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Harold Ford Jr. to be visiting professor of public policy at Vanderbilt; Congressional veteran to teach class on political leadership

Jan. 15, 2007— Former U.S. Rep. and Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. has been appointed visiting professor of public policy at Vanderbilt University and will teach a class on American political leadership.

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Discovery of SIDS heart gene could save lives

Jan. 15, 2007— Nearly 10 percent of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) victims have mutations or variations in genes associated with potentially lethal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), according to two newly published studies involving Vanderbilt researchers.

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Vanderbilt participates in national theatre festival; 10 short productions to be performed the week of Jan. 22

Jan. 12, 2007— There will be a lot of drama on the Vanderbilt University campus each day at high noon during the week of Jan. 22.

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Collegium of Black Women Philosophers launched at Vanderbilt; Conference set for September

Jan. 12, 2007— A new organization to assist black women pursue careers in philosophy has been launched at Vanderbilt University through a five-year pilot program.

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Two new directors join Vanderbilt‘s Owen Graduate School of Management; Will lead admissions and career placement

Jan. 11, 2007— Two business professionals are taking charge of essential parts of the Owen Graduate School of Management. John Roeder has been promoted to Owen‘s director of admissions and Joyce Rothenberg is now director of Owen‘s Career Management Center.

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UNESCO internship offered to Vanderbilt student; Monica Gibson to spend spring semester in Paris

Jan. 11, 2007— Monica Gibson, a Vanderbilt University graduate student working on her master‘s in public policy at Peabody College, has been offered an internship at the U.S. mission to UNESCO in Paris. She will be one of two American interns serving this spring.

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Author Richard Katrovas to read at Vanderbilt; New memoir is The Years of Smashing Bricks

Jan. 11, 2007— Poet and novelist Richard Katrovas will read from his upcoming memoir The Years of Smashing Bricks at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

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Constance Rice‘s Jan. 15 lecture at Vanderbilt University cancelled; Bishop Joseph W. Walker III to give MLK Jr. Commemorative Series keynote lecture

Jan. 11, 2007— Due to unforeseen circumstances, Constance Rice, co-founder and co-director of The Advancement Project, a public policy and legal action group, has cancelled her speaking engagement at Vanderbilt University on Monday, Jan. 15.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Director To Return To Home State For Post At MD Anderson

Jan. 10, 2007— Raymond DuBois Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will leave his position as director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center later this year to return to his native Texas as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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Vanderbilt names Christine Bradley assistant vice chancellor; Will head neighborhood, community, government relations effort

Jan. 10, 2007— Christine Bradley will join Vanderbilt University‘s public affairs team Feb. 12 as assistant vice chancellor for community, neighborhood and government relations.

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VUSN‘s Susan Cooper Named Tennessee‘s Commissioner of Health

Jan. 10, 2007— Susan Cooper, M.S.N., assistant dean for Practice at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been named the new Commissioner of Health for the state of Tennessee by Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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Bush‘s Iraq dilemma unprecedented, says Vanderbilt presidential historian, Vietnam parallels misleading, according to professor

Jan. 9, 2007— Although many commentators have suggested parallels between the Vietnam War and President George W. Bush‘s anticipated decision to increase the military presence in Iraq, in truth Bush‘s situation is without a clear precedent from that earlier conflict, according to Thomas Alan Schwartz, professor of history at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt No. 7 in ranking of productive research universities; No. 1 in Pharmacology, Spanish and Portuguese, Education categories

Jan. 9, 2007— Vanderbilt University placed No. 7 in rankings released for the scholarly production of professors at research universities in the United States.

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Abu Ghraib Prison photos and Latino/a immigration two of the timely topics featured in VU Divinity community breakfasts and programming

Jan. 9, 2007— The Vanderbilt University Divinity School will host community breakfasts and programming this spring focused on timely and relevant topics such as the impact of the Abu Ghraib Prison photos, creation narratives, different voices interpreting the Bible and Latino/a immigration.

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Type of health care system affects caregiver stress

Jan. 9, 2007— Finding the right healthcare for a child or loved one can leave you feeling like you need a visit to the doctor. A new study by Vanderbilt University researchers has found that the type of stress you experience may depend on the type of health care system with which you are dealing.

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