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Owen’s Little Book of Big Impact

Oct. 22, 2012—Faculty members of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management conduct research across a broad range of disciplines, from finance and economics to consumer behavior and negotiation strategies. Their work has a solid footing in traditional academic theory, but much of it also seeks to make an impact on the real world of business and organizations...

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Gifted children often don’t get the challenge they need

Oct. 11, 2012—In her bimonthly column for The Tennessean, Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, writes about the challenges of educating gifted children. In many schools and classrooms, we ask gifted students to adjust to the curriculum rather than adjusting the curriculum to them. This is unfortunate because today’s gifted students...

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The importance of algebra, quality pre-K and addressing reading problems

Sep. 18, 2012—Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, continues to share her expertise with in the midstate and highlight Peabody research in her bimonthly Tennessean column. See what she has to say about why algebra matters, how quality pre-K benefits students and how to address reading difficulties effectively.  

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Caving for Cures project gains museum limelight

Sep. 17, 2012—If you drop by the American Museum of Natural History the next time you visit New York, there is a good chance that you will see an exhibit highlighting Vanderbilt chemist Brian Bachmann’s "caving for drugs" research.

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Weird science: Golden Goose Awards recognize obscure but important research

Sep. 14, 2012—Eight scientists, including four Nobel laureates, received the first Golden Goose Awards on Thursday, Sept. 13 at an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill. The award was established to highlight the importance of federally funded basic research that, on the surface, seemed particularly odd or obscure, but which ended up having a large impact on society.

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Zwiebel Lab adds ants to its research repertoire

Sep. 13, 2012—After more than a decade spent successfully decoding the malaria mosquito’s sense of smell, the Zwiebel Lab has added ant olfaction to its research repertoire and has just received a major grant to pursue this new avenue for the next four years.

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Vanderbilt researchers hit ‘home run’

Sep. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University professor Billy Hudson, Ph.D., and his lab have achieved a scientific “bleacher burner” -- their paper is published, discussed in an editorial and featured on the cover of this month’s Nature Chemical Biology, a high profile journal.

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Podcast: Commonality for U.S. DoD systems: How far along are we?

Aug. 14, 2012—Doug Schmidt, professor of computer science, discusses the priorities, challenges, drivers and progress being made in the Department of Defense where open architecture is concerned.

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Ten ways to rescue research universities

Jul. 19, 2012—According to economic studies, somewhere between 30 to 50 percent of the United States’ current gross national product is based on products and technologies that have their origin in the nation’s research laboratories.

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Merryman selected to attend U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Jul. 3, 2012—David Merryman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is among 78 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

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Updated: Help identify unknown object detected during Venus transit

Jun. 8, 2012—The Dyer Observatory is calling all science sleuths to help identify an unknown object spotted on June 5.

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Opinion: Scientific insight vital for effective public policy

Jun. 1, 2012—Policy will increasingly involve complex scientific concepts, but this does not mean that the available technical input will automatically match those needs.

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