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U.S. role in International Criminal Court the subject of lecture at Vanderbilt University Law School

Mar. 17, 2003—Ambassador David J. Scheffer, senior vice president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), will discuss the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United States’ position on the ICC at Vanderbilt University Law School on Thursday, March 27.

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Social Security reform the topic of McGee Lecture

Mar. 17, 2003—Peter Diamond, president of the American Economic Association, will speak about “Social Security Reform” at the McGee Lecture on March 27 at Vanderbilt University.

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Former supermodel to discuss sex, power and the media March 19

Mar. 17, 2003—Former supermodel Ann Simonton will cover topics ranging from corporate controlled media’s effects on democracy to issues of gender, violence and sexual intimacy during her lecture, “Sex, Power and the Media,” Wednesday, March 19, at Vanderbilt University.

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Op-ed: The Dangers of Preemption *

Mar. 16, 2003—To justify military action without Security Council approval, the president invoked the doctrine of "pre-emptive" self-defense. In doing so, he dismissed a centuries-old principle of international law and opened the door to a world of unknown dangers and grave moral challenges. Allison Marsten Danner, Vanderbilt University professor of law, collaborated with George Fisher, Stanford University professor of law, to write the following op-ed.

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"Understanding the Middle East" Series examines Islam and post-Saddam Iraq in two events

Mar. 14, 2003—Ebrahim E. I. Moosa presents "Re-Thinking Islam in Modernity" on March 20 and Kanan Makiya presents "The United States and Post-Saddam Iraq" on Wednesday, April 2.

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Vanderbilt to commemorate 130th anniversary of its founding

Mar. 14, 2003—The 130th anniversary of the founding of Vanderbilt University will be celebrated March 17 at 10 a.m. when the University’s leadership and other interested persons gather at the statue of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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Politics, hypocrisy and international conflict bring immediacy to new production

Mar. 14, 2003—Rising Middle East tensions and self-centered government policies serve as the backdrop for Lee Blessing's drama "Two Rooms," April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12.

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Interfaith group to examine issues of identity, sexuality and religion

Mar. 13, 2003—"A Letter to Harvey Milk" the one-man show about a week in the life of Harry Weinberg, a widower and Holocaust survivor living in San Francisco will be performed at the Schulman Center for Jewish Life March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

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Robert Harvey Honor Scholarship established at Vanderbilt University for Arkansas students

Mar. 12, 2003—Qualified students from Arkansas will have the opportunity to attend Vanderbilt University on scholarship, thanks to a special fund set up by the late Arkansas state Sen. Robert Harvey, who held two Vanderbilt degrees.

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World Watch: War & Terrorism Experts

Mar. 12, 2003—(Sound Available) Vanderbilt professors offer comments on possible warClick the link above for tipsheet.

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CANCELLED–"Hardball with Chris Matthews" was scheduled to broadcast live from Vanderbilt

Mar. 11, 2003—MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews cancelled its scheduled live broadcast at Vanderbilt University’s Ingram Hall on March 19. In notifying the University of the cancellation, the producer cited the possible war with Iraq. MSNBC’s Hardball hopes to come to Vanderbilt at a later date.

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Vanderbilt seniors selected to display at national conference cancer detector they invented

Mar. 11, 2003—Two Vanderbilt biomedical engineering seniors are heading to Boston to show off the invention they helped refine and develop—a probe that uses laser light to quickly and accurately diagnose ovarian cancer.

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Director of patent office to speak at Owen School

Mar. 10, 2003—James E. Rogan, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will speak on “The Current State of Patent and Trademark Law in the Global Economy” on March 13 at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Car fanciers’ brains experience perceptual traffic jams when trying to identify autos and faces at the same time

Mar. 10, 2003—Aficionados may not only treat their automobiles as if they are people, but it now appears that they recognize their cars with the special part of the brain that is also used to identify faces. And, when they try to identify cars and faces at the same time, they are likely to experience a kind of perceptual traffic jam.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 4, 2003—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will discuss her career in theater as Vanderbilt’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series presents “A Playwright’s Credo (and a wish-list for the theatre)” on Tuesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

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