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NowThis: Is breast milk actually a wonder-drug?
This social media site features Vanderbilt University research led by Steven Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry, about how breast milk sugar protects babies against infections. The post includes a video produced by Vanderbilt Video that has received more than 100,000 views. Related stories were published by ScienceAlert, The Kashmir Monitor, MedPage Today, Lab Manager, Infection Control Today, Reliawire, ET Healthworld, Gears of Biz, Medical News Today, Sunday World, Sci-News, True Viral News, and IAN (India).

Bloomberg: Senator’s bribery trial may hinge on what ‘official acts’ means
Bruce Oppenheimer
, professor of political science, is quoted in this article about the upcoming trial of Senator Robert Menendez from New Jersey about whether favors he did for a large donor are deemed “official acts.”

Fibre2Fashion: Smart innerwear lowers stress on tissues
Lead researcher Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and physical medicine and rehabilitation, is interviewed about his team of Vanderbilt University engineers that has designed a smart innerwear that combines the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable technology. A related story was posted by Gears of Biz.

The Tennnessean: Faith groups across the nation look for solutions in the aftermath of Charlottesville violence

Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative,
which will launch Sept. 28, is included in this story that examines how faith organizations are plunging into the work of healing the country’s racial divide in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Emilie Townes, dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School, is quoted.

Inside Higher Ed: Opinion: The Mind-set list, faculty edition
Robert Scherrer,
chair of the department of physics and astronomy, provides a guide to the college years of a typical 50-something professor.

Nashville Post: VU names ED of facilities business operations

Vanderbilt University has announced the following personnel updates: Ally Sullivan, director of real estate, has been named as executive director of facilities business operations, and Margaret Emley, assistant director of real estate, has been appointed interim director, effective Sept. 12.

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