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Patrick Fischer, former computer science chair, dies

Aug. 26, 2011—Patrick Fischer, who helped build the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md. He was 75.

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.

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Lamar Alexander donates pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt

Aug. 22, 2011—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey Alexander, have donated their pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt University Library’s Special Collections.

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Vanderbilt students return to campus Aug. 20, move-in will be green

Aug. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt University will begin welcoming first-year students to campus first thing Saturday morning, Aug. 20, when move-in begins at 7 a.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year student community.

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Poet Billy Collins to be in residence at Vanderbilt in September

Aug. 18, 2011—Acclaimed poet Billy Collins will spend a two-week residency at Vanderbilt University this fall, visiting with students, lecturing on poetry as part of Vanderbilt’s Saturday University and giving a public reading.

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Controversy over art is good for society, argues Steven Tepper

Aug. 15, 2011—Americans should embrace the inevitable friction that results from artists doing provocative work and sparking community objections, argues a Vanderbilt University sociologist.

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Sustainability theme to mark Vanderbilt 2011-12 academic year

Aug. 11, 2011—Issues of sustainability will be incorporated into many phases of the coming academic year at Vanderbilt.

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Designing diamond circuits for extreme environments

Aug. 4, 2011—There is a new way to design computer chips and electronic circuitry for extreme environments: make them out of diamond.

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

Jul. 22, 2011—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews.

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VUMC No. 14 in U.S. News and World Report ‘Honor Roll’

Jul. 19, 2011—Once again, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has achieved distinction as one of the nation’s leading health care providers from U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s annual rankings for “America’s Best Hospitals.”

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Large turnout at Meet the Candidates Community Picnic

Jul. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Meet the Candidates Community Picnic on July 13 drew approximately 60 local candidates running on the upcoming ballot including Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and many citizens who are running in the council district and at-large races.

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Nine named to athletics hall of fame

Jul. 6, 2011—Vanderbilt Athletics officials announced the school’s fourth Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, July 6. The Class of 2011 includes nine members and spans more than 70 years of Commodore history.  

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