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Dr. William Petrie on Alzheimer’s disease

Jan. 19, 2012—Watch video of Dr. William Petrie speaking on Alzheimer’s disease. Petrie spoke Jan. 18 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...

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Video: How parents can help children learn from television

Dec. 8, 2011—In a first-of-its-kind study, children showed significant gains in vocabulary and comprehension when parents asked them questions about the content, rather than simply parking them in front of the screen.

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Six ways we kill innovation without even trying

Nov. 21, 2011—Management professor David Owens of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management says that business and other leaders need to understand exactly which of the constraints are working against them to help create conditions that foster innovation instead of killing it.

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VUCast: Shark Attack to Bionic Breakthrough

Oct. 21, 2011—This Week on VUCast: A shark attack victim inspires a bionic breakthrough; why political prices are going up; and making a cappella cool.    

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Future diabetes vaccine?

Sep. 12, 2011—Video: Watch this story about a breakthrough drug study that may prevent type-1 diabetes.

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Bruce McCandliss: Educational Neuroscience: How Education Shapes Brain Development

May. 17, 2011—Watch video of Bruce McCandliss, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair of Psychology and Human Development, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. McCandliss carries out research that seeks to connect our understanding about changes in children’s brain structure and function to specific aspects of education. This work asks questions such as how educational learning...

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Kane Jennings: Solar Energy Conversion Inspired by Nature’s Engineering

May. 17, 2011—Watch video of G. Kane Jennings, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 1993, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute...

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How old is the universe? (part 1)

Mar. 24, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking March 23 on “How Old is the Universe?” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. David A. Weintraub is professor of astronomy, director of the Communication of Science & Technology program, and director of Undergraduate Studies for Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University....

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Cora Marrett: National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference

Mar. 22, 2011—Watch video from the National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference. The second National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference of fiscal year 2011 was hosted by Vanderbilt University on March 21-22, 2011, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering, Office of General...

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Pain from the Past: A conversation with a psychiatrist and a scientist about post traumatic stress disorder

Mar. 9, 2011—Watch video of Dr. Paul W. Ragan, associate professor of psychiatry, and Carrie Jones, assistant professor of pharmacology, speaking March 3. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a severe anxiety disorder that occurs in people who have experienced physical or psychological trauma. Triggering events can include experiences like military combat, car accidents, or childhood abuse. PTSD is...

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Chikai Ohazama: “A Brief History of Google Earth: A Personal and Professional Journey”

Mar. 3, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Chikai Ohazama, Google Inc. product manager and co-founder of Google Earth, speaking on “A Brief History of Google Earth: A Personal and Professional Journey.” The Feb. 24 event was part of National Engineers Week, which was established in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers.

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VUCast: When to go for it…

Feb. 4, 2011—Should you go for it on a fourth down? How NFL risks relate to business. Plus, jumping on the James Franklin bandwagon, and see how Vanderbilt remembers the iconic 1960s.

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