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Vanderbilt by the Numbers 2016

Oct. 27, 2016—Here's a look at Vanderbilt 2016 by the numbers—statistics, rankings, student information and more.

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Today’s self-taught typists almost as fast as touch typists – as long as they can see the keyboard

Oct. 18, 2016—Sometimes you can't improve on a classic method: Touch typing is still the fastest.

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Election 2016: Second presidential debate reviewed

Oct. 11, 2016—Professor of Political Science John Geer, a leading expert on presidential elections, takes a look at the volatile second presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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First-year students learn lessons on race and inclusion at 10th annual Lawson Lecture

Sep. 29, 2016—A reunion 50 years in the making made a significant impact on first-year students at the 10th annual Lawson Lecture Sept. 27, when Vanderbilt alumni Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard shared their stories of being young African American basketball recruits and students on campus in the late-1960s.

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Vanderbilt maintains record-high No. 15 ranking in ‘U.S. News’

Sep. 13, 2016—Strong academics, research opportunities and a supportive living-learning atmosphere are credited for Vanderbilt retaining its No. 15 ranking in "U.S. News and World Report's" annual survey.

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Sneak Peek: Alma mater re-mix 2016 PSA

Aug. 29, 2016—Are you ready for some football and the Vanderbilt alma mater with a Nashville twist? Our 2016 public service announcement, featuring more than 100 students and the expertise of the Blair School of Music, will be part of the TV telecast as Vanderbilt hosts South Carolina Sept. 1.

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Watch: First day of classes at the Engineering and Science Building

Aug. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt’s newest classroom and research facility, the Engineering and Science Building, opened to students Aug. 24.

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Vanderbilt Move-in 2016

Aug. 20, 2016—Watch all of the fun and emotion as Vanderbilt University welcomes the Class of 2020 to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Total number of neurons—not enlarged prefrontal region—hallmark of human brain

Aug. 9, 2016—Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel finds that human intelligence comes from the number of neurons in our brains—and it was the invention of cooking that made neuron development possible.

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Inside The Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University

Aug. 8, 2016—What's life really like inside Vanderbilt’s renowned first-year residential college system? Hear from students and faculty heads of house and see what makes The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons a true home away from home.

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LGBTQ students feel safer at schools with gay-straight alliances

Jul. 25, 2016—High school gay-straight alliances promote a culture of tolerance that benefits students, Peabody researchers have found.

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Using virtual reality to help teenagers with autism learn how to drive

Jul. 21, 2016—A team of engineers and psychologists have developed a virtual reality driving simulator designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder learn to drive, a key skill in allowing them to live independent and productive lives.

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