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Family’s support enhances cancer research training

Nov. 14, 2013—John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, his wife, Mary, and their three children have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Brock Family Fellowship will provide financial assistance long into the future for young physicians, postdoctoral students and medical investigators who are furthering their training in cancer research.

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iPads help late-speaking children with autism develop language

Nov. 12, 2013—The iPad you use to check email, watch episodes of "Mad Men" and play Words with Friends may hold the key to enabling children with autism to express themselves through speech.

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Class of 2012 leads the way in giving back to Vanderbilt

Nov. 9, 2013—The Class of 2012 is accustomed to leading the way. As freshmen, they became the first class to live at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. As seniors, they broke a Vanderbilt record at the time by giving back to Vanderbilt at a rate of 48 percent through the Senior Class Fund. Today, they continue to...

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Arcus grant bridges Vanderbilt Divinity classroom and community

Nov. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt University Divinity School students will work with religious and community service organizations to develop resources on issues surrounding religious beliefs and sexual orientation, thanks to a new grant from the Arcus Foundation, with support from the Carpenter Foundation.

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Alumnus publishes portraits of Freedom Riders

Nov. 6, 2013—After finding the original mugshots of the Freedom Riders, Eric Etheridge, BA’79, took on a unique project; he tracked down 328 of the original activists, photographing them again and displaying their current portraits alongside their mugshots. The portraits are collected in Etheridge’s book, “Breach of Peace.” Etheridge recently visited the Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Vanderbilt multipurpose facility opens

Nov. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt officially opened up the multipurpose facility wing of its Recreation Center Tuesday morning with a brief media event that included Director of Athletics David Williams and most of the head coaches.

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AVBA names new leadership

Nov. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Office of Alumni Relations and the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni are excited to announce the AVBA’s newest leadership team. William Wyatt, BE’95, is president, Damien Charley, BS’99, is vice president and Charity Hemphill-Frierson, BA’10, will serve as secretary. The AVBA made great strides under its previous leadership and William, Damien and Charity are...

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Alumni career services offer easy video resumes with Optimal Resume

Nov. 1, 2013—A video resume lets your personality and speaking skills set you apart from your competition. Vanderbilt is here to help you with Optimal Resume, now available through the Alumni Career Services program. The process could not be easier. Optimal Resume gives you the tools to create your script, an easy to read teleprompter and even...

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Author and alumnus James Patterson supports two new reading programs for middle schoolers

Oct. 31, 2013—Middle school students are experiencing the joy of reading thanks to best-selling author and Vanderbilt alumnus James Patterson, who recognized the need for engaging literature for the younger set.

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Liberal arts grad turns hobby into lucrative career

Oct. 29, 2013—Matt Rubinger, BA’10, learned to authenticate designer handbags as a teenager. Today he is in charge of the luxury accessories division at Heritage Auctions.

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Peabody professor Velma Murry to receive Beckman Award

Oct. 24, 2013—Velma McBride Murry has been named recipient of the Beckman Award for her tireless work to inspire students to be agents of change in their communities.

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There’s No Place Like Home

Oct. 22, 2013—Lauren Helton knocks on the slightly open door of a 15-year-old patient’s room, pushes it open and flashes a big smile. “Hi, I’m Lauren. I’m a volunteer, and I was wondering if you’d like to hang out, maybe play a game,” she says, her Louisiana accent rolling gently into the room. The teen looks up...

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