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MEDIA ADVISORY-"Show Your Gold" prize patrol to visit Vanderbilt-area merchants

Sep. 15, 2003—Chancellor Gordon Gee and other University representatives will deliver prizes to the winners of the 2003 "Show Your Gold" contest Sept. 17 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. More than 50 merchants took part in the second annual competition, which provides a colorful way to welcome back students while promoting school spirit. The contest was open to any display of Vanderbilt spirit, including signs, banners and window decorations. One merchant was selected as the winner from each of the following areas: Midtown, Elliston, Hillsboro and West End. Winners were: Scarlett Begonia, Jimmy John's, Smack Clothing Co., J & J.'s Market and CafÈ, and Antics.

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Overlooking racism may lead to undiagnosed mental health disorders

Sep. 15, 2003—Mental health professionals may be missing at least five novel mental health problems because the impact of racism is not considered when determining mental health, a new report suggests.

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Vanderbilt marching band goes Motown for Sept. 27 game

Sep. 15, 2003—Vanderbilt University's Spirit of Gold Marching Band is used to maintaining a diverse repertoire. They entertain the fans during football games at Dudley Field with everything from Vanderbilt's traditional fight song to standards to pop favorites, such as Queen's We Will Rock You and Jimmy Eat World's The Middle--all in the spirit of connecting with the crowd.

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Vanderbilt’s announcement to restructure athletics program draws national attention

Sep. 12, 2003—Chancellor Gordon Gee's Sept. 9 announcement to restructure Vanderbilt's athletics program has garnered the support of NCAA President Myles Brand and drawn national media attention. Read some of the coverage.Link to NCAA news releaseLink to Morning Edition interview with Chancellor GeeLink to Tennessean interview with Vice Chancellor David WilliamsLink to Chicago Sun Times editorialLink to Tennessean editorialLink to USA Today editorialLink to Washington Post articleLink to ESPN.com articleLink to Fresno Bee editorial

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Vanderbilt’s Williams appointed to American Bar Association leadership position

Sep. 10, 2003—David Williams II, vice chancellor for student life and university affairs at Vanderbilt University, has been appointed chair of the Legal Education Committee of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the American Bar Association.

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Vanderbilt University commemorates Sept. 11

Sep. 9, 2003—Vanderbilt University administrators, faculty, staff and students are invited to a series of campus events Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy.

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Vanderbilt’s nationally recognized service-learning program focus of leadership meeting

Sep. 8, 2003—National leaders in the field of service-learning will meet with Vanderbilt administrators Sept. 12 to discuss ongoing efforts to fully integrate the University's distinguished service-learning program into the classroom.

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Vanderbilt emergency sirens to wail at noon Saturday

Sep. 5, 2003—Sirens on the Vanderbilt University campus will wail at noon Saturday, Sept. 6, as the university conducts its quarterly test of the system designed to warn the campus of imminent danger from tornadoes or violent storms.

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VUMC to participate in NIH-funded bioterrorism defense consortium

Sep. 4, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be one of six Southeastern universities to lead a new consortium to study microbes that could be used in a bioterrorist attack.

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World-class mathematician joins Vanderbilt faculty

Sep. 4, 2003—Alain Connes, widely considered to be one of the three most influential living mathematicians, has accepted a position of distinguished professor at Vanderbilt, enabling the University to become a base for training new mathematicians to fill the ranks left vacant by a retiring generation of scholars.

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Garment to urge collaboration between non-profit and for-profit arts sectors

Sep. 3, 2003—The inaugural Curb Lecture sponsored by Vanderbilt's Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy will feature Leonard Garment, president of the National Jazz Museum planned for Harlem, who will demystify the business of the arts and call for a new model of collaboration between non-profit arts organizations and the entertainment industry.

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RACE AND ATHLETICS FACTOR IN KOBE BRYANT CASE Vanderbilt University researcher says many star athletes able to transcend race until they make a public mistake

Aug. 29, 2003—The public's view of top athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods is that these men are athletes first and black men second, according to Tony N. Brown, assistant professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University.

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