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earth and environmental sciences

NSF grants for Sociology, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Oct. 1, 2014—The NSF has awarded a pair of grants to Vanderbilt researchers for the study of local water conservation policies across the nation and the role of litigation in social activism, respectively.

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How to Explore the Prehistoric Past

Sep. 26, 2014—Travel back 450 million years to Middle Tennessee’s beginnings with Molly Miller, professor of earth and environmental sciences

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Research Roundup, Summer 2014

Sep. 26, 2014—Private Property and Government Inaction | Probiotic Could Prevent Obesity | Freedom from Power Cords | Pickiness Doesn’t Always Pay

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Early Earth less hellish than previously thought

Sep. 15, 2014—Conditions on Earth in its first 500 million years may have been cool enough to form oceans of water instead of being hellishly hot.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning fall classes

Aug. 20, 2014—Interested individuals 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Vanderbilt Osher lifelong learning fall classes, which begin Oct. 5.

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VUCast: Cougar Cravings

Jul. 29, 2014—In the latest VUCast: See what cougars eat to help them avoid extinction; look inside Warren and Moore colleges, Vanderbilt’s newest living-learning community; and hear what Commodore football coaches are doing to create a winning team. Watch now!

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Diamond named Udall Scholar

Apr. 25, 2014—Michael Diamond, a junior in the College of Arts and Science, has been named a 2014 Udall Scholar. The federally funded scholarship recognizes college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment.

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Cougars’ diverse diet helped them survive the mass extinction that wiped out the saber-tooth cat, American lion

Apr. 22, 2014—Cougars may have survived a mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate.

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Fossil Finds

Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Molly Miller is used to searching for ancient clues deep in Antarctica.  Now Miller and her students are sharing their fossil-hunting skills a little closer to home.  

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VUCast: Fossil Finds – see the ancient discoveries these kids are digging up

Apr. 16, 2014—See the ancient discoveries these kids are digging up; learn about major progress in Parkinson’s research; and a throwback video! See Johnny Cash’s connection to Vanderbilt. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Calling all fossil hunters: Come to free family event at Fort Negley April 5

Mar. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is partnering with Metro Parks and Vulcan Materials Company to sponsor “Fossils at the Fort” at Nashville’s Fort Negley on Saturday, April 5.

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Environmental wunderkind and Vanderbilt student Param Jaggi to be featured on CNN’s ‘The Next List’

Apr. 4, 2013—Param Jaggi, the Vanderbilt sophomore honored multiple times over for creating cost-effective inventions to clean the air and rescue the environment, will be profiled in a one-hour special on CNN this weekend.

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