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RACE AND ATHLETICS FACTOR IN KOBE BRYANT CASE Vanderbilt University researcher says many star athletes able to transcend race until they make a public mistake

Aug. 29, 2003—The public's view of top athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods is that these men are athletes first and black men second, according to Tony N. Brown, assistant professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University.

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Vanderbilt, Mississippi students to continue tradition of football and volunteerism

Aug. 29, 2003—Two busloads of University of Mississippi students will arrive in Nashville today to join approximately 100 Vanderbilt students in a weekend of student fellowship and volunteerism. The second "Sports and Service: A Winning Tradition" will take place today and Saturday at seven service sights around Nashville and on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Business 2.0 names Vanderbilt one of the 25 best business schools

Aug. 27, 2003—In its annual guide to business schools, Business 2.0 magazine has included the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University on its list of "25 of the best business schools anywhere."

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Vanderbilt, Mississippi students to continue new tradition of football and volunteerism

Aug. 25, 2003—When the Vanderbilt Commodores squared off on the gridiron against the University of Mississippi last September, members of both teams no doubt had on their most intimidating game faces. The scene was a contrast to just a day before, when Vanderbilt and Mississippi students congenially worked side by side at various volunteer sites around the Oxford, Miss., community.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight makes precautionary landing at Nashville Airport

Aug. 25, 2003—One of Vanderbilt University Medical Center LifeFlight helicopters made a precautionary landing last night at Nashville International Airport after one of the pilots heard a loud noise.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Tests Experimental Drug That Could Save Babies and Prevent Super Germs

Aug. 25, 2003—A new drug being tested at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit might have the power to cut the hospital stay of tiny premature babies, increase survival rates, and address the growing problem of super germs in the nation's neonatal intensive care units, all at the same time.

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Vanderbilt freshmen move-in and new student orientation

Aug. 22, 2003—Approximately 1,600 Vanderbilt freshmen will experience one of their most memorable college days when they move into the University dormitories on Aug. 23. Residence halls for new students will open at 8 a.m. In addition, a series of orientation events is scheduled for the next several days to help smooth the transition to college life for the new students and their parents. Here are a few of the planned activities:

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Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering move up in U.S. News rankings

Aug. 22, 2003—Vanderbilt University advanced two spots and its School of Engineering moved up six places in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Hosts Mars Viewing Nights in August and September

Aug. 20, 2003—Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory presents two upcoming public nights in August focused on Mars. The public night scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22 has a new start time of 9 p.m. The evening will begin with a presentation in the Dyer library entitled "Life on Mars."

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Second annual Roads Scholars Tour brings Vanderbilt to West Tennessee

Aug. 19, 2003—From an auto manufacturing plant in Spring Hill to an agricultural center in Milan, from a rural school in Decaturville to a hospital in Jackson, more than 50 Vanderbilt faculty members, senior administrators, staff and student leaders will get a chance to experience Middle and West Tennessee Aug. 20-21. Sandwiched in between will be visits in Memphis to Elvis Presley's home, the National Civil Rights Museum, Rhodes College and the Memphis Zoo.Click here to view Daily Register article.

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Women exceed men for first time in Medical School’s history

Aug. 15, 2003—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine class of 1945 had no women; the class of 1959 had only one. Over the years, there was a steady increase in the number of women. By 1977, there were nine; by 1981, 20. Each year the gap has slowly closed in the numbers of women and men.

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Arts policy center strengthens D.C. clout

Aug. 13, 2003—The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy has increased its presence in the nation's capital with the addition of Paula Cleggett as associate director for policy.

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School of Nursing Announces Partnership with Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Aug. 13, 2003—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has signed an agreement with Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) to offer graduates of Vanderbilt's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Program an early interview and potential acceptance in MTSA's highly competitive Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Oh say can you sing? ñ Vanderbilt employees audition to sing national anthem at Vanderbilt University football game

Aug. 12, 2003—In what could be called Vanderbilt's version of American Idol ñ only without the ill-tempered judge and a recording contract prize ñ University and Medical Center employees will audition Thursday, August 14, for the chance to sing the national anthem at the Vanderbilt-UT Chattanooga football game Saturday, Sept. 6. Dwayne Sagen, Vanderbilt's director of bands and an assistant dean at the Blair School of Music, will serve as one of the four judges for the audition, along with representatives from Vanderbilt Athletics, Medical Center and University administration.

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Protein Profile Predicts Prognosis in Lung Cancer Patients

Aug. 7, 2003—Researchers have moved a step closer to finding a "molecular fingerprint" of an individual's cancer.

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