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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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Raising Miracles

Oct. 22, 2013—Dalton Waggoner is a real boy with a real story. While a life-size advertising campaign cutout of a smiling Dalton stands erected inside more than 70 Daily’s/twicedaily convenience stores across Middle Tennessee, he’s not a child actor or model – though certainly cute enough to be.

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Goldners driven by lifelong love of learning, sharing

Oct. 17, 2013—In more than 50 years of clinical practice and teaching at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fred Goldner Jr., M.D., trained countless medical students and residents who learned flawless diagnostic skills from the Vanderbilt-educated Nashville native.

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Meet and mingle with local tech entrepreneurs Oct. 24

Oct. 10, 2013—Meet, mingle and learn from local technology entrepreneurs, many of whom are Vanderbilt alumni, at Innovation, Imagination, Introductions: A conversation with Community Entrepreneurs on Oct. 24.

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Alumni celebrate Reunion 2013

Oct. 8, 2013—This year, more than 3,000 alumni and guests gathered on campus Oct. 3­–5 for Reunion 2013.

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Wehby named Chancellor’s Cup recipient

Oct. 4, 2013—A Faculty Senate meeting was delayed Oct. 3 by a surprise guest—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos—who interrupted the session to award the 2013 Chancellor’s Cup, now in its 50th year.

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Kolditz to discuss leadership in the War on Terror at National Security Symposium

Sep. 24, 2013—Retired Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Kolditz will discuss “Leadership Lessons from the War on Terror” Oct. 4 in Sarratt Cinema. His talk marks the annual National Security Symposium at Vanderbilt hosted by the Vanderbilt NROTC Alumni Association.

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On Track — How Kristen Findley, BE’13, Found Her Stride

Sep. 24, 2013—If Kristen Findley had gotten her wish, she might never have set foot on a track, or at least not to compete. Growing up near the snow-capped mountains of Boise, Idaho, she dreamt of becoming a downhill skier one day. She was so taken with the idea, just about the only thing that could have...

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Watershed Event — Vanderbilt ties to ‘worst submarine tragedy’ 50 years ago

Sep. 24, 2013—Alumnus Pat Garner perished aboard nuclear submarine USS Thresher, which was lost with all 129 hands 50 years ago during deep dive tests 200 miles off the coast of Maine. Steve Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, is dedicated to keeping the memory of the Thresher alive.

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