Fall 2015

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    Runner’s High: David Graeflin, BE’68, closes the doors of The Athlete’s House

    Runners are a group Graeflin knows well. He ran track at Vanderbilt, and is the longtime owner of The Athlete’s House in Nashville, the first store in Tennessee devoted to running apparel and gear. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Rocky Mountain Hi-Tech: Vanderbilt Helps Build a Sustainable City

    Situated 20 miles southwest of Denver, and nestled between two state parks that offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, Sterling Ranch doesn’t look like much now. But during the next 20 years, the five-square-mile, $4.3 billion planned community will take shape as a futuristic city. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Vandy Goes Pro: Impressive Numbers of Commodores Are Playing on Professional Teams

    Vanderbilt has always sent a handful of players to the major leagues, but in recent years there’s been a noticeable trend of more Commodores making it to the pros. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Vanderbilt For Life: Learning and Adventure Don’t End with Graduation

    Vanderbilt Alumni Association chapters currently exist in 37 U.S. cities and five international locations—the newest one in Japan—and offer a range of activities to help keep Vanderbilt’s 135,000 alumni connected to each other and to the university. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Special Delivery: VUMC Partners with Baby+Company to Open Nashville Birth Center

    Pregnancy doesn’t necessarily require hospital care. That simple premise is what led Cara Osborne, MSN’01, to co-author a landmark study demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of giving birth outside a traditional medical setting. It’s also an idea that she’s put into practice as the founder of Baby+Company, a group of five freestanding birth centers across the U.S. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld: Proud to Serve

    Vanderbilt physician Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and a combat veteran, has made news more than once by advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Where Did You Learn to Write Like This?

    Where did I learn to write? I didn’t learn to write in one semester, but I learned to ask for help—and I’m still asking. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    A Farewell to Arms: Unique Keepsakes in Special Collections

    Kathleen Smith, associate director of special collections for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library system, and her team occasionally find themselves on the receiving end of unique objects that have been passed along to the university, from vintage movie posters to—as in the case of items highlighted here—armaments and other war-themed matériel. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

  • That Vanderbilt Connection

    That Vanderbilt Connection

    About a week after my first issue as editor of Vanderbilt Magazine came off the press, a wondrous, forgotten little device on my desk started to ring … and ring … and ring some more. In a world brimming with text messages, email and social media posts, I hadn’t fielded so many phone calls in perhaps a decade. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    #Vandygram

    Share photos sporting your latest gear or simply flashing the ubiquitous thumb-and-forefingers “Go VU” sign. Just don’t forget the hashtag #Vandygram! Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Running of the Freshmen

    Before Vanderbilt football’s home opener each year, first-year students gather for a tailgate and then take off running across Dudley Field for the annual Anchor Dash. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    How to Make Hard Cider

    Max Rohn, BE’98, and Joey Wölffer, BS’04, have helped raise the Wölffer brand of wines and hard ciders to fashion-forward heights Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Thunder in the Mountains: Book Explores Clash between Two American Legends

    Daniel Sharfstein's new book explores the clash between two important late-19th-century Americans: an army general from Maine named Oliver Otis Howard and a Nez Perce chief named Joseph, leader of a small band of Native Americans in far northeastern Oregon. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Children’s Hospital Celebrates Latest Expansion

    The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a celebration Sept. 2 to mark the launch for construction of the hospital’s latest expansion, which will add four floors of new space atop the hospital’s existing structure. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Philanthropy Enables Student to Lead in Law and Divinity Schools

    To describe James Alexander Jr. as a self-motivated achiever doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of this remarkable young man who is enrolled in the dual-degree program offered by Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Rachel Romo, ’03: Coffee with a Cause

    Romo and a group of like-minded friends formed Atlanta-based Cozzee (pronounced like “coffee”), which sells high-end, ethically produced coffee and donates 100 percent of its profits to charity. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Best Bards: Accolades for Vanderbilt Poets

    The work of three Vanderbilt poets is to be included in the Best New Poets anthology for 2015. The new anthology highlights the work of 50 of the nation’s most promising poets. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Recent Books, Fall 2015

    David Graeflin (JOHN RUSSELL)   David Graeflin started by selling Adidas and Pumas out of a truck bed at Nashville-area footraces in the late 1960s, when runners were a small, focused group—not the empowered crowds of today, preparing for marathons and doing weekend 5Ks. Back then, before various Olympic… Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Education at Vanderbilt Continues after Graduation

    Alumni flock to Alumni Association chapter-sponsored Commodore Classrooms events to learn about the connection of the blues to the Carolinas or how robotics are giving mobility to the physically disabled. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015

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    Sarah Williams, BMus’06: It’s All About Balance

    As a busy Nashville singer, songwriter, performing pianist and recording artist, Sarah Williams spends her days balancing creativity, efficient practice and time management. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2015