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The Student/Faculty Relationship

Feb. 9, 2017—Hear from Vanderbilt students about what Vanderbilt faculty are really like and how small classes with research faculty and immersive experiences lead to future-changing opportunities.

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Scholarship in the Public Square: A Conversation with The Atlantic’s Yoni Appelbaum

Feb. 7, 2017—Yoni Appelbaum earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history and taught at Harvard before becoming Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the politics section. In this conversation with fellow historian Heath W. Carter he discussed his journey to The Atlantic and the role of the public intellectual in today’s America. Q & A with...

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Vanderbilt kicks off ‘GO THERE’ campaign around mental health and well-being

Feb. 2, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente joined more than 500 students, faculty and staff to kick off the university’s campuswide campaign “GO THERE: Break the silence. Break the stigma” on Jan. 27 at the Student Life Center.

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Early experience with federal health coverage suggests how future Medicaid reforms may work

Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.

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Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia

Jan. 26, 2017—A new study has compared the diet of a variety of Australian megafaunal herbivores from the period when they were widespread (350,000 to 570,000 years ago) to a period when they were in decline (30,000 to 40,000 years ago) by studying their fossil teeth. The analysis suggests that climate change had a significant impact on their diets and may well have been a primary factor in their extinction.

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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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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand

Jan. 11, 2017—Imagine a “DNA photocopier” small enough to hold in your hand that could identify the bacteria or virus causing an infection even before the symptoms appear.

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Food for Thought: Exploring Your World through Three Cultural Moments by Ragnar Kjartansson

Dec. 13, 2016—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the Food for Thought lunchtime series which took place on December 13. Part three of Exploring Your World through Three Cultural Moments; Focus of Lecture: Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors. Food for Thought is a community lunchtime program.

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From Dreams to Realities: Performing History in the Assassin’s Creed Video Game Series

Dec. 9, 2016—The past is a puzzle of which we lost most pieces and miss the art cover. Yet, the teams working on Assassin’s Creed have mastered a unique method to interpret the past through breathtaking digital environments. From assumed inaccuracies to all-but-unnoticeable historical details, the resulting player experience is complex but rewarding, earning the series tens...

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Cool food with a mission: Student runs first-ever campus kosher food truck

Dec. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt student Zack Freeling runs Aryeh’s Kitchen, the only campus food truck in the United States offering a fully kosher menu, including meat items.

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Tennessine approved as name of newly discovered element

Nov. 30, 2016—Tennessee joins California to become only the second American state memorialized in the periodic table of elements.

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Mood ring materials – a new way to detect damage in failing infrastructure

Nov. 21, 2016—"Mood ring materials" constitute a new type of smart sensing technology that could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to the nation's failing infrastructure.

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