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VU forum discusses midterm elections, federal policy predictions for new year

Dec. 17, 2014—A recent forum examined the Republican victories in the midterm elections, the legislation considered during the “lame duck” congressional session, and the outlook for federal policy issues when Congress returns to Washington in January 2015.

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Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.

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Zeppos meets with federal policymakers; co-chairs panel on government regulation

Feb. 20, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-12 to meet with federal policymakers and to participate in the initial meeting of the U.S. Senate-appointed Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education, which he is co-chairing.

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Innovation Helps Teach Math to Visually Impaired Students

Jan. 13, 2013—A new Android app developed at Vanderbilt uses tactile feedback technology to help students with visual impairments to master algebra, geometry, graphing and other subjects that are particularly hard to comprehend without the aid of normal vision.

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Weird science: Golden Goose Awards recognize obscure but important research

Sep. 14, 2012—Eight scientists, including four Nobel laureates, received the first Golden Goose Awards on Thursday, Sept. 13 at an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill. The award was established to highlight the importance of federally funded basic research that, on the surface, seemed particularly odd or obscure, but which ended up having a large impact on society.

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