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March 2012 Vanderbilt View

Teach Twice Takes Off

Mar. 1, 2012—Teach Twice shares stories from other cultures to create opportunities for change What do those in developing countries – where poverty is widespread and material possessions few – inherently have that is of value to the rest of the world? How can it be used to improve access to education, and ultimately, lead to a...

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Fresh Air

Mar. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Outdoor Recreation Program offers many ways to enjoy the great outdoors 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 adrenaline as you climb Kings Bluff. These are experiences not to be missed, and...

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Great Expectations

Mar. 1, 2012—Prospective parents have a lifeline at the Vanderbilt International Adoption Clinic 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 stages of adopting a 17-month-old boy named Binyam, and upon arriving at the orphanage...

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Sex for Life

Mar. 1, 2012—Sociologist Laura Carpenter examines the evolution of intimacy over the lifespan Did you know that sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in retirement homes? How about that some gay men who get the right to marry are apparently more likely to indulge in affairs, with the knowledge and consent of their partners? This is...

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Editor’s Note

Mar. 1, 2012—A friend once told me about a man he met while on a church mission trip to Haiti. A friendship was formed, and the church later paid for the Haitian man to visit America. After a whirlwind tour of shopping malls, amusement parks and all-you-can-eat buffets, the man was asked what he thought about the...

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Kudos

Mar. 1, 2012—Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Peter Cummings, the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Engineering Directorate and...

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Looking Back

Mar. 1, 2012—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 several decades. Like glee clubs at other institutions, the Vanderbilt Glee Club was a chorus of college men that performed for audiences both on campus and far away. Only a...

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Dave Perkins, What’s Your Story?

Mar. 1, 2012—“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 at the same time you’re using it as a tool. You become a conjuror...

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