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NEW VANDERBILT BILL WILKERSON HEARING & SPEECH CENTER OPENS FOR PATIENTS

Sep. 16, 2005—After many years of planning and construction, the new Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for hearing and Speech Sciences facility is open for patients. Located within the top five floors of Medical Center East — South Tower, on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus, the facility houses state-of-the-art services for adult and pediatric hearing and speech patients who come from throughout Middle Tennessee for the facility's specialized services.

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$1.38 million grant to fund CFA research on Colombia

Sep. 15, 2005—A Vanderbilt University political scientist whose research assists nations in building democracies has received major funding to poll Colombian citizens about their attitudes toward democracy.

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AIRLINE TROUBLES: VANDERBILT EXPERT

Sep. 14, 2005—Airlines' cost-quality tradeoffs: Michael Lapr√à, assistant professor of management at the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management, is an operations expert who has conducted extensive research into airlines. With Gary Scudder, he authored the award-winning 2004 paper "Performance Improvement Paths in the U.S. Airline Industry: Linking Trade-offs to Asset Frontiers," in which they examined 10 airlines over an 11-year period. They looked at quality, based on customer complaints filed with the Department of Transportation, and at decisions the airlines made impacting costs, considering whether airlines could address problems of quality and cost simultaneously. Lapr√à is available to discuss these same considerations as contributing factors to the declarations of bankruptcy by Northwest and Delta.

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Vanderbilt offers director training for a changing corporate environment

Sep. 14, 2005—Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker, former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William H. Donaldson and Chancellor of the Delaware Court of the Chancery William B. Chandler III will headline the 2005 Vanderbilt Directors College on Oct. 6 and 7.

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VU Divinity Breakfast to explore impact of faith and politics on women activists

Sep. 14, 2005—Two professors from very different academic disciplines come together Sept. 29 to discuss how faith and politics play increasingly important roles in the work of women activists.

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Literacy experts discuss their work with children in special lecture

Sep. 14, 2005—Listen to a Sept. 13 lecture by Karen R. Harris and Stephen E. Graham, the first holders of the Currey Ingram Chair of Special Education at Peabody College. The two professors of special education are committed to improving the literacy abilities of all children, including those with learning disabilities. The chair was made possible through a gift from John Rivers Ingram and Stephanie Currey Ingram. Introductory speakers at the lecture were: Peabody Dean Camilla Benbow, Provost Nicholas Zeppos and Chancellor Gordon Gee.

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Kemet Jubilee lecture and photographic exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Black Cultural Center

Sep. 13, 2005—Photographs documenting the 70-year history of the Kemet Jubilee will be on display Sept. 26-Oct. 6 at Vanderbilt University's Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. The organization's general chairman, Clyde Venson, will kick off the exhibit with a lecture on the parade's history at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Following Venson's speech, there will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Kemet Jubilee lecture and photographic exhibit at Vanderbilt‘s Black Cultural Center

Sep. 13, 2005—Photographs documenting the 70-year history of the Kemet Jubilee will be on display Sept. 26-Oct. 6 at Vanderbilt University‘s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. The organization‘s general chairman, Clyde Venson, will kick off the exhibit with a lecture on the parade‘s history at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Following Venson‘s speech, there will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Commodores defeat Razorbacks 28-24

Sep. 12, 2005—For the second time in as many weeks, the Vanderbilt Commodores orchestrated a come-from-behind victory late in the fourth quarter, defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 28-24.

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We Care for Kids Day Set, Trace Adkins Performance Announced

Sep. 12, 2005—Mark your calendars for the second annual We Care for Kids Day street party and free concert in celebration of Middle Tennessee children.

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Time changes announced at Middle Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps Warehouse and Vine Hill Community Clinic

Sep. 12, 2005—New times are announced for the MTMRC Warehouse and the Vine Hill Community Clinic.

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“Lab-on-chip” technology expert joins Vanderbilt as H. Fort Flowers Professor

Sep. 12, 2005—Dongqing Li -- an international leader in "lab-on-a-chip" biotechnology who is joining Vanderbilt as the new H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering -- dreams of creating a miniature, portable laboratory the size of a business card, capable of on-the-scene diagnosis of diseases and rapid detection of biochemical warfare agents.

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InterVU: Vanderbilt experts discuss Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation process, new brain research

Sep. 12, 2005—Listen to InterVU, one of Vanderbilt University\'s public affairs podcasts, to learn what to expect from the Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts, nominee for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Political scientist and legal expert Stefanie Lindquist is interviewed. The second segment features David Zald, assistant professor of psychology, who has researched the impact of a gory or erotic image on vision.

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InterVU: Vanderbilt experts discuss Supreme Court nominee‘s confirmation process, new brain research

Sep. 12, 2005—Listen to InterVU, one of Vanderbilt University‘s public affairs podcasts, to learn what to expect from the Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts, nominee for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Political scientist and legal expert Stefanie Lindquist is interviewed. The second segment features David Zald, assistant professor of psychology, who has researched the impact of a gory or erotic image on vision.

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Vanderbilt to bring first Chancellor’s Artists in Residence to campus, Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman to detail project on Sept. 19

Sep. 12, 2005—Vanderbilt University will strengthen its commitment to the arts this spring, when Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman spend a semester as the first Chancellor's Artists in Residence.

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