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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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David Price makes $2.5M capstone gift for $12M Vanderbilt baseball facilities project

Nov. 18, 2016—The former Vanderbilt athlete and current Red Sox pitcher will give $2.5 million to support the construction of a new baseball facility.

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Developing the Spacial Humanities: More than GIS

Nov. 16, 2016—What contributions have spatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) made to the humanities—and what problems have they raised for humanists and social scientists? This presentation explores how scholars are reaching beyond GIS to more robust, multimodal platforms better suited to the nature of humanities questions. In a new multidisciplinary field, known increasingly as...

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TEDx Vanderbilt University 2016

Nov. 13, 2016—What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxVanderbiltUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxVanderbiltUniversity event, TED Talks video and live...

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Take a look inside the Wond’ry

Nov. 10, 2016—Students, faculty, staff, and business and community members filled the Wond'ry Nov. 9 at an open house featuring tours, makerspace demonstrations and more. See a video of the event.

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Vanderbilt professors on the new president’s first 100 days

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt experts in political science, sociology, history and law are available to discuss the all-important first 100 days of the new presidency.

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Expert: Overhaul of ‘crazy’ presidential appointee system needed

Nov. 4, 2016—Overhaul of how political federal employees are appointed is urgently needed, says Vanderbilt Professor David Lewis

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Election 2016: Making Some Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election

Nov. 2, 2016—This Osher Lifelong Learning course will examine the upcoming 2016 elections from every angle. We will look at the effects of political advertising as well as the changing art of political polling in an era when people avoid taking surveys. We will examine the potentially historic effects this election might have on the U.S. Congress...

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