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Spring 2015

Recent Books, Spring 2015

Mar. 25, 2015—The latest offerings from Vanderbilt writers

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Homecoming: A New York Times Best-Seller and an Unlikely Friendship

Mar. 23, 2015—The man sitting next to me on the night of Dec. 3, 2014, was Perry Wallace, and many of the 400 people approaching him were fellow Vanderbilt alumni, including members of Wallace’s Class of 1970. It was an exhilarating and emotional scene at the Nashville Public Library, the official launch of my biography of Wallace (Strong Inside), the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.

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Q&A with Meg Pirkle, BE’89

Mar. 23, 2015—Previously director of GDOT’s Permits and Operations Division, Pirkle spent part of last year implementing task force recommendations after the January 2014 Atlanta “Snowpocalypse” that stranded thousands of commuters for eight hours or more on iced-over interstates—roads that are notorious for traffic snarls even in the best of times.

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Eat like a Student: Barley Primavera Recipe

Mar. 23, 2015—Seven days a week, Campus Dining whips up tasty, healthy dishes like this favorite: Barley Primavera. For just 58 calories per 4-ounce serving, this dish packs a lot of flavor.

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Kinetic Sculptures Create a Constellation of Ideas

Mar. 23, 2015—John Powers’ sculpture frequently employs a combination of media, and they almost always are kinetic in some way. His 2010 work “Elysium” incorporates sound, video, and reeds on a mechanism attached to an old Smith Corona electric typewriter.

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Through Sara’s Eyes: Creating a Legacy Rich in Possibilities for Future Students

Mar. 23, 2015—As parents we were proud of Sara’s curiosity, boldness, openness to new experiences and thirst for life. And we were even more proud of the woman who returned to us from France after her junior year, more self-confident and aware of the world around her.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows Program to Advance Trans-institutional Scholarship

Mar. 23, 2015—Fifteen faculty members from diverse disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor Faculty Fellows program.

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NYU Administrator to Lead College of Arts and Science

Mar. 23, 2015—Lauren A. Benton, a distinguished administrator and influential scholar in international legal history, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Science, effective July 1. Benton is Silver Professor of History and affiliate professor of law at New York University, where she currently is dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science.

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Kenneth Anderson Finds His Balance in Figure Skating

Mar. 23, 2015—Kenneth Anderson and partner Linde LaChance finished 10th in junior pairs at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January.

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Vanderbilt among Top Medical Schools in Grant Support

Mar. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine continues to rank among the top 10 U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health. Receiving nearly $294 million in NIH grant support during calendar year 2014, VUSM finished the year ranked No. 10, with an additional $1.6 million in funding over its 2013 total.

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Vanderbilt Magazine celebrates 100 years

Mar. 23, 2015—During 2015 Vanderbilt Magazine celebrates 100 years of publication. It seems like only yesterday we were printing class notes from the Class of 1880 and reporting on a group of young writers called the Fugitives.

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Fowl Deeds Will Rise

Mar. 23, 2015—Even turkeys can’t resist a good photobombing op.

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