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Golf Tournament to benefit Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Jun. 7, 2005— The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will be the beneficiary of this year‘s annual Waddell & Reed Financial Services Charity Golf Tournament on June 17. This will be the third year for Waddell & Reed to support the Kennedy Center in its efforts to raise awareness. The event will take place at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Franklin.

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Women in the Round show set for June 18 at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, Ashley Cleveland, Karen Staley and Tricia Walker perform at Bluebird on the Mountain

Jun. 7, 2005— Three-fourths of the original Women in the Round lineup at the Bluebird CafÈ will perform at the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory as part of the Bluebird on the Mountain concert series.

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Child Abuse Snapshot of Vanderbilt Children‘s Hospital Patients Shows Tiniest Victims Most Seriously Injured

Jun. 1, 2005— About one-fourth of infants who are violently shaken by an abuser will die from brain damage.

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Autism genetics expert to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

May. 27, 2005— Patricia Rodier, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at they University of Rochester, will speak on how autism develops. The talk will be held at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development on Monday, June 6, at 4 p.m.

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Vanderbilt engineering professor wins National Science Foundation award

May. 27, 2005— Mark D. Does, Vanderbilt assistant professor of biomedical engineering and assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) award.

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Ari Dubin hired as executive director of Vanderbilt Hillel, Winner of Ally of the Year award from AIPAC

May. 24, 2005— Ari Dubin, who won the Ally of the Year award from the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee for coordinating the Jewish response to a 2004 Palestinian Solidarity Movement conference at Duke University, will join Vanderbilt University as executive director of the Vanderbilt Hillel.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center receives gift from the Dan Marino Foundation

May. 19, 2005— Reaching out to children with autism and their families is what the Dan Marino Foundation is all about. The foundation recently expanded its impact through a gift of $100,000 to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The gift, the first major donation the foundation has made outside of its home base of South Florida, will create Dan Marino Foundation Fellowships and Dan Marino Foundation Discovery Grants and will support the center‘s outreach programs.

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Op-ed: Nuclear Option Does Violence to the Rule of Law; Opposition Should be Universal, not Partisan

May. 18, 2005— A democracy can survive with or without a filibuster. It cannot, however, long survive without respect for the rule of law at the top levels of government. Yet we hear much about whether the filibuster is good practice, and almost nothing about the subversive nature of the proposal to end it. Citizens of all parties should be banding together to resist the way in which the Senate leadership plans to bring about the change they want, at the expense of the rule of law.

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Op-ed: Will FCC enter the final frontier?

May. 18, 2005— When NBC announced plans to cancel the original "Star Trek" series in 1968, fans responded with a massive letter-writing campaign that won the program an additional season. But this time, Trekkies responded with something networks understand better ó cash.

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Arthur Jerry Benson named Vanderbilt University‘s Peabody College 2005 distinguished alumnus

May. 13, 2005— Vanderbilt University‘s Peabody College of education and human development presented its Distinguished Alumnus Award to Arthur Jerry Benson, dean of James Madison University‘s College of Integrated Science and Technology (CISAT), during commencement, Friday, May 13.

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Chancellor bids farewell to the classes of 2005

May. 13, 2005— Ladies and gentlemen, dear graduates and families and friends: Happy Friday the 13th! How are you supposed to wish someone "happy Friday the 13th"? "Happy discord and confusion and chaos"? "Here‘s to being a little off-kilter, all day"? But, indeed, what an auspicious occasion for holding a ceremony of passage! What a way to train ourselves to look for the current of humor in every situation, no matter how star-crossed or unbelievable it might seem. What a way for us to train ourselves to work with the world as it happens to be. What a way for us to train ourselves to use that slight imbalance, that asymmetry, that cock-eyed quality, to create something new.

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Vanderbilt‘s top graduates awarded Founder‘s Medals

May. 13, 2005— The leading graduates in each of Vanderbilt‘s nine undergraduate and professional schools were recognized by Chancellor Gordon Gee with Founder‘s Medals during the university‘s commencement exercises May 13.

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2005 Vanderbilt nursing grads who overcame adversity available to comment for commencement stories

May. 12, 2005— Three graduates from Vanderbilt‘s School of Nursing overcame tough odds to earn their degrees. They are available to share their stories as Vanderbilt observes commencement exercises May 13.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Commencement set for Vanderbilt University

May. 12, 2005— Graduating students will receive diplomas at Vanderbilt University‘s commencement on Friday, May 13, starting at 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn, near West End Avenue and 23rd Avenue North. Chancellor Gordon Gee will give the commencement address to 2,468 graduates. Following Gee‘s address, graduates from the graduate and professional schools will recess at about 10:15 a.m. for separate hooding and diploma-awarding ceremonies. Undergraduates will stay on Alumni Lawn to receive their degrees. The ceremony on Alumni Lawn will be cybercast live starting at 9 a.m. with a link at http://www.vanderbilt.edu. A mult box will be available stage left.

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Vanderbilt Chancellor Gee named to NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics

May. 11, 2005— Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee has been named by NCAA President Myles Brand to a new presidential task force to study the future of college sports. NCAA officials characterize the goal of the task force over the next 18 to 24 months as shaping "the next phase in reform of intercollegiate athletics."

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