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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.