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Listen: Irish storyteller discusses craft

Oct. 6, 2011—An Irish storyteller who has traveled the world with her dynamic performances recently visited Vanderbilt on her way to the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. Clare Murphy is a strong believer in the value of storytelling in entertainment as well as entertaining audiences of all ages and abilities. Her performance on campus was...

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‘Polar Probings’ opens at Fine Arts Gallery Oct. 13

Oct. 4, 2011—Polar Probings: Sculpture by Gabriel Warren opens at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery with a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, Oct. 13. The reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., with the talk at 6 p.m., at the Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall. Warren creates sculptures using natural ice formations as source...

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Jonathan Metzl

Oct. 3, 2011—New center director explores connections between humanities and medicine Jonathan Metzl was born into medicine but is drawn to the humanities. He’s still insisting on having it both ways. The new director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society is the son of a pediatrician and a psychoanalyst. Two of his three brothers are...

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New Faculty 2011-12

Oct. 3, 2011—A complete list of new faculty for the 2011-12 academic year Blair School of Music Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute B.M., Oberlin College, 1985 M.M., Yale University, 1987 Before joining the Blair School of Music faculty, Dikeman was the assistant principal flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for nearly 20 years as well as...

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New group of faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Sep. 28, 2011—Ten of Vanderbilt’s new endowed chairs were praised as leaders in their fields and on campus during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Political Scientist Alan E. Wiseman to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 22

Sep. 16, 2011—Vanderbilt will commemorate U.S. Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 22, with a free lecture by Alan E. Wiseman at Flynn Auditorium at Vanderbilt Law School. Wiseman, associate professor of political science and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, will examine the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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VUCast: Political past revealed

Aug. 22, 2011—See some of the unique items and stories U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander reveals to Vanderbilt from his time as governor. Plus, how one Vandy professor thinks President Obama could fix the immigration issue and why VUMC is cheering!  

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Vanderbilt physicist honored for mentoring Hispanic, Native American students

Aug. 17, 2011—Physicist David Ernst has received a 2011 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science award for his mentorship of underrepresented minority students.

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Political Science relocates to Ingram Commons

Aug. 9, 2011—Unpacking  what seems like an endless number of boxes has kept political science professors and staff busy the past week. The entire department has relocated to the Commons Center after completion of the 19,000-square-foot project to build out the three-year-old building’s third floor. The College of Arts and Science project enables, for the first time,...

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It’s All Connected

Aug. 1, 2011—The Sustainability Project sparks a campus dialogue  about our relationship with the environment and commitment to its future       Bangladesh, in South Asia, is a flat, low-lying land situated between the melting snowcaps of the Himalayas and the rising waters of the Bay of Bengal. As the world warms due to climate change,...

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Why tech-savvy political candidates still need old-fashioned yard signs

Jul. 25, 2011—A Vanderbilt political science study offers fairly conclusive evidence that, in low-information races, a candidate’s name recognition alone positively affects voter support.

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Controversial bills might have cost General Assembly popularity points

Jun. 19, 2011—A new poll shows the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, marked by debate on a number of controversial issues, slipped in its approval rating in the four months it was in session.

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