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    VUCast: Healing Power of Music

    See why some of country music’s biggest stars are lending their talents to a special Vanderbilt camp. Plus, how a Vandy professor is personally tied to the Atlantis space mission, and fixing what U2 left behind! Read more about music’s healing power in Vanderbilt Medicine. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jul 22, 2011

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    Jenny Plume brings the healing power of music to VUMC patients

    On any given day, Jenny Plume can be seen pushing her instrument-laden, two-tiered cart through the hallways of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Her arrival onto patient floors is a welcome sight to staff and parents alike. Plume’s instruments often offer a remedy for what is ailing… Read More

    Jul 12, 2011

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    Divide And Conquer: Young Ambassadors help researcher track down cancer’s Achilles’ heel

    When the United States declared a “War on Cancer” 40 years ago, the endeavor was envisioned as a strategic battle, with doctors and researchers employing overwhelming force and lethal technology in a straightforward march to victory against a disease that claimed millions of lives. Scientists have made progress in the… Read More

    Jul 8, 2011

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    Research collaboration with Grace Loy, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Philosophy double major

    You could say Earth and Environmental Sciences and Philosophy double major Grace Loy spends her days playing in a sandbox. But this undergrad is working on collaboration with one of Vanderbilt’s top researchers that could make a dramatic difference. Read More

    Jun 13, 2011

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    Engineering undergrads and Owen MBA students help those at the bottom of the financial pyramid

    Sometimes business mixed with compassion can help those who need help the most. See what a group of Vanderbilt engineering undergrads and Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management MBA students built to help those at the bottom of the financial pyramid. Read More

    Jun 13, 2011

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    HOD alumni put their initiative and skills to work for their communities

    Former linebacker Shelton Quarles coordinates pro scouting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Shaiza Rizavi is a New York portfolio manager who previously worked in international aid and development. Entrepreneur Jeremy Werthan runs a granite company in his native Nashville. Ryan Pickens teaches business at a small liberal arts college in… Read More

    Jun 12, 2011

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    Deborah Barnhart, EdD’94: Aerospace educator

    A couple of hours south of Nashville lies a place inhabited by manned rockets and moon rocks that gives witness to America’s stellar past and beckons young and old to come and contribute to its future. It is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama’s No.1 tourist attraction,… Read More

    Jun 12, 2011

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    Sisters’ legacy lives on

    The abbreviated lives of Emily, BS’03, MEd’05, and Lauren Failla, BS’07, bear witness on an all-too-personal basis that out of tragedy comes triumph. The sisters, alumnae of Peabody’s human and organizational development program, died in tragic accidents, four years and half a world apart from each other. Their lives are… Read More

    Jun 12, 2011

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    Valuing teaching and service at a top research university

    Good teaching and basic science breakthroughs would not be possible without institutions such as Vanderbilt, says Patrick Abbot, associate professor of biological sciences. Professors, in turn, understand the critical need to “participate in the maintenance and improvement of these institutions.” That’s where service, such as editing journals, jurying research or… Read More

    May 23, 2011

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    Service learning comes of age

    On a chilly Friday night last November, the area underneath the wide expanse of the Jefferson Street Bridge in downtown Nashville became a scene of rare opportunity for the city’s homeless. The Salvation Army Soup Wagon was there, as could be expected, but some friends had joined them. A foldout… Read More

    May 6, 2011

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    100 reasons why Vanderbilt is a great place to work

    Vanderbilt University is a great place to work. There are a lot of reasons for this, and that’s what this list is about. Vanderbilt, the largest private employer in Nashville, combines great benefits, the cultural advantages of a major university, and the financial clout that makes staff and faculty coveted… Read More

    May 6, 2011

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    Three Stories

    Graduates Shannon Hoffman, Nehal Mehta and Karen White come from different backgrounds and have different interests, but each will use their significant talents and valuable lessons learned at Vanderbilt to affect change in the world. Read More

    May 5, 2011

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    In Conversation with … James Hudnut-Beumler

    Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean James Hudnut-Beumler takes heart in the fact that when times are tough, his graduates offer comfort and guidance to an ailing world. Read More

    May 5, 2011

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    Joy in the Journey

    Psychology professor Isabel Gauthier, an expert in the science of face recognition, relishes the process of discovery – and mentoring graduate students along the way. Read More

    May 5, 2011

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    The week that lasts a lifetime

    Kristen Keely-Dinger, BS’98, remembers March snow falling on the streets of New York, the sounds of babies crying and people screaming, and the stench of urine in the housing projects as she carried hot meals up flight after flight of stairs. As a Vanderbilt sophomore who had signed up for… Read More

    Apr 18, 2011

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    Change of Itinerary: A student’s study abroad gave her a front-row seat for the largest pro-democracy protest in Egypt

    My study-abroad experience began much like anyone else’s. I spent months preparing personal statements, making travel plans, and preparing for the cultural transition. I would be Vanderbilt’s first, and only, student participating in an Arabic-language study-abroad program at the American University in Cairo, a premier university renowned throughout the Middle… Read More

    Apr 12, 2011

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    Upstart Startups: Millennials make their marks in nontraditional ways

    In the days before bank failures, stock-market tumbles and worldwide economic malaise, a college diploma—especially one from a top university like Vanderbilt—was a one-way ticket to financial security. These days, however, graduates are faced with less-than-certain job prospects. America’s 50 million Millennials represent the most educated generation ever, but they… Read More

    Apr 12, 2011

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    A Grand Experiment

    The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach puts science in the hands of students Angela Eeds, director of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, gives instruction to Chelsea Guo and Augtonia Coleman, freshmen at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School. Photo by Daniel Dubois They treated him like a rock… Read More

    Apr 4, 2011

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    Thicker than Water

    French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions Watching the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2006, Holly Tucker was struck by the president’s strong statements about interspecies stem cell research. In the speech, Bush called for “legislation to prohibit the… Read More

    Apr 4, 2011

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    From renal nurse to renal patient

    For 10 years Janice Dalton worked as a renal transplant/dialysis nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 2003, at the age of 54, she was diagnosed with renal failure, placed on dialysis and told she would need a kidney transplant. The tables had turned. Despite years taking care of patients,… Read More

    Apr 3, 2011