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Director of Vanderbilt’s DNA databank to discuss reality and hype of personalized medicine

Aug. 30, 2012—The director of Vanderbilt’s DNA databank will discuss the possibilities of personalized medicine in the first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series presents Lorrie Moore Jan. 19

Jan. 17, 2012—Nationally known author Lorrie Moore will discuss “Creative Writing and the Customer Survey” Thursday, Jan. 19, at Vanderbilt University. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room. A reception and book signing will precede the lecture in the lobby of Central Library at 4:30 p.m. The event is free...

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Top 20 news stories of 2011

Dec. 29, 2011—Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network.

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Writer Lorrie Moore to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 19

Dec. 21, 2011—The Chancellor's Lecture Series will host Lorrie Moore Jan. 19 at the Central Library Community Room. Moore, the author of Like Life, Birds of America and A Gate at the Stairs, will discuss "Creative Writing and the Customer Survey."

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Francis Fukuyama: “The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution”

Nov. 15, 2011—Watch video of Stanford professor Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and resident in FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, speaking about his latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, Nov. 15 as part of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s...

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Author Francis Fukuyama available to media after Nov. 15 talk at Vanderbilt

Nov. 14, 2011—Francis Fukuyama, Stanford professor and author of The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, will be available to media immediately following his hour-long talk on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium.

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Nov. 15 Chancellor’s Lecture to feature Francis Fukuyama

Nov. 1, 2011—The Nov. 15 Chancellor's Lecture will feature Stanford University professor Francis Fukuyama, who will discuss his latest book, "The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution."

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Jim Lovensheimer: “Why Musicals Matter”

Sep. 12, 2011—Watch video of the Sept. 6 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Associate Professor of Musicology at the Blair School of Music Jim Lovensheimer presented “Why Musicals Matter” Sept. 6 at Vanderbilt University as part of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Lovensheimer illustrated how we can learn a lot about ourselves as a society by paying attention to the...

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Musicologist Jim Lovensheimer will discuss the scholarly attributes of musicals at Vanderbilt University Sept. 6

Aug. 18, 2011—The first lecture of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Lecture Series will recognize the research of Associate Professor of Musicology Jim Lovensheimer, who will present “Why Musicals Matter” on Sept. 6. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Turner Hall at the Blair School of Music.

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Michael Burry: “Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon”

Apr. 13, 2011—Read a transcript of this talk » Watch video of Michael Burry speaking April 5 on “Missteps to Mayhem: Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon,” as part of the 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Burry, a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus profiled in author Michael Lewis’ bestselling...

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Transcript of Michael Burry’s talk, “Missteps to Mayhem: Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon”

Apr. 13, 2011—Michael Burry spoke April 5, 2011 on “Missteps to Mayhem: Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon,” as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Burry, a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus profiled in author Michael Lewis’ bestselling book “The Big Short,” is best-known as the first financial...

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First analyst to predict the financial collapse to speak at Vanderbilt University April 5

Mar. 24, 2011—Alumnus Michael Burry, the first analyst to predict the 2008 financial collapse, will be at Vanderbilt April 5 as part of this year's Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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