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Talking to children about 9/11

Sep. 8, 2011—“There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for talking to your kids about this or any other catastrophic event,” says Vanderbilt professor of psychology Tedra Walden.

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National Book Award winners to read from work at Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2011—Terrance Hayes and Jaimy Gordon, who each won the National Book Award last spring, will read from their work Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt University as part of the Creative Writing Program’s Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.

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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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