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Chancellor: Vanderbilt faring well in difficult economic climate

Mar. 29, 2012—Increases in regulatory burdens combined with reductions in federal support will likely add considerable cost to doing business for research universities, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told the Spring Faculty Assembly.

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James Brown biographer to speak April 6 at Vanderbilt

Mar. 28, 2012—The author of a biography of singer James Brown will speak April 6 at Vanderbilt University. RJ Smith, author of "The One: The Life and Music of James Brown," will talk about the book 9 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Vanderbilt’s First Amendment Center.

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Journalist Cokie Roberts gives free, public lecture March 28

Mar. 22, 2012—Cokie Roberts, ABC News political analyst and National Public Radio senior news analyst, will give a talk March 28 as part of Vanderbilt's Project Dialogue series.

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U.S. Attorney General Holder exhorts Vanderbilt students to seek liberty and learning

Mar. 16, 2012—U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. opened the Cecil Sims Lecture at the Vanderbilt University Law School March 16 by congratulating Vanderbilt on its academic – and recent athletic – accomplishments.

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Peabody again ranked top graduate education school

Mar. 13, 2012—For the fourth straight year, Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report poll of graduate education schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked No. 14 among research medical centers.

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Five-part series to explore the Arab Spring

Mar. 12, 2012—A series of events at Vanderbilt will provide cross-disciplinary perspectives on the Arab Spring.

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App turns tablet into math aid for visually impaired students

Mar. 5, 2012—A mechanical engineering graduate student has created an app that turns Android tablets into an educational aid for teaching mathematics to visually impaired students.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Santorum leading Republican candidate in Tennessee

Feb. 26, 2012—Rick Santorum is the favored candidate in Tennessee as the state approaches its Super Tuesday primary election March 6, according to a new poll from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University.

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Eight students chosen as newest class of Ingram Scholars

Feb. 22, 2012—Eight incoming first-year students have been chosen as the newest members of the Ingram Scholarship program. The eight are among 942 high school seniors who applied for the prestigious program. Members of the new class are John Alexander Bogdon of Orlando, Fla.; Bridget Lorraine Claborn of Omaha, Neb.; Juan Felipe Diaz Gutierrez of Bogota, Colombia;...

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Vanderbilt political scientists say Bush legacy will likely improve

Feb. 20, 2012—George W. Bush can probably look forward to an upswing in popularity as time goes by, say two Vanderbilt political scientists. A poll by CBS News and The New York Times near the end of Bush’s 2001-2009 presidency showed his approval rating at 22 percent, making him one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history.

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Sociologist Laura Carpenter delves into the intricacies of intimacy

Feb. 14, 2012—Meet sociology professor Laura Carpenter, Vanderbilt's resident "sexpert." Her research interests include virginity loss and how chronic illness affects the sex lives of patients.

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Vanderbilt expert available to comment on ‘No Child Left Behind’ waivers

Feb. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University researcher Ron Zimmer says many states are seeking No Child Left Behind waivers because states are required to raise the bar on the number of students reaching proficiency standards.

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