March 2012 Vanderbilt View

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    Teach Twice Takes Off

    Teach Twice shares stories from other cultures to create opportunities for change L-r: Whitley O’Connor, Grace Appert, David Schroeder, Trevor Burbank, Dan Litzow, Grace Stearns and Caroline Martin are members of the Teach Twice team. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) What do those in developing countries – where poverty is widespread and… Read More

    Mar. 1, 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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    Sex for Life

    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… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

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    Editor’s Note

    (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt University) 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,… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

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    Kudos

    Anilkumar (Vanderbilt) 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… 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