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Vanderbilt plays key role in $20 million federal grant designed to strengthen Tennessee’s R&D infrastructure

Sep. 9, 2010—Five years from now, high school and college students throughout Tennessee should have more and better opportunities to learn about and pursue careers in alternative energy science and technology.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary.

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Distinguished lineup of authors to appear at Vanderbilt this fall

Sep. 2, 2010—A series of free public readings at Vanderbilt University will kick off this fall with a Sept. 16 appearance by Edward Hirsch, poet, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and President of the Guggenheim Foundation.

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Black and gold attire encouraged on College Colors Day

Aug. 26, 2010—All Commodore fans are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing black and gold on College Colors Day, Friday, Sept. 3. The Vanderbilt Bookstore is helping to promote this four-year-old campus tradition by offering fans the chance to win a $200 prize package of Vanderbilt merchandise.

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Sixth season of International Lens series begins Aug. 28

Aug. 25, 2010—This semester’s lineup opens with a crime thriller from Hong Kong, includes a U.S. documentary about the legalities surrounding music sampling and the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker. The university will also be a host for the International Black Film Festival of Nashville Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

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Vanderbilt remains in Top 20 of U.S. News & World Report poll

Aug. 17, 2010—Vanderbilt University maintained its No. 17 rank on the list of best national universities in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday.

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Vanderbilt names new chief human resource officer

Aug. 10, 2010—Traci Nordberg, who has overseen human resources at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dartmouth College, will begin work at Vanderbilt University in September.

Nordberg will be an associate vice chancellor and chief human resource officer for Vanderbilt, which employs about 20,000 at its university and medical center.

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Why can’t some people put the brakes on impulsive behavior?

Jul. 29, 2010—A group of Vanderbilt researchers analyzed the role of the brain chemical dopamine in impulsivity to discover more precisely what makes some people more susceptible to rash behavior.

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U.S. citizens didn’t lose hope during economic crisis, Vanderbilt survey finds

Jul. 27, 2010—People in the United States are more optimistic and resilient in hard times than is commonly believed, a new survey from Vanderbilt University indicates.

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Landmark national project on law and neuroscience to be based at Vanderbilt

Jul. 20, 2010—Vanderbilt University professor Owen Jones, who is one of the nation’s few professors of both law and biology, has been named director of the national Law and Neuroscience Project, which will now be headquartered at Vanderbilt.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel speaks April 12 at Vanderbilt University

Apr. 6, 2010—Elie Wiesel, author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will speak at Vanderbilt University Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Langford Auditorium.

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