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Final shuttle launch a family affair for Dennis Hall

Jul. 7, 2011—The July 8 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis will be a bittersweet moment for Hall, for it will be the final voyage of America’s shuttle program, but it will also be carrying his niece, Sandy Magnus.

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An expensive abuse of justice? Why current habeas corpus must be reformed

May. 31, 2011—The legal safeguard habeas corpus is being used in ways it was never intended, resulting in a costly waste of scarce legal resources and taxpayer dollars, according to two researchers who have studied thousands of habeas cases.

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Subscribe to Research News @ Vanderbilt for latest news on discovery

Apr. 21, 2011—The latest news about discoveries by Vanderbilt researchers is available on the university research news channel, Research News @ Vanderbilt.

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Principals do not feel competition from charter schools

Apr. 21, 2011—New research finds principals at non-charter schools are not motivated by competition from charter schools, debunking a commonly held perception about one of the impacts of charter schools on a school system.

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Vanderbilt partners with Fort Worth to aid low-performing students

Apr. 18, 2011—A new partnership between a Texas school district and the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody College aims to identify what factors make some high schools more effective at reaching low-performing students.

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Cora Marrett: National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference

Mar. 22, 2011—Watch video from the National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference. The second National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference of fiscal year 2011 was hosted by Vanderbilt University on March 21-22, 2011, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering, Office of General...

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Research News @ Vanderbilt website showcases discovery

Feb. 1, 2011—The latest news about discoveries by Vanderbilt researchers is now available on a new online news channel, Research News @ Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt’s role in largest digital sky image

Jan. 13, 2011—The Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III collaboration, which includes Vanderbilt University, has resulted in a picture of the sky so big that it would take 500,000 high-definition TVs to view it at full resolution. The color image contains more than a trillion pixels and covers about one-third of the entire sky.

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Brain imaging predicts future reading progress in children with dyslexia

Dec. 20, 2010—Brain scans of adolescents with dyslexia can be used to predict the future improvement of their reading skills with an accuracy rate of up to 90 percent, new research indicates. Advanced analyses of the brain activity images are significantly more accurate in driving predictions than standardized reading tests or any other measures of children’s behavior....

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Participants sought for study treating speech disorders in young children with cleft palate

Dec. 19, 2010—Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee State University in January 2010, has already been found to have a positive impact on addressing speech disorders in these children.

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Tackling the erosion of a special river island

Dec. 14, 2010—E&ES Professor David Furbish and students Grace Loy and John Rosenberry study the dynamics of the Columbia River around Locke Island, an island sacred to Native Americans endangered by erosion, in order to help determine how best to preserve the site.

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Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

Dec. 6, 2010—Are you ready for robots in the ER? A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are enthusiastic about the...

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