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Vanderbilt expert: U.S. normalization of relations with Cuba ‘hugely important, long overdue’

Dec. 18, 2014—The breakthrough in Cuban-United States relations is important and overdue, says historian Jane Landers of Vanderbilt.

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Mental Illness is the wrong scapegoat after mass shootings

Dec. 11, 2014—An extensive new study by two Vanderbilt University researchers challenges common assumptions about gun violence and mental illness that often emerge in the aftermath of mass shootings.

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Sustainability experts: A dozen ways to go green for the holidays

Dec. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environment Management Office offers 12 steps that everyone can take to make the season a little greener.

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Racism expert available to comment on Ferguson

Nov. 19, 2014—Sociologist Tony Brown studies the pernicious and persistent effects of racism in the United States and is available to comment on the issues that have shaped and will continue to shape events in Ferguson, Mo.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide insights into Nashville’s growth

Nov. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt experts from a variety of fields are available to help explain issues surrounding Nashville's transformation into the latest “it” city.

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ISIS conflict experts: Thomas Schwartz and Mike Newton

Sep. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt experts Thomas Schwartz and Mike Newton are available to comment on President Obama's new plans for Iraq and Syria.

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TIPSHEET: GM has ‘tall order’ to increase safety while keeping costs down

Jun. 6, 2014—Ranga Ramanujam of Owen Graduate School of Management says General Motors faces “a tall order" moving forward in the wake of an internal report that found a “pattern of incompetence and neglect.”

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Vanderbilt expert: Mental illness is often not to blame in mass shootings

Apr. 8, 2014—When a mass shooting occurs there are often two camps of thought: those who feel the country needs stronger gun laws and those who blame the horrific act on mental illness.

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Expert: Same-sex marriage issue could define Justice Kennedy’s place in history

Nov. 5, 2013—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has written all of the court’s decisions striking down discrimination against homosexuals, is poised for a prominent place in history if a same-sex marriage case makes it to the high court, says a Vanderbilt law professor. Read more.

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Expert: Strategic role for IT would have helped avoid health care website troubles

Nov. 1, 2013—Government leaders did not properly recognize the strategic role of IT in defining and implementing policy in rolling out the online insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, according to Douglas C. Schmidt, a professor of computer science at Vanderbilt University.

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Expert available to discuss UAW organizing efforts in South

Oct. 21, 2013—Labor organizing victories in Southern states could have far-reaching political implications for the region and the nation, according to Vanderbilt University labor sociologist Dan Cornfield.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt professor helping organize Syrian war crimes court

Oct. 4, 2013—Vanderbilt law professor Mike Newton can talk about the effort to bring war criminals to justice in Syria.

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