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Grant funds study of social media’s role in spreading political misinformation

Nov. 14, 2018—Elizabeth Zechmeister and Noam Lupu will study the role that messaging app WhatsApp plays in the spread of political misinformation and public opinion in Latin America.

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New faculty: Paul C. Taylor

Nov. 12, 2018—Paul C. Taylor is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy.

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New faculty: Jennifer Larson

Nov. 12, 2018—Jennifer Larson is associate professor of political science.

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New faculty: Bianca Manago

Nov. 12, 2018—Bianca Manago is assistant professor of sociology.

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Society for Neuroscience honors Vivien Casagrande

Nov. 11, 2018—Vivien Casagrande, a longtime professor of biology and psychology who died in 2017, has been honored by the Society for Neuroscience for her dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience.

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‘Art, Democracy and Justice’ series with Campos-Pons to launch

Nov. 10, 2018—Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has created a new lecture series that aims to connect Vanderbilt to a growing dialogue around the world about relationships between art, democracy and justice.

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Today’s budding yeasts shed traits from their 400-million-year-old ancestor

Nov. 8, 2018—Evolutionary biologists decoded the genomes of nearly a third of known budding yeast species, allowing them to reconstruct an ancient parent’s metabolic characteristics.

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New arts and humanities micro-grants target timely projects

Nov. 7, 2018—A new micro-grant fund designed to help faculty pursue time-sensitive projects that will amplify and advance Vanderbilt's arts and humanities has begun accepting applications.

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Delegates from Germany’s national parliament visit Vanderbilt

Nov. 6, 2018—Seven members of the German Bundestag, Germany’s national parliament, visited a Vanderbilt class Oct. 31 to discuss a number of contemporary political issues with undergraduate students.

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Take a lot of sick days? Who you know and where you live might be partly to blame

Nov. 1, 2018—New research by Lijun Song suggests that knowing high-status people may not always be good for your health--but it depends on how economically unequal your country is.

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VU Theatre offers dark comedy with zombie-hunting video game

Nov. 1, 2018—VU Theatre will perform "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom," a dark comedy centering on teens who become addicted to an online horror video game, Nov. 2-10.

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‘Bronson’ celebration lauds Ingram family’s bold vision, philanthropy

Oct. 31, 2018—Robin Ingram Patton was thanked for her significant investment in the E. Bronson Ingram College, which is named for her father, during a celebration of Vanderbilt's newest living-learning community.

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