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Bill Ivey to Leadership Music post

Oct. 11, 2002— Bill Ivey, Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), has been named program facilitator for the executive education program Leadership Music.

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Vanderbilt Virtual School launches videoconference series

Oct. 11, 2002— Students in more than 30 Metro Schools will be linked to a variety of community and Vanderbilt leaders through a series of interactive videoconferences hosted by the Vanderbilt Virtual School. “We are focusing on the themes of authors, democracy and careers as we strive to make the videoconferences educational and engaging for these K-12 students,” said Jan Zanetis, director of the Vanderbilt Virtual School.

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Jamison to explore ‘An Unquiet Mind’ at Vanderbilt

Oct. 11, 2002— Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author of the acclaimed autobiography An Unquiet Mind, will discuss “A Life in Moods: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Mental Illness” on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Vanderbilt. The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Room 103 of Wilson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Candidate for Congress from Alabama to discuss Democratic Party in the South

Oct. 11, 2002— Artur Davis, a Birmingham attorney who ousted a veteran congressman in a race that received national attention because of its connection to Middle Eastern politics, will speak at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 16 at Vanderbilt University on “Reviving the Democratic Party in the South: A Progressive Strategy.” Davis’ talk, which is free and open to the public, will be in Wilson Hall, Room 126. A reception will follow.

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Vanderbilt address to explore “Nonsense, Non-Science and Science: From Aliens to Creationism”

Oct. 8, 2002— Lawrence Krauss, professor of physics and astronomy at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss “Nonsense, Non-Science and Science: From Aliens to Creationism” on Monday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in Turner Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. The event is free and open to the public. A reception with Krauss precedes the lecture at 5 p.m.

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Imagine College ‘Walk for Success’ scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12

Oct. 4, 2002— Teachers and community volunteers will visit the homes of North Nashville fifth- and ninth-graders from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 12, to encourage them to join Imagine College, formerly Project GRAD Nashville.

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Deciphering the genetic basis of the mosquito’s senses

Oct. 2, 2002— The mosquito Anopheles gambiae is something of a gourmet. It feeds almost exclusively on human blood. Its preference for humans and its ability to seek them out, in fact, are what makes the tiny insect such a deadly “vector” for the spread of malaria, a disease that causes millions of deaths annually.

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Living with the West Nile threat

Oct. 2, 2002— The West Nile virus is here to stay, but there is no reason for panic.

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Family Re-Union 11 to focus on families and youth

Oct. 2, 2002— Former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore will moderate Family Re-Union 11, an annual conference that addresses major concerns affecting families and children, at Vanderbilt University on Oct. 21.

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Schulman Center for Jewish Life at Vanderbilt celebrates opening

Oct. 2, 2002— Vanderbilt Hillel, a program of the Jewish Federation of Nashville, will celebrate the opening of the new Schulman Center for Jewish Life with multiple events Oct. 4-12 and a dedication ceremony Oct. 13.

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African-American scholars from across the country to hold symposium on diversity in higher education at Vanderbilt University Oct. 11

Oct. 1, 2002— Brothers of the Academy (BOTA), a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of African-American professors in academe, will be joined by its counterpart, Sisters of the Academy (SOTA), to hold a first ever joint symposium at Vanderbilt University Oct. 11 to look at the challenges faced by African-American scholars.

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Vanderbilt Theatre finds today’s headlines mirrored in old story

Sep. 30, 2002— Vanderbilt University Theatre presents an 18th century Jewish parable of greed and broken vows that hits close to home in America today with “A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds” in Neely Auditorium Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and one matinee Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

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Holocaust discussion still imperative as series celebrates its silver anniversary

Sep. 26, 2002— The events of Sept. 11 give new relevance to the study of the Holocaust, say organizers of Vanderbilt’s 25th annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which is the oldest sustained lecture series at a college or university devoted to the mass effort to exterminate Jews.

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Vanderbilt faculty member Edgar Meyer receives ‘no strings attached’ MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Sep. 25, 2002— Edgar Meyer, Vanderbilt University faculty member and award-winning bassist and composer noted for his innovative blending of musical styles, was named Wednesday as a MacArthur Fellow.

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Treasury Secretary O’Neill optimistic about economic forecast

Sep. 24, 2002— U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill encouraged Vanderbilt students yesterday to challenge economic conventions when appropriate in what he described as a “challenging time.”

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