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Barrier to faster graphene devices identified and suppressed

Mar. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt physicists report that they have nailed down the source of the interference inhibiting the rapid flow of electrons through graphene-based devices and found a way to suppress it.

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Americas Quarterly: The effect of skin color in the Americas

Mar. 6, 2012—Because racial identification is much more fluid in Latin America and the Caribbean than it is in the United States, researchers with Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project used actual skin color rather than racial identity to examine the effect of ethnicity on equality issues like class and educational attainment.

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Zombie images focus of March (Lunch) Box lecture March 7

Mar. 1, 2012—James McFarland, assistant professor of German and film, will speak on the historical beginnings of the zombie image and the reasons why it remains pervasive today in literature, film and other areas of current culture. His talk is titled “Profane Apocalypse: The Zombie Image as a Historical Symptom.”

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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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