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Kudos

Dec. 5, 2011—Michael Aurbach, professor of art, has received the 2011 Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials from the Southeastern College Art Conference. Meghan Burke, a doctoral student in special education at Peabody College and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities trainee, has received the 2011 Anne Rudigier Award...

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Looking Back

Dec. 5, 2011—When the School of Engineering was created in 1886 by vote of Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust, Olin Landreth, the university’s first engineering professor, was appointed dean. At the time, the school was responsible for all of the engineering functions on campus, so Landreth wore many hats. Not only was he nearly a one-man department –...

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Midori Lockett, What’s Your Story?

Dec. 5, 2011—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 5 from a woman who taught at her home on...

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The Next Chapter

Nov. 1, 2011—The Yellow Ribbon Program is helping veterans and their family members pursue education For Erin Gardiner, the decision to pursue a career in medicine was forged on the battlefield. As the executive officer for an Army surgical team stationed in Seoul, South Korea, Gardiner worked with an elite unit designed to mobilize quickly to perform...

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New Bookstore Opens

Nov. 1, 2011—Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt celebrates grand opening Nov. 11 After months of planning and hard work, the bookstore has set up shop in a highly visible new location that will serve not only the Vanderbilt community, but its neighbors as well. Formerly tucked away in Rand Hall, the bookstore has long served Vanderbilt students...

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Faith in Practice

Nov. 1, 2011—Bruce Morrill researches the enigma of suffering Consider a young mother. Say she is a practicing Christian, stricken with inoperable cancer and has six painful months to a year to live. Is God punishing her for her sins? If not, why is this misfortune being visited on her and her loved ones? How are people...

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Editor’s Note

Nov. 1, 2011—Before coming to Vanderbilt, I worked as a freelance film critic, which involved traveling, attending movie screenings, conducting celebrity interviews and generally being wined and dined. It was fun in the beginning. But after a while I got tired of competing in the blood sport that is a press junket – ping-ponging between egomaniacs and...

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Kudos

Nov. 1, 2011—Greg Barz, associate professor of ethnomusicology, has co-edited a volume of essays, The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts, published by Oxford University Press. Anne Davis, instructor in law, has been named managing attorney of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Nashville office. David Ernst, professor of physics at...

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Looking Back

Nov. 1, 2011—During Vanderbilt’s early years, students were obliged to go off campus to purchase their textbooks and supplies from local merchants, many of whom advertised in The Comet, the university yearbook, and in The Hustler, the campus newspaper. By the early 1890s, the university had sanctioned a bookstore on campus, run by a faculty-appointed student, in...

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Camp Howard, What’s Your Story?

Nov. 1, 2011—When Camp Howard was 8 or 9, he went to the circus and saw performers on unicycles. “I could do that!” he thought. His parents found a unicycle at a bike shop in nearby Roanoke, Va., and soon he was leaping from the hood of their car onto the seat of a 6-foot unicycle. He...

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Vaughan Jones

Oct. 3, 2011—Fields medalist brings informal style to Vanderbilt When Vaughan Jones was 5 years old, he made his first mathematical discovery. “I was learning the addition tables and realized that if one plus one equals two, then 100 plus 100 must equal 200 – something that people have since told me was a non-trivial step for...

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Jonathan Metzl

Oct. 3, 2011—New center director explores connections between humanities and medicine Jonathan Metzl was born into medicine but is drawn to the humanities. He’s still insisting on having it both ways. The new director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society is the son of a pediatrician and a psychoanalyst. Two of his three brothers are...

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