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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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Curb Lecture to feature Eric Klinenberg on media consolidation, Author of Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America‘s Media

Jan. 4, 2007— The author of a new book about the effects of media consolidation on the American public will deliver the Curb Lecture at Vanderbilt University on Monday, Jan. 15.

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Vanderbilt policy center taking pulse of education in Tennessee; New poll released as part of ongoing statewide education policy initiative

Jan. 4, 2007— The Vanderbilt Peabody Center for Education Policy is undertaking an ongoing initiative to generate, share, debate and discuss the latest information on the state of education in Tennessee.

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Trio of African-American women leaders kick off Vanderbilt University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series Jan. 15-23

Jan. 4, 2007—Constance Rice, Rita Sanders Geier and Cordelia Taylor, three African-American women dedicated to making a difference in their communities, will speak at Vanderbilt University Monday, Jan. 15.Their lectures ñ Taylor's at noon, Geier's at 3:30 p.m. and Rice's at 6:30 p.m. ñ help kick off the university's 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series scheduled Jan. 15-23. This year's series' theme is "Living the Legacy: Inquiries into Inclusion (Who's In and Who's Out)." All series events are free and open to the public.

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TIPSHEET: Saddam Hussein Execution: Vanderbilt Expert Back from Iraq

Dec. 29, 2006— Vanderbilt University Law Professor Mike Newton is an expert on the Saddam Hussein trial and has just returned from his fourth trip to Iraq.

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Yahoo! executive to lecture on Internet search engines

Dec. 21, 2006— A scientist with Yahoo! will lecture on the workings of Internet search engines at Vanderbilt University in January.Jan O. Pedersen, chief scientist for search and marketplace with Yahoo!, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, in Room 4327 of the Stevenson Center on the Vanderbilt campus. A reception will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6333 of the Stevenson Center.

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Baltimore TV news producer joins Vanderbilt News Service

Dec. 20, 2006— Amy Wolf has joined the Vanderbilt News Service as a senior public affairs officer and will work primarily with Vanderbilt Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Scientist discovers some mammals can smell objects under water

Dec. 20, 2006— A Vanderbilt researcher has discovered that some stealthy mammals have been doing something heretofore thought impossible — using the sense of smell under water.

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Leading U.S. poetry critic Helen Vendler to speak at Vanderbilt

Dec. 20, 2006— Recently recognized by The New York Times as the "leading poetry critic in America," Helen Vendler will speak Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Flynn Auditorium at the Vanderbilt University Law School.

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Video: Meet the First and Ten Steel Drum Band

Dec. 19, 2006—The Vanderbilt Commodore Steel Band program started at the Blair School of Music in 2004 with a handful of students. This 2006 fall semester there were enough students to form three bands: one group of advanced members and two first-year groups, including the First and Ten Steel Band.

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Developing our brightest minds: a report from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth after 35 years

Dec. 18, 2006— Who will be the next Albert Einstein? The next Stephen Hawking? A new report from Vanderbilt University reveals the complex mix of factors that create these intellectual leaders: cognitive abilities, educational opportunities, investigative interests and old-fashioned hard work.

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A prescription for Jewish-Christian relations; “The Misunderstood Jew” is Amy Jill Levine‘s new book

Dec. 18, 2006— Amy-Jill Levine recalls twice being approached by "nice, silver-haired Protestant women" who had never met a Jewish person. They wanted to know where she had had her horns removed.

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Vanderbilt Celebrates Mark Collie Chair in Diabetes Research

Dec. 15, 2006— Vanderbilt University Medical Center has announced the establishment of the Mark Collie Chair in Diabetes Research. The endowed chair, which will support diabetes research and care, is named in honor of country music recording artist, award-winning songwriter, actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Mark Collie.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley to speak at Vanderbilt; A writer discusses reading, writing and creativity

Dec. 14, 2006— Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley will speak Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music on the Vanderbilt University campus.

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‘Project HealthDesign‘ Awards Vanderbilt University Medical Center $300,000 Grant to Design and Test Innovative, Consumer-Centered PHR Applications

Dec. 14, 2006— Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been selected as one of nine teams nationwide to participate in a landmark program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to design and test bold ideas for how consumers can use information technology to better manage their health and navigate the health care system.

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