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    End of the Beginning

    The Ingram Commons’ first class graduates First-year students and faculty heads of house gathered at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in August 2008 for their first-ever class photo. The taking of a class photo each year has become an Ingram Commons tradition. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) On a bright spring day… Read More

    May. 1, 2012

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    A Way With Words

    Senior Nate Marshall’s passion for poetry helped him find his voice – and his calling Nate Marshall is all about the words. He started writing poetry in grammar school, and in the eighth grade, when a poem he wrote got him detention, Marshall realized two things: His words could have… Read More

    May. 1, 2012

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    Making the Moment Last

    Video of Senior Day with Tom Brokaw and of Commencement will be streamed live on the Vanderbilt homepage. Three days of activities enrich the Commencement experience For many graduating seniors, Commencement passes in a blur of gowns and camera flashes and choreography. Add emotional parents, excitement –… Read More

    May. 1, 2012

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    Idea Guy

    The Owen Graduate School of Management’s David Owens examines why some great innovations fail “Creative people must be stopped!”  We may not actually hear these words spoken aloud in the weekly staff meeting, but sometimes it feels like an underlying corporate message. In many work groups, innovative ideas are aggressively… Read More

    May. 1, 2012

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    Rocky Alvey, What’s Your Story?

    Rocky Alvey (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Around the time Rocky Alvey turned 52, he decided he was going to write one song per week for a year. So he did. Mostly in his truck. Commuting usually isn’t the most rewarding part of anyone’s day, but Alvey’s journey between home and… Read More

    May. 1, 2012

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    Changing Landscape

    College Halls at Kissam is building a better campus learning environment An artist's rendering of the view of College Halls from the Kirkland Esplanade entrance. (Vanderbilt University) Updated June 1: Scroll down to watch video of the first dorm being demolished. Vanderbilt’s Commencement, scheduled this year for… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

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    All That Jazz

    Blair Big Band plays from the heart Billy Adair conducts the Blair Big Band ensemble. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) In the practice hall at Blair School of Music, a velvety voice is crooning Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance.” Jubilant trumpets, a sizzling beat and funky, thumping… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

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    All the Right Moves

    VUPD’s self-defense class empowers women to protect themselves Participants in the R.A.D. class wear protective gear while learning self-defense techniques. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) “Block! Snap-kick! Strike! Ready!” The commands are shouted and the moves are executed with swift precision. This isn’t a room full of black belts – it’s the… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

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    Common Ground

    Amy-Jill Levine explores the shared heritage of Christianity and Judaism Amy-Jill Levine (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) Amy-Jill Levine was always fascinated by Christianity. She recalls singing Christmas carols in public school in North Dartmouth, Mass.; joining friends to trim Christmas trees and hunt for Easter eggs. Then a schoolmate accused her,… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

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    Lindsey Huddleston, What’s Your Story?

    Lindsey Huddleston (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Sometimes a gust of wind topples a vase and shatters it. Sometimes the wedding officiant is late. Sometimes attendants are uncooperative, family members are estranged, and there are crayon-covered floors or gooey chafing dishes to be scrubbed. Lindsey Huddleston, co-owner of dandyLion alternative… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

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    Fresh Air

    Vanderbilt’s Outdoor Recreation Program offers many ways to enjoy the great outdoors The Outdoor Recreation Program's Linda Rosenkranz (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Reach down and trail your fingers through the cool water of the Harpeth River. Feel the spray of Burgess Falls on your face, or the rush of your own… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

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    Great Expectations

    Prospective parents have a lifeline at the Vanderbilt International Adoption Clinic L-r: Carol, Binyam and John Dunne (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Late at night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Carol Dunne is huddled over a laptop computer, desperately trying to get an Internet connection. Dunne and her husband are in the final… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

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    Looking Back

    Robert F. Vaughn (middle row, fourth from left) and the 1907-08 Vanderbilt Glee Club. (Image courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections & University Archives) Founded in February 1891, the Vanderbilt Glee Club was one of the university’s first student organizations and one of the most active on campus for… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

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    Dave Perkins, What’s Your Story?

    Dave Perkins (John Russell/Vanderbilt) “For me, the creative life is a life of the spirit,” said Dave Perkins, musician, Vanderbilt Divinity School graduate and associate director of the school’s Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program. “An animating force is given to you, and… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

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    Spirit of Innovation

    The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights An array of instruments and gadgets found in the Olin Hall laboratory of Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Goldfarb. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Superlative Celluloid

    Click arrow above to listen to an InterVU with International Lens co-chair Marci Angevine about the spring 2012 film schedule.   International Lens’ diverse line-up is pure gold for Nashville cinephiles JoEl Levy Logiudice (left) and Sherif Barsoum (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) When Sherif Barsoum came to Vanderbilt in 2007 as… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Prescription for Adventure

    The Vanderbilt Travel Clinic helps international travelers stay healthy Judy Norman (left) and Paula Monte (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) As a young married couple, Sheryl Rogers’ parents served in the Peace Corps in Malawi. Rogers’ older brother and sister were born in the East African nation, and all three siblings grew… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Beautiful Minds

    Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain Sohee Park (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Tracy Parsons, What’s Your Story?

    Glen and Tracy Parsons (front) and their children (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) At 10:30 p.m., the phone rang and woke Tracy Parsons from a sound sleep. She thought the call must be from her husband, Glen, a truck driver who was on the road that night. But caller ID read “Department… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Nurses on a Mission

    How three Vanderbilt nurses are changing the world, one child at a time Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s Marie Phillips poses with 7-year-old A’Darius Parrish at Park Avenue Elementary School in Nashville, where Phillips serves as school nurse. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Marie Phillips, Kathy Warren and Theresa Hook are Vanderbilt nurses,… Read More

    Jan. 1, 2012