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Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series examines genocides through films, lectures and conversations

Sep. 28, 2005—The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series, the longest continuous Holocaust series at an American university, will examine genocides throughout the world through films, lectures and conversations starting Oct. 9.

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Attorney and best-selling author Scott Turow to give talk on death penalty at Vanderbilt University Oct. 6

Sep. 28, 2005—Attorney and best-selling author Scott Turow will give a talk "Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty" Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University.

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Relevant Religion course hopes to revive public civics discussion

Sep. 26, 2005—Encouraging greater public participation in government at all levels — from a variety of political and religious viewpoints — is a goal of a three-part community course that begins Oct. 17. "Reviving Democracy: Religion, Politics and the Practice of Hope" will be taught by Ted Smith, director of the Program in Theology and Practice at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Information on Sept. 25 shooting

Sep. 25, 2005—Three Vanderbilt University students were injured, one by a gunshot, following a party on campus at a residence hall in the early morning of Sept. 25. The shot was fired by an individual attending the party who is not a Vanderbilt student, police said. All three students were treated and released by the Vanderbilt University Emergency Department and are expected to fully recover.

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Nashville Jazz Orchestra begins residency with Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music

Sep. 23, 2005—In a union of talented musicians and students striving to master the craft, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra is establishing a residency at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt to help bring this unique American sound directly to the next generation of artists.

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Nashville Jazz Orchestra begins residency with Vanderbilt‘s Blair School of Music

Sep. 23, 2005—In a union of talented musicians and students striving to master the craft, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra is establishing a residency at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt to help bring this unique American sound directly to the next generation of artists.

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Vanderbilt established in top tier of national research universities

Sep. 22, 2005—Vanderbilt University ranks 24th in the value of federal research grants awarded to faculty members, according to the National Science Foundation.

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Constitutionality of Constitution Day debated at forum

Sep. 22, 2005—When Vanderbilt\'s administration contacted Law School Dean Ed Rubin about a new federal requirement requiring that every educational institution receiving federal funds celebrate Constitution Day, Rubin initially considered submitting a list of constitutional law classes currently in session.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: National Economic Council director to talk about American economy on Sept. 22

Sep. 20, 2005—Allan Hubbard, assistant to the president for economic policy and director of the National Economic Council, will talk about America's economy at a 7:30 p.m. lecture Thursday, Sept. 22, in 103 Wilson Hall on the Vanderbilt University campus.

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September Vanderbilt Kennedy Center events include lecture by commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, photo exhibit

Sep. 20, 2005—September offers several opportunities for members of the community to learn more about developmental disabilities, education and art at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The Kennedy Center is located at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue.

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Op-ed: Careful what you wish for, Northwest

Sep. 20, 2005—Sometimes it is best not to cut corners. Bargain hunting for a plastic surgeon, say, does not make much sense. You just might get your money's worth. So too with airline mechanics. Looking through small, thick windows at the workers scurrying around my plane in preparation for take-off, I hope that they are all well fed and happy, the sort of loyal and devoted employees who always double-check that troublesome hydraulic joint.

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Vanderbilt theatre season kicks off Sept. 30 with The Man Who Came to Dinner

Sep. 20, 2005—A comedy about a celebrated radio personality recuperating from a fall in 1939 small-town America begins the Vanderbilt's Department of Theatre season.

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Former Vanderbilt President Emmett Fields dies, Was dean of College of Arts and Science from 1960-69

Sep. 19, 2005—Emmett B. Fields, the only person ever to have the title of president of Vanderbilt University, died at home today at 81.

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Disability information for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina

Sep. 19, 2005—Many people with disabilities not able to evacuate from the Gulf Coast, as well as those who did evacuate, are having difficulty finding needed resources in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In response, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, an online referral service for individuals with disabilities, has created a Web-based collection of resources at www.familypathfinder.org.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Local arts community invited to Vanderbilt town meeting

Sep. 19, 2005—All members of the Middle Tennessee arts community are invited to a town hall meeting at Vanderbilt University at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, to hear details of a major collaborative art project involving Vanderbilt students and local artists.

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