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Vanderbilt seniors selected to display at national conference cancer detector they invented

Mar. 11, 2003—Two Vanderbilt biomedical engineering seniors are heading to Boston to show off the invention they helped refine and develop—a probe that uses laser light to quickly and accurately diagnose ovarian cancer.

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Director of patent office to speak at Owen School

Mar. 10, 2003—James E. Rogan, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will speak on “The Current State of Patent and Trademark Law in the Global Economy” on March 13 at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Car fanciers’ brains experience perceptual traffic jams when trying to identify autos and faces at the same time

Mar. 10, 2003—Aficionados may not only treat their automobiles as if they are people, but it now appears that they recognize their cars with the special part of the brain that is also used to identify faces. And, when they try to identify cars and faces at the same time, they are likely to experience a kind of perceptual traffic jam.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 4, 2003—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will discuss her career in theater as Vanderbilt’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series presents “A Playwright’s Credo (and a wish-list for the theatre)” on Tuesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

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Expert on transatlantic relations to speak at VU about current international crisis

Mar. 4, 2003—Craig Kennedy, who, as president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, has extensive knowledge about issues surrounding the strained U.S.-European relations over possible war with Iraq, will speak March 10 at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt’s Black Cultural Center to be expanded, improved

Mar. 3, 2003—Vanderbilt will undertake a $2.5 million renovation and expansion of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center in an effort to advance the University's goal of achieving meaningful diversity that will benefit all students, officials announced today.

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Program explores contemporary meaning in ancient Native American women’s rituals

Mar. 3, 2003—Mary C. Churchill, a scholar of the interaction between religion and gender in Native American cultures, will deliver the annual Antoinette Brown Lecture in feminism and religion Thursday, March 13.

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No rest for Vanderbilt students participating in Alternative Spring Break

Feb. 28, 2003—During the week of March 3 some 300 Vanderbilt University students will stay busy participating in Alternative Spring Break programs at 25 sites across the United States, Mexico and Canada, including two sites in Nashville.

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Brain Blast Media Advisory

Feb. 28, 2003—"Brain Blast!" brain games, mind games, and hands-on activities led by Vanderbilt neuroscience undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members Saturday, March 1.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight lands at new Tennessee Fire Academy

Feb. 27, 2003—On Friday, Feb. 28, the first rookie class of fire fighters at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy will learn how to properly guide LifeFlight helicopters to a safe landing zone during an emergency.

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March Relevant Religion series explores the meanings of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Feb. 27, 2003—During four evenings in March Alice Hunt will lead the next Relevant Religion community education class in an exploration of the Dead Sea Scrolls and what they reveal about scripture.

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Two School-based health centers may close if funding not secured

Feb. 26, 2003—Funding for the center at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School and at Stratton Elementary School will be gone by the end of this school year.

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