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Rokas to lead budding cross-disciplinary collaboration on evolutionary studies

Aug. 14, 2019—The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative seeks to position the university as a global leader in evolutionary studies by engaging a large group of scholars who share this research interest.

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Behavioral science models can help identify the greenest dietary changes

Aug. 9, 2019—Spreading the gospel of veggie-only diets may not be the most effective way to help reduce overall, food-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new model based on behavioral science. In new commentary published Aug. 9 in Nature Sustainability, Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, examines the importance of including realistic examples...

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Arts and Science Dean’s Office moves to Buttrick Hall

Aug. 7, 2019—The College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office will move to Buttrick Hall, effective Thursday, Aug. 15. This move will consolidate all A&S Dean’s Office staff under one roof and provide more centralized service to College of Arts and Science students, faculty and staff.

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Free club at Vanderbilt will make math fun for 6-12th graders

Aug. 2, 2019—Math professors at Vanderbilt University will offer a free after-school club to help middle- and high-school students learn complex mathematical concepts in fun and playful ways.

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The momentum myth: Staggering primaries didn’t affect outcome of 2016 nominating contests

Jul. 29, 2019—During the 2016 primary season, voters didn't shift their preferences based on who was winning, according to an analysis of more than 325,000 tracking poll results.

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When legislatures can and can’t check executive powers

Jul. 29, 2019—The largest analysis of gubernatorial executive orders to date reveals important nuances that explain how and when legislatures can constrain executive power.

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Vanderbilt lecturer to perform at ‘Summer Shakespeare’

Jul. 26, 2019—Vanderbilt University's longtime community partnership with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival continues with its popular "Summer Shakespeare" shows.

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‘Research squad’ propels student during two summer immersions

Jul. 19, 2019—Chemistry major Puxin Xuanyuan put her creativity to work this summer while splitting time between an immersion experience at a medical biotech startup in Toronto and conducting cancer-fighting research on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Decline of U.S. auto industry linked to midcentury shift in production models

Jul. 18, 2019—A massive shift in production models by American automakers to limit the impact of labor unions may have unintentionally stifled innovation and led to the present decline of the U.S. auto industry, according to new research by Joshua Murray.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Jonathan Ertelt

Jul. 16, 2019—The Vanderbilt greenhouses are a lush, light-filled retreat in the heart of campus, and Jonathan Ertelt is charged with making sure each of their inhabitants thrives.

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Learn about MLAS program at open house Aug. 15

Jul. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt's Master of Liberal Arts and Science program offers a flexible graduate degree for adult learners who wish to pursue their intellectual passions. Vanderbilt faculty and staff are eligible for a 70 percent discount on MLAS course tuition. 

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Fourteen faculty selected as 2019-20 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Jul. 12, 2019—Fourteen exemplary faculty members from across the university have been named to the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The 2019-20 cohort comprises faculty from the College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, School of Nursing and Vanderbilt Law School.

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