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From foreign affairs to orchestral music, Retirement Learning at VU offers diverse classes

Feb. 17, 2003—Current foreign policy dilemmas, the future role of the United Nations in international affairs and a woman’s view of American history are among the wide-ranging topics offered for the spring term of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt March 3 through April 21.

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Vanderbilt, four other universities file amicus brief in Michigan case

Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities have filed an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School in their efforts to defend the principles of affirmative action in college admissions.

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Vanderbilt Students to celebrate the fun and challenge of engineering

Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt engineering students will celebrate the lighter side of engineering during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-22.

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Conway-Welch Appointed To Institute of Medicine Committee on Diversity of Healthcare Workforce

Feb. 13, 2003—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Provisional Committee on Institutional and Policy Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the Healthcare Workforce.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation funds novel research

Feb. 12, 2003—Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has awarded one of its competitive Fast Track grants to Vanderbilt neuroscientist Richard Nass, Ph.D., to fund his search for drugs that will prevent dopamine nerve cell death.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital teams up with PatchWorx as part of a new online community for kids

Feb. 12, 2003—Children can now use their bedside computers to join a new online community that fosters an environment where children can speak openly and honestly with peers about their illnesses and to provide encouragement to each other.

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New challenges for Black churches the focus of Community Breakfast

Feb. 12, 2003—Forrest E. Harris, Sr., director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on African American Church Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will present "Leadership and Struggle in the Black Churches: Then and Now."

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Jewish soldiers in Hitler’s army?

Feb. 12, 2003—Historian Bryan Mark Rigg will discuss his book "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers" at the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.

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Vanderbilt engineering professor wins Naval Research Award

Feb. 12, 2003—Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering L. Roy Xu has won a Young Investigator Program award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research for his research on hybrid interface mechanics and nano-composite materials.

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Prominent Stanford scholar on racism to speak

Feb. 11, 2003—George Fredrickson, one of the leading American scholars on race, will compare and contrast anti-Semitism with racism against people of African descent during a Feb. 27 lecture at Vanderbilt University. Fredrickson will deliver the annual Byrne lecture at 8 p.m. in the Moore Room (218) of Vanderbilt Law School.

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Cornel West to speak Feb. 13

Feb. 11, 2003—Noted scholar and orator Cornel West will deliver a talk titled “Race and Democracy” at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Feb. 13.

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New nurse-managed community-based care clinic opening

Feb. 10, 2003—Vanderbilt School of Nursing's Faculty Practice Network (VNFPN) is opening the doors on a new nurse-managed, community-based clinic this week.

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