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Caldwell steps aside as Vanderbilt head coach

Nov. 27, 2010—Robbie Caldwell stepped down as Vanderbilt’s head football coach, effective after the Commodores’ Nov. 27 game with Wake Forest.

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Babies learn best from parents, not video

Nov. 10, 2010—New research from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia finds that infants learn little to nothing from popular educational videos and learn the most from face-to-face interactions with their parents and other familiar figures.

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Brookings scholar lecture marks official opening of new Vanderbilt center

Oct. 20, 2010—Noted congressional scholar Thomas E. Mann will speak at Vanderbilt University on Oct. 28 about the outlook for the 2010 midterm elections. The public lecture marks the official launch of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, which is housed within Vanderbilt’s Department of Political Science.

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Image of mosquito’s heart wins first place in Nikon’s ‘Small World’ photomicrography competition

Oct. 15, 2010—Jonas King, a member of the research group of Julián Hillyer, assistant professor of biological sciences, captured the image as part of the group's research on the circulatory system of Anopheles gambiae, a mosquito that spreads malaria.

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Distinguished Vanderbilt complex litigation scholar Richard Nagareda dies

Oct. 11, 2010—Richard Nagareda, the David Daniels Allen Professor of Law and director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at Vanderbilt University Law School, died at his home on Friday, Oct. 8. He was 47. Memorial arrangements are pending.

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What should BP’s new CEO do now?

Sep. 28, 2010—The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will host a panel discussion on the causes and consequences of the BP Gulf oil spill Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in Averbuch Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Public/private partnerships key to maximizing Nashville’s sports potential: VU study

Sep. 27, 2010—Nashville should seek new public/private partnerships that generate additional revenue sources if the city wants to maximize its economic potential as a sports city, according to a report prepared by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies.

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Teacher performance pay alone does not raise student test scores

Sep. 21, 2010—Rewarding teachers with bonus pay, in the absence of any other support programs, does not raise student test scores, according to a new study issued today by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development in partnership with the RAND Corporation.

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Vanderbilt class of 2014 draws from largest applicant pool ever

Sep. 17, 2010—Vanderbilt University’s Expanded Aid Program to fund students with demonstrated need who earn admittance has resulted in the most selective class in its history.

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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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