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Vanderbilt observes Founder‘s Day March 17

Mar. 14, 2005— Vanderbilt University will celebrate the 132nd anniversary of its founding on Thursday, March 17, with a 10 a.m. ceremony at the statue of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who gave an initial $1 million to endow the university in 1873.

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Engineering professor appointed to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission advisory committee

Mar. 11, 2005— A Vanderbilt engineering professor has been selected as one of a handful of high-level experts who advise the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on safe management of nuclear waste.

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Shutting down the HIV assembly line

Mar. 10, 2005— After infecting a susceptible cell, the human immunodeficiency virus hijacks that cell‘s normal machinery to produce carbon copies of itself. New HIV particles roll off the cellular assembly lines, burst like bubbles out of the cell, and float off to invade other cellular factories.

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Macular Degeneration Gene Discovery Could Halt Vision Loss in Older Americans

Mar. 10, 2005— Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center have identified the first major gene that increases a person‘s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Dyer to receive Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award

Mar. 10, 2005— David F. Dyer, president and chief executive officer of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, has been selected to receive the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

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Obesity Surgery Study to Remove “Hidden Fat” May Alleviate Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 10, 2005— Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are looking beyond waistlines and into the role visceral fat plays in type 2 diabetes.

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Animal ethics pioneer Bernard Rollin to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 9, 2005— Bernard Rollin, a philosopher who developed the first university course on veterinary ethics, will speak at Vanderbilt University March 23 about "Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon."

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Former congressmen to share political experiences with Vanderbilt students

Mar. 3, 2005— A bipartisan program called Congress to Campus will bring former national lawmakers James Broyhill and Butler Derrick to Vanderbilt March 17-18 to meet with students and faculty.

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Sharpton, Coulter and Dean will address “Visions of America” at Vanderbilt‘s Impact Symposium March 21-23

Mar. 3, 2005— Vanderbilt University will welcome the Rev. Al Sharpton, Ann Coulter and Howard Dean to its 41st annual Impact Symposium March 21-23.

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Harvard professor to lecture at Vanderbilt on ‘Women, Writing and God‘

Mar. 3, 2005— Works by women writers offer a significant resource to those searching for the connection between intellectual work and practical spiritual practice, says Harvard theologian Stephanie Paulsell, who will speak at Vanderbilt University March 17.

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Bradford named dean of Vanderbilt business school

Mar. 3, 2005— James W. Bradford, a distinguished corporate executive turned educator, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and Ralph Owen Professor for the Practice of Management, announced Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nicholas Zeppos today. Bradford had served as acting dean of the Owen School since last June.

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U.S. Department of Education official, state education leaders, academics to brainstorm how to improve K-12 education

Mar. 2, 2005— A federal education official, state education commissioners and academic researchers will come together at Vanderbilt University March 8 and 9 to discuss how to apply current educational research to K-12 classrooms to improve teaching and meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

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Vanderbilt‘s Alternative Spring Break, oldest in nation, to serve 39 communities in 2005

Mar. 2, 2005— Vanderbilt University‘s Alternative Spring Break program, one of the largest in the nation, will send 460 students to 39 volunteer sites across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala when the university observes Spring Break March 7-11.

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Thomas Flynn to give annual Berry Lecture at Vanderbilt on “Philosophy as a Way of Life”

Mar. 2, 2005— A philosopher from Emory University will deliver Vanderbilt University‘s Berry Lecture, an annual community lecture designed to show how philosophy can impact our lives.

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Women‘s History Month lecture at Vanderbilt, Hamilton College professor to speak on 19th century black women classicists

Mar. 1, 2005— Three African American women who undermined prejudices about race and gender in the 19th century by pursuing an education in the classics will be profiled during a lecture marking Women‘s History Month at Vanderbilt University.

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