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Noted journalist and author donates papers to Vanderbilt University Library

Dec. 16, 2004—Jim Squires, a distinguished journalist, author, championship horse breeder and graduate of Peabody College, has donated his papers to Vanderbilt University Library's special collections department.

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A new twist on an old nebula

Dec. 16, 2004—In a process comparable to that of an artist who turns a two-dimensional canvas into a three-dimensional work of art, astronomers use the two- dimensional images that they capture in their high-powered telescopes to reconstruct the three-dimensional structures of celestial objects.

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Peter Guralnick to be visiting professor at Vanderbilt in spring 2005

Dec. 13, 2004—Peter Guralnick, a novelist and biographer of Elvis Presley and Sam Cooke, will teach creative non-fiction at Vanderbilt University as a visiting professor during the spring semester of 2005.

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Former Provost Wendell Holladay dies

Dec. 10, 2004—Wendell G. Holladay, who, as physics chairman, college dean and provost, was a key figure in the establishment of Vanderbilt University as a national research-oriented university, died Dec. 9 from complications following a heart attack.

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Vanderbilt biologist wins national brain anatomy award

Dec. 8, 2004—Kenneth C. Catania, assistant professor of biological sciences, has won the 2005 C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy from the American Association of Anatomists.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hosts Live Web Cast of Robotic Surgery

Dec. 8, 2004—On Wednesday, December 8, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. (CST) Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting a live web cast of a robotic prostate surgery.

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Dean of Blair School of Music nominated for two Grammy Awards

Dec. 7, 2004—Mark Wait, dean of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, was nominated for two Grammy Awards on Tuesday for his work on an album of Elliott Carter music recorded at Blair's Ingram Hall.

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New Vanderbilt Kennedy Center project to serve Hispanic disability community

Dec. 7, 2004—Nashville Hispanic families affected by disabilities will now have better access to information and services, thanks to a grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

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Chapman posthumously awarded AMA’s top honor

Dec. 6, 2004—John E. Chapman, M.D., former dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was posthumously awarded the 2004 Distinguished Service Award by the American Medical Association.

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Owen School launches Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute

Dec. 6, 2004—A new program at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will see to it that undergraduates who may be lacking a business degree aren't also lacking the business skills they need to succeed early in their careers.

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Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers seek to learn why many Tennesseans continue to refuse flu vaccine

Dec. 6, 2004—Last year ushered in a swirl of notoriety regarding influenza vaccine. The 2003-2004 flu season arrived early and hit hard. For many individuals, thanks in part to tremendous media hype and a delay in the availability of vaccine supplies, flu shots were a highly-sought after commodity.

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Trouble in Toyland report endorsed by doctors at VCH

Dec. 6, 2004—Just before the traditional peak of the holiday shopping season, U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) has released its 19th annual toy safety report. On Nov. 23, several toys were demonstrated for their potential hazards at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Veronica Gunn, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital talked about the types of injuries that are commonly seen each year involving toys.

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Tennessee Department of Health & Vanderbilt University Medical Center Researchers Seek to Learn Why Many Tennesseans Continue to Refuse Flu Vaccine

Dec. 6, 2004—Last year ushered in a swirl of notoriety regarding influenza vaccine. The 2003-2004 flu season arrived early and hit hard. For many individuals, thanks in part to tremendous media hype and a delay in the availability of vaccine supplies, flu shots were a highly-sought after commodity.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Workshop offered for siblings of individuals with special needs

Dec. 1, 2004—Children between the ages of 7 and 12 who have a sibling with special needs are invited to attend a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Sibshop Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2. p.m.

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Bluebird CafÈ and Dyer Observatory to expand concert series

Dec. 1, 2004—Nashville will get a new concert series with the launch of Bluebird on the Mountain, an expansion of successful collaborations between Vanderbilt University's Dyer Observatory and the Bluebird CafÈ.

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