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Peabody’s Flores co-develops brief for U.S. Supreme Court in support of University of Texas diversity policies

Aug. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Stella Flores was one of 21 researchers nationwide who developed an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case, Fisher v. University of Texas, scheduled to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in October.

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Songwriter Odie Blackmon shows Nashville hopefuls the Music Row ropes

Aug. 9, 2012—A Nashville songwriter responsible for No. 1 records by George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and Gary Allan is showing aspiring songwriters the Music Row ropes in a class at Vanderbilt University.

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Methodist campus minister named university chaplain, director of religious life at Vanderbilt

Aug. 9, 2012—The Rev. Mark Forrester, an affiliated United Methodist chaplain and campus minister at Vanderbilt, will now take on the top job as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 8, 2012—Education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to speak about merit pay, No Child Left Behind, school choice, immigration, pre-K, reading, gifted education, financial aid, ESL, bullying and more.

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Negative ad proves more effective for Obama

Aug. 7, 2012—Positive ads from President Obama won't get the job done of defeating challenger Mitt Romney in the presidential race, data from the Vanderbilt/YouGov Ad Rating Project continues to suggest.

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Receptionist who was welcoming face of Vanderbilt dies; memorial service set

Aug. 6, 2012—Mary McClure Taylor, beloved Vanderbilt University receptionist who left a lasting impression of warmth, grace and compassion on generations of students and others who visited Kirkland Hall, died Aug. 5 after a short illness.

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Powerful AM station will air Commodore football, men’s basketball games

Aug. 1, 2012—Commodore football and men’s basketball games will be carried on one of the nation’s strongest radio signals, following a flagship agreement announced between Vanderbilt Athletics and Nashville's NewsRadio 1510 WLAC.

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Test flight over Peru ruins could revolutionize archaeological mapping

Aug. 1, 2012—Archaeological sites that currently take years to map will be completed in minutes if tests of the Semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system being developed at Vanderbilt University go well.

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Reaction to recent positive Obama ad indicates negative strategy would be better

Jul. 30, 2012—Nearly a third of American voters finds a new ‘positive’ ad by President Obama contrasting his approach to the economy with that of Mitt Romney to be 'disgusting.'

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Domestic violence focus of faith leaders

Jul. 26, 2012—Faith leaders seeking to learn more about issues surrounding and ending domestic violence are invited to an Aug. 6-7 institute co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality.

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Vanderbilt and YouGov team up to survey reactions to campaign ads

Jul. 23, 2012—Voter reaction to campaign advertisements by the presidential candidates will be evaluated this fall through a partnership between Vanderbilt University and YouGov, a prominent research firm.

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New federal energy regulations flawed: Vanderbilt researcher

Jul. 17, 2012—New and proposed federal energy-efficient standards for automobiles, clothes dryers, air conditioners and light bulbs make unfair assumptions about the rationality of consumers, said researchers from Vanderbilt University and the Brookings Institution.

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