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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt’s Owen School graduates to hear about the ‘heart and soul’ of business in aftermath of Sept. 11

May. 7, 2008—In his May 9 commencement address at Vanderbilt\'s Owen Graduate School of Management, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, will tell graduating MBAs that the heart and soul of a business resides inside its people and transcends success in the marketplace.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Musician and social activist Bob Geldof to speak at Vanderbilt’s Senior Day

May. 5, 2008—Musician and social activist Bob Geldof will speak at Vanderbilt\'s Senior Class Day on Thursday, May 8, at 10 a.m. on Alumni Lawn. Senior Class Day, which starts with a ceremonial walk through the gates of the university at 9:30 a.m., is held the day before the university\'s commencement exercises. Geldof\'s speech will be webcast live.

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Vanderbilt University honors 15 retiring professors

May. 2, 2008—Fifteen retiring faculty members will be recognized during Vanderbilt\'s May 9 commencement ceremony when the university honors their years of service and bestows on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Vanderbilt Executive MBA graduates win national competition for start-up company concept

May. 2, 2008—A team of Executive MBA students from Vanderbilt\'s Owen Graduate School of Management has won first place in the MBA Jungle Business Plan Competition, a national competition held recently in New York City.

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Graduate doesn’t let wheelchair keep her from working with AIDS orphans in Africa

May. 2, 2008—Palmer Harston was on a spring break trip visiting relatives in Nashville when her family was involved in a terrible car wreck. Eight-year-old Palmer was airlifted to Vanderbilt Children\'s Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgeries to save her life and was a patient for months. Her injuries left her confined to a wheelchair. Years later, her memories of the life-saving treatment she received at Vanderbilt led her to apply for college here.

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Vanderbilt students’ post-graduation plans center on service

May. 2, 2008—La Chureca, the city dump on the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua, could be the setting for a dreary, futuristic movie. A city of scavengers, many of them orphans, they live in the filthy heaps of refuse at this municipal garbage dump. Clothed in rags, they rummage for food, scrounging out a meager existence by selling the small trinkets or recyclables they find, or sometimes selling their own bodies to survive.

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Vanderbilt Commencement activities take place May 7-9, Chancellor Zeppos and Bob Geldof to speak and The Commodores will perform

Apr. 30, 2008—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver his first Commencement address May 9 at Vanderbilt University\'s Alumni Lawn. It\'s the highlight of three days of activities honoring graduates and their families including a performance by The Commodores and a speech by musician-activist Bob Geldof.

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Vanderbilt’s Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal to be awarded to Bob Geldof; Live Aid organizer will speak during Senior Class Day on May 8

Mar. 12, 2008—Musician and social activist Bob Geldof will receive Vanderbilt University\'s third Nichols-Chancellor\'s Medal and the cash prize of more than $100,000 on May 8, when he will address graduating seniors and their families.

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Making a Difference and Remembering

Dec. 20, 2007—We go from meeting a Nobel Peace Prize winner to a day filled with laughter, tears and remembering. A day for famlies, lifelong friends and making new memories: Welcome to Commencement 2007.

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Senior Day Study Break Video: "Music City fiction: An introduction to the country song lyric"

Jun. 5, 2007—Vanderbilt writer-in-residence Alice Randall shared her insights on country music lyrics with graduating seniors and their parents as part of the university's Senior Class Day celebration May 10.

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Senior Day Study Break Video: “Music City fiction: An introduction to the country song lyric”

Jun. 5, 2007—Vanderbilt writer-in-residence Alice Randall shared her insights on country music lyrics with graduating seniors and their parents as part of the university's Senior Class Day celebration May 10.

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Vanderbilt University honors 14 retiring professors

May. 15, 2007—Fourteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt's May 11 commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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