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National Public Radio’s award-winning legal correspondent to talk about Supreme Court Nov.10 at Vanderbilt University

Oct. 24, 2005—Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs correspondent, will talk about "The Supreme Court and its Impact on You" Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University.

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VUSN’s Vine Hill Community Offers VUSN’s Vine Hill Community Clinic Offers Flu Shots and Flu Mist

Oct. 24, 2005—The Vine Hill Community Clinic, operated by the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's University Community Health Services, is offering flu shots and FluMist to the general public starting Oct. 24.

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Community presentation to educate residents about using Metro Codes to improve neighborhoods

Oct. 21, 2005—Nashville residents tired of seeing abandoned vehicles, overgrown lots and dilapidated housing in their neighborhoods will have an opportunity to learn how to take action to clean up these eyesores Tuesday, Oct. 25 at a special presentation on Metro Codes.

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Bluebird on the Mountain concert series features Nichols, Rutherford and Howard

Oct. 21, 2005—The Bluebird on the Mountain concert series will conclude its successful second year at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory with a show featuring Tim Nichols, Rivers Rutherford and Rebecca Lynn Howard.

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Vanderbilt seeks families to participate in study of sleep in children with autism

Oct. 21, 2005—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is recruiting families of children with and without autism to participate in a study of the relationship between sleep patterns and behavior in children with autism.

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‘Getting Out’ premiers Nov. 4 at Vanderbilt, Marsha Norman play follows a convict’s struggles after prison

Oct. 21, 2005—Getting Out, the story of a woman trying to move on with her life after prison, debuts Nov. 4 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University. The play was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman.

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An ‘evildoer’ by any other name: how labels shape our attitudes toward violence

Oct. 21, 2005—What difference does it make if a prosecutor describes a defendant as a "murderer" or as "someone who commits murder?" In some cases, those few words could mean the difference between life and death.

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Quantum dots that produce white light could be the light bulb’s successor

Oct. 20, 2005—Take an LED that produces intense, blue light. Coat it with a thin layer of special microscopic beads called quantum dots. And you have what could become the successor to the venerable light bulb.

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FreshTracksMusic to offer music downloads at Vanderbilt, unlimited use for $36-per-year for faculty, staff and students

Oct. 20, 2005—Vanderbilt University is the first customer of a new music downloading service that will offer college students and others in the university community downloads of music by independent and unsigned artists at a low subscription fee for unlimited use.

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VCH expert debunks Halloween myths: Costumes pose more danger than candy tampering

Oct. 17, 2005—In his 22 years working as a Pediatric Emergency Physician, Tom Abramo, M.D., the new Director of Emergency Medicine for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, has seen lots of bags of X-rayed Halloween candy, and he has seen where the danger of Halloween lies: not in the candy.

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BBC radio program “Law in Action” interviews Vanderbilt legal expert Mike Newton on Iraqi Special Tribunal

Oct. 17, 2005—Mike Newton, acting associate clinical professor of law at Vanderbilt University, is an expert on the Iraqi Special Tribunal and international criminal law. He helped establish the Iraqi Special Tribunal and led the training in international criminal law for its judges, including two sessions in Baghdad. He was interviewed on Oct. 11 by the BBC about the upcoming trial of Saddam Hussein for the U.K.'s longest running legal weekly program, "Law in Action."

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Scopes monkey trial play performed this week in Nashville; Forum on the trial’s controversial legacy will precede Wednesday’s performance

Oct. 17, 2005—The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, drawn from the actual transcripts of the 1925 Dayton, Tenn., trial of a public school teacher accused of teaching evolution, will be performed as part of the Great Performances at Vanderbilt series at 8 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 20. The national tour production stars Ed Asner, John de Lancie and Alley Mills.

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Experts discuss the Scopes monkey trial and the continuing controversy surrounding the teaching of evolutionExperts discuss the Scopes monkey trial and the continuing controversy surrounding the teaching of evolution

Oct. 15, 2005—Legal, political, historical and religious experts gathered to discuss the continuing debate surrounding the Scopes monkey trial in a forum preceding the performance of the Great Tennessee Monkey Trial Oct. 19.

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Homecoming traffic advisory in Vanderbilt vicinity

Oct. 14, 2005—Traffic will be heavier than usual around the Vanderbilt University campus Oct. 14 and 15 due to activities surrounding Homecoming/Reunion Weekend.

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Vanderbilt receives nearly $1 million grant to train developmental disability researchers across disciplines

Oct. 14, 2005—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development and the Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research have been awarded a $980,922 grant from the National Institutes of Health Roadmap Initiative to support postdoctoral training in understanding and treating developmental disabilities. The funds will support four postdoctoral trainees for five years.

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