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Presidential rhetoric expert available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 28, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, an expert on political rhetoric and mass media and the presidency, is available to provide expert analysis of the State of the Union address.

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Nemo Sanchez: Swimmer and filmmaker

Jan. 25, 2019—Student-athlete Namilla Sanchez is keenly aware of the role proper nutrition plays in performance. She feels the results each time she dives into the pool – and in her ability to succeed in the classroom.

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Biologist duo brings Wolbachia curriculum to students, citizen scientists around globe

Jan. 22, 2019—A curriculum directed by biologists Seth and Sarah Bordenstein is responsible for helping countless thousands of college students, schoolkids and citizen scientists worldwide contribute to research on microbes using cutting-edge technology.

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Findings on eye-signal blending re-examine Nobel-winning research

Jan. 17, 2019—Knowing which neurons are involved in the eye signal blending process also opens the door to targeted brain therapies that reach well beyond eye patches.

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‘Robert Penn Warren’ film director to attend documentary screening

Jan. 17, 2019—A documentary on Robert Penn Warren—a distinguished writer, critic and Vanderbilt alumnus—will be screened on campus Jan. 23, followed by a Q&A with Tom Thurman, the film director.

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Team finds how error and reward signals are organized within cerebral cortex

Jan. 14, 2019—Psychiatrists diagnose people with schizophrenia, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses by spending time with them, looking for the particular behavior symptoms of each. What follows can be a hit-or-miss series of medications and dosages until disruptive behaviors go away. By deciphering the circuitry of the medial frontal cortex – an area beneath the...

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Art professor receives dual honors for groundbreaking work

Jan. 11, 2019—Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Fine Arts Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is the recipient of a prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman grant.

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School for Science and Math students place in national competition

Jan. 9, 2019—Three members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt’s senior class are semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

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Provost establishes working group on second-year residential experience

Jan. 9, 2019—A new working group convened by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will explore trends in the second-year residential experience and identify areas to bolster student success.

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Robert Fox, early leader in Vanderbilt’s vision research, dies

Jan. 8, 2019—A memorial service for the late Robert Fox, an emeritus Vanderbilt professor who was renowned internationally for his landmark studies of human and animal vision, is being planned for early spring.

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Horace Williams, emeritus professor of mathematics, dies

Jan. 7, 2019—Horace Edward Williams, an emeritus professor of mathematics who taught mathematics and statistics at Vanderbilt for four decades, died Dec. 31.

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Merrikh Lab working to defeat drug-resistant superbugs

Dec. 20, 2018—New Vanderbilt University biochemistry professor Houra Merrikh is working to defeat drug-resistant superbugs by blocking a molecule they need to mutate rapidly.

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