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Hinkel named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Disney named Mentor of the Year

Apr. 25, 2018—Postdoctoral scholar Natalie Hinkel has been named Postdoc of the Year by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for her exceptional scholarship. Assistant Professor of Psychology Anita Disney was honored as Mentor of the Year at the 12th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium April 12.

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Characterizing ‘keyhole’ is first step to fighting obesity at the cellular level

Apr. 18, 2018—A Vanderbilt team and their international colleagues characterized for the first time a complex, little-understood cellular receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.

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Mississippi River Delta will lose more land than can be reclaimed

Apr. 11, 2018—Before the Industrial Age, the Mississippi Delta grew at a rate of two to three square miles per year, suggesting that, even with current reclamation efforts, it is unlikely that it will be possible to offset the current rate of loss--15 to 20 square miles per year

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Vanderbilt appoints committees, advisory firm for graduate and professional student village

Apr. 4, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed executive and advisory committees to work closely with Brailsford & Dunlavy, the development advisory firm on the project.

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Ph.D. student argues for early intervention in reading trouble, takes 3MT top prize

Mar. 26, 2018—In its sixth year at Vanderbilt, the Three Minute Thesis competition drew 49 students mostly from engineering and the sciences, but future history, religion and English Ph.D.s participated as well.

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Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 star provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds

Mar. 20, 2018—The newly discovered planets appear to have too much water to sustain life but provide hints at what sorts of planets might do so.

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An unexpected side effect of public health education efforts in Brazil

Mar. 20, 2018—Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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Vanderbilt graduate schools among the nation’s best

Mar. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s graduate schools remain among the nation’s best, according to the latest "U.S. News & World Report" rankings.

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Graduate and professional student housing project moves to next step

Feb. 22, 2018—The next phase of planning for a graduate and professional student village will engage an advisory firm tasked with identifying the best site, time frame and management model for the project.

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Second Academic Pathways symposium set for Feb. 23

Feb. 12, 2018—This symposium will feature presentations by finalists for the 2018 Academic Pathways Fellowship program, which prepares postdocs to be highly competitive candidates for academic leadership roles.

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‘Mind’s eye blink’ proves ‘paying attention’ is not just a figure of speech

Nov. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt psychologists have discovered that when you shift your attention from one place to another, your brain 'blinks'—or experiences momentary gaps in perception.

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Vanderbilt astronomers continue international effort to map and analyze universe in greater detail than ever

Nov. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt astronomers will carry out detailed studies of nearby stars orbited by planets with the potential to harbor or sustain life.

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