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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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Vanderbilt artist Vesna Pavlović exhibits at the Frist Center

Jun. 1, 2011—The explorations of Vesna Pavlović into our motivations for taking photographs and how we experience them are showcased in a major exhibit opening in June at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

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Haitians still believe in democracy after devastating earthquake

May. 24, 2011—A new poll shows that Haitians have reacted to a devastating 2010 earthquake much as expected, with one notable exception. The destruction and poverty caused by the earthquake have done remarkably little to erode confidence in democracy.

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Vanderbilt professor named Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief economist

May. 20, 2011—Vanderbilt finance professor Craig M. Lewis has been named as the new director of the SEC's Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation and chief economist of the SEC.

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Chancellor counsels graduates on managing change at Commencement

May. 13, 2011—“Thinking people do not turn away from trouble, from evidence of change,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “They understand their own uneasiness as a trigger for inquiry and they begin to work toward managing the changes that are surely coming by first finding facts.”

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Nobel prize-winner tells seniors to be agents of change

May. 12, 2011—A Vanderbilt University graduate is a “potential great change agent,” Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai told seniors the day before their Commencement ceremony.

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New insect repellant may be thousands of times stronger than DEET

May. 9, 2011—Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants.

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Vanderbilt moves forward with College Halls

May. 5, 2011—The university will break ground in May 2012 on Kissam College Halls, two colleges that will each house about 330 upperclass students--a mixture of sophomores, juniors and seniors--and be led by faculty directors in residence.

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Board of Trust renames Commons for Martha R. Ingram

Apr. 29, 2011—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has named the university’s living-learning community for first-year students for Martha R. Ingram.

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Vanderbilt considers proposal to assist in establishing a school of education in Abu Dhabi

Apr. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University officials are exploring a proposal from the government of Abu Dhabi to create a school of education that would train teachers, education leaders and researchers to strengthen the country’s K-12 education system.

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Vanderbilt finance professors open NASDAQ stock exchange

Apr. 20, 2011—Vanderbilt finance professors Robert Whaley and Jacob Sagi rang the opening bell for Nasdaq OMX in New York on Tuesday, April 19, to celebrate the start of options trading on a new group of indexes the pair developed to help protect stock gains from market fluctuations.

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