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VUToday: Chancellor discusses American Talent Initiative, law adjunct talks cyberattacks in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Jan. 6, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos explained Vanderbilt’s decision to join the American Talent Initiative in an op-ed for "The Tennessean," and alumna and adjunct law professor Samar Ali was interviewed about cyberattacks in "The Wall Street Journal." Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Jan. 2.

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American Talent Initiative, opioid addiction featured in roundup of VU news stories

Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt has joined a new alliance to recruit more students from lower-income families, and a new study from assistant professor Stephen Patrick reveals the growing problem of opioid addiction in rural communities. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Dec. 12.

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VUToday: Donald Trump, Vanderbilt Poll prominent in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Dec. 9, 2016—Donald Trump was at the center of several Vanderbilt news stories this week. A new Vanderbilt Poll taken after the election revealed Tennesseans’ feelings about the president-elect, and faculty members weighed in on his cabinet choices and the alt-right movement that helped propel him to victory. Read these and other Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Dec. 5.

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VUToday: VU role models in STEM fields, new element ‘tennessine’ featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Dec. 2, 2016—Postdoctoral fellow Jedidah Isler and Vanderbilt alumna Kimberly Bryant appeared in a "Vanity Fair" feature about notable and diverse role models in STEM fields, and physics professors Joseph Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya were recognized for their work in helping discover “tennessine,” one of four new elements officially added to the periodic table this week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 28.

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VUToday: Red Sox pitcher’s gift, Bridge program featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Nov. 23, 2016—Boston Red Sox pitcher and Vanderbilt alumnus David Price made a $2.5 million donation to the Commodores’ baseball facilities, and the Fisk–Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge program was highlighted for its efforts in creating a more diverse STEM workforce. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 21.

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VUToday: Analysis of Trump Supreme Court candidates featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Nov. 18, 2016—Law professor Brian Fitzpatrick discussed Donald Trump’s potential candidates for the Supreme Court, and the Wond’ry received attention for its recent grand opening. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 14.

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VUToday: Election outcome, Zika breakthrough featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Nov. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt political scientists weighed in on the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election, and Professor James Crowe Jr. and a team of scientists made a breakthrough in the fight against the Zika virus. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 7.

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VUToday: High-performance batteries, research on liars featured in weekly roundup of VU stories

Nov. 4, 2016—'Time' highlighted the work of a team of Vanderbilt engineers who created a high-performance battery using junkyard metal scraps and laundry detergent salt, while professor Lisa Fazio’s research examining how liars create the “illusion of truth” was featured by the BBC. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 31.

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VUToday: Pre-K expansion, minority students in STEM featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

Oct. 28, 2016—New research from Peabody faculty Dale Farran and Mark Lipsey was the focus of an "Atlantic" story about pre-K expansion in the United States, while professor Ebony McGee and sociology doctoral student Stacey LaMar were featured in a "Christian Science Monitor" story about minority students in STEM graduate programs. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 24.

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VUToday: A ‘rigged’ election, new faculty featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

Oct. 21, 2016—Political scientist Marc Hetherington helped calm voters’ fears about a “rigged” election in an NPR story, and five new African American faculty members at Vanderbilt were highlighted in 'The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.' Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 17.

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VUToday: Spider virus, Hurricane Matthew featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

Oct. 14, 2016—The discovery by Vanderbilt scientists of a virus carrying the DNA of black widow spider toxin was featured in 'The Washington Post,' while 'Bloomberg' highlighted research by political scientist Larry Bartels in examining the impact Hurricane Matthew might have on the presidential election. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 10.

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Lawson Lecture, Vanderbilt Poll featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

Oct. 7, 2016—The Associated Press covered the visit to campus of Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard for a luncheon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center in conjunction with The Ingram Commons' James Lawson Lecture. And results of the new Vanderbilt Poll, detailing how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton currently fare in Tennessee in the presidential race, dominated local news toward the end of the week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 3.

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