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Author: Jim Patterson

Vanderbilt remains in Top 20 of U.S. News & World Report poll

Aug. 17, 2010—Vanderbilt University maintained its No. 17 rank on the list of best national universities in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday.

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Vanderbilt names new chief human resource officer

Aug. 10, 2010—Traci Nordberg, who has overseen human resources at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dartmouth College, will begin work at Vanderbilt University in September.

Nordberg will be an associate vice chancellor and chief human resource officer for Vanderbilt, which employs about 20,000 at its university and medical center.

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Vanderbilt study looks at government shakeup in Honduras

Aug. 4, 2010—Based on surveys in Honduras, the combination of low levels of education for the masses and high levels of wealth among the elite is a good recipe for undermining democracy. The Latin American Public Opinion Project, a consortium of universities and research institutes based at Vanderbilt University which tracks attitudes about democracy in the Americas,...

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U.S. citizens didn’t lose hope during economic crisis, Vanderbilt survey finds

Jul. 27, 2010—People in the United States are more optimistic and resilient in hard times than is commonly believed, a new survey from Vanderbilt University indicates.

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Vanderbilt Board of Trust member Frederick B. Rentschler dies

Jul. 8, 2010—Frederick B. Rentschler, a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust who ran companies including Northwest Airlines and Hunt-Wesson during his career, died July 6 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 70. A memorial was set for 11 a.m. July 17 at St. Patrick’s Church in Scottsdale. The family will receive visitors after the service...

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Vanderbilt No. 12 on 2010 list of best places for life scientists to work

Jun. 30, 2010—Vanderbilt University was named one of the best places for life scientists to work in academia by The Scientist magazine. It was the seventh time in the eight years of the survey that Vanderbilt was ranked and a substantial improvement from its 2009 ranking. Vanderbilt was ranked No. 12 in a list headed by Princeton...

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Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery digitizing collection

Jun. 29, 2010—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is digitizing its permanent collection to make it permanently accessible to researchers and the general public.

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FTE awards prestigious fellowship to Vanderbilt Divinity student

Jun. 17, 2010—Anthony Sandusky, a rising 2nd year Master’s of Divinity candidate, will receive a $10,000 fellowship to help in developing his gifts for ministry Vanderbilt University Divinity School student Anthony Sandusky will receive a $10,000 stipend, half to be used for educational expenses, the other half to assist in a self-designed ministry project. This fellowship was...

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Creating lifetime connections through tourism

Jun. 1, 2010—The thing that makes Israeli officials nervous about the program to keep their country connected with young American Jews may be the reason it’s working so well.

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University establishes flood relief fund

May. 10, 2010— A special online Vanderbilt Flood Relief Fund has been established to get resources directed more efficiently within the university community.

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Second straight year at No. 1 for Vanderbilt Peabody College

Apr. 15, 2010— Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development was ranked as the best graduate school of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year.

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