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Expert: History is repeating itself with current immigration issues

Sep. 30, 2015—Paul Kramer explains why history is repeating itself in the battle over immigration. Kramer has written about immigration and border issues for the New Yorker and Slate, and been featured on National Public Radio. He has spent the last decade studying U.S. immigration history, and he’s working on a book about the forces that push people into leaving their home countries and immigrating, including the United States’ influence.

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TIPSHEET: Pope Francis’ values to impact U.S. trip, says Vanderbilt professor

Sep. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity Professor Bruce Morrill, who is a Jesuit priest, can discuss expectations surrounding the highly anticipated U.S. visit of Pope Francis Sept. 22-27.

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The Impact of Pope Francis: ExpertVU

Aug. 19, 2015—VIDEO» Bruce Morrill discusses the impact and appeal of Pope Francis, the first Jesuit priest appointed Pope in Vatican history.

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TIP SHEET: Mental health and society expert can comment on Holmes sentence

Aug. 3, 2015—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University can comment on the sentencing of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

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TIPSHEET: Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical problematic for some political conservatives

Jun. 22, 2015—Two Vanderbilt experts can comment on the pope's recent statement about the environment.

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Vanderbilt expert can explain modern white nationalism in the U.S.

Jun. 19, 2015—Anthropologist Sophie Bjork-James can provide context to the white supremacist beliefs believed to have motivated Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health

Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.

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Supreme Court experts ready to discuss upcoming decisions

May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt legal experts are available to talk about the latest Supreme Court decisions.

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James Holmes mass shooting trial – mental health and gun violence expert available

Apr. 22, 2015—Jonathan Metzl is an expert on gun violence and mental illness. And he has new research that specifically addresses issues surrounding mental illness and mass shootings.

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Vanderbilt expert can speak about police ‘testilying’

Apr. 8, 2015—A shooting in South Carolina illustrates how recording technology is changing the fallout of some police-suspect interactions.

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Vanderbilt expert: Corker taking judicious approach toward Iran

Apr. 8, 2015—Media Note: Vanderbilt has a 24/7 TV and radio studio. The studio is free for Vanderbilt experts, other than reserving fiber time. More information » U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is working to protect congressional prerogative on any nuclear agreement with Iran while avoiding the grandstanding tactics of some of his Senate colleagues, a...

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What is the good life?

Dec. 29, 2014—Looking at similarities between different cultures can tell us a lot about what "the good life" means for everyone, says anthropologist Ted Fischer.

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