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Perspectives on Election 2012

Oct. 8, 2013—Authors Dan Balz, Lynn Vavreck and John Sides discuss the 2012 presidential election with David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times and John Seignethaler of the First Amendment Center. The “Perspectives on Election 2012” event was held Sept. 24, 2013, at the First Amendment Center on the Vanderbilt campus.To learn more about Vanderbilt, visit

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VUCast: Through the Wormhole

Aug. 10, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Vanderbilt goes “through the wormhole” How voters are getting their say on political attack ads From the desert to the dugout… Who ya with?

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TIPSHEET: Likely return of PRI to power in Mexico raises questions

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt political science professor Jonathan Hiskey can speak to print reporters about the July 1 election in Mexico.

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VUCast Newscast: Occupy Wall Street

Nov. 2, 2011—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Occupy Wall Street: A historical look at the new protest movement A cool way to learn how your brain really works with “Brain Matters” See the best of Memorial Madness!

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VUCast: Shark Attack to Bionic Breakthrough

Oct. 21, 2011—This Week on VUCast: A shark attack victim inspires a bionic breakthrough; why political prices are going up; and making a cappella cool.    

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Why tech-savvy political candidates still need old-fashioned yard signs

Jul. 25, 2011—A Vanderbilt political science study offers fairly conclusive evidence that, in low-information races, a candidate’s name recognition alone positively affects voter support.

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Meet the Candidates Community Picnic is July 13

Jul. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt University will host the 2011 Meet the Candidates Community Picnic on July 13 to connect voters with candidates running in the upcoming Davidson County election.

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Tipsheet: Outlook for 2010 midterm elections: Vanderbilt experts

Oct. 18, 2010—Expect the campaign rhetoric to sizzle the last two weeks before the 2010 midterms, says John Geer, chair and Distinguished Professor of Political Science.

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