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Lecture: Music, horror film and disability

Mar. 17, 2006—Neil Lerner, associate professor of music at Davidson College, discussed music, horror film and disability in the 1946 film "The Beast with Five Fingers," Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University.

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Lecture: "A new view for Alzheimer’s"

Mar. 16, 2006—The use of brain scans to detect Alzheimer\'s disease was the topic of a lecture by Dr. John Csernansky, director of the Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research at Washington University, St. Louis, at Vanderbilt University March 9. The lecture was part of the Brainstorm 2006 lecture and event series.

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Lecture: “A new view for Alzheimer’s”

Mar. 16, 2006—The use of brain scans to detect Alzheimer's disease was the topic of a lecture by Dr. John Csernansky, director of the Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research at Washington University, St. Louis, at Vanderbilt University March 9. The lecture was part of the Brainstorm 2006 lecture and event series.

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Streaming media services now offered by ITS

Mar. 16, 2006—Vanderbilt Information Technology Services is now offering expanded streaming media services to share interesting lectures, sporting events, ceremonies and more with viewers around the world.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School forges new variety of prison ministry

Mar. 16, 2006—Once a week, the Writing about Religion class meets. Ray Waddle, a Vanderbilt University adjunct professor and former religion editor at The Tennessean, leads the give-and-take. In many ways, it's a typical class at Vanderbilt Divinity School — except that the meeting isn't actually at Vanderbilt's scenic midtown campus. And some of the students are older and more world weary than usual.

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Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, conservative journalist Peter Brimelow headline Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 20-21: Public tickets for university’s annual lecture series go on sale today

Mar. 16, 2006—Public tickets for Vanderbilt University's annual Impact Symposium go on sale today and are available through Ticketmaster. Former U.S. senator and 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards and conservative journalist Peter Brimelow, known for his controversial writings on immigration policy, are the event's featured speakers.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Research Finds Nationwide Increase in Antipsychotic Medications Used for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Mar. 16, 2006—A disturbing nationwide trend has been documented by a researcher at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Eclipsing brown dwarfs provide new key to the star formation process

Mar. 15, 2006—Pity the brown dwarf. It's too large to be a planet, but too small to be a star. Although these "failed stars" are neither fish nor fowl, they play an important role in the cosmic scheme of things. Many astronomers think that they may actually be the most common product of the stellar formation process. So information about brown dwarfs can provide valuable new insights into the dynamic processes that produce stars out of collapsing whirlpools of interstellar dust and gas.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, conservative journalist Peter Brimelow to speak at Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 20-21

Mar. 15, 2006—Former U.S. senator and 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards and conservative journalist Peter Brimelow, known for his controversial writings on immigration policy, will deliver public lectures at Vanderbilt University March 20-21 as part of the university's annual Impact Symposium.

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Peace activist, Peabody alumnus Tom Fox dead at 54

Mar. 15, 2006—Tom Fox, a peace activist who graduated Peabody College in 1973, died in Iraq after more than fourth months as a hostage. He was 54.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Researchers Find Ginseng May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

Mar. 15, 2006—Ginseng, one of the most widely used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, may improve survival and quality of life after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a recent study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers. The large epidemiological study, led by Xiao-Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., was published online recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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EMS Combat Challenge looks for emergency providers

Mar. 14, 2006—Emergency medical personnel from all over Middle Tennessee will compete in a first-ever "combat challenge" to be held on April 22 at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, Tenn.

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Vanderbilt University experts available to speak about abortion legislation

Mar. 13, 2006—Following recently signed legislation banning almost all abortions in South Dakota, several other states are considering similar legislation, setting up a possible challenge to Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss constitutional and political issues surrounding this debate.

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Vanderbilt Announces Opening of New Primary Clinic in Spring Hill

Mar. 13, 2006—Vanderbilt Medical Group-Spring Hill is pleased to announce the opening of its new Primary Care Practice, located at 3098 Campbell Station Pkwy. in Spring Hill, Tenn, on Monday, March 20.

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Vanderbilt psychologist to host National Academy of Sciences colloquium

Mar. 13, 2006—Vanderbilt psychologist Jon Kaas has received approval and sponsorship from the National Academy of Sciences to host a special research colloquium Nov. 16-18 at the Beckman Center of the National Academies in Irvine, Calif.

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