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Sleep strategy used by night nurses throws off their circadian clocks

Apr. 14, 2011—As many as 25 percent of hospital nurses use sleep deprivation to adjust to working on the night shift, the poorest strategy for adapting their internal, circadian clocks to a night-time schedule.

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Bobby Lovett: “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations”

Apr. 13, 2011—Watch the April 7 talk by Bobby Lovett, professor of history at Tennessee State University, “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations.” Lovett’s areas of expertise include African-American history and Tennessee as well as Nashville history. His books include The African American History of Nashville, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas...

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“Dreams in the 20th Century”

Apr. 11, 2011—Watch video from the April 6 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. Barbara Hahn, Distinguished Professor, Germanic and Slavic Languages, spoke on ”Dreams in the 20th Century.” Why write down dreams? Why try to share these strange experiences that determine our nights? Obviously, there is a need to remember and not to forget dreams. So many come...

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How old is the universe? (part 3)

Apr. 11, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking April 6 on “How Old is the Universe?” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. David A. Weintraub is professor of astronomy, director of the Communication of Science & Technology program, and director of Undergraduate Studies for Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University....

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“Before Orientalism: From Paris to Patna in the 17th Century”

Apr. 11, 2011—Watch video of the annual Byrn Lecture by Sanjay Subrahmanyam speaking April 6 on “Before Orientalism: From Paris to Patna in the 17th Century” Sanjay Subrahmanyam, the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair of Indian History at UCLA is the author or co-author of nine books. He received his doctorate from the Delhi School of Economics...

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Fields Medalist joins Vanderbilt faculty

Apr. 6, 2011—One of the world’s foremost mathematicians, Vaughan F. R. Jones, has accepted a position as distinguished professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt University beginning in the fall of 2011.

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Thicker than Water

Apr. 4, 2011—French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions Watching the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2006, Holly Tucker was struck by the president’s strong statements about interspecies stem cell research. In the speech, Bush called for “legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical...

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Carl Johnson has the Last Word

Apr. 4, 2011—If you hear a booming voice singing Beethoven’s Ninth or Verdi’s Requiem in Wesley Place Garage one morning, it’s probably Carl Johnson practicing his repertoire for the Nashville Symphony Chorus.

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New minor in scientific computing launched

Apr. 1, 2011—Educating students in diverse disciplines in scientific computing is the aim of a new interdisciplinary major being offered this fall.

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Noted South Asian historian to deliver Vanderbilt’s Byrn Lecture

Apr. 1, 2011—Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a leading economic and cultural historian of South Asia, will deliver the 2011 Byrn Lecture on April 6.

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The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836 (part 2)

Mar. 31, 2011—Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking March 30 on “The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836,” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The revolution that created the United States was only one of many American revolutions. From 1776 to 1836, wars for independence erupted throughout the Americas—from Boston...

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