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Collier, professor of history, dies

Feb. 21, 2003—Simon Collier, professor of history, died Feb. 20 at Alive Hospice in Nashville after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64.

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Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS to be held March 2-8

Feb. 21, 2003—The largest AIDS awareness program targeting African Americans will kick off Sunday, March 2. The weeklong program will include special workshops, church services and the opportunity to meet and hear about the successes and struggles of individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS.

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Former astronaut to discuss shuttle disaster during Vanderbilt videoconferences

Feb. 20, 2003—Former NASA astronaut Rick Chappell, who directs Vanderbilt University’s Office of Science and Research Communications, will discuss the impact of the Columbia shuttle disaster on the future of America’s space program during a series of videoconferences on Feb. 21 with K-12 students in Texas and Tennessee.

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Art & music featured by VUMC for Brainstorm 2003

Feb. 20, 2003—Brain Awareness Month begins March 1 featuring an art exhibition of Herb Alpert's works and a lecture on "Music and the Brain" by Dr. Robert Zatorre.

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Space Shuttle Experts

Feb. 20, 2003—Congressional hearings on the space shuttle disaster begin Wednesday, Feb. 12. Vanderbilt University professors can add context to your stories.---Scientific Experiments in Space---Robots in Space---Accident Analysis

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TPAC/Vanderbilt announce new arts alliance – "Vanderbilt@TPAC@Vanderbilt@TPAC"

Feb. 19, 2003—"Vanderbilt@TPAC@Vanderbilt@TPAC" unites the intellectual resources of Nashville's premier educational institution with the cultural flair of the city's leading performing arts organization. "InsideOut of the (Lunch) Box" to be the first program, Feb. 27

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Harvard Business School team takes top honors in premier MBA case competition at Vanderbilt’s Owen School

Feb. 19, 2003—Six teams of MBA students from top business schools competed last weekend in the fourth annual Vanderbilt MBA eStrategy Contest at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Students from the Harvard Business School took home the $25,000 prize from the contest, the largest case competition of its kind.

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Chair of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission to speak Feb. 24

Feb. 17, 2003—Sima Samar, chair of Afghanistan’s first Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC), will give a talk on the status of Afghan women after Taliban rule at Vanderbilt University Monday, Feb. 24.

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From foreign affairs to orchestral music, Retirement Learning at VU offers diverse classes

Feb. 17, 2003—Current foreign policy dilemmas, the future role of the United Nations in international affairs and a woman’s view of American history are among the wide-ranging topics offered for the spring term of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt March 3 through April 21.

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Vanderbilt, four other universities file amicus brief in Michigan case

Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities have filed an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School in their efforts to defend the principles of affirmative action in college admissions.

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Vanderbilt Students to celebrate the fun and challenge of engineering

Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt engineering students will celebrate the lighter side of engineering during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-22.

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Conway-Welch Appointed To Institute of Medicine Committee on Diversity of Healthcare Workforce

Feb. 13, 2003—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Provisional Committee on Institutional and Policy Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the Healthcare Workforce.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation funds novel research

Feb. 12, 2003—Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has awarded one of its competitive Fast Track grants to Vanderbilt neuroscientist Richard Nass, Ph.D., to fund his search for drugs that will prevent dopamine nerve cell death.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital teams up with PatchWorx as part of a new online community for kids

Feb. 12, 2003—Children can now use their bedside computers to join a new online community that fosters an environment where children can speak openly and honestly with peers about their illnesses and to provide encouragement to each other.

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New challenges for Black churches the focus of Community Breakfast

Feb. 12, 2003—Forrest E. Harris, Sr., director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on African American Church Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will present "Leadership and Struggle in the Black Churches: Then and Now."

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