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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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Commencement activities set for Vanderbilt University

May. 3, 2005— Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and rock ‘n‘ roll legend Little Richard will help send off the 130th class at Vanderbilt University this month, with commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13, capping three days of celebration.

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Two Vanderbilt University alumni elected to Board of Trust

May. 3, 2005— William M. Wilson, a Nashville businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus, and Carrie Colvin, a member of the Class of 2005 from Birmingham, Ala., are the newest members of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust. Colvin and Wilson were elected at the board‘s spring meeting on April 29.

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Antibody may protect children from dangerous syndrome

May. 2, 2005— Vanderbilt University Medical Center will embark on a phase one clinical trial of a new product that could be used in children to protect them from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Vanderbilt will be the only site in the country testing this new product.

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