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Lunch and Learn: John Geer

Sep. 25, 2012—Watch video from the September 21 Lunch and Learn event with John Geer. John Geer, chair of political science, spoke on “Negativity and the 2012 Presidential Campaign: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” This presidential campaign will be the most negative in modern history. Geer argued why that is true and why that development...

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VUCast: Home Run for Health

Sep. 19, 2012—This week on VUCast: They won our hearts. Now, learn how one champion is winning his fight with diabetes. Some Vanderbilt classes are soon coming to a computer near you. And, Popeye was right. Researchers give new meaning to the term spinach power.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos: Vanderbilt joins Coursera

Sep. 19, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt Community: As one of our nation’s and world’s top research universities, Vanderbilt advances its mission by  integrating and disseminating knowledge and information. Increasingly, Internet technology presents an exciting conduit for the broad dissemination of knowledge to millions. Last year, I appointed a Committee on Social Media and the Internet to study the landscape...

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Mark Abkowitz

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Mark Abkowitz, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt, discuss adaptation strategies with a specific focus on infrastructure systems as a means to prepare for future climate change such as extreme weather events. In his presentation, he suggests using a holistic risk management approach to identify potential risks and those strategies...

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Ben Preston

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Ben Preston, of Oak Ridge National Laboratories and co-author of the Sustaining Tennessee Report, who provided an overview of the sustainability report for the audience at the release event. The report was a joint effort of seventeen scientists coming from five research institutions to evaluate the future outlook for Tennessee with respect...

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Karl Dean

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Nashville Mayor, Karl Dean, providing opening remarks at the report release event. He provided insight as to what Nashville is doing to prepare for the future including the sustainable efforts in response to the May 2010 Flood, such as development of the Flood Preparedness and Prevention Plan, buyout of homes and lands...

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InsideOut of the Lunch Box: The Culture of a Neighborhood

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the InsideOut of the Lunch Box series – The Culture of a Neighborhood – which took place on September 13. The Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s production of the Tony award-winning play Clybourne Park sets the stage for an open discussion about the culture of neighborhoods and how and...

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Dan Roden: “Genomes, Hype, and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine”

Sep. 12, 2012—Watch video of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, featuring a talk by Dr. Dan Roden: “Genomes, Hype, and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine” Roden is widely-recognized for his expertise in clinical, genetic, cellular, and molecular basis of arrhythmia susceptibility and variability responses to arrhythmia therapies. Over the past decade, he has led Vanderbilt’s broader efforts in...

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Rob Crosnoe: Mexican Immigrants and the Early Development and Education of their Children

Sep. 11, 2012—Rob Crosnoe, Professor of Sociology, speaks on “Mexican immigrants and the early development and education of their children” as part of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) Research Colloquium.

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VUCast: Driving Design

Sep. 10, 2012—This Week on VUCast: How engineering students are driving the next big idea for the U.S. military. Why is Vanderbilt seeing green? See how Vanderbilt is getting fans pumped up to Anchor Down!

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VUCast: Star Power?

Aug. 31, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Star Power? Why ignorance is bliss when it comes to a star’s selling power. Football Fan Frenzy! We’re anchoring down with the Dores! VUCast takes you to the field Space Odyssey– How you can go on a space odyssey of your own!

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2012 Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 29, 2012—Watch video of the annual Fall Faculty Assembly that took place on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Student Life Center. Opening remarks were provided by Faculty Senate Chair Salvatore March. David Furbish, professor of earth and environmental sciences, gave the faculty presentation, titled “The Statistical Physics of Earth’s Sediment: An Imagined Conversation with Hans Albert...

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