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Listen: History of blood transfusion speaks to stem cell debate

Apr. 18, 2011—Holly Tucker, an associate professor of French, has written a fascinating early history of blood transfusions that reads like an eerie murder mystery. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution has implications for modern ethical dilemmas such as cloning and stem cell procedures.

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Two Vanderbilt University students selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2010-2011 academic year

Apr. 18, 2011—Two Vanderbilt University students have been selected as Goldwater Scholars. Each will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses. Each year, Vanderbilt and other four-year universities are given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields. Two-year schools may nominate...

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Illegal immigrants finding it harder to pay taxes, submit tax returns

Apr. 14, 2011—Illegal immigrants are finding it increasingly harder to find work, pay taxes and submit tax returns because of tighter immigration restrictions.

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Memorial service set for Russian professor David Lowe

Apr. 14, 2011—David Lowe, an expert in Russian literature who taught at Vanderbilt for three decades, died April 9. He was 63.

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How old is the universe? (part 4)

Apr. 14, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking April 13 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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“The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836” (part 4)

Apr. 14, 2011—Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking April 13 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...

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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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