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New steps in immigration reform: Vanderbilt experts available

Jan. 29, 2013—Congress and President Obama are taking up the debate over comprehensive immigration reform yet again. Vanderbilt has a diverse array of experts researching various aspects of the immigration debate.

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Benefits of apology from Lance Armstrong may outweigh legal implications, expert says

Jan. 16, 2013—The possible benefits of a confession and apology about doping from Lance Armstrong all depend on how the world-renowned, and disgraced, cyclist uses his words, says Vanderbilt legal scholar and apology expert Erin O'Hara O'Connor.

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Vanderbilt partners with Nightly Business Report to provide research and expertise

Jan. 8, 2013—Through a new educational enterprise called NBR-U, Vanderbilt, Harvard, Stanford and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will offer timely research and expert analysis of top business issues.

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Libya needs judicial reform, not vengeance: Vanderbilt expert

Sep. 14, 2012—Vanderbilt law professor Mike Newton says Libya needs help building a reformed judicial system from the ground up.

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Political divide: Why health care is the issue on which Americans may never agree

Apr. 10, 2012—Of all the issues being debated by politicians, lawmakers and voters, funding health care may be the issue on which no one can agree.

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Vanderbilt experts discuss hot-button issues tied to GOP presidential debates

Jan. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss negative campaigning, religious bias among candidates, patriotism and the Bible, the GOP's stance on immigration and how to eliminate bias in political polling.

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Political scientist looks at elections and why they matter

Oct. 12, 2011—Larry Bartels, arguably the most influential political scientist of his generation, researches a mix of psychology and democracy for a holistic understanding of the political process.

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Vanderbilt professors available to talk about upcoming Supreme Court decisions

Oct. 12, 2011—The U.S. Supreme Court will make decisions on a number of hotly debated cases this term, and a diverse group of Vanderbilt University experts is available to give their opinions about those cases.

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Expert source on FEMA funding freeze available to media

Sep. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University researcher James Fraser has done extensive research on FEMA, buyouts and flood mitigation policies and is available to talk to media about the recent freeze on FEMA funding.

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Talking to children about 9/11

Sep. 8, 2011—“There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for talking to your kids about this or any other catastrophic event,” says Vanderbilt professor of psychology Tedra Walden.

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Domestic partisan politics remain key to presidential election

May. 3, 2011—Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz.

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Nuclear remediation veteran comments on accident at Japanese nuclear power plant

Mar. 23, 2011—Frank Parker, who has studied Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, comments on the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

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