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Court ruling supports Vanderbilt decision to change name of building

Sep. 30, 2003—A Davidson County Chancery Court granted Vanderbilt University permission to remove the name "Confederate" from one of its residence halls and supported the University's argument that the continued use of the word contradicted Vanderbilt's goal of achieving "the kind of inclusive and welcoming environment that is essential for a world-class university."

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New study shows metabolic disorder in infants more common then previously thought

Sep. 29, 2003—A metabolic disorder that has been linked to abnormal blood sugar levels, heart disease and even sudden death in infants is far more common then previous research had shown, and can be treated with expanded newborn screening reports a study in the September issue of The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Vanderbilt leads national study on Teens Achieving Mastery over Stress

Sep. 29, 2003—Vanderbilt University is leading a national study to learn about the kinds of stress youth face, and will provide an opportunity for teens to participate in a program to improve their coping skills and to avoid depression.

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Vanderbilt to host conference on impact of nationalism in Western Hemisphere

Sep. 25, 2003—International scholars will discuss the historic role of nationalism in the Americas – and its implications for current hot button issues including globalization and immigration – during a conference at Vanderbilt University Oct. 9, 10 and 11.

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Current, former smokers needed for national lung screening trial

Sep. 25, 2003—Current and former smokers are needed for a study to determine if screening people with either spiral computerized tomography (CT ) or chest X-ray before they have symptoms can reduce deaths from lung cancer.

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

Sep. 25, 2003—This Saturday, Sept. 27, Vanderbilt University's Spirit of Gold Marching Band will perform a selection of Motown favorites--and feature two musicians linked to Motown's heyday--for a special halftime performance during the Commodores' game against Georgia Tech.

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MEDIA ADVISORY–U.S. Supreme Court and individual privacy rights topic for next (Lunch) Box talk

Sep. 25, 2003—The moral underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution, including the Supreme Court's role in protecting individual privacy rights, is the topic for the Oct. 8 installment of the "Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series. Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy David Wood will lead the discussion, titled "The Supreme Court and the Promise of Liberty," with Rebecca Brown, a professor of law and the Allen Chair in Law at Vanderbilt.

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MEDIA ADVISORY–U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Susan Blumenthal to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 25, 2003—Susan Blumenthal, a leader in bringing women's health issues to the forefront of American public policy and developing the U.S. government's "From Missiles to Mammograms" program, which utilizes missile and target recognition technology to detect breast cancer, will be the first speaker in Vanderbilt University's Chancellor's Lecture Series for 2003-04.

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PR guru Robert Dilenschneider to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 25, 2003—Public relations industry veteran Robert Dilenschneider will speak at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Oct. 2, as part of the University's ongoing Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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Naomi Tutu to address women’s role in resolving world conflict and achieving peace Sept. 23 at Vanderbilt University

Sep. 18, 2003—Naomi Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will deliver a lecture titled "Women and Leadership in the New Millennium: Privilege and Peace" Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Vanderbilt University.

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U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Susan Blumenthal to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 18, 2003—Susan Blumenthal, a leader in bringing women's health issues to the forefront of American public policy and developing the U.S. government's "From Missiles to Mammograms" program, which utilizes missile and target recognition technology to detect breast cancer, will be the first speaker in Vanderbilt University's Chancellor's Lecture Series for 2003-04.

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Wall Street Journal names Vanderbilt among world’s top business schools

Sep. 18, 2003—The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University has been named the 15th best business school in the world by The Wall Street Journal, up from 26th place last year.

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