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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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Fields Medalist joins Vanderbilt faculty

Apr. 6, 2011—One of the world’s foremost mathematicians, Vaughan F. R. Jones, has accepted a position as distinguished professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt University beginning in the fall of 2011.

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Thicker than Water

Apr. 4, 2011—French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions Watching the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2006, Holly Tucker was struck by the president’s strong statements about interspecies stem cell research. In the speech, Bush called for “legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical...

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Carl Johnson has the Last Word

Apr. 4, 2011—If you hear a booming voice singing Beethoven’s Ninth or Verdi’s Requiem in Wesley Place Garage one morning, it’s probably Carl Johnson practicing his repertoire for the Nashville Symphony Chorus.

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New minor in scientific computing launched

Apr. 1, 2011—Educating students in diverse disciplines in scientific computing is the aim of a new interdisciplinary major being offered this fall.

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Noted South Asian historian to deliver Vanderbilt’s Byrn Lecture

Apr. 1, 2011—Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a leading economic and cultural historian of South Asia, will deliver the 2011 Byrn Lecture on April 6.

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The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836 (part 2)

Mar. 31, 2011—Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking March 30 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 Boston...

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How old is the universe? (part 2)

Mar. 31, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking March 30 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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David Blight: Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War

Mar. 28, 2011—Watch video of the talk “Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War,” by David Blight. Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, delivered the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture March 24. Blight recently authored A Slave No...

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Writer Etgar Keret to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2011—Keret’s work, noted for its dark, tragicomic sensibility, has been translated into 22 languages.

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Sponsored Research awards for February 2011

Mar. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in February that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $899,438 by the Department of Defense for “BCTM-Battle Command Systems Prototype.”  Sandeep Neema and Jason M. Scott are co-principal...

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