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Gore wins Nobel Prize

Oct. 12, 2007—Former Vice President Al Gore, a former Vanderbilt student and moderator for a decade of annual Family Re-Union conferences held at the university, was named a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his work to combat global warming.

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Nashville Public Television, Vanderbilt University embark on strategic partnership; Plans for two new documentaries unveiled

Oct. 11, 2007—Nashville Public Television (NPT) and Vanderbilt University have entered into a new strategic partnership designed to develop, enrich and extend educational programs and services throughout the region.

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Vanderbilt to host international symposium on Europe; Nov. 1-4 event to bring scholars from all over Europe to campus

Oct. 11, 2007—Scholars from across Europe and the United States with expertise in European history, politics, and cultural studies will meet in Nashville for an international symposium. Hosted by the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies, the symposium "Imagining Europe: Turning Points in the Evolution of a Continent" takes place at Vanderbilt University Nov. 1-4.

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Global immersion trip to Namibia to be discussed at community breakfast; Trudy Stringer and Barbara McClure to speak on Nov. 1

Oct. 10, 2007—Leaders of a global immersion trip to Namibia will reflect on the experience during a community breakfast Nov. 1 sponsored by Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Shamblin, Seskin and Jones to close out Bluebird on the Mountain Series

Oct. 10, 2007—Allen Shamblin, Steve Seskin and Chuck Jones will perform 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Dyer Observatory. This final show of the 2007 Bluebird on the Mountain series closes the third year of the highly popular outdoor concerts.

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Vanderbilt University homecoming parade Oct. 13

Oct. 9, 2007—Vanderbilt University invites members of the Nashville community to attend its annual homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 13, at noon.

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Novelist Robin Lippincott to read from work at Vanderbilt; In the Meantime author will appear on Oct. 31

Oct. 9, 2007—Novelist and short story writer Robin Lippincott will read from his work at Vanderbilt University. Lippincott is the author of the new novel In the Meantime, which follows the intertwined lives of three friends for six decades from a small Midwestern town to Manhattan.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ulysses Durham to meet Vanderbilt LifeFlight nurses and Rutherford paramedics – Governor declares Oct. 9 ‘Vanderbilt LifeFlight Day’

Oct. 8, 2007—Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has declared Tuesday, Oct. 9, as Vanderbilt LifeFlight Day throughout the state of Tennessee, encouraging citizens to join him in observance of the life-saving program celebrating 23 years of service.

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Vanderbilt leads breakthrough study on law and neuroscience; Vanderbilt researchers share $10 million MacArthur Grant

Oct. 8, 2007—Vanderbilt University is taking the lead on a landmark study into the emerging field of law and neuroscience - analyzing the human brain to better understand how the brain's actions impact the law.

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Developing a modular, nanoparticle drug delivery system

Oct. 5, 2007—There are two aspects to creating an effective drug: finding a chemical compound that has the desired biological effect and minimal side-effects and then delivering it to the right place in the body for it to do its job.

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Musicians to perform Oct. 22 for Butch Baldassari; Performers include Dierks Bentley, Ricky Skaggs, Mark O’Connor

Oct. 5, 2007—An all-star cast of roots music singers and players will perform a benefit concert for Butch Baldassari, a respected Nashville musician, record producer and adjunct associate professor of mandolin at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music, who is battling cancer.

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Peter Cummings to receive the 2007 AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award

Oct. 5, 2007—Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt, will receive the 2007 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award at the institute's annual meeting in November.

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Op-Ed: Facts can be distorted in the inflation debate

Oct. 5, 2007—Last week the Federal Reserve surprised the markets with a 50-basis point cut in the Federal Funds rate target, which is somewhat larger than the market anticipated. The Fed cited, "the tightening of credit conditions" and the potential for these conditions "to intensify the housing correction and to restrain economic growth more generally"as justifications for their move.

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Op-Ed: Jena Six and the deadly sneaker

Oct. 5, 2007—Like most people who have followed the saga of the Jena Six, I am dismayed by the series of events preceding and following last Thursday's civil rights protest over the disparate treatment of six black teens charged with attempted murder for attacking a white teenager.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt co-hosts policy seminar for Metro Council

Oct. 4, 2007—All Metro Council representatives are invited to attend a policy seminar co-hosted by Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and Vanderbilt on Oct. 6 at the university's Student Life Center.

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