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Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center to assist foster teens awarded Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative grant

Apr. 2, 2003—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center is creating a national model program to help teens in state custody who are aging out of foster care, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

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Nashville celebrates Week of the Young Child

Apr. 2, 2003—April 6-13, is a series of events held to highlight the growing health, educational and social concerns faced by young children and their parents in Nashville and to facilitate an informative campaign to better the lives of the children through advocacy and education.

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Vanderbilt community band to perform free concert for Nashville neighbors

Apr. 1, 2003—Springtime means warmer weather and the return of outdoor community gatherings, and Vanderbilt University’s Community Concert Band plans to usher in the season with an afternoon of music in the park.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear University of Michigan affirmative action case today

Apr. 1, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities filed an amicus curiae brief in the case being heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the admissions policies of University of Michigan and its law school.Click the headline for more information and a .pdf of the brief.

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Wayne S. Hyatt honored as distinguished alumnus at Vanderbilt Law School; Ted LaRoche cited for distinguished service

Mar. 28, 2003—Atlanta attorney Wayne S. Hyatt has been named the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus of the Vanderbilt University Law School.

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Post-Saddam Iraq examined by adviser to transitional Iraqi parliament

Mar. 28, 2003—Kanan Makiya presents "The United States and Post-Saddam Iraq" on Wednesday, April 2, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 114 Furman Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. Makiya is an adviser for the Iraqi National Congress.

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Expert on understanding reading through neuroimaging to speak March 27

Mar. 26, 2003—Ken Pugh, a scientist renowned for his research on language organization and the neurobiology of reading, reading disabilities and attention deficit disorder, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, March 27, at Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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‘Crisis of marriage’ revealed in O’Keeffe, Hopper art

Mar. 26, 2003—Despite the popular notion that the three decades between the two world wars were a period of marital and family stability, it was a difficult and unsettling time for many middle-class Americans, says a Vanderbilt professor.

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Parker receives nuclear waste management lifetime achievement award

Mar. 25, 2003—Vanderbilt Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Frank L. Parker has received the 2003 Wendell D. Weart Lifetime Achievement in Nuclear Waste Management Award.

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Political leadership in an increasingly diverse America topic for next (Lunch) box talk

Mar. 25, 2003—A strong need for courageous leadership at a time of profound racial and ethnic changes in America is the topic for the next installment of the “Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box” series on April 2.

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Vanderbilt international scholars among presenters at EU conference

Mar. 20, 2003—The deepening split between the United States and some of its traditional European allies over the Iraqi crisis is likely to dominate a number of sessions at the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Eighth Biennial International Conference, scheduled March 27-29 at the Hilton Suites in downtown Nashville. Vanderbilt University is serving as a local host for the conference, which is expected to draw about 500 scholars, government officials and others interested in issues related to the European Union.

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Vanderbilt professor selected as inaugural Fulbright American history chair

Mar. 20, 2003—Vanderbilt University Professor Don H. Doyle has been selected as the inaugural Fulbright chair in American history, a post established by the Brazil Fulbright Commission.

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Nationally recognized seminar designed to combat “feminine beauty ideal” coming to Vanderbilt University

Mar. 20, 2003—“I Am Beautiful,” a nationally recognized seminar that counters the obsession with feminine thinness will come to Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Cinema Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m.

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University of North Texas graduate dean to chair Vanderbilt political science

Mar. 20, 2003—Neal Tate, dean of the Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and Regents Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas, has been appointed professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt.

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Women executives guide the next generation of leaders at seminar at Owen

Mar. 19, 2003—Top businesswomen including the head of Time Inc. will share their strategies for succeeding in the workplace with Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management and the local business community at the Committee of 200 Spring Outreach Seminar on April 4.

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