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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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How a scholarship made Vanderbilt a home

Nov. 1, 2016—William Bell represents just one of the nearly 9,000 students whose lives have been changed by Opportunity Vanderbilt.

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VU Inside: Giving surgical robots a human touch

Oct. 28, 2016—Bioengineer Nabil Simaan is taking robotic surgical tools to the next level by making them incredibly flexible and situationally aware.

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Education Equity Fifty Years After Coleman

Oct. 27, 2016—On Oct. 27, a panel of education experts explored how policymakers, scholars and school leaders are still addressing the pressing questions and concerns raised by the Equality of Educational Opportunity study, popularly known as the Coleman Report. The event was co-sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Center for Nashville Studies; Community, Neighborhood and Local Government Relation’s Food for...

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Vanderbilt by the Numbers 2016

Oct. 27, 2016—Here's a look at Vanderbilt 2016 by the numbers—statistics, rankings, student information and more.

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A Decade of Digital Humanities at Vanderbilt

Oct. 27, 2016—This panel discusses some of the trials and triumphs of our international team who for longer than a decade have worked to preserve the oldest records for Africans in the Americas. The Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive holds more than 600,000 unique images dating from the 16th-19th centuries from Cuba, Brazil,...

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