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Vice chairman of Federal Reserve to speak at Vanderbilt

Jan. 29, 2003—Roger W. Ferguson Jr., vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will speak on “September 11, the Federal Reserve and the Financial System” as part of the Owen Distinguished Speaker Series on Feb. 5.

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Corporate responsibility the subject of panel at Vanderbilt

Jan. 28, 2003—Vanderbilt faculty representing the Law School, the Owen Graduate School of Management and the Divinity School will address the subject of corporate responsibility in a panel discussion on Feb. 3.

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Vanderbilt’s impact on mid-state economy increases to $3.4 billion

Jan. 28, 2003—Vanderbilt’s impact on the local economy totaled at least $3.4 billion last year, according to a recently completed analysis. The University's economic impact on the Middle Tennessee region in fiscal year 2002 is up from $3 billion in FY 2001 – a 13 percent increase.

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State of the Union critical moment for Bush presidency, says Vanderbilt professor

Jan. 27, 2003—President Bush’s Jan. 28 State of the Union address is his most important opportunity to date to make the case for going to war with Iraq, according to Thomas Schwartz, a Vanderbilt University expert on U.S. foreign policy and alliance politics.

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Overcoming of racial, medical barriers chronicled in film

Jan. 24, 2003—Partners of the Heart, a documentary chronicling the 34-year relationship between a white physician and a black lab technician that resulted in a major breakthrough in pediatric cardiac surgery, will be shown Monday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema. The special screening is free and open to the public.

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All-star lineup to discuss baseball economics

Jan. 24, 2003—It’s a business where the cry of “strike” is as devastating to the game itself as to the player swinging the bat. The economic concerns of major league baseball—from labor-management relations and legal issues to competitive balance and contraction—will be the focus of a one-day conference at Vanderbilt University on Feb. 21.

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American children of war-coping with tearful goodbyes

Jan. 23, 2003—More and more tearful goodbyes are happening across the country between American children and parents who are being deployed because of impending war.

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Aurbach elected to lead national College Art Association

Jan. 23, 2003—Michael Aurbach, professor of art at Vanderbilt, has been elected president of the College Art Association (CAA), a national organization of more than 14,000 individual artists, art historians and other visual arts and museum professionals.

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If war, then what? Experts predict economic impact, offer historical view

Jan. 23, 2003—Vanderbilt faculty are available to offer commentary and insight into what effect the prospect of war—and outbreak, should it happen—will have on the U.S. economy.

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Vanderbilt University renews support for affordable housing

Jan. 23, 2003—Vanderbilt University, which remains committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing in Nashville, has renewed its five-year $100,000 investment in the Nashville Housing Fund. Through public and private resources, the nonprofit corporation assists low- and moderate-income families and individuals who want to become successful homeowners, and also works with developers to expand affordable housing options in Nashville.

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Jewish-Christian relations during the Spanish Inquisition and forgotten victims of the Holocaust launch new Jewish Studies series

Jan. 23, 2003—Renee Levine Melammed, assistant dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel will present "Defying the Spanish Inquisition: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile" on Sunday, Feb. 2, and "The Forgotten Holocaust Victims: Sephardic Jewry," on Monday, Feb. 3.

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Vanderbilt University scholars commemorate 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jan. 20, 2003—Vanderbilt law professor Rebecca Brown and Linda Manning, director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt, will give a talk on the historic Roe v. Wade decision at a noon lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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Relevant Religion series examines Christianity’s Quest for Power

Jan. 17, 2003—Patout Burns, the Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will lead “The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Church: Explorations of Christianity's Quest for Power,” the fifth in a series of studies exploring religion in the global context of culture, art, politics and economics.

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Pioneering genetic researcher and Vanderbilt professor Gisela Mosig dies

Jan. 17, 2003—Gisela Mosig, 72, a pioneering genetic researcher and distinguished faculty member at Vanderbilt University, died Jan. 12 at Alive Hospice. She had been undergoing cancer treatment for two years.

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Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 22

Jan. 16, 2003—David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, will give a series of lectures at Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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