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Durham voters did not vote along racial lines in DA contest, says VU professor

Jun. 12, 2006—The district attorney prosecuting the rape case against three of Duke University's lacrosse players received significant support from both black and white voters in the recent Durham primary, according to a voting analysis by Vanderbilt University political scientist Christian Grose.

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How does the brain control impulsive behavior?

Jun. 9, 2006—With a thousand distractions vying for your attention, how do you stay focused? Just who, or rather what, is in charge of your brain? New research into how the brain manages information has found that an area previously thought to be just an information collector in fact plays the role of an executive√≥helping to filter out extraneous information to help you stay focused. The findings offer potential insights into helping people with attention disorders.

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First Trimester Use of ACE Inhibitors Implicated in Birth Defects

Jun. 8, 2006—The Food and Drug Administration is examining study data from Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, to determine if new warnings should be placed on common blood pressure medications indicating an increased risk of birth defects for babies whose mothers take these medications during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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First Adult Cancer Patient in Nashville to Receive Stem Cell Transplant from Umbilical Cord Blood at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Jun. 8, 2006—When 24-year-old Charles Dougherty checks into Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center tomorrow, he'll be preparing for a treatment that has never been performed before in an adult patient in Nashville, and will be only the second case in Tennessee history.

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Jewish studies scholar Lou H. Silberman dead at 91; Played role in James Lawson saga at Vanderbilt

Jun. 7, 2006—Lou H. Silberman, an internationally recognized scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Judaic studies and longtime campus leader at Vanderbilt University, died June 6 in Tucson, Ariz. He was 91.

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Vanderbilt experts available to comment on Haditha investigation

Jun. 6, 2006—Mike Newton, acting associate clinical professor of law at Vanderbilt University, is an expert on war crimes and international criminal law. Vanderbilt University Professor of History Thomas Alan Schwartz says that one of the real dangers about the Haditha investigation is that the truth about the incident could become secondary to opposing political agendas.

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Stellar Conversations: The expanding universe (part three in a three-part series)

Jun. 6, 2006—Strange...exotic...bizarre--three words Rob Knop uses to describe dark matter and dark energy in this continuing conversation about the expansion of the universe. What is this invisible, mysterious "stuff" and how do we know it\'s there? Rob delves into these questions and discusses what the universe may look like billions of years from now.

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YWCA’s Minton awarded tuition to Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA program;Topped “exceptional” applicant pool for new partnership with Center for Nonprofit Management

Jun. 2, 2006—Robyn Minton, director of the YWCA's Domestic Violence Services program, has been named the first recipient of tuition sponsorship to the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Executive MBA (EMBA) program under the school's partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management. The sponsorship, which will pay Minton's tuition for the 21-month program, is valued at about $73,000.

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Faculty, ensemble concerts to be free at Blair School of Music

Jun. 1, 2006—Admission will be free to attend faculty and ensemble concerts at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music starting with the fall 2006 semester, announced Dean Mark Wait.

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Global citizenship key component of Vanderbilt University experience; Students to travel to Uganda to work on human rights, global health concerns

May. 31, 2006—About 20 Vanderbilt University students will work with health organizations in Uganda this summer as part of that country's response to HIV/AIDS.

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Possible cover-up in Iraq draws parallels to My Lai, says Vanderbilt historian

May. 31, 2006—The possibility that Iraqi civilians were massacred at Haditha has brought back painful memories for many about the infamous My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, according to Vanderbilt University Professor of History Thomas Alan Schwartz.

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Stellar Conversations: The expanding universe (part two in a three-part series)

May. 31, 2006—Listen to the second installment in this series of Stellar Conversations about the expanding universe with Rob Knop, assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy.

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Vanderbilt education professor receives national recognition for research on race, equity in education

May. 31, 2006—Rich Milner, assistant professor of education at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development, has been honored with an Early Career Contribution Award from the American Educational Research Association. The award, presented annually by the association's Committee on Scholars of Color in Education, recognizes a scholar who is within the first decade of his or her career following receipt of the doctoral degree.

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Vanderbilt announces launch of Visit Vanderbilt

May. 31, 2006—A new university-wide initiative is urging tourists and Middle Tennessee residents alike to Visit Vanderbilt.

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First buildings named in the Commons, new residence halls open fall 2006

May. 26, 2006—The first buildings completed as part of the Commons, which will serve as the home for all first-year students at Vanderbilt University beginning in 2008, have been named for a woman who played an integral role in Vanderbilt's very existence and a man whose medical discoveries earned him a Nobel Prize.

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