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Karate kicks keep cockroaches from becoming zombies, wasp chow

Oct. 31, 2018—Far from being a weak-willed sap easily paralyzed by the emerald jewel wasp’s sting to the brain, the cockroach can deliver a stunning karate kick that saves its life, biologist Ken Catania has found.

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Sara Tsai: Runner and engineer

Oct. 25, 2018—A serious injury inspired senior student-athlete Sara Tsai to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and a future in helping others.

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A college student’s guide to voting in Nashville

Oct. 23, 2018—Are you a student and not sure how to vote in Nashville? This chart provided by the office of Congressman Jim Cooper can help.

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K.C. Potter Center to celebrate 10th anniversary Oct. 24

Oct. 17, 2018—The K.C. Potter Center, home of the Office of LGBTQI Life, will mark its 10th anniversary Oct. 24 with a celebration open to the entire Vanderbilt community.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Danny Coradazzi

Oct. 17, 2018—Danny Coradazzi strongly believes that the residential college experience plays a vital role in developing the whole student.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee to give Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 1

Oct. 16, 2018—Siddhartha Mukherjee will discuss his latest work, "The Gene: An Intimate History," at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Langford Auditorium as part of the Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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New portraits honor Vanderbilt Trailblazers

Oct. 15, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos unveiled four portraits on Saturday that are part of a new “Vanderbilt Trailblazers” series to honor members of the Vanderbilt community who broke barriers at the university and in society at large.

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Vanderbilt by the numbers

Oct. 14, 2018—The numbers tell the story when it comes to Vanderbilt’s high national rankings, low student-to-faculty ratio, the impact of Opportunity Vanderbilt and more.

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Meet ‘Jack,’ VUPD’s first community K-9 officer

Oct. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt University Police Department welcomed Jack, a 2-year-old yellow Lab and the university’s first community K-9 officer, this fall.

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Anita Hill to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28

Oct. 8, 2018—Best-selling author and legal scholar Anita Hill will deliver a lecture, “No Longer Silent: Underrepresented Narratives in Sexual Violence,” on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Langford Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required for entry.

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Mobile tour exploring unconscious bias to visit Vanderbilt Oct. 8

Oct. 5, 2018—The Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour will visit Vanderbilt on Monday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Branscomb Quad.

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VU alum Grantland Rice focus of new documentary

Sep. 20, 2018—Famed sportswriter Grantland Rice is the subject of a new documentary premiering Sept. 25 on the SEC Network.

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