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    A surgeon teaches Vanderbilt undergrads compassion through memories

    We all know when you go to the hospital, you want to be treated like a real person—not just a medical condition. A Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeon believes this so strongly, he’s teaching a unique and very personal class to Vanderbilt undergrads interested in medicine. VUCast’s Barb Cramer shows… Read More

    Jan 17, 2012

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    A student’s mission to teach others to save lives becomes reality

    If someone stopped breathing, would you know how to save them? A Vanderbilt senior almost died as a little girl—and was saved by her quick-thinking dad and CPR. As VUCast’s Amy Wolf shows us, that second chance at life propelled Kristen Cattoi into a mission that’s surpassing her wildest dreams. Read More

    Jan 17, 2012

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    Nurses on a Mission

    How three Vanderbilt nurses are changing the world, one child at a time Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s Marie Phillips poses with 7-year-old A’Darius Parrish at Park Avenue Elementary School in Nashville, where Phillips serves as school nurse. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Marie Phillips, Kathy Warren and Theresa Hook are Vanderbilt nurses,… Read More

    Jan 1, 2012

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    Inside Out

    Community Connections aims to enrich the work lives of Vanderbilt staff Janiece Vincz (left) and Lara Beth Lehman (John Russell/Vanderbilt) As one of Tennessee’s largest employers, Vanderbilt is, in essence, a small city. More than 22,000 workers comprise this bustling community, which is service-minded, rich in creativity and culturally diverse. What… Read More

    Jan 1, 2012

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    No Way Home

    Vijay Padmanabhan helps tread the line between detainees’ safety and human rights Vijay Padmanabhan (Sandy Campbell/Vanderbilt) Candidate Barack Obama pledged in 2008 to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. But as President Obama runs for re-election four years later, it remains open. Vanderbilt law professor and former State Department… Read More

    Jan 1, 2012

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    Jen-Jen Lin, What’s Your Story?

    Jen-Jen Lin (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Jen-Jen Lin keeps six lions in her basement and a dragon in the closet. The awesome lion costumes live at her home until brought to life by dancers who perform the traditional Chinese Lion Dance under her direction. The spectacular 60-foot dragon, used… Read More

    Jan 1, 2012

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    Next Steps: Redefining “team effort”

    VUCast’s Carole Bartoo tells us about the “Next Steps” program and the powerful impact it’s having on young adults with special needs-and the Vanderbilt students helping them. You can learn more about the Next Steps program at nextstep.vanderbilt.edu/.  You can read a feature on the program in the January… Read More

    Dec 19, 2011

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    VUCast: Four Stories to Inspire!

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Next Steps: Redefining “team effort” A student’s mission to save lives becomes reality A surgeon teaches compassion through memories Rascal Flatts brings harmony to sick children [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Dec 16, 2011

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    Teach for America inspires alumni to serve through educating children

    Teach For America inspired Neily Todd to stay in teaching beyond her two-year term. She says she now goes through the day thinking about what’s best for her students. (Vanderbilt University) The October after his graduation from the College of Arts and Science was arguably one of… Read More

    Dec 13, 2011

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    Iron Chef: Ingram Commons

    A group of undergrads are ready to take on chef masters in a food battle Iron Chef style! Come inside the Ingram Commons to see first year students battle it out with Vanderbilt dining’s best!… Read More

    Dec 13, 2011

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    Undergraduate students conduct research in the Stubbs Lab

    Learn about an unusual research lab on Vanderbilt’s campus which employs almost entirely undergraduate students. Read more: Biology Lab Utilizes Undergraduate Research to Study Protein Diseases   Produced by Vanderbilt student Harrison Dreves. Read More

    Dec 13, 2011

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    Black and Gold

    Meet the soft-spoken member of the Vanderbilt a cappella group The Melodores who has taken on celebrity status at Vanderbilt for his remix of a popular Wiz Khalifa song into a Vanderbilt anthem. Get ready to have Nick Wells’ contagious hip hop remix “Black and Gold” running through your head… Read More

    Dec 13, 2011

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    Stanley Cohen’s Nobel Prize: 25 years of progress

    Twenty-five years after he received the Nobel Prize, Stanley Cohen’s discovery of epidermal growth factor continues to transform medicine. Read More

    Dec 9, 2011

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    Full Circle

    Ken Galloway’s legacy will continue as he transitions from dean of engineering to full-time faculty member Ken Galloway (John Russell/Vanderbilt) If you ask Ken Galloway what he’s doing on July 1, 2012 – the day he officially transitions from his role as dean of Vanderbilt’s School of… Read More

    Dec 5, 2011

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    Tale of the Script

    Steve Graham’s career-spanning research explores the value of writing instruction Steve Graham (John Russell/Vanderbilt) It’s that time of year when children are penning their letters to Santa, careful to recount their every Christmas wish. While the biggest challenge for competent writers might be narrowing their list, a significant number… Read More

    Dec 5, 2011

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    Midori Lockett, What’s Your Story?

    Midori Lockett (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The arts have always been a big part of who Midori Lockett is and how she lives. “I saw my first play, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Nashville Children’s Theatre when I was 3,” she said. “I had my first art class when I was… Read More

    Dec 5, 2011

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    Solomon helps the pros rebound from concussion

    An athlete may weigh 250 pounds, but all that bulk is controlled by a mere three-pound brain. Those three pounds control the other 247 pounds, the muscles and bones and heart and lungs that enable athletes to perform their feats of strength and agility. And Nashville’s professional athletes entrust their… Read More

    Dec 1, 2011

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    Clark Bosslet and Blake Knight on documenting the Owen experience through podcast interviews

    Clark Bosslet and Blake Knight are both MBA candidates for 2012 and bloggers for OwenBloggers.com, a website that offers an uncensored student perspective on life at the Owen School. The Owen Podcast Series, which Bosslet and Knight film and produce for the site, features interviews with faculty, fellow students, alumni… Read More

    Nov 18, 2011

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    Pressure Cooker: Bappa Mukherji, MBA’95, JD’95, is looking to bag the next big thing in the food industry

    Ashoke “Bappa” Mukherji is no stranger to pressure. Soon after graduating from Vanderbilt with both an MBA and a law degree, he was thrust into one of the more challenging roles a budding young attorney could ask for—sitting second chair in a first-degree murder trial. It was his first trial… Read More

    Nov 18, 2011

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    VUCast: Vanderbilt Bookstore grand opening

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: experience the grand opening of the new Vanderbilt Bookstore the dangers and solutions for handling old medicine  and Peabody through the centuries [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Nov 14, 2011