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Little Texas member looks to promote science education, Musician Dwayne O‘Brien to graduate from Vanderbilt

May. 11, 2005— A member of the hit country band Little Texas aims to combine his loves of music and science to promote science education after graduating with a master‘s degree in Communication of Science, Engineering and Technology from Vanderbilt University.

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Foster youth issue report to empower community to hold juvenile court system accountable

May. 11, 2005— A group of current and former foster youth has issued a report they hope will give children in foster care and concerned community members the tools they need to hold juvenile judges and attorneys accountable for protecting the safety and rights of children who have been abused or neglected.

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering takes lead in Air Force research on radiation effects on emerging electronic materials and devices

May. 10, 2005— Vanderbilt University‘s School of Engineering has been selected to lead a new research program that focuses on the impact of radiation on continually shrinking electronic devices and new microelectronic materials ñ both in space and on the ground.

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Local educator and entrepreneur Imogene Forte dies

May. 9, 2005— NASHVILLE, Tenn.óImogene Forte, who devoted her career to improving education as a teacher, school administrator and successful businesswoman, died May 8. She was 79.

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Vanderbilt‘s Christie named executive editor of Financial Management journal

May. 9, 2005— William G. Christie, Frances Hampton Currey Professor of Finance and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, has been named executive editor of Financial Management, the flagship journal of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and a leading scholarly publication, effective January 2006.

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Role of societal organizations in alleviating poverty is the topic of Steine lecture at Vanderbilt

May. 9, 2005— Political economist Daron Acemoglu will discuss "Rethinking the Wealth of Nations" at Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, May 18. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the 29th David Steine Memorial Seminar.

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New scientific evidence for the science fiction concept of parallel universes

May. 6, 2005— Is there a copy of you reading this announcement? A person who is not only you but who lives on a planet called Earth, with misty mountains, fertile fields and sprawling cities, in a solar system with eight other planets? If the theory of parallel universes is correct, then each of us has dozens of such alter egos.

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Conference on attachment between children and parents to be held at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

May. 6, 2005— The complex issues of attachment between children and parents will be the topic of an all-day research conference at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Thursday, May 19.

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Vanderbilt researchers receive national special education research award

May. 6, 2005— Vanderbilt University special education researchers Steve Graham and Karen Harris were recently awarded the 2005 Council for Exceptional Children Special Education Research Award at that organization‘s national convention April 6-9 in Baltimore, Md.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – FTC chairman to speak at Owen School commencement

May. 6, 2005— Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras will deliver the keynote address to the graduating class of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management at commencement exercises on May 13. The separate Owen ceremony immediately follows the university‘s commencement program.

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Vanderbilt junior to cross globe this summer in pursuit of public service

May. 6, 2005— Though university classes have wrapped for the summer, Vanderbilt junior Star Wallin won‘t be taking a hard-earned break. She will spend her vacation at separate events honoring the nation‘s Truman and Udall scholars, as well as working at the Jane Goodall Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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NIH‘s Human Genome Project funds Vanderbilt history professor‘s research, Michael Bess studies the impact of technology on what it means to be human

May. 5, 2005— As the science that could lead to designer babies advances, and as machines take on more human-like capabilities, what once was considered science fiction is becoming reality for contemporary scientists and technologists, with more in common than generally assumed.

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Appeals court rules on Memorial Hall dispute

May. 4, 2005— The Tennessee Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in the United Daughters of the Confederacy‘s lawsuit regarding the inscription on Confederate Memorial Hall, overturning a Davidson County chancellor‘s 2003 ruling in Vanderbilt‘s favor.

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Articles by Margaret Blair, Randall Thomas and Bob Thompson among ‘Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2004‘

May. 4, 2005— Articles by three Vanderbilt University Law School professors have been selected among the "Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2004" by Corporate Practice Commentator, a quarterly journal that reprints the year‘s top scholarly articles in the field of corporate and securities law.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at Vanderbilt‘s Senior Class Day

May. 4, 2005— The first Muslim woman and the first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi, will speak at Vanderbilt.

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