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Video: The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family

Oct. 30, 2008—Watch video of a lunchtime "Federal Forum" on the "Passage of the Higher Education Act: the feds want us to do WHAT?"

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Video: “Passage of the Higher Education Act”

Oct. 30, 2008—Watch video of a lunchtime "Federal Forum" on the "Passage of the Higher Education Act: the feds want us to do WHAT?"

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Sisterhood of the Traveling ’34’

Oct. 30, 2008—In the 1954 film White Christmas, the singing/dancing Haynes sisters (played by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) perform a number titled “Sisters.” The lyrics, in part, contain these lines: “Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters … Caring, sharing, every little thing that we are wearing.” Some 50-plus years later, those lines take on new significance...

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Inquiring Minds

Oct. 29, 2008—Clash of Ideal and Real Stresses Med Students Moral distress—negative feelings that arise when one knows the morally correct thing to do but cannot take action because of system constraints or hierarchies—had been highly studied in the nursing profession but never among medical students, until Vanderbilt University School of Medicine researchers tackled the subject. Dr....

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Top Picks: Cohen, Dowell and Rokas

Oct. 29, 2008—Owen Professor Leads Environmental Think-Tank Research Mark Cohen, the Justin Potter Distinguished Professor of American Competitive Business and professor of law at Vanderbilt, is taking on a new role as vice president of research for Research for Resources for the Future (RFF). RFF is an independent, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving environmental, energy and...

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Virtual Vanderbilt: mytsn.org

Oct. 29, 2008—Trauma Network Helps Families Cope: www.mytsn.org   For more than a month last year, Shawn Coltharp kept vigil while her 26-year-old daughter lay critically injured in Vanderbilt’s Trauma Center after a car accident. Coltharp wasn’t sure what to do or where to turn. Now patients and family members in Coltharp’s shoes can learn from the Vanderbilt...

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Complex Laws Call for Export Compliance Guru

Oct. 29, 2008—If anyone has the right stuff to handle the new wave of federal export control regulations that is crashing down on Vanderbilt and the nation’s other research universities, it’s Marcia E. Williams. An attorney, former airline pilot, business owner and classroom instructor, Williams, who has served as an assistant director of sponsored research at Vanderbilt since 2006,...

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National Spotlight Shines on Medical Center

Oct. 29, 2008—In addition to being named to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s “honor roll” of the nation’s best hospitals, Vanderbilt Medical Center and its ongoing efforts to improve quality of care and patient safety were the subject of a 12-page story in the magazine’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue published in July. The article, written...

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Small Telescope Given an Astronomical Task

Oct. 29, 2008—Vanderbilt astronomers have constructed a special-purpose telescope that will allow them to participate in one of the hottest areas in astronomy: the hunt for earthlike planets circling other stars. The instrument, called the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT), has been assembled and is being tested at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observa-tory. It will be shipped to South Africa where it...

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Vanderbilt Takes AIDS Fight to Nigeria

Oct. 29, 2008—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Institute for Global Health has received a one-year, $3 million federal grant to provide AIDS treatment and prevention services in Nigeria. It is the second major treatment grant the institute has received under PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, established by President George Bush in 2003. The institute received...

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Quote Unquote

Oct. 29, 2008—  “The two most important dates in everyone’s life [are] the day you were born and the day you realized why you were born. When I landed in New Orleans after Katrina, I knew why I was born.” ~Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré in a Sept. 18 address launching the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Centennial Lecture Series

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Protocol Increases Organ-Donation Options

Oct. 29, 2008—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently performed its third organ transplant in which organs were harvested from donors who were pronounced dead because of cardiac death. The new organ-procurement protocol differs from the longstanding practice of using an organ donor whose heart is still beating until the time the organs are harvested. This new procedure for organ recovery...

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In Good Company

Oct. 29, 2008—Vanderbilt is No. 18 in this year’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition of annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The university climbed one position from last year, tying with Emory University and the University of Notre Dame. Vanderbilt also ranked No. 14 among national universities in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, marking it...

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Please Extinguish All Smoking Materials

Oct. 29, 2008—It’s hard to find good smoke patrols. They’re expected to go up to people and explain that they’re violating our rules. ~Ken Browning, director of VUMC Plant Services Don’t even think about lighting up on the Vanderbilt Medical Center campus. On Sept. 1, VUMC enacted a ban reflecting a strong statement that smoking, linked to...

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1,000 Words

Oct. 29, 2008—Vanderbilt’s football team rocketed to No. 13 in national rankings—no, that’s not a misprint—after beating Auburn University 14-13 on Oct. 4. The game marked the Commodores’ fifth straight win this year and its first win against the Tigers since 1955, giving Vanderbilt a 5-0 season for the first time since 1943.

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