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December 2011 Vanderbilt View

Full Circle

Dec. 5, 2011—Ken Galloway’s legacy will continue as he transitions from dean of engineering to full-time faculty member 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 Engineering to a full-time faculty member – he is sure to mention...

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Speaking Freely

Dec. 5, 2011—The First Amendment Center marks 20 years of supporting our nation’s basic freedoms Protesters camp out in front of a government building and are arrested. A celebrity spouts off to a reporter and loses his endorsement deal. A network TV executive refuses to air a music video she deems indecent. Was the First Amendment violated?...

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A Tradition of Giving

Dec. 5, 2011—Community giving continues Vanderbilt’s tradition of helping its neighbors in need Each day, faculty and staff come to work at Vanderbilt to further the missions that define the university and medical center: cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art patient care, the support and training of students to become the world’s eminent thinkers and problem-solvers, and much more. One...

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Tale of the Script

Dec. 5, 2011—Steve Graham’s career-spanning research explores the value of writing instruction 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 of children struggle with writing altogether – an issue Steve...

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Editor’s Note

Dec. 5, 2011—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 the end of the month and I start thinking about if I’ve kept my New Year’s resolutions or not (hint: mostly not). Then my mind goes right to the impending...

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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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