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New challenges for Black churches the focus of Community Breakfast

Feb. 12, 2003—Forrest E. Harris, Sr., director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on African American Church Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will present "Leadership and Struggle in the Black Churches: Then and Now."

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Jewish soldiers in Hitler’s army?

Feb. 12, 2003—Historian Bryan Mark Rigg will discuss his book "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers" at the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.

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Vanderbilt engineering professor wins Naval Research Award

Feb. 12, 2003—Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering L. Roy Xu has won a Young Investigator Program award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research for his research on hybrid interface mechanics and nano-composite materials.

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Prominent Stanford scholar on racism to speak

Feb. 11, 2003—George Fredrickson, one of the leading American scholars on race, will compare and contrast anti-Semitism with racism against people of African descent during a Feb. 27 lecture at Vanderbilt University. Fredrickson will deliver the annual Byrne lecture at 8 p.m. in the Moore Room (218) of Vanderbilt Law School.

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Cornel West to speak Feb. 13

Feb. 11, 2003—Noted scholar and orator Cornel West will deliver a talk titled “Race and Democracy” at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Feb. 13.

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New nurse-managed community-based care clinic opening

Feb. 10, 2003—Vanderbilt School of Nursing's Faculty Practice Network (VNFPN) is opening the doors on a new nurse-managed, community-based clinic this week.

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WTO Ambassador to discuss intellectual property at Vanderbilt Law School

Feb. 10, 2003—Rita D. Hayes, deputy director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, will discuss the role of that international organization on current intellectual property issues at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 12 in Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Noted writer to join discussion of black women’s writings in Brazil

Feb. 10, 2003—Noted Afro-Brazilian writer Esmeralda Ribeiro will join in a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Vanderbilt’s Furman Hall on the role of black women in Afro-Brazilian literature and sexism within the black movement in Brazil. The discussion is free and open to the public

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Expert on children’s mental health to speak

Feb. 7, 2003—Arnold Sameroff, internationally known for his contributions to understanding the factors that put children at risk or protect them as they develop socially, emotionally and academically, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, Feb. 13, at Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Carville, Matalin and McCaffrey to speak

Feb. 5, 2003—Political pundits James Carville and Mary Matalin and national security expert Gen. Barry McCaffrey will be the featured speakers for the 2003 IMPACT Symposium at Vanderbilt University.

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Toddlers have difficulty understanding relationship between video and reality

Feb. 4, 2003—When a toddler sees herself on a home video, she may say “baby” or “girl” or think it is her sister on television. She knows she is here, in the real world – who is the child on the television?

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Howard Harrod, longtime Vanderbilt divinity and religious studies professor, dies

Feb. 4, 2003—Howard Harrod, who grew up in Oklahoma among the Native Americans of the Northern Plains and spent his career studying and writing about their practices and beliefs, died Feb. 3 at his home after an extended illness. He was 70 years old.

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Space Shuttle tragedy

Feb. 4, 2003—Vanderbilt professors offer comments on the space shuttle disaster--- Scientific experiments in space --- Robots in space--- Facing grief following national tragedies --- National policy implications

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New Vanderbilt study shows shoppers abandon online

Feb. 4, 2003—Online consumers who are asked to enter a promotion discount code but do not have one are far less likely to complete their purchase than those who had a code or were not prompted for one, according to a new study by the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Boeing donates electrophoresis patent to Vanderbilt

Feb. 3, 2003—The Boeing Company has donated a patent to Vanderbilt University covering a particle-separation technology originally developed for use in outer space that now could play an important role in the approaching nanotechnology revolution.

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