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Terrill to appear in ‘Jeopardy!’ semifinals

Feb. 8, 2012—College of Arts and Science senior Zack Terrill will return Friday to the semifinals of the Jeopardy! College Championship. The episode will air at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, on WUXP-TV, Comcast/Xfinity Channel 14. Terrill placed second in last Friday’s broadcast. He is one of 15 players in the game show’s college tournament, which has...

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Adding to the periodic table

Feb. 7, 2012—The year has gotten off to a good start for modern-day alchemists like Vanderbilt physicists Joe Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya who are engaged in the extremely challenging scientific endeavor of extending the periodic table by creating new elements. In November, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially added three new superheavy elements...

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Vanderbilt Theatre to present Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Children’s Hour’

Feb. 7, 2012—Although written in the 1930s, Lillian Hellman’s play, The Children’s Hour, still resonates today. She skillfully illustrates the personal tragedy that follows when a schoolgirl tells lies about her teachers. Although the young girl is definitely to blame for the mayhem that occurs, Hellman also clearly attacks the self-righteous few who so easily accept unfounded libel.

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Vanderbilt applications up from all regions for fall 2012

Feb. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a record 28,306 undergraduate applications for the fall 2012 semester, 3,658 (15 percent) more than at the same time last year.

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María Elisa Velásquez: “Africans and Afrodescendant Women in Mexico City during Colonial Times”

Feb. 3, 2012—Watch video of María Elisa Velásquez delivering the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities’ 2012 Black Atlantic Lecture Feb. 2. Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records gathered at Vanderbilt Feb. 2-4 to launch the university’s new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website. The three-day conference, “New Sources for the...

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Black Migration Symposium set for Feb. 10-11

Feb. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt and Fisk universities will co-host the Black Migration Symposium Feb. 10-11 on both university campuses. Sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Sessions on Saturday, Feb. 11, will take place at Fisk University’s Jubilee Hall. The symposium is free and open to the public. The Black...

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Watch Vanderbilt senior on ‘Jeopardy!’ Feb. 3

Jan. 31, 2012—Zack Terrill, a College of Arts and Science senior, will represent Vanderbilt as a contestant on the college edition of Jeopardy! beginning Friday, Feb. 3. Episodes featuring Terrill will begin airing at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 on WUXP-TV, Comcast/Xfinity Channel 14. The Vanderbilt community is invited to cheer him on at a viewing party at the...

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Preserving endangered slave records focus of Vanderbilt conference

Jan. 31, 2012—Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records will gather at Vanderbilt Feb. 2 - 4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website.

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Bias against Mormonism may not keep Romney out of White House

Jan. 18, 2012—New Vanderbilt research shows that though the Republican base is generally biased against Mormonism, Mitt Romney’s religion would not hurt his chances among the GOP faithful as a presidential candidate in the general election.

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Teach for America inspires alumni to serve through educating children

Dec. 13, 2011—The October after his graduation from the College of Arts and Science was arguably one of the darkest months in Jake Ramsey’s life. Teaching math at Nashville’s Maplewood High School through nonprofit organization Teach For America, Ramsey, BA’09, had reached the phase of working in a high-poverty setting that might be labeled “despair.”

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Vanderbilt professor brings first-century context to Christmas story

Dec. 13, 2011—The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, offers insight into how first-century Gospel readers would have understood the message of Jesus' birth.

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Excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring recognized

Dec. 12, 2011—The College of Arts and Science honored four members of its community Dec. 6 for excelling in graduate teaching and mentoring. Farhana Loonat (political science) received the award for outstanding teaching assistant, and Matt Eatough (English) was honored as outstanding teacher. These awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding undergraduate teaching by graduate students....

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