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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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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt law professor available to speak on marijuana law

Nov. 6, 2009—Governments across the country are grappling with thorny legal issues as they ponder the most significant reforms to marijuana laws in decades. A Vanderbilt law professor who previously has commented on marijuana law issues in news stories is available for interviews.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts available to talk about the health care reform debate

Sep. 8, 2009—William Turner, former Obama health care advisor, Betts Chair and Professor of Education and Human Development, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, is among several Vanderbilt professors available to comment on health care reform.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts give insight on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination; Video included

Jun. 25, 2009—Will Judge Sonia Sotomayor become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice? Vanderbilt faculty Tracey George, Terry Mahoney and Brian Fitzpatrick provide expert insight and commentary.

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Politics and the changing face of the Supreme and appellate courts

May. 21, 2009—Empirical research from Vanderbilt professor of law and political science Tracey George shows how the United States court system, especially the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, could dramatically change under the Obama Administration.

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Students helping students: a guide for developing social skills in students with disabilities

Feb. 16, 2009—Students helping other students learn has been proven to boost academic achievement and social skills in students with and without disabilities. A new book by Vanderbilt University researchers, Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students' Social Lives and Learning, based on over 20 years of research in the field, offers teachers practical guidelines for implementing these peer support strategies in the classroom.

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Video: Special ed. expert Craig Kennedy discusses including all students in classrooms

Feb. 16, 2009—Students helping other students learn has been proven to boost academic achievement and social skills in students with and without disabilities. A new book by Vanderbilt University researchers, Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students' Social Lives and Learning, based on over 20 years of research in the field, offers teachers practical guidelines for implementing these peer support strategies in the classroom.

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Confronting Trillions: Op-ed by Graduate School Dean Dennis Hall

Feb. 9, 2009—Last May, during my remarks at Vanderbilt University's graduate school commencement ceremony, I shared this observation, "The world you're about to enter as Vanderbilt's newest alumni is a world where many of the challenges so in need of fresh ideas are increasingly measured in trillions." Little did I know then that the economy's approaching nosedive would soon turn trillions into front-page news.

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Patrick O’Keeffe, author of The Hill Road, to appear at Vanderbilt

Jan. 28, 2009—Patrick O'Keeffe, who won the prestigious Story Prize for short stories in 2005, will read from his work Thursday, Feb. 5, at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt expert: Tennessee legislative coup could benefit Williams in long run

Jan. 14, 2009—Voters in Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams' district could continue to support and re-elect the Elizabethton representative – even if he switches parties – says Vanderbilt University political scientist Christian Grose.

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Obama presidency signals new era in America’s struggle with self-identity, says Vanderbilt historian

Jan. 8, 2009—America's arduous struggle over competing visions of nationhood involving race is a giant step closer to resolution with the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, says Vanderbilt University historian Gary Gerstle.

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TIPSHEET: An African American has achieved the nation’s highest office – what now?

Nov. 20, 2008—Barack Obama's history-making election to president of the United States has many wondering what does this achievement mean for race relations in America – what now? Is there still need for affirmative action? Is there less racism in America than we might have once thought? Will the Obamas have an impact on African Americans' and others' expectations for and perceptions of family and achievement?

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