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Special Fulbright awarded to Vanderbilt ethnomusicologist

May. 16, 2002— The United States Fulbright Scholar Program has awarded a special field research award to Greg Barz, assistant professor of musicology (ethnomusicology) and professor of religious music at Vanderbilt, to continue his research documenting the links between a recent decline in Uganda’s HIV infection rate and the efforts of women’s performance groups in poor villages.

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Vanderbilt University honors top scholars during Commencement

May. 10, 2002— Vanderbilt University’s top scholars in nine undergraduate and professional schools received Founder’s Medals during today’s Commencement exercises.

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Gee calls for graduates to ‘repair the world’

May. 10, 2002— Chancellor Gordon Gee today encouraged the Class of 2002 to use their knowledge and experiences at Vanderbilt “to shape and to repair” a world still reeling from the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.

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Audio from Commencement available on web

May. 10, 2002— Approximately 2,700 students will receive diplomas at Vanderbilt University’s graduation exercises Friday, May 10, starting at 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn, near West End Avenue and 23rd Avenue North. Chancellor Gordon Gee will give the Commencement address to the graduates. The full written text of the Chancellor’s speech, a release summarizing the highlights and audio from his address will be available shortly after his remarks. An audio report with sound from the speech can be heard on the Vanderbilt radio actuality line by calling (615) 343-NEWS (6397).

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Baseball Commissioner Selig delivers Commencement address at Owen School

May. 10, 2002— Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig told the 193 full-time MBA and 61 Executive MBA graduates of Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management today that although major league baseball enjoyed record attendance last year, he is “dedicated to leveling the playing field and to implementing the necessary changes to help the game continue to grow.”

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Vanderbilt professor named to International Reading Association Board

May. 7, 2002— The International Reading Association has named Vanderbilt University professor Victoria J. Risko to its board of directors.

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Commencement set for Vanderbilt University

May. 1, 2002— Six broadcast-quality cameras, a television production truck, two jumbo video walls, 23,500 folding chairs and 30,000 strawberries usually mean it’s that time of the year again: Commencement at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt recognizes five faculty members

Apr. 24, 2002— Vanderbilt University has announced its 2002 Spring Faculty Award Recipients. In all, five current faculty members were recognized for their contributions to the University.

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Vanderbilt’s Henderson Teacher Training Series to conclude with poster session and reception

Apr. 23, 2002— Teachers from Metro Public Schools and the Westminster School of Nashville who have taken part in the Britt Henderson Teacher Training Series at Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center will present the results of their use of research-based strategies for assessment, reading, and behavior management, Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m.

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Professor Ed Martin remembered as strong advocate for children and youth

Feb. 26, 2002— Edward A. Martin, a coaching legend who also fulfilled the roles of outstanding community leader, Vanderbilt professor and mentor to Nashville’s youth, died Feb. 25 at Centennial Medical Center from complications following back surgery. Martin, 75, was an associate professor of human and organizational development, emeritus, at Peabody College.

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The battle over civil liberties, post 9-11

Feb. 25, 2002— ACLU President Nadine Strossen will discuss current threats to civil liberties in the American fight against terrorism Feb. 28 in Benton Chapel at Vanderbilt University.

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Middle East, news media among topics for Retirement Learning at VU spring term

Feb. 22, 2002— A comprehensive study of the Middle East including the role of Islam in its history and politics is among nine courses being offered during the spring term of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt. “America and the Middle East” was developed in response to the events of last Sept. 11, according to Charles Hambrick, professor of religious studies, emeritus, at Vanderbilt.

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Six teams of MBA students present strategies on future of interactive TV in premier MBA case competition at Vanderbilt; Indiana University takes top honors

Feb. 21, 2002— Six teams of MBA students from top business schools competed last weekend in the third annual Owen@Vanderbilt eStrategy Contest at the Owen Graduate School of Managementat Vanderbilt University. Students from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business took home the $25,000 prize from the contest, the largest case competition of its kind.

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Relevant Religion Series Examines Faith, Terrorism, and the Economy

Feb. 13, 2002— “What Can We Hope for Now? Christian Faith, Terrorism, and the Global Economy” is the second in a series of classes designed to highlight the relevance of religion in matters affecting daily life. This community education class, co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Scarritt-Bennett Center, will meet March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Laskey Building at the Scarritt-Bennett Center.

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