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Vanderbilt launches VUmix; Partnership with Napster to provide online music service to students and staff

Aug. 20, 2004—The digital music revolution has a new home at Vanderbilt University with the launch of VUmix, a comprehensive download service that will offer students and staff a safe, legal and inexpensive way to obtain and share music.

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Vanderbilt University advances in U.S. News’ best colleges ranking

Aug. 20, 2004—Vanderbilt University has advanced to 18th in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America's best national universities ñ up from the 19th spot last year.

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Vanderbilt recruiting teens for study on reducing stress, preventing depression

Aug. 17, 2004—The challenge of being and raising a teenager has gotten even more complicated in recent years, with increasing numbers of teens now taking antidepressants to manage their distress. But antidepressants are not the only or even the best long-term solution for many troubled teens. A study underway at Vanderbilt University offers parents and teens struggling with stress an opportunity to learn skills to prevent depression and navigate the teenage years with confidence.

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MEDIA ADVISORY–Web site serves up election experts, student leaders and events

Aug. 12, 2004—Reporters can find experts on election issues ranging from the South's role in the 2004 presidential race to the role of government in stem cell research using the new Vanderbilt 2004 election Web site: www.vanderbilt.edu/news/election.

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Frank Dobson Jr. named director of black cultural center at Vanderbilt University

Aug. 12, 2004—Frank Dobson Jr. slyly smiles when asked if activities at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at Vanderbilt University might kick up some controversy under his tenure.

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Eloise Dunn Stuhr returns to Vanderbilt to oversee key development efforts

Aug. 11, 2004—Eloise Dunn Stuhr, an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University who has been a senior development official at three higher education institutions, is returning to her alma mater to oversee key development staffs.

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Vanderbilt’s Dance Marathon raises $50,000 for Children’s Hospital

Aug. 6, 2004—When Vanderbilt's Dance Marathon committee began planning its February 2004 event last fall, the end goal was simple: to raise more money than it had the previous year, an amount of about $6,000. Dance Marathon 2004 far exceeded its goal by raising almost $50,000, a feat that earned it the Children's Miracle Network's "Most Improved Dance Marathon" award at its annual Dance Marathon Leadership Conference held July 23-25 in Atlanta.

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New director named for African American Studies program at Vanderbilt

Aug. 4, 2004—The African American Studies program at Vanderbilt University is poised for fast expansion under new director T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, one of the brightest young scholars and administrators in the field.

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American colonial history expert to lead Vanderbilt’s history department

Aug. 3, 2004—Daniel Usner, who has taught and written extensively about colonial America, American Indians and the significance of the frontier, has been named chair of the Vanderbilt University Department of History. Usner, the Holland M. McTyeire Professor of History, has a strong research-based interest in the American South during the colonial period and the early years of the Republic and also in Indian-U.S. relations during the 19th century.

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VCH researchers find antipsychotic use doubled in Tennessee children with ADHD

Aug. 2, 2004—At a time when parents, schools and physicians still struggle with the perceived overuse of the medication Ritalin to treat children with attention difficulties, a new study suggests the potential for another controversy.

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Adolescent Children Antipsychotic Medications

Jul. 30, 2004—A GROWING NUMBER OF ADOLESCENT CHILDREN EITHER INSURED OR COVERED BY A MANAGED CARE PROGRAM IN TENNESSEE WERE BEING PRESCRIBED NEW ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS A-D-H-D. REPORTER HEATHER HALL EXPLAINS.

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Davis, Haye, Geisinger named to media preseason All-SEC Team

Jul. 30, 2004—Three Commodores - junior wide receiver Erik Davis, junior defensive end Jovan Haye and senior offensive tackle Justin Geisinger - were named to the 2004 Media Days All-SEC Team, the league announced July 29.

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Human resources pioneer Tom Mahoney dies

Jul. 28, 2004—One of the nation's leading authorities on human resources, industrial relations and compensation, Thomas A. Mahoney, died on July 26 after a lengthy illness. Mahoney, 76, was the Frances Currey Hampton Professor of Organization Studies, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, where he had taught since 1982.

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Kerry commercials likely to bash Bush, says Vanderbilt campaign expert

Jul. 27, 2004—Although John Kerry's advisers have promised that the Democrats will maintain a positive, upbeat tone during their national convention, a Vanderbilt political scientist expects the Bush bashing to continue in other forums, especially once the convention ends.

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History of rock music course offered at Blair School of Music, Former Jayhawks keyboardist Jen Gunderman to teach

Jul. 26, 2004—The syllabus requires students to listen to "Be Bop Alula" and "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)." The instructor once opened for James Brown as a member of the Jayhawks.

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