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September Vanderbilt Kennedy Center events include lecture by commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, photo exhibit

Sep. 20, 2005—September offers several opportunities for members of the community to learn more about developmental disabilities, education and art at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The Kennedy Center is located at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue.

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Op-ed: Careful what you wish for, Northwest

Sep. 20, 2005—Sometimes it is best not to cut corners. Bargain hunting for a plastic surgeon, say, does not make much sense. You just might get your money's worth. So too with airline mechanics. Looking through small, thick windows at the workers scurrying around my plane in preparation for take-off, I hope that they are all well fed and happy, the sort of loyal and devoted employees who always double-check that troublesome hydraulic joint.

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Vanderbilt theatre season kicks off Sept. 30 with The Man Who Came to Dinner

Sep. 20, 2005—A comedy about a celebrated radio personality recuperating from a fall in 1939 small-town America begins the Vanderbilt's Department of Theatre season.

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Former Vanderbilt President Emmett Fields dies, Was dean of College of Arts and Science from 1960-69

Sep. 19, 2005—Emmett B. Fields, the only person ever to have the title of president of Vanderbilt University, died at home today at 81.

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Disability information for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina

Sep. 19, 2005—Many people with disabilities not able to evacuate from the Gulf Coast, as well as those who did evacuate, are having difficulty finding needed resources in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In response, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, an online referral service for individuals with disabilities, has created a Web-based collection of resources at www.familypathfinder.org.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Local arts community invited to Vanderbilt town meeting

Sep. 19, 2005—All members of the Middle Tennessee arts community are invited to a town hall meeting at Vanderbilt University at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, to hear details of a major collaborative art project involving Vanderbilt students and local artists.

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Dores remain undefeated with win over Ole Miss

Sep. 19, 2005—The Vanderbilt Commodores defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 31-23 Sept. 17, but not without much more drama than indicated by the final score. The so-called "cardiac" Commodores almost let a 21-point third-quarter lead slip away. Instead, fourth-year Head Coach Bobby Johnson and his team held on to remain undefeated, and carry their record to 3-0 for the first time since 1984.

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Political theorists to debate how sex and race impact contracts

Sep. 16, 2005—Political theorists Carole Pateman and Charles Mills will share their views on the roles that sex and race play in social contract theory during a joint presentation sponsored by the Warren Humanities Center at Vanderbilt University.

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NEW VANDERBILT BILL WILKERSON HEARING & SPEECH CENTER OPENS FOR PATIENTS

Sep. 16, 2005—After many years of planning and construction, the new Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for hearing and Speech Sciences facility is open for patients. Located within the top five floors of Medical Center East — South Tower, on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus, the facility houses state-of-the-art services for adult and pediatric hearing and speech patients who come from throughout Middle Tennessee for the facility's specialized services.

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$1.38 million grant to fund CFA research on Colombia

Sep. 15, 2005—A Vanderbilt University political scientist whose research assists nations in building democracies has received major funding to poll Colombian citizens about their attitudes toward democracy.

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AIRLINE TROUBLES: VANDERBILT EXPERT

Sep. 14, 2005—Airlines' cost-quality tradeoffs: Michael Lapr√à, assistant professor of management at the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management, is an operations expert who has conducted extensive research into airlines. With Gary Scudder, he authored the award-winning 2004 paper "Performance Improvement Paths in the U.S. Airline Industry: Linking Trade-offs to Asset Frontiers," in which they examined 10 airlines over an 11-year period. They looked at quality, based on customer complaints filed with the Department of Transportation, and at decisions the airlines made impacting costs, considering whether airlines could address problems of quality and cost simultaneously. Lapr√à is available to discuss these same considerations as contributing factors to the declarations of bankruptcy by Northwest and Delta.

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Vanderbilt offers director training for a changing corporate environment

Sep. 14, 2005—Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker, former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William H. Donaldson and Chancellor of the Delaware Court of the Chancery William B. Chandler III will headline the 2005 Vanderbilt Directors College on Oct. 6 and 7.

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VU Divinity Breakfast to explore impact of faith and politics on women activists

Sep. 14, 2005—Two professors from very different academic disciplines come together Sept. 29 to discuss how faith and politics play increasingly important roles in the work of women activists.

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Literacy experts discuss their work with children in special lecture

Sep. 14, 2005—Listen to a Sept. 13 lecture by Karen R. Harris and Stephen E. Graham, the first holders of the Currey Ingram Chair of Special Education at Peabody College. The two professors of special education are committed to improving the literacy abilities of all children, including those with learning disabilities. The chair was made possible through a gift from John Rivers Ingram and Stephanie Currey Ingram. Introductory speakers at the lecture were: Peabody Dean Camilla Benbow, Provost Nicholas Zeppos and Chancellor Gordon Gee.

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Kemet Jubilee lecture and photographic exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Black Cultural Center

Sep. 13, 2005—Photographs documenting the 70-year history of the Kemet Jubilee will be on display Sept. 26-Oct. 6 at Vanderbilt University's Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. The organization's general chairman, Clyde Venson, will kick off the exhibit with a lecture on the parade's history at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Following Venson's speech, there will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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