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VUSM jumps two slots in U.S. News rankings

Apr. 10, 2003—The Vanderbilt School of Medicine is well on its way to being in the top 10 medical schools by 2010, jumping two slots to 14th in the nation of the 125 accredited medical schools.

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External funding for Vanderbilt research jumps to $286 million

Apr. 8, 2003—The amount of external funding that Vanderbilt University researchers received last year from peer-reviewed contracts and grants jumped by a dramatic 31 percent to reach an all-time high of $285.8 million.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody College receives highest ever U.S. News ranking

Apr. 4, 2003—Peabody College at Vanderbilt University is ranked 4th among the nation's graduate programs in education in the latest "U.S. News & World Report" listing of the nation's leading graduate and professional schools. The placement represents a three-spot jump in last year's ranking and is the school's highest "U.S. News" ranking ever.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram begins enrolling current, former smokers in National Lung Cancer Screening Trial

Apr. 2, 2003—Current and former smokers are needed for a new study to determine if screening people with either spiral computerized tomography (CT) or chest X-ray before they have symptoms can reduce deaths from lung cancer.

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Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center to assist foster teens awarded Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative grant

Apr. 2, 2003—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center is creating a national model program to help teens in state custody who are aging out of foster care, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

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Nashville celebrates Week of the Young Child

Apr. 2, 2003—April 6-13, is a series of events held to highlight the growing health, educational and social concerns faced by young children and their parents in Nashville and to facilitate an informative campaign to better the lives of the children through advocacy and education.

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Vanderbilt community band to perform free concert for Nashville neighbors

Apr. 1, 2003—Springtime means warmer weather and the return of outdoor community gatherings, and Vanderbilt University’s Community Concert Band plans to usher in the season with an afternoon of music in the park.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear University of Michigan affirmative action case today

Apr. 1, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities filed an amicus curiae brief in the case being heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the admissions policies of University of Michigan and its law school.Click the headline for more information and a .pdf of the brief.

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Wayne S. Hyatt honored as distinguished alumnus at Vanderbilt Law School; Ted LaRoche cited for distinguished service

Mar. 28, 2003—Atlanta attorney Wayne S. Hyatt has been named the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus of the Vanderbilt University Law School.

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Post-Saddam Iraq examined by adviser to transitional Iraqi parliament

Mar. 28, 2003—Kanan Makiya presents "The United States and Post-Saddam Iraq" on Wednesday, April 2, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 114 Furman Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. Makiya is an adviser for the Iraqi National Congress.

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Expert on understanding reading through neuroimaging to speak March 27

Mar. 26, 2003—Ken Pugh, a scientist renowned for his research on language organization and the neurobiology of reading, reading disabilities and attention deficit disorder, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, March 27, at Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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‘Crisis of marriage’ revealed in O’Keeffe, Hopper art

Mar. 26, 2003—Despite the popular notion that the three decades between the two world wars were a period of marital and family stability, it was a difficult and unsettling time for many middle-class Americans, says a Vanderbilt professor.

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Parker receives nuclear waste management lifetime achievement award

Mar. 25, 2003—Vanderbilt Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Frank L. Parker has received the 2003 Wendell D. Weart Lifetime Achievement in Nuclear Waste Management Award.

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Political leadership in an increasingly diverse America topic for next (Lunch) box talk

Mar. 25, 2003—A strong need for courageous leadership at a time of profound racial and ethnic changes in America is the topic for the next installment of the “Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box” series on April 2.

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Vanderbilt international scholars among presenters at EU conference

Mar. 20, 2003—The deepening split between the United States and some of its traditional European allies over the Iraqi crisis is likely to dominate a number of sessions at the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Eighth Biennial International Conference, scheduled March 27-29 at the Hilton Suites in downtown Nashville. Vanderbilt University is serving as a local host for the conference, which is expected to draw about 500 scholars, government officials and others interested in issues related to the European Union.

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