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‘Roads Scholars’ visit Appalachia colleges, high school

Aug. 21, 2002— A high school that pulled itself from near extinction and a community college that opens doors of opportunities to rural Tennesseans topped the agenda on the second and final day of the inaugural Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour.

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Traditions and soon-to-be traditions await Vanderbilt students

Aug. 21, 2002— Their arrival on campus will be followed by a week’s worth of traditions and other eventsthat are expected to become traditions, including the first-ever “Founders Walk” Aug. 27 through the main University gate by incoming freshmen, who will be greeted by faculty, staff and current students.

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Peter Cummings Appointed John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering

Aug. 21, 2002— Peter T. Cummings has joined the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt as the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering.

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‘Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour’ stresses closer ties with East Tennessee

Aug. 20, 2002— The chiefs of Tennessee’s largest public and largest private universities sat down for dinner last night and vowed cooperation, as the first ever “Vanderbilt Roads Scholar Tour” ended day one of an excursion designed to strengthen ties between the Nashville school and East Tennessee institutions, businesses and people.

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ANTs make Marine air operations a picnic

Aug. 14, 2002— A highly decorated Marine Air Group has begun streamlining its planning and reducing operational risk with a new software system developed at Vanderbilt University and the University of Southern California.

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Finding sheds new light into mysterious process of cell movement during development

Aug. 14, 2002— Biologists at Vanderbilt and the University of Missouri have uncovered what could be a major clue into the mysterious molecular processes that direct cells to the correct locations within a developing embryo.

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21st Avenue pedestrian bridge placement scheduled overnight Saturday

Aug. 14, 2002— Four cranes will lift two sections of a nearly 100-foot span of steel over 21st Avenue beginning at midnight Saturday as Vanderbilt creates an aerial link between its central campus and the historic Peabody College area.

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Vanderbilt Chancellor, faculty, students hit the road to enhance Tennessee ties

Aug. 14, 2002— Political candidates will not be the only ones logging miles on Tennessee’s highways this summer. For the first time, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Gordon Gee will hit the road with about 40 newly tenured and newly hired faculty and students to East Tennessee to learn more about the state and to visit areas where Vanderbilt is engaged in community outreach.

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Vanderbilt professors tout opposing views

Aug. 13, 2002— On Aug. 17, organizers from Chicago, Atlanta, New York and other major cities across the country hope to attract millions of people to a protest march on the U.S. Capitol, “built with slave labor”. With the theme “You Owe Us,” the event hopes to build momentum for paying reparations to the descendants of slaves in America. Lawsuits recently filed in New York and New Jersey seeking $1.5 trillion from major corporations for having wrongly profited from the slave trade promise to further fuel this debate. Vanderbilt faculty are available to offer commentary and insight into widely divergent sides of this issue.

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Vanderbilt lends support to Mayor’s First Day Festival at Gaylord

Aug. 9, 2002— Vanderbilt University will host two educational booths with hands-on science and technology experiments for Metro Schools’ students during the Mayor’s First Day Festival Aug. 11 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. Staff members from Vanderbilt’s Day On Campus Program and Mel Joesten, professor of chemistry, emeritus, and faculty adviser to Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, will assist participating students. During one of the experiments, students will discover how to separate colors in the water-soluble ink of a marking pen, utilizing the principles of chromatography. A second experiment teaches students how to develop “invisible ink.” These experiments are part of the kits that Vanderbilt Volunteers for Science take to Metro Schools throughout the school year. Vanderbilt is a major sponsor of the First Day Festival, which was created by Mayor Bill Purcell to celebrate the first day of school in Metro.

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Vanderbilt Law School names Sandine assistant dean of student affairs, announces other administrative changes

Aug. 8, 2002— Vanderbilt University Law School has announced several new and newly promoted administrative staff in student affairs, the legal clinic, alumni and development and information technology.

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Attention is key to binding the color and shape of bananas and other visual objects

Aug. 7, 2002— When you gaze at a bowl of fruit, why don\'t some of the bananas look red, some of the apples look purple and some of the grapes look yellow?

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Vanderbilt child care centers receive state’s highest quality rating

Aug. 7, 2002— Vanderbilt’s two child care centers have received three stars, the highest rank, in the first year of Tennessee’s new star-quality program.

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Vanderbilt political scientists weigh in on primary results, make predictions for November election

Aug. 2, 2002— Three faculty of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Political Science today discussed the 2002 Tennessee primaries and made projections for the November general election.

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Vanderbilt experts available for post-primary political analysis

Jul. 31, 2002— Three Vanderbilt faculty members will be available to the media at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Kirkland Hall for political analysis and questions about the 2002 Tennessee primaries. Commenting on the outcomes of the primaries for U.S. Senate, Congress and governor in Tennessee will be professors Bruce Oppenheimer, Geoff Layman and Rosalyn Cooperman.

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