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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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Vanderbilt, Barnes & Noble to bring bookstore back to West End

Jun. 30, 2011—The Vanderbilt bookstore will move from Rand Hall to 2525 West End Ave., where it will be operated by Barnes & Noble

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Focus on mental illness in gun debate is misleading

Jun. 27, 2011—In an essay published June 25 in the journal The Lancet, Jonathan M. Metzl argues that “surprisingly little evidence supports the notion that individuals with mental illness are more likely than anyone else to commit gun crimes.”

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Who or what is the Tea Party movement? Survey offers some answers

Jun. 23, 2011—According to a new survey undertaken by sociologists from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tea Partiers are an old movement in new (albeit retro) packaging.

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Commodores headed to College World Series

Jun. 12, 2011—The Vanderbilt baseball team is headed to Omaha for its first College World Series appearance following a decisive 9-3 victory over Oregon State Saturday night at Hawkins Field.

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