December 2011 Vanderbilt View

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    Full Circle

    Ken Galloway’s legacy will continue as he transitions from dean of engineering to full-time faculty member Ken Galloway (John Russell/Vanderbilt) If you ask Ken Galloway what he’s doing on July 1, 2012 – the day he officially transitions from his role as dean of Vanderbilt’s School of… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

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    Speaking Freely

    The First Amendment Center marks 20 years of supporting our nation’s basic freedoms First Amendment Center President and CEO Ken Paulson narrates a performance of “Freedom Sings,” accompanied by Bill Lloyd, Don Henry and Ashley Cleveland. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Protesters camp out in front of a government building and are… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

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    A Tradition of Giving

    Community giving continues Vanderbilt’s tradition of helping its neighbors in need Support the local charity that is most meaningful to you during Vanderbilt's community giving campaign, which continues through Dec. 31. (iStockphoto) Each day, faculty and staff come to work at Vanderbilt to further the missions that define the… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

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    Tale of the Script

    Steve Graham’s career-spanning research explores the value of writing instruction Steve Graham (John Russell/Vanderbilt) It’s that time of year when children are penning their letters to Santa, careful to recount their every Christmas wish. While the biggest challenge for competent writers might be narrowing their list, a significant number… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

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    Editor’s Note

    Sounds of the Season: The Vanderbilt Community Chorus performed works by Italian composers Nov. 20 in Blair School of Music's Ingram Hall. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) December is here, and I already feel the pace picking up. Once we get to this point in the year, it’s a downhill slide to… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

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    Kudos

    Aurbach (Vanderbilt) 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… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

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    Looking Back

    The School of Engineering’s machine shop at the turn of the 20th century. Instructor John Ashford stands near the room’s center, and student E.F. Scott sits in an early automobile. (Image courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections & University Archives) When the School of Engineering… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011

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    Midori Lockett, What’s Your Story?

    Midori Lockett (John Russell/Vanderbilt) 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… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2011