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Vanderbilt professors reflect on legacy of Maya Angelou

May. 29, 2014—Alice Randall, Emily Townes and Tiffany Patterson reflect on the legacy of the late poet.

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African American women and pre-diabetic outcomes topic of meeting March 7

Feb. 25, 2014—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core is hosting its monthly Community Research Partners meeting Friday, March 7. Join us for a light breakfast and coffee to hear about findings from a recently completed clinical trial involving pre-diabetic African American women. Presenters will share new findings about group biology as well as outcomes from a CBPR...

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No Easy Road — Fifty years ago Vanderbilt’s first African American undergraduates paved the way for the thousands who have followed

Jul. 10, 2013—Nearly 50 years ago Robert J. Moore watched the countryside pass by his window during a long bus ride from Richmond, Va., to Nashville. As he traveled west, Moore wondered how he would be received as one of the first African American students to attend Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate schools. What he found was a challenging,...

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VUCast: “Deathstyle” to Lifestyle!

Nov. 12, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Vanderbilt students and a best-selling author change a “deathstyle” into a lifestyle! How a diabetes medication could fight drug addiction What’s your story? Come inside the Vanderbilt Story Booth!

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African ancestry, stomach bug link

Aug. 16, 2012—Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection.

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Ancestry impacts smoking risk for lungs

Aug. 7, 2012—Smoking is more detrimental to lung function in individuals with high proportions of African ancestry.

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Jimi Hendrix and the cultural politics of race topic of VU talk

Mar. 24, 2011—Yale University cultural historian Matthew Jacobson will speak April 4 at Vanderbilt University on iconic 1960s rocker Jimi Hendrix in the context of the Civil Rights struggle.

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The Invisible Line: American families’ journeys from black to white

Feb. 17, 2011—African Americans have continually crossed the color line and assimilated into white communities since the 17th century, without science or surgery. A new book reveals how, and why.

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