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More shake-ups for Obama’s team of rivals, says Vanderbilt political scientist

Sep. 30, 2010—President Barack Obama’s declining approval ratings increase the challenges of keeping his once-lauded “team of rivals” in place through 2012, according to David E. Lewis, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 12, 2010—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews. Peabody was named the No. 1 graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year in 2010. For more information, go to www.peabody.vanderbilt.edu. Helping kids handle stress Judy Garber...

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Vanderbilt political experts: Tennessee governor’s race remains fluid

Jul. 9, 2010—Vanderbilt political science professors John Geer and Bruce Oppenheimer are available to speak about the Tennessee gubernatorial race.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Byrd’s leadership style fit mold, says Vanderbilt professor who studies Congress

Jun. 29, 2010—The late Sen. Robert Byrd was among a group of highly effective Democratic Senate leaders who shared the trait of representing small-population states, says Vanderbilt political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer, who has researched this phenomenon. “Others who come to mind are Mike Mansfield, George Mitchell, and more recently, Tom Daschle and Harry Reid. The lawmakers from...

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BP disaster predictable, says Vanderbilt civil and environmental engineer

Jun. 11, 2010—The worst environmental disaster to hit the U.S. occurred in part because of BP’s institutional arrogance, pushing a technology beyond its limits, and basic communication failures, according to Vanderbilt University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Abkowitz, an emergency preparedness and response expert.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts can talk about Supreme Court justice search

Apr. 28, 2010—As the Obama administration researches candidates to succeed retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens, Vanderbilt experts are ready to weigh in on Justice Stevens, the Supreme Court and the list of potential nominees.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt legal and military expert can talk about military commissions

Mar. 9, 2010—President Obama is now debating whether to have the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, prosecuted in a military tribunal, despite Attorney General Eric Holder's plan to try Mohammed in civilian court.

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Beginning of a Decade TIPSHEET – Business

Dec. 14, 2009—Vanderbilt University faculty are available to offer perspective on business issues and other current topics for the year 2010.

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Watch: Vanderbilt expert discusses death penalty

Dec. 3, 2009—Watch Christopher Slobogin, Milton Underwood Professor of Law at Vanderbilt, discuss the death penalty and government's ability to implement it fairly.

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TIPSHEET: International law expert available to discuss Afghan troop build-up

Dec. 3, 2009—A leading international law expert cautions that the troop surge in Afghanistan must be accompanied by a concurrent improvement in the nation's system of justice, now plagued by lawlessness and graft.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt professors available as sources for holiday shopping articles

Nov. 17, 2009—Marketing experts at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management are available as sources for holiday shopping stories on a range of topics from the impact of social networking on consumer decision-making to marketing radically new products.

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