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John Lachs: “Why Is Good Enough Not Good Enough for Us?”

Feb. 28, 2012—Watch video of Vanderbilt University Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs on Feb. 23 kick-off a new series of talks that aims to make philosophy accessible and relevant for the public. Lachs discussed “Why Is Good Enough Not Good Enough for Us?”, which addressed the human drive for perfection. “It is distressing to see that people are...

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Signing Day VU Style

Feb. 22, 2012—Take a behind the scenes look at what some are calling the best recruiting class in Vanderbilt football history. It’s the NFL draft college style.

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VUCast Newscast: Louder Than a Bomb

Feb. 10, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: How the Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam changed a Vandy student’s life How the GOP can attract Latino voters  Dancing with the Dore baseball stars!

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Marc Hetherington: “Polarization and Congress”

Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Feb. 8 class, “Polarization and Congress,” focuses on the branch of government where polarization first took hold, tracing the evolution of the regional bases for the parties and how it has lead to...

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Dr. Howard Kirshner on stroke prevention

Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Howard Kirshner speaking about stroke prevention. Kirshner spoke Feb. 8 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...

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Dr. Michael Neuss: “How much progress has been made in the fight against cancer?”

Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Michael Neuss speaking about the fight against cancer. Neuss spoke Feb. 1 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA...

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David Lewis: “Polarization and the Presidency”

Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of David Lewis, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Feb. 1 class, “Polarization and the Presidency,” focuses on how changes to the presidential selection process have affected the presidents we elect and on changes to the executive...

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Eugene Richardson on the Tuskegee Airmen

Feb. 1, 2012—Watch video of Eugene Richardson of the Tuskegee Airmen. Their stories dramatized in George Lucas’ current film, Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were an all African American pursuit squadron formed in 1941 and based in Tuskegee, Ala. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military, but pressure exerted by civil rights leaders...

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James Lee Ray: “Polarization in Foreign Policy”

Jan. 27, 2012—Watch video of James Lee Ray, professor of political science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Jan. 25 class, “Polarization in Foreign Policy,” focuses on how U.S. foreign policy was once a point of consensus between Republicans and Democrats; however, we are now in a new foreign policy...

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Dr. Dan Roden: “Personalized Medicine: Your genome and the future of medicine”

Jan. 27, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Dan Roden speaking about personalized medicine. Roden spoke Jan. 25 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...

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VUCast Newscast: Inside a Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery

Jan. 27, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: ·         Inside A Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery ·         How nicotine could impact memory ·         Why a research lab wants Vandy undergrads

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Green Bag Luncheon Series: Sustainable food choices offered by VU Dining; Cooking with herbs

Jan. 26, 2012—Watch Suzanne Herron of VU Dining discussing sustainable food options offered in dining establishments on campus. The second half of the program featured Stacey Kendrick of Health Plus presenting healthy recipes  that incorporate fresh herbs, taste delicious and are easy for you to make at home. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project sponsored the fifth installment of...

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