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“Lab-on-chip” technology expert joins Vanderbilt as H. Fort Flowers Professor

Sep. 12, 2005—Dongqing Li -- an international leader in "lab-on-a-chip" biotechnology who is joining Vanderbilt as the new H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering -- dreams of creating a miniature, portable laboratory the size of a business card, capable of on-the-scene diagnosis of diseases and rapid detection of biochemical warfare agents.

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InterVU: Vanderbilt experts discuss Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation process, new brain research

Sep. 12, 2005—Listen to InterVU, one of Vanderbilt University\'s public affairs podcasts, to learn what to expect from the Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts, nominee for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Political scientist and legal expert Stefanie Lindquist is interviewed. The second segment features David Zald, assistant professor of psychology, who has researched the impact of a gory or erotic image on vision.

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InterVU: Vanderbilt experts discuss Supreme Court nominee‘s confirmation process, new brain research

Sep. 12, 2005—Listen to InterVU, one of Vanderbilt University‘s public affairs podcasts, to learn what to expect from the Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts, nominee for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Political scientist and legal expert Stefanie Lindquist is interviewed. The second segment features David Zald, assistant professor of psychology, who has researched the impact of a gory or erotic image on vision.

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Vanderbilt to bring first Chancellor’s Artists in Residence to campus, Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman to detail project on Sept. 19

Sep. 12, 2005—Vanderbilt University will strengthen its commitment to the arts this spring, when Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman spend a semester as the first Chancellor's Artists in Residence.

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Vanderbilt to bring first Chancellor‘s Artists in Residence to campus, Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman to detail project on Sept. 19

Sep. 12, 2005—Vanderbilt University will strengthen its commitment to the arts this spring, when Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman spend a semester as the first Chancellor‘s Artists in Residence.

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Vanderbilt continues to respond to victims of Hurricane Katrina

Sep. 9, 2005—A week after Vanderbilt University began admitting students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, approximately 100 students from Gulf Coast colleges and universities had registered for classes. Vanderbilt Medical Center now has treated more than 70 Gulf Coast evacuees, hospitalizing more than 20, and its LifeFlight reserve helicopter and fixed wing aircraft and their medical teams continue to assist in disaster relief and patient transport out of the region.

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Vanderbilt Law professor Yoo to testify at Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Sep. 8, 2005—Vanderbilt Law Professor Christopher S. Yoo is scheduled to testify at the confirmation hearings next week for John G. Roberts Jr., who has been nominated to serve as chief justice of the United States.

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Medical ethics professor Larry R. Churchill to address Medicare crisis

Sep. 7, 2005—NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Larry R. Churchill, co-director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will examine the factors that must be addressed as America confronts the Medicare crisis in the 21st century during a lecture Sept. 13 at Flynn Auditorium in the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Should New Orleans rebuild? Vanderbilt expert says ‘perhaps not’

Sep. 7, 2005—Hurricane Katrina has left most of New Orleans a virtual toxic wasteland, and a Vanderbilt University professor says that perhaps this once great city that is below sea level should not be rebuilt, at least in its present form. Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, says "imagine the infrastructure expense required to rebuild the levees that can withstand far more than what was included in the original design, installation of a pumping system with greater capacity and less prone to failure, and add to that the knowledge that the climate change will increase the frequency and severity of hurricanes in the region."

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee and Fisk President Hazel O’Leary to celebrate two universities’ science partnership

Sep. 6, 2005—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Gordon Gee and Fisk University President Hazel O'Leary will lead a celebration Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. of the two universities' Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program partnership to increase the number of minority students pursuing their doctoral degrees in physics, astronomy and the biomedical sciences. Both university leaders will speak, and students who are participating in the partnership will be available for interviews. The event will feature a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee and Fisk President Hazel O‘Leary to celebrate two universities‘ science partnership

Sep. 6, 2005—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Gordon Gee and Fisk University President Hazel O‘Leary will lead a celebration Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. of the two universities‘ Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program partnership to increase the number of minority students pursuing their doctoral degrees in physics, astronomy and the biomedical sciences. Both university leaders will speak, and students who are participating in the partnership will be available for interviews. The event will feature a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight sends helicopter, nurse team to help with disaster relief, response

Sep. 6, 2005—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has dispatched its reserve helicopter and a medical team to Hattiesburg, Miss., to assist in disaster relief efforts after a call for assistance was made to Tennessee EMS officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Is Constitution Day unconstitutional? New law requires colleges and universities to celebrate the document

Sep. 6, 2005—When Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) amended a massive spending bill last year to provide that all institutions of higher education receiving federal funds celebrate Constitution Day, he may not have envisioned a discussion about whether the requirement is itself unconstitutional.

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Odd behavior and creativity may go hand-in-hand

Sep. 6, 2005—A quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be the key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing opens clinic for hurricane refugees now in Middle Tennessee

Sep. 6, 2005—In an effort to help displaced hurricane refugees from the Gulf Coast area, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is holding a special clinic for hurricane victims needing health care at the Vine Hill Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to treat hurricane disaster refugees who have sought refuge in Middle Tennessee.

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