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Zwiebel Lab adds ants to its research repertoire

Sep. 13, 2012—After more than a decade spent successfully decoding the malaria mosquito’s sense of smell, the Zwiebel Lab has added ant olfaction to its research repertoire and has just received a major grant to pursue this new avenue for the next four years.

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Vanderbilt MFA Program in Creative Writing ranked among top 10

Sep. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing has been ranked among the top 10 programs in the country in a survey conducted by "Poets & Writers" magazine and reported in the September/October issue.

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Music and physics subject of lecture by Nashville Symphony director

Sep. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s physics and astronomy department has invited the award-winning music director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, to deliver a lecture on campus.

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Ants have an exceptionally high-def sense of smell

Sep. 10, 2012—Ants have four to five times more odor receptors than most other insects, a team of researchers have discovered.

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Holocaust Lecture Series examines enduring saga of genocide

Sep. 7, 2012—The Holocaust Lecture Series will examine the enduring saga of genocide through insightful and provocative lectures and films.

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Rear Adm. Nora Tyson to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Sep. 5, 2012—Rear Admiral Nora Tyson (BA’79), the vice director of the Joint Staff and first female commander of a U.S. Navy carrier strike group, is the recipient of the highest honor for a member of the Vanderbilt alumni community: the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Spinach power gets a major boost

Sep. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion thatproduces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.

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Baudelaire expert James Patty has died

Aug. 31, 2012—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James S. Patty, who helped found the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 25. He was 87. A reception in Patty’s memory is scheduled 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the University Club of Nashville (2402 Garland Ave.). Born in Florence, Ala., Patty...

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Fall (Lunch) Box series opens with wrongful conviction story

Aug. 28, 2012—Ndume Olatushani and Anne-Marie Moyes will discuss “Coming Back to Life: One Man’s Story of Wrongful Conviction” when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood resumes Sept. 5.

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Bill Clinton better at rallying the Democratic base than Obama: study

Aug. 28, 2012—The latest political ad to be rated by the Vanderbilt/YouGov Ad Rating Project shows former president Bill Clinton doing a better job of rallying Democratic voters to re-elect President Obama than the president himself.

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Ned Porter receives physical organic chemistry award

Aug. 23, 2012—Stevenson Professor of Chemistry Ned Porter is the recipient of the James Flack Norris Award for Physical Organic Chemistry for 2013, the American Chemical Society has announced.

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Vanderbilt physicist promotes hands-on science research in the developing world

Aug. 23, 2012—Biophysicist Erin Rericha spent 12 days in Shanghai this summer demonstrating inexpensive methods for studying cell migration to graduate students and young faculty members from developing countries as part of an annual meeting organized by The Hands-on Research in Complex Systems School.

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