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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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VUMC to adapt aviation safety training

Aug. 7, 2003—In an effort to guard patient safety, VUMC is taking a leaf from American aviation, where it's been shown that human error and the harm it poses can be substantially reduced through training to improve communication among members of the flight crew.

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Summer students design cameras to track toy flying saucers and program robots to run mazes

Aug. 7, 2003—Nearly a dozen undergraduate students from around the Southeast have been spending the summer at Vanderbilt University getting a taste of real-life engineering research as part of a summer internship at the Institute for Software-Integrated Systems.

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USC/Vanderbilt software has right stuff:wins $5.74 million contract to improve safety of Marine Corps air operations

Aug. 6, 2003—In the near future, when Marine Corps pilots climb into the cockpit for a training flight or an actual combat mission, they will do so with confidence that the possibility of human error in every operational aspect of their mission from aircraft maintenance to flight scheduling has been minimized by the use of customized software developed by Vanderbilt University and the University of Southern California.

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Vanderbilt Television News Archive goes "digital" on its 35th anniversary

Jul. 31, 2003—The Vanderbilt Television News Archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of television network news programs, marks its 35th anniversary next week by going digital.

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Special education professors Lynn and Doug Fuchs to hold new endowed chair at Vanderbilt University

Jul. 31, 2003—Lynn S. Fuchs and Douglas Fuchs, professors of special education and John F. Kennedy Center investigators at Vanderbilt University, will share the Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development, a newly endowed faculty chair in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education.

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Black college athletes believe they experience less racial discrimination study suggests

Jul. 28, 2003—A new study showing similar levels of agreement among white and black college athletes that racial and ethnic discrimination is no longer a problem bucks more than 70 years of social science trends relating to racial perceptions of discrimination.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Study Finds Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Children Safe and Effective

Jul. 25, 2003—A research study performed at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, proving the safety and effectiveness of using automated external defibrillators (AED's) in children, has helped change American Heart Association guidelines. The study will be published in the August 2003 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Ford elected president of Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board

Jul. 21, 2003—Ronald D. Ford has been elected president of the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors for 2003-04.

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46 VUMC physicians named ‘America’s Top Doctors’

Jul. 18, 2003—The just-published third edition of America's Top Doctors lists 46 VUMC physicians among its rankings, an increase over the 39 cited in the book's second edition, published last year.

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The bigger and brighter an object, the harder it is to perceive its motion

Jul. 17, 2003—"The bigger an object, the easier it is to see. But it is actually harder for people to determine the motion of objects larger than a tennis ball held at arms length than it is to gauge the motion of smaller objects," says Duje Tadin, first author of the paper on the study appearing in the July 17 issue of the journal Nature. Tadin is a graduate student in psychology at Vanderbilt and his co-authors are postdoctoral fellow Lee A. Gilroy and professors Joseph S. Lappin and Randolph Blake.

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Class action reform legislation would curb worst abuses, says Vanderbilt professor

Jul. 15, 2003—A Vanderbilt professor says that the Class Action Fairness Act currently pending in the U.S. Senate would go a long way toward curbing rampant systemic abuse by both plaintiffs' attorneys and defendants.

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