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VUCast: See a Vanderbilt student’s “bright” idea; plus research on why students might want to double down on majors.

Apr. 10, 2013—See a Vanderbilt student’s bright art idea! Hear why more students should double down on their majors Watch how a special cartoon comforts sick kids at the Children’s Hospital

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Vanderbilt research: Support for double majors could pay major dividends

Mar. 18, 2013—Double major students may be the innovative thinkers society needs to tackle the complex problems of the 21st century, Vanderbilt sociologists Richard Pitt and Steven Tepper argue in a new report.

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Tepper named facilitator for Leadership Music’s annual program

Jun. 29, 2012—Steven Tepper, associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, has been chosen to facilitate Leadership Music’s annual program. Leadership Music is the nation’s premier education, networking and leadership program designed for established leaders in the music industry. Tepper, a member of the Leadership Music Class of 2012, assumes...

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Protests and Social Change: The Sociology of Protests and the Tea Party

Apr. 25, 2012—Watch video of Steven Tepper, assistant professor of sociology, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Protests and Social Change: The Sociology of Protests and the Tea Party”. Today, protests seem to be a way of life. Have you ever wondered if protests really accomplish anything? During the past 150 years, protests have shifted from...

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Tepper to speak at Nashville Public Library March 21

Mar. 7, 2012—  Steven Tepper, assistant professor of sociology and associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, will give a Night at the Library lecture Wednesday, March 21. Tepper will speak in the auditorium at the downtown Nashville Public Library at 7 p.m. A reception will precede his talk at...

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Mar. 5, 2012—The schedule has been announced for the spring 2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. The healthcare reform crisis, American protest movements, classical music appreciation and Maya culture from ancient to modern times are among subjects that will be covered in spring session.

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Who or what is the Tea Party movement? Survey offers some answers

Nov. 9, 2011—They’re called patriots, extremists, conservatives, libertarians.  So who really makes up the Tea Party?  Vanderbilt sociologist Steven Tepper surveyed some two thousand people and found four major traits that make up a Tea Party supporter: authoritarian, libertarian, fear of change and strong anti-immigrant sentiment. He also found that one of the strongest influences in the...

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Controversy over art is good for society, argues Steven Tepper

Aug. 15, 2011—Americans should embrace the inevitable friction that results from artists doing provocative work and sparking community objections, argues a Vanderbilt University sociologist.

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VUCast: A Taste for the Tea Party?

Jul. 8, 2011—See new Vanderbilt research on who makes up a Tea Party supporter. Plus, learn what hip hop is doing for kid’s health and discover Vanderbilt’s ties to the new X-Men movie!

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Who or what is the Tea Party movement? Survey offers some answers

Jun. 23, 2011—According to a new survey undertaken by sociologists from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tea Partiers are an old movement in new (albeit retro) packaging.

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Sponsored Research awards for February 2011

Mar. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in February that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $899,438 by the Department of Defense for “BCTM-Battle Command Systems Prototype.”  Sandeep Neema and Jason M. Scott are co-principal...

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