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Best-selling author, social and political satirist Christopher Buckley to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 19

Sep. 22, 2010—Christopher Buckley, hailed as “the quintessential political novelist of his time” by Fortune magazine, will give a public lecture at Vanderbilt University Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event go on sale today. Buckley’s talk will be held in the ballroom of the Student Life Center located at 310 25th Ave. S....

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Vanderbilt ranks 51st among world’s universities

Sep. 20, 2010—Vanderbilt University has ranked 51st on the 2010-2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up from 140 last year. Started in 2004, the rankings are widely considered a global authority on higher education performance. For the 2010 rankings, 13 separate performance indicators were considered in capturing the full range of university activities, from teaching and...

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Metro Police veteran named Vanderbilt University assistant police chief

Aug. 11, 2010—Marjorie “Honey” Pike, a 33-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, has been named assistant police chief at Vanderbilt University. She will begin work at the university Tuesday, Sept. 7. For the past six years Pike directed the Administrative Services Bureau, which consists of six Metro Police divisions – Police Training Academy, Information Technology,...

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Vanderbilt University study to be most comprehensive look at link between stress and health disparities

Jul. 6, 2010—Vanderbilt University is launching a landmark study in Nashville to look at the role stress plays in the health disparities observed across socioeconomic status and race. The study will seek 1,600 individuals who will be asked to participate in interviews and provide blood and urine samples that will allow the simultaneous assessment of physical, emotional...

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BP disaster predictable, says Vanderbilt civil and environmental engineer

Jun. 11, 2010—The worst environmental disaster to hit the U.S. occurred in part because of BP’s institutional arrogance, pushing a technology beyond its limits, and basic communication failures, according to Vanderbilt University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Abkowitz, an emergency preparedness and response expert.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Commencement set for May 14 at Vanderbilt University

May. 13, 2010— Tradition and technology will each be a part of Vanderbilt University’s annual Commencement on Friday, May 14. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver the traditional Commencement address in a ceremony beginning 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn. Undergraduates will receive their degrees after the chancellor’s address, while graduate and professional students will adjourn for their own 10:30 a.m. degree ceremonies. Vanderbilt is granting about 3,500 degrees this year, 1,600 to undergraduates and 1,900 to graduate and professional students. About 3,100 graduates are expected to attend the ceremony. Undergraduates will stay on Alumni Lawn to receive their degrees.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Kite Runner author to speak during Vanderbilt University’s Senior Day May 13

May. 11, 2010— Khaled Hosseini, author of bestselling books The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal Thursday, May 13, when he will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Nashville civil rights leaders gather April 30 at Vanderbilt to discuss how ’The Movement’ can be used for social change today

Apr. 22, 2010— Efforts by Nashville’s civil rights activists were key to the historic national struggle for civil rights. On Friday, April 30, members of Nashville’s movement will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss their experiences.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel speaks April 12 at Vanderbilt University

Apr. 6, 2010—Elie Wiesel, author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will speak at Vanderbilt University Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Langford Auditorium.

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Media Advisory: Logistical information regarding covering Gen. David H. Petraeus’ visit to Vanderbilt University Monday, March 1

Feb. 26, 2010—The current chief of the United States Central Command and the former top U.S. commander in Iraq, Army Gen. David Petraeus, will speak about his actions as commander of the surge in Iraq, the role of U.S. forces overseas and the latest developments in the surge. The event will be held Monday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Leader of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus available to media before March 1 event at Vanderbilt

Feb. 22, 2010—The current chief of the United States Central Command and the former top U.S. commander in Iraq, Army Gen. David Petraeus, will speak about his actions as commander of the surge in Iraq, the role of U.S. forces overseas and the latest developments in the surge. The event will be held Monday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

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Food Inc. screening Feb. 27 at Sarratt Cinema

Feb. 22, 2010—The student-run Vanderbilt Initiative for Vegetarian Awareness will join several other student organizations to host a screening of the documentary Food Inc. Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema, located at 2301 Vanderbilt Place.

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