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Teach Twice Takes Off

Mar. 1, 2012—Teach Twice shares stories from other cultures to create opportunities for change What do those in developing countries – where poverty is widespread and material possessions few – inherently have that is of value to the rest of the world? How can it be used to improve access to education, and ultimately, lead to a...

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Vanderbilt physicist wins Sloan research fellowship

Feb. 28, 2012—Physicist Kirill Bolotin is one of 126 researchers who received Sloan Foundation research fellowships this year.

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TIPSHEET: Experts on affirmative action Supreme Court case

Feb. 22, 2012—The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this fall that could put new limits on the ability of colleges and universities to use race as a factor in admissions decisions. Legal and African American Studies experts from Vanderbilt are available to speak with media about these issues.

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Symposium explores ties between sustainability and creative writing

Feb. 22, 2012—The Vanderbilt Creative Writing Spring Symposium will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University's Buttrick Hall. Poets Alison Hawthorne Deming and John Lane will lead the discussion on sustainability as applied to creative writing.

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Big Girls Don’t Cry: Vanderbilt lecture looks at 2008 campaigns

Feb. 16, 2012—Rebecca Traister, a Salon.com senior writer who covered the 2008 presidential race from a feminist and personal perspective, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Stevenson Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

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Renowned theater group presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Feb. 16, 2012—Actors From the London Stage will perform William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Feb. 25 as part of a week-long residency in the Department of Theatre.

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Vanderbilt philosophy department launches new lecture series

Feb. 14, 2012—Vanderbilt University Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs is the lead-off speaker Feb. 23 for a new series of talks that aims to make philosophy accessible and relevant for the public.

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Sociologist Laura Carpenter delves into the intricacies of intimacy

Feb. 14, 2012—Meet sociology professor Laura Carpenter, Vanderbilt's resident "sexpert." Her research interests include virginity loss and how chronic illness affects the sex lives of patients.

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Terrill finishes third in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship

Feb. 14, 2012—Vanderbilt senior Zack Terrill will collect $25,000 for finishing third in the Jeopardy! College Championship. The annual tournament wrapped up Feb. 14. Terrill was in first place going into Final Jeopardy! on the second night of the two-night finals. The category was “Countries of the World.” The clue: “The 14 countries that border China run...

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Terrill advances to ‘Jeopardy!’ finals

Feb. 13, 2012—UPDATE: Terrill finishes third in Jeopardy! College Championship Vanderbilt senior Zack Terrill has advanced to the finals of the Jeopardy! College Championship. He will compete Feb. 13 and 14 against Sarah Bart of Goucher College and Monica Thieu of the University of North Texas for a best-of-two-day total to determine the $100,000 grand prize winner,...

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Psychology Today: Must cutting calories lead to binge eating?

Feb. 10, 2012—Vanderbilt psychologist David Schlundt weighs in on the issue of whether or not cutting calories is bound to lead to binge eating and explains why we need to "personalize" our diets.

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Black migration focus of Vanderbilt-Fisk symposium

Feb. 9, 2012—A range of issues relative to the challenges, possibilities and tensions that have emerged from the migration and settlement of black people in North America, the Caribbean and Europe will be discussed at a symposium co-hosted by Vanderbilt and Fisk universities Feb. 10-11. Sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson...

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