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Kudos

Mar. 1, 2012—Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Peter Cummings, the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Engineering Directorate and...

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Looking Back

Mar. 1, 2012—Founded in February 1891, the Vanderbilt Glee Club was one of the university’s first student organizations and one of the most active on campus for several decades. Like glee clubs at other institutions, the Vanderbilt Glee Club was a chorus of college men that performed for audiences both on campus and far away. Only a...

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Dave Perkins, What’s Your Story?

Mar. 1, 2012—“For me, the creative life is a life of the spirit,” said Dave Perkins, musician, Vanderbilt Divinity School graduate and associate director of the school’s Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program. “An animating force is given to you, and at the same time you’re using it as a tool. You become a conjuror...

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Spirit of Innovation

Feb. 1, 2012—The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett Brown and his time-traveling DeLorean? The unflappable “Q” demonstrating a laser-enabled wristwatch or an exploding attaché case? Perhaps the Absent-Minded Professor and his gooey, green “flubber”? Hollywood...

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Superlative Celluloid

Feb. 1, 2012—Click arrow above to listen to an InterVU with International Lens co-chair Marci Angevine about the spring 2012 film schedule.   International Lens’ diverse line-up is pure gold for Nashville cinephiles When Sherif Barsoum came to Vanderbilt in 2007 as director of International Student and Scholar Services, he discovered a wonderful campus theater in Sarratt...

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Prescription for Adventure

Feb. 1, 2012—The Vanderbilt Travel Clinic helps international travelers stay healthy As a young married couple, Sheryl Rogers’ parents served in the Peace Corps in Malawi. Rogers’ older brother and sister were born in the East African nation, and all three siblings grew up with the stories and mementos of that earlier life. So for the milestone...

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Beautiful Minds

Feb. 1, 2012—Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is a laboratory exercise in which the subject’s hand, which is hidden from...

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Editor’s Note

Feb. 1, 2012—When you were a child, did you dream big dreams? When I was no more than 3, I remember spending cold winter evenings huddled with my twin sister under our family’s massive antique roll-top desk, making believe we could fly to the stars – but first to our neighbors’ house, the Hochstetlers, for cookies and...

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Kudos

Feb. 1, 2012—Glenn Feldman, a Vanderbilt master’s graduate in political science, has authored Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why and How the South Became Republican, published by the University Press of Florida. Earl E. Fitz, professor of Portuguese, Spanish and comparative literature, spoke at The Americas Society in New York City to mark the launch of a...

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Looking Back

Feb. 1, 2012—Following German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery of X-rays in late 1895, scientists around the world began experimenting with the new technology. Among them was Vanderbilt physics professor John Daniel, who built his own X-ray device using an induction coil and Crookes tube. In February 1896, Daniel was asked to use his device to help locate a...

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Tracy Parsons, What’s Your Story?

Feb. 1, 2012—At 10:30 p.m., the phone rang and woke Tracy Parsons from a sound sleep. She thought the call must be from her husband, Glen, a truck driver who was on the road that night. But caller ID read “Department of Children’s Services.”  The Parsons had recently been certified as foster parents through DCS and were...

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Nurses on a Mission

Jan. 1, 2012—How three Vanderbilt nurses are changing the world, one child at a time Marie Phillips, Kathy Warren and Theresa Hook are Vanderbilt nurses, but they don’t clock in at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They wear School of Nursing identification badges, but you won’t see them in the halls of Vanderbilt’s hospitals or clinics. Through a...

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