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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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Vanderbilt University Law School’s Syverud named president of law deans association

Jan. 15, 2003—Kent D. Syverud, dean and Garner Anthony Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt University Law School, was installed as president of the American Law Deans Association (ALDA) at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month.

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Recent gifts boost Dyer Observatory’s public outreach ability

Jan. 15, 2003—Since opening its doors 50 years ago, Vanderbilt’s Arthur J. Dyer Observatory has introduced thousands of Nashvillians to the world of astronomy through school tours, public observation nights and other community programs.

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Class action reform the subject of debate at Vanderbilt

Jan. 15, 2003—Two of the leading thinkers in class action litigation will meet at Vanderbilt University Law School on Jan. 22 to debate controversial pending legislation that would reform the way class action lawsuits are tried.

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Muskie Program expands international influence at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

Jan. 14, 2003—A highly competitive graduate-level fellowship program established to encourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia is bringing a more international flair to the student body at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Vanderbilt engineering student receives Marshall Scholarship

Jan. 13, 2003—David Brogan, a Vanderbilt biomedical engineering senior who combines his studies with cross-country competition and community involvement, has been chosen to receive one of the prestigious Marshall Scholarships.

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