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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Family life impedes political participation by women

Apr. 30, 2012—The responsibilities of family life tend to impede political participation by women in the Americas, a new study from the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University shows.

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Education and the 2012 Election

Apr. 18, 2012—"The economy and jobs will be the two biggest issues in this fall’s general election, but education will also factor in who votes for which candidate and why," writes Christopher Loss.

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Vanderbilt Divinity discussion: Can a Mormon Be President?

Apr. 16, 2012—Kathleen Flake, a religious historian who teaches and writes about the interaction between American religion and law, will speak April 24 at a Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast.

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Political divide: Why health care is the issue on which Americans may never agree

Apr. 10, 2012—Of all the issues being debated by politicians, lawmakers and voters, funding health care may be the issue on which no one can agree.

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MSNBC Video: The science behind political thinking

Mar. 26, 2012—Jonathan Metzl, director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, explains the science behind how the brain weighs decisions and forms political beliefs on the "Melissa Harris-Perry" show.

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Critical election issues focus of Cal Turner Program event

Mar. 23, 2012—Key issues at the intersection of religion and American society – including health care, taxation and immigration – will be explored March 29 during “Religion and Politics 2012,” a symposium sponsored by the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership.

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Journalist Cokie Roberts gives free, public lecture March 28

Mar. 22, 2012—Cokie Roberts, ABC News political analyst and National Public Radio senior news analyst, will give a talk March 28 as part of Vanderbilt's Project Dialogue series.

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VUCast Newscast: Provocative Politics

Mar. 9, 2012—This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Provocative Politics: the power of a sensational ad See the Civil War through the eyes of those who stayed at home Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine goes hip hop

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Lamar Alexander, Wesley Clark, Jon Huntsman, Vicente Fox, Bill Richardson headline 2012 Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University's annual Impact Symposium will take place March 19-21. The theme of this year’s lectures is “Rise of the Rest: What is the Future of American Foreign Policy?” This year's participants include United States Sen. Lamar Alexander; retired Gen. Wesley Clark; Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who has served as ambassador to Singapore and China; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, and Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico who has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Marc Hetherington: “Polarization and Congress”

Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Feb. 8 class, “Polarization and Congress,” focuses on the branch of government where polarization first took hold, tracing the evolution of the regional bases for the parties and how it has lead to...

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David Lewis: “Polarization and the Presidency”

Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of David Lewis, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Feb. 1 class, “Polarization and the Presidency,” focuses on how changes to the presidential selection process have affected the presidents we elect and on changes to the executive...

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