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Vanderbilt’s first-ever Africa Week set for April 2–7

Mar. 29, 2017—To raise awareness of university opportunities to engage with Africa, Vanderbilt will host its first-ever Africa Week April 2-7, sponsored by the Trans-Institutional Program Africa at a Crossroads.

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Museum dedicated to Vanderbilt archaeologist’s work to be built in Chile

Mar. 23, 2017—Tom Dillehay's discoveries at Monte Verde in southern Chile revolutionized the understanding of how and when the Americas were first peopled.

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What happens when Western psychiatry goes global?

Mar. 6, 2017—A March conference at Vanderbilt about "The Global Psyche" will feature two keynote speeches open to the public

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You are what you eat – and who you know

Mar. 6, 2017—New research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.

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Preserving the history of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East

Feb. 8, 2017—An international collaboration that includes Divinity scholar David Michelson has published three new reference works to help preserve Syriac, an endangered Middle East language and culture.

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New center supports digital exploration in the humanities

Feb. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt's new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.

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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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Brazil TIPs project may unlock key answers in health care delivery while creating immersive student research opportunities

Dec. 19, 2016—Through a TIPs award, Vanderbilt University faculty and students are researching Brazil's universal health care system to find out why residents give the system failing marks.

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NEA to fund Vanderbilt lab study on arts and creativity

Dec. 12, 2016—A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts known as NEA Research Labs will fund a collaborative study on creativity at Vanderbilt's Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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Vanderbilt awarded $1 million grant on public theology and racial justice

Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.

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Renamed Arts and Science department deepens cross-disciplinary focus

Dec. 6, 2016—Faculty and students will explore cultural history, literature, film, political culture and other interdisciplinary areas in the newly named Department of German, Russian and East European Studies.

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Unique premed program provides tools to understand social contexts for health

Nov. 30, 2016—Seniors who completed the program were as likely as traditional pre-med students to be accepted into medical school.

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