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Expert on transatlantic relations to speak at VU about current international crisis

Mar. 4, 2003—Craig Kennedy, who, as president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, has extensive knowledge about issues surrounding the strained U.S.-European relations over possible war with Iraq, will speak March 10 at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt’s Black Cultural Center to be expanded, improved

Mar. 3, 2003—Vanderbilt will undertake a $2.5 million renovation and expansion of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center in an effort to advance the University's goal of achieving meaningful diversity that will benefit all students, officials announced today.

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Program explores contemporary meaning in ancient Native American women’s rituals

Mar. 3, 2003—Mary C. Churchill, a scholar of the interaction between religion and gender in Native American cultures, will deliver the annual Antoinette Brown Lecture in feminism and religion Thursday, March 13.

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No rest for Vanderbilt students participating in Alternative Spring Break

Feb. 28, 2003—During the week of March 3 some 300 Vanderbilt University students will stay busy participating in Alternative Spring Break programs at 25 sites across the United States, Mexico and Canada, including two sites in Nashville.

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Brain Blast Media Advisory

Feb. 28, 2003—"Brain Blast!" brain games, mind games, and hands-on activities led by Vanderbilt neuroscience undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members Saturday, March 1.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight lands at new Tennessee Fire Academy

Feb. 27, 2003—On Friday, Feb. 28, the first rookie class of fire fighters at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy will learn how to properly guide LifeFlight helicopters to a safe landing zone during an emergency.

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March Relevant Religion series explores the meanings of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Feb. 27, 2003—During four evenings in March Alice Hunt will lead the next Relevant Religion community education class in an exploration of the Dead Sea Scrolls and what they reveal about scripture.

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Two School-based health centers may close if funding not secured

Feb. 26, 2003—Funding for the center at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School and at Stratton Elementary School will be gone by the end of this school year.

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Adams to receive Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award

Feb. 26, 2003—Howell E. Adams, Jr., retired owner and chief executive officer of The Georgia Trane Companies, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

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Vanderbilt, city test tornado warning systems Saturday

Feb. 25, 2003—Sirens will wail at noon on Saturday, March 1, as Vanderbilt conducts its twice-yearly test of the system designed to warn the campus of imminent danger from tornadoes or violent storms.

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(Sound available) – Vanderbilt’s Community Services Directory now free on Web

Feb. 24, 2003—The Community Services Directory, the only comprehensive listing of nonprofits and social services throughout Middle Tennessee, is now accessible through a new Web site created by the Child and Family Policy Center at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.

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Behavioral genetics latest topic for “Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box” series

Feb. 24, 2003—The “Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box” series resumes March 5 with a conversation about behavioral genetics led by Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy David Wood and Ellen Wright Clayton, the Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt.

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Two from Vanderbilt awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Feb. 24, 2003—Two Vanderbilt University seniors have been awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships to continue their studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

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Owen School announces administrative changes

Feb. 24, 2003—The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University has announced several new staff members in its information services department and at the school’s Walker Management Library.

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Collier, professor of history, dies

Feb. 21, 2003—Simon Collier, professor of history, died Feb. 20 at Alive Hospice in Nashville after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64.

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