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Media Advisory – New arts policy initiative to be announced Friday

Apr. 18, 2003—Music industry executive Mike Curb, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Bill Ivey and Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee will make an announcement regarding the launch of a new arts policy initiative Friday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the Wyatt Center lobby.

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Desmond Tutu to speak at Vanderbilt

Apr. 16, 2003—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the world's foremost human rights advocates, will address the Vanderbilt community on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Interdisciplinary programs expand with new Jewish Studies major, faculty

Apr. 16, 2003—Unique strengths in religion, culture, history and politics provide a broad base for the launch of a new undergraduate major in Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Science.

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International Medicine division reaches out to Guyana

Apr. 16, 2003—Dr. Jeff McKinzie and a 21 person team from the Medical Center will travel to Georgetown, Guyana later this month as part of a mission to promote clinical service, education, and research in the areas of international health, medical missions, and travel medicine.

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Media Advisory–Desmond Tutu to speak at Vanderbilt

Apr. 15, 2003—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates, will address the Vanderbilt community on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt MBA program takes lead in providing free lifelong career resources for alumni

Apr. 15, 2003—To address the needs of its alumni in the current job market, Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management is taking the lead in offering free, comprehensive career services to its graduates around the world. Many of the resources are similar in concept to those available to current MBA students through Owen’s Career Management Center, but are tailored to experienced hires.

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Two juniors honored as 2003 Truman Scholars

Apr. 11, 2003—Juniors Jessica Heaven and Ashley Amber Wallin are among 76 students selected from across the nation as the 2003 Harry S. Truman Scholars. They were chosen on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of “making a difference,” and are the first Vanderbilt students to receive the honor in more than a decade.

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Interviews offer unprecedented look into the world and words of the new white nationalism

Apr. 11, 2003—Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, says it’s time for political and religious leaders in America to wake up to the notion that white nationalism is “seeking to go mainstream’ and to take the threats the movement poses seriously.

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Rhodes, Vanderbilt announce collaboration to benefit students, faculty

Apr. 10, 2003—Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University today announced an alliance that will increase time- and cost-efficiencies for Rhodes students seeking graduate education, enhance research options for faculty and open the door for other innovative partnerships that will benefit both schools.

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VUSM jumps two slots in U.S. News rankings

Apr. 10, 2003—The Vanderbilt School of Medicine is well on its way to being in the top 10 medical schools by 2010, jumping two slots to 14th in the nation of the 125 accredited medical schools.

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External funding for Vanderbilt research jumps to $286 million

Apr. 8, 2003—The amount of external funding that Vanderbilt University researchers received last year from peer-reviewed contracts and grants jumped by a dramatic 31 percent to reach an all-time high of $285.8 million.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody College receives highest ever U.S. News ranking

Apr. 4, 2003—Peabody College at Vanderbilt University is ranked 4th among the nation's graduate programs in education in the latest "U.S. News & World Report" listing of the nation's leading graduate and professional schools. The placement represents a three-spot jump in last year's ranking and is the school's highest "U.S. News" ranking ever.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram begins enrolling current, former smokers in National Lung Cancer Screening Trial

Apr. 2, 2003—Current and former smokers are needed for a new study to determine if screening people with either spiral computerized tomography (CT) or chest X-ray before they have symptoms can reduce deaths from lung cancer.

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Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center to assist foster teens awarded Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative grant

Apr. 2, 2003—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center is creating a national model program to help teens in state custody who are aging out of foster care, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

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Nashville celebrates Week of the Young Child

Apr. 2, 2003—April 6-13, is a series of events held to highlight the growing health, educational and social concerns faced by young children and their parents in Nashville and to facilitate an informative campaign to better the lives of the children through advocacy and education.

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