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Social venture founded by Anthropology’s Ted Fischer wins $15,000 prize

Aug. 23, 2016—Mani+, a pediatric malnutrition therapy, is the result of years of interdisciplinary research by Vanderbilt anthropology, business, nursing, biological sciences and education students and professors.

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Brazil: Impeachment, Zika, and the Summer Olympics 2016

May. 20, 2016—Latin American historian Marshall Eakin will discuss the impact of recent political and economic turmoil in Brazil on the Summer Olympics when he speaks at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Williamson County Library.

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Anthropology Ph.D. student wins prestigious scholarship for Native Americans

Apr. 18, 2016—Antonio Villaseñor-Marchal, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, has won this year’s Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship from the Society of American Archaeology.

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Brazilian government losing respect of citizens quickly: LAPOP

Apr. 1, 2016—Public opinion date gathered by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project shows that the people of Brazil have lost confidence in their political institutions.

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Eberl receives grant to study the cultural identity of Q’eqchi’ Maya

Feb. 23, 2016—Markus Eberl will study how the relocation of a Maya community in Guatemala affects their connection to the past.

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People living in less affluent regions are more environmentally friendly in Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 6, 2015—More people than surveyors expected think protection of the environment should be a priority in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Age is decisive factor when it comes to supporting same-sex marriage: LAPOP

Jun. 2, 2015—Lawmakers in the Americas hew close to voters' preferences when it comes to same-sex marriage, according to a new study from Vanderbilt's LAPOP opinion project.

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Free trade deals favored in Ecuador: LAPOP

May. 26, 2015—More than half the population of Ecuador believe that free trade agreements are a good thing for the country, according to a LAPOP study from Vanderbilt.

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Family reunification drives child migration from Latin America

Apr. 20, 2015—New research by Katharine Donato and Blake Sisk examines why children make the difficult journey north.

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Vanderbilt’s LAPOP survey provides new insights on insecurities and democracy in the Americas

Nov. 25, 2014—Crime and violence are increasingly worrying citizens in the Americas, according to new data released by Vanderbilt's LAPOP center.

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U.S. aid to Central America is successfully combatting crime and violence: LAPOP study

Oct. 30, 2014—Aid programs sponsored by the United States are effective in lowering crime in Central America, according to a Vanderbilt study.

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Waning political tolerance in some Latin American nations points to weakened democratic culture

Jan. 22, 2014—Support for political tolerance remains strong in many Latin American and Caribbean nations, but in others a move in the opposite direction “represents alarming news,” concludes a study by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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