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Economics pioneer Reinhard Selten to speak at Vanderbilt, Nobel Prize winner to discuss “bounded rationality” on Sept. 7

Aug. 17, 2005—Reinhard Selten, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Vanderbilt University to begin the Chancellor's Lecture Series for the academic year. Selten will discuss "bounded rationality," a central theme in behavioral economics.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: On the road to enhance regional ties, Vanderbilt Chancellor, faculty, students tour Tennessee and Alabama

Aug. 16, 2005—The fourth annual Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour rolls out on Wednesday, Aug. 17, taking Chancellor Gordon Gee and about 50 faculty, senior administrators, staff, student leaders and a member of the Board of Trust to parts of Tennessee and Alabama. Initiated in 2002 with a trip to East Tennessee, the annual tour is designed to welcome new faculty and to familiarize them and other members of the Vanderbilt community with the region.

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Todd Morton joins Vanderbilt Law School as admissions director

Aug. 16, 2005—Vanderbilt University Law School has named Todd Morton, one of the most talented and experienced law school admissions officers in the nation, to head its admissions program.

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Orientation programs, traditional activities mark start of school year at Vanderbilt

Aug. 11, 2005—Vanderbilt University's campus will be a hub of activity next week as upperclassmen return to campus and incoming freshmen prepare to step on campus for the first time as official students. In anticipation of the start of classes on Aug. 24, the university will host a variety of activities to welcome new and returning students and introduce new students to campus life.

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Erotic images, gore cause temporary “blindness”

Aug. 11, 2005—If your partner seems to be ignoring you after a flash of nudity on the television screen, it might not be his or her fault. New research indicates that people shown erotic or gory images frequently fail to process what they see immediately afterwards.

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Fourth annual Roads Scholars Tour takes Vanderbilt to Alabama

Aug. 8, 2005—From the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and from the University of the South to Jack Daniel's Distillery, the cultural, educational and economic engines of southeastern and Middle Tennessee and north and central Alabama will be showcased on the fourth annual Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour.

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CCFA and VUMC Host Education Forum for Crohn‘s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Aug. 8, 2005—The Crohn‘s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are hosting the third annual Living With Crohn‘s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis patient education program.

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Vanderbilt jumps in National Science Foundation research-spending rankings

Aug. 3, 2005—Vanderbilt University has raced up the list of national research-spending rankings, according to a July report from the National Science Foundation on research and development expenditures. The university advanced nine places in the agency‘s rankings to 30th, placing it between Emory University, which ranked 29th, and the California Institute of Technology, which ranked 31st. The rankings are based on the university‘s federal research expenditures in fiscal year 2003.

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Vanderbilt radiation experts help determine safety of Alaskan seafood

Aug. 1, 2005—Vanderbilt researchers are two of the authors of a research study released today that revealed seafood from the area close to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska currently is not threatened by radioactive materials resulting from underground nuclear tests carried out at Amchitka Island between 1965 and 1971.

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Media Advisory — Voting Rights Act resonates today: Vanderbilt black history expert

Jul. 29, 2005—Need for federal protection of voters remains relevant issue: Given the flurry of new voting requirements in Georgia, Indiana, Ohio and other states, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still resonates today with its continued protection of those engaged in elections, says Devin Fergus, a Vanderbilt University expert on 20th century African-American political history.

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Three years into Sarbanes-Oxley, Vanderbilt professor cautions it may worsen board performance

Jul. 28, 2005—Both the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and recently revised New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listing standards prescribe a high percentage of outside directors on the corporate boards of public companies. This could spell disaster for certain types of companies, cautions Charu Raheja, assistant professor of finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing professor to ride with Lance Armstrong in Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope

Jul. 27, 2005—Joan King, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.C., a cancer survivor and director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing‘s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, has been chosen to ride across the country alongside seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong in a campaign called the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope.

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Bluebird on the Mountain to feature Fred Knobloch, Don Schlitz, Thom Schuyler, Show is Aug. 13 at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Jul. 27, 2005—Songwriters Fred Knobloch, Don Schlitz and Thom Schuyler will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory as part of the Bluebird on the Mountain concert series.

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Vanderbilt University historian named Guggenheim Fellow

Jul. 26, 2005—Ruth Rogaski also honored with Berkshire Conference First Book Prize.

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New method proves it possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient‘s body

Jul. 26, 2005—An international team of biomedical engineers has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to grow healthy new bone reliably in one part of the body and use it to repair damaged bone at a different location.

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