patients,” Deng remembered. “We had very limited knowledge...

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Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology named ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Nov. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology was the winner of the first Vanderbilt Athletics’ Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated their honor as the “Greenest Group on Campus” with a VIP tailgate, complimentary football tickets and on-field recognition at the Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee football game Nov. 17. Sam Santoro, chair of pathology, microbiology and immunology...

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