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Former Negro Leagues baseball player Buck O‘Neil to speak at Vanderbilt, Feb. 7 speaker is featured in Ken Burns documentary on baseball

Feb. 1, 2005— Baseball pioneer Buck O‘Neil will speak about the legacy of the Negro Leagues during a lecture at Vanderbilt University on Monday, Feb. 7, as part of Vanderbilt‘s commemoration of Black History Month.

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Clinic Devoted to Child Obesity Offers New Treatment Options

Jan. 28, 2005— A pediatrician at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a clinic to help families tackle the problem of childhood obesity. Greg Plemmons, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, opened the Weight Management Clinic in December 2004 and immediately had eight referrals.

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Vanderbilt to host town hall meeting on minority issues, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center sponsors panel on Feb. 3

Jan. 28, 2005— A panel of Nashville leaders will lead a town hall meeting-style discussion of minority issues on Thursday, Feb. 3, as part of Black History Month events at Vanderbilt University.

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Program for children in state custody recognized as ‘innovative‘

Jan. 27, 2005— Tennessee‘s TennCare Centers of Excellence (COE) for Children in State Custody has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as being one of the six most innovative programs in the country.

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Media fellowship on autism available at Vanderbilt University

Jan. 26, 2005— Vanderbilt University encourages active journalists to apply to attend its Council for the Advancement and Support of Education media fellowship, "Autism: Rates, Causes and Treatment," April 10-13, 2005, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Public forum on tsunamis and other natural disasters offered by Vanderbilt University and Adventure Science Center

Jan. 26, 2005— The Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach and the Adventure Science Center are co-hosting a forum on tsunamis and other natural disasters Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The forum will be held at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville and is free and open to the public.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center receives Memorial Foundation gift

Jan. 26, 2005— The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development has received a $100,000 grant to expand the Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic and Behavioral Analysis Clinic to serve more families who might not otherwise be able to afford their state-of-the-art services.

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Owen School ranked 31st in the world in rankings of business schools by the Financial Times

Jan. 24, 2005— Vanderbilt‘s Owen Graduate School of Management was ranked the 31st best MBA program in the world and 21st among those in the United States in rankings of business schools by the Financial Times, one of the world‘s leading business publications.

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Panel to discuss how to keep the Americas secure

Jan. 20, 2005— In the post-Sept. 11 world, security has become a more imperative and complex issue that spans across national borders.

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Rogow discusses “First Amendment Life” at Vanderbilt

Jan. 19, 2005— Bruce Rogow will relate his 40 years‘ experience practicing First Amendment law in the South to the role of the First Amendment in contemporary life during an upcoming Vanderbilt University address.

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VCH reading project receives $250,000 grant from media outlet

Jan. 19, 2005— Thanks to a $250,000 grant from WTVF-NewsChannel 5, a reading program based at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be able to put more books into the hands of toddlers, infants and preschoolers in Middle Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt mentoring program helps Nashville high school students prepare for college

Jan. 19, 2005— Nashville-area high school students interested in attending college are invited to learn more about a free mentoring program Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Corinthian Church in Nashville.

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Learn about executive development opportunities at Vanderbilt University; business school information sessions set throughout the spring

Jan. 18, 2005— Busy executives often put off professional development because schedules are already too tight or they can‘t afford to leave their jobs to go back to school full time. Representatives of Vanderbilt University‘s executive programs office and local alumni will be in Nashville and seven other cities in the region in the next three months to explain how successful business people can grow professionally without disrupting their career paths.

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Rededication of Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marks start of Black History Month

Jan. 18, 2005— The rededication of the renovated home of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at Vanderbilt University will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, kicking off a month of activity marking Black History Month.

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Fat cats showcase artistic talents of individuals with disabilities

Jan. 14, 2005— "The Fat Cat" is the unifying theme for an imaginative art exhibit opening Jan. 15 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The art was created by clients of Pacesetters, Inc., a nonprofit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities at six centers across Tennessee.

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