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Vanderbilt conference aims to improve service to individuals with both developmental disability and mental illness

Jun. 16, 2004—A statewide half-day conference on improving services for people with a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental illness will be held Wednesday, June 30, at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The conference is designed for residential service providers, psychiatrists, physicians and behavior analysts who work with or plan to work with individuals with these dual diagnoses.

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Bluebird CafÈ partners with Dyer Observatory for fourth Music on the Mountain, songwriters Gary Burr, Hugh Prestwood and Mike Reid to perform on June 26

Jun. 14, 2004—Vanderbilt University's Music on the Mountain concert series takes a turn toward songwriting--Bluebird CafÈ style--on Saturday, June 26.

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Archaeologist’s partnership with Maya villagers pays off in looters’ conviction

Jun. 11, 2004—For nearly two decades, Vanderbilt University archaeologist Arthur Demarest has explored the rainforests of Guatemala for clues to the ancient Mayas. Along the way, he has formed an alliance with the descendants of that once-powerful civilization to not only uncover but also preserve their proud heritage. That partnership paid off earlier this month with the conviction and sentencing of a gang of looters.

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Seeing is believing, even when what we see is ambiguous or misleading

Jun. 11, 2004—Seeing is believing, even when what we see is ambiguous or misleading. New Vanderbilt research has found that the brain continues to accept ambiguous visual information about an object in motion even when it conflicts with more reliable information that we can touch.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center Emergency Department’s Beat the Heat Tips

Jun. 11, 2004—Corey Slovis, M.D., chairman of the department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, gives tips on how to avoid heat related illnesses.

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Web site building program cuts stress, keeps families of sick children in touch

Jun. 10, 2004—Communicating with family and friends all over the country has just gone high tech at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

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Maury County to be home of fourth Vanderbilt LifeFlight emergency helicopter

Jun. 9, 2004—Residents in Maury County, including the cities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant and surrounding counties, will soon have faster access to the region's only Level-1 trauma center thanks to the decision by Vanderbilt University Medical Center to station an air ambulance helicopter at the Maury County Airport.

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Cello choir from Vanderbilt to tour Germany

Jun. 8, 2004—The Children's Cello Choir of Nashville at the Blair School of Music will tour Germany this month, performing two concerts at Magdeburg, sister city of Nashville.

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Vanderbilt seeks participants for study on brain activity in children with math and reading disabilities

Jun. 8, 2004—Vanderbilt University is seeking participants for the first phase of a study to learn more about brain activity in children with math or reading disabilities. The ultimate goal of the study, "Remediating Students' Mathematics Disabilities," is to overcome math disability and to examine how brain functioning changes with remediation.

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John Seigenthaler Papers to be housed at Vanderbilt University Library

Jun. 8, 2004—John Seigenthaler, eminent journalist, author, civil rights leader and founder of the First Amendment Center, has announced that he will donate his papers to Vanderbilt University Library's special collections department.

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Five Commodores selected in first day of MLB draft

Jun. 8, 2004—Five Commodore baseball players were drafted on the first day of the Major League Baseball Draft highlighted by Jeremy Sowers #6 overall pick by the Cleveland Indians. Cesar Nicolas and Ryan Klosterman were back-to-back picks in the fifth round, while Antoan Richardson was a 13th round selection and Jeff Sues a 14th round selection.

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Vanderbilt heads to NCAA Super Regional following 7-3 victory over Virginia

Jun. 7, 2004—Aaron Garza knocked in three runs and Commodores starter Matt Buschmann allowed only five hits and no earned runs as Vanderbilt defeated host Virginia, 7-3, Sunday at Davenport Field in front of a partisan sellout crowd of 2,530. The win marks the first time in school history the Commodores have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Super Regional.

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"Commodores in the Community" program announced; Fans to meet coaches, players at local events

Jun. 3, 2004—Vanderbilt fans will have five opportunities this month to meet Football Coach Bobby Johnson and several of the team's preseason All-SEC candidates while having a chance to win signed jerseys and other memorabilia as part of Commodores in the Community, an awareness program announced by the department today.

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Commodores head to Virginia for NCAA baseball regional action

Jun. 3, 2004—The Vanderbilt Commodores received an at-large bid to the NCAA Baseball Tournament today for the first time since 1980. This is the fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Commodores. Vanderbilt is coming off a runnerup finish in the Southeastern Conference Tournament with a 3-2 loss to South Carolina.

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Tennessee’s results in national report on child well-being to be released, Tennessee Youth Advisory Council members to discuss their experiences in foster care

Jun. 2, 2004—The 2004 KIDS COUNT Data Book, which evaluates state-by-state progress in child well-being, will be released nationally on Thursday, and Tennessee's rankings will be discussed during a news conference that will feature members of the Tennessee Youth Advisory Council.

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