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Stars collide: How a Vanderbilt political scientist ended up on a Chinese reality show—and Vanderbilt found a star freshman

Mar. 21, 2018—Ten Chinese high school students competing for an invitation to apply to an English-speaking college. Five judges from elite universities. How a Vanderbilt professor discovered one amazing freshman.

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Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 star provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds

Mar. 20, 2018—The newly discovered planets appear to have too much water to sustain life but provide hints at what sorts of planets might do so.

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An unexpected side effect of public health education efforts in Brazil

Mar. 20, 2018—Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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TEDxNashville 2018 to include Herculano-Houzel, Ikard and Talisse

Mar. 9, 2018—College of Arts and Science professors Suzana Herculano-Houzel, David Ikard and Robert Talisse are among the speakers at the TEDxNashville event March 16–17 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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Author of fierce family memoir ‘Cuz’ to deliver Howard Lecture

Mar. 7, 2018—Danielle Allen, a Harvard political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture on March 13.

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Vanderbilt alumna finalist for inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Mar. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University alumna Lisa Muloma was a finalist for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, a new prestigious scholarship that fully funds graduate-level work in any field at Stanford University.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville wants transit overhaul; unsure about mayor’s plan

Mar. 4, 2018—Concern about Nashville's future rises as city's rapid growth strains transit and affordable housing, according to the latest research by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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‘Economics of Popular Music’ topic of McGee Public Policy Lecture March 26

Mar. 2, 2018—Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and current vice president of the American Economic Association, will discuss "Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music” on Monday, March 26.

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Vanderbilt senior earns prestigious fellowship from Luce Scholars Program

Mar. 1, 2018—Phillip McGloin, a College of Arts and Science senior from Washington, D.C., has been named to the 2018-19 class of Luce Scholars. McGloin will gain new perspectives through immersive living and working experiences in Asia during the next year.

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Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville preview: Mayor Barry approval at 61 percent

Feb. 27, 2018—A limited early release of data shows Mayor Barry's approval still high. Full poll results will be released Sunday, March 4.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring classes

Feb. 23, 2018—Nashville's thriving sports scene, 21st-century American cities and the latest brain research are among the spring 2018 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Disconzi named Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

Feb. 23, 2018—Marcelo Disconzi, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a $65,000 fellowship for early career researchers from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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