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U.S. families willing to open wallets wider to reduce crime, Owen School study shows

Oct. 30, 2002— Given the chance, America’s households would spend more of their own money to reduce serious crimes—such as burglary, sexual assault and armed robbery—in their neighborhoods.

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Kevin Myatt named chief human resource officer at Vanderbilt

Oct. 29, 2002— Kevin A. Myatt has been named chief human resource officer at Vanderbilt University effective Jan.1, 2003, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Chief Financial Officer Lauren J. Brisky announced today.

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American race relations the subject of debate at Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2002— Activists on two sides of the racial divide will come together at Vanderbilt University Law School on Nov. 5 to debate the future of American race relations.

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Psychologist Carol Gilligan to give Lecture on Great Teaching at Vanderbilt

Oct. 25, 2002— Acclaimed social psychologist and New York University professor Carol Gilligan will discuss “Teaching and Learning in a Different Voice” on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

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James Lawson to receive lifetime achievement award from Vanderbilt Black Alumni

Oct. 23, 2002— James M. Lawson, a Vanderbilt University Divinity School alumnus who led the sit-ins at Nashville’s segregated lunch counters and had a profound effect on Vanderbilt’s national identity, is the recipient of the 2002 Walter R. Murray Jr. Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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What does the Bible say about responsibilities for the environment?

Oct. 22, 2002— A biblical perspective on environmental stewardship will be presented at a lunch-time seminar featuring Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Douglas Meeks, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Professor of Wesleyan Studies, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Scarritt Bennett Center’s Ogborn House.

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TVA’s emerging leaders start classes at the Owen School

Oct. 17, 2002— This month, emerging leaders from across the Tennessee Valley Authority began a nine-month customized business curriculum on 21st century leadership concepts and principles at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. The program is designed to prepare them for greater leadership responsibilities within the corporation.

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“Launching the Venture” the focus of entrepreneurship conference

Oct. 16, 2002— Learn how to launch a venture, build it to profitability and take it public or sell it for the right price at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management Entrepreneurship Center‘s annual conference on Oct. 25.

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New high school text on Holocaust first to examine genocide around the world

Oct. 16, 2002— Ask any history teacher about the challenge of making decades-old events relevant to today’s students, and you’re likely to get an earful. If the events are those that made up the Holocaust of the 1940s, the challenge is even more daunting.

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Effect of race on wealth the subject of interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research circle

Oct. 15, 2002— Faculty members from Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University have joined together to form a research circle on “Race and Wealth Disparity in 21st Century America.” The products of the two-year collaborative program will include a public lecture series, the first set for Nov. 7, and a set of edited teaching materials on how various disciplines look at race and wealth disparity in the United States.

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Making “smart devices” even smarter is the goal of $13 million national effort

Oct. 15, 2002— Today, it seems as if all the devices we use are becoming “smart.”

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Inspirational film about four students’ journey from poverty to Ivy League to be shown in conjunction with family policy conference

Oct. 11, 2002— Edcouch-Elsa – a documentary film that shows how a dedicated teacher’s challenge to his students opened the doors from a South Texas border town to Ivy League colleges – will be shown at Vanderbilt University Sunday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Flynn Auditorium.

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