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Vanderbilt graduate and professional programs make strong showing in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

Apr. 1, 2005— Vanderbilt Law School maintained its No. 17 ranking in the nation for the fifth consecutive year, while Peabody College saw seven of its programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of the leading graduate and professional schools. Peabody‘s Special Education program was ranked first in the nation for the third straight year.

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Blackburn named senior associate dean of Vanderbilt business school

Mar. 31, 2005— Joe Blackburn, a leading researcher in operations management and longtime member of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management faculty, has been named senior associate dean.

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Vanderbilt conference on the Virgin Mary set for April 13-14, Events planned at university and two churches

Mar. 31, 2005— Christian women are looking to the Virgin Mary for inspiration as they move to expand their leadership within the church, says a Vanderbilt University theologian who has organized a Mary conference on April 13 and 14.

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Vanderbilt lecture to explore ‘the greening of faith‘, Catherine Keller speaks April 7 on ecofeminist theology

Mar. 30, 2005— The role of religion in ecology will be explored by a leading proponent of ecofeminism during a lecture on Thursday, April 7, at Vanderbilt University.

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Aishah Shahidah Simmons to visit Vanderbilt April 5-7, Documentary about rape to be screened

Mar. 29, 2005— NO!, a documentary about rape in the African-American community, will be screened Tuesday, April 5, at Vanderbilt University, followed by a discussion led by filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons.

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Dr. Irwin Eskind, philanthropist and Board of Trust member, dies

Mar. 28, 2005— Dr. Irwin B. Eskind, a retired Nashville physician and philanthropist and a strong supporter of Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for more than a half century, died March 28 at his home in Nashville. He was 80.

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Unique interfaith program featuring film “God and Allah Need to Talk” at Vanderbilt University April 5

Mar. 28, 2005— Interfaith activist and filmmaker Ruth Broyde-Sharone will bring her most recent documentary, God and Allah Need to Talk — a Film for Healing and Reconciliation, to Vanderbilt University Tuesday, April 5.

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Lawrence Small, head of the Smithsonian, to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 28, 2005— Lawrence Small will discuss his vision for the Smithsonian Institution during a lecture titled "A 21st Century Smithsonian" April 5 at Vanderbilt.

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“Handing Down the Names” premiers April 8 at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2005— Fourteen student actors will portray 50 characters in the Vanderbilt University Theatre production of Steven Dietz‘s "Handing Down the Names," which debuts Friday, April 8.

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Family genetics expert to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Mar. 25, 2005— Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that profoundly affects the lives of thousands of children and adults and their families. Susan Folstein, a distinguished psychiatrist and geneticist known for her research on autism, will speak at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development on Thursday, March 31, at 4 p.m.

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Expert on U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Iran to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 24, 2005— Andrew Erdmann, a former adviser to the Bush administration on Iran and Iraq who was also part of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, will speak at Vanderbilt on April 4.

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Best-selling author Tom Wolfe to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 23, 2005— Tom Wolfe, author of the critically acclaimed works "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff," will speak at Vanderbilt University on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Robert Penn Warren poems inspire art exhibit at Vanderbilt, Artist DeLoss McGraw to lecture on April 5

Mar. 23, 2005— Art created by DeLoss McGraw and inspired by poems by Robert Penn Warren will be exhibited at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University in April. McGraw will discuss his work on Tuesday, April 5.

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New Student Life Center celebrates grand opening March 30-April 2

Mar. 21, 2005— Vanderbilt will celebrate the grand opening of its new Student Life Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Wednesday, March 30, followed by a series of events through April 2.

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Vanderbilt hosting NIT Monday, March 21

Mar. 18, 2005— Vanderbilt‘s second round contest at Memorial Gymnasium Monday, March 21 will start at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN. The Commodores will face the winner of the Western Kentucky-Wichita State match-up to take place on Saturday.

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