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The Commodore’s Civil War

Apr. 11, 2011—Cornelius Vanderbilt was a hard man. Unsentimental, he earned a national reputation for taking care of himself. When the Civil War began, no one imagined he would turn out to be a selfless patriot.

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Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Spring 2011

Apr. 11, 2011—Editor GayNelle Doll Art Director and Designer Donna DeVore Pritchett Editorial Associate Editor and Advertising Manager Phillip B. Tucker Arts & Culture Editor Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 Class Notes and Sports Editor Nelson Bryan, BA’73 Photography and Imaging Director, Photography Services Daniel Dubois Photographers Steve Green, Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell, Susan Urmy Assistant...

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From Our Readers

Apr. 11, 2011—High-Heel Neil I loved Ridley Wills’ story about Neil Cargile [Fall 2011, Southern Journal, “High Flyer”]. Neil and I were Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers at Vanderbilt. As far as I know, neither I nor any other SAE member was crazy enough to fly with him. But he could dance even better than he could fly....

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Contributors for the Spring 2011 Issue

Apr. 8, 2011—T.J. Stiles T.J. Stiles won the 2009 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Stiles, who is also the author of Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, served as historical adviser and on-screen expert for two...

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Darkness Visible

Apr. 8, 2011—A week after the March tsunami that devastated Japan, students gathered for a candlelight vigil in Benton Chapel. The Asian American Student Association, Asian American Christian Fellowship, Korean Undergraduate Student Association, Vanderbilt University Chinese Association and Vanderbilt Hillel organized the event. PHOTO BY MARY DONALDSON

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Virtual Vanderbilt

Apr. 8, 2011—News You Can Use http://news.vanderbilt.edu/research Wondering how NASA would care for a sick astronaut during a manned mission to Mars? Curious about whether eating more curry could help prevent tumor development? Then look no further than Research News @ Vanderbilt. With the aim of making science more accessible to the general public, Research News @...

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Top Picks

Apr. 8, 2011—Three Receive NSF Awards Three junior faculty members—Assistant Professor of Physics James Dickerson, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hak-Joon Sung, and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Robert J. Webster III—have been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development grants. Dickerson has pioneered methods for making freestanding, transportable films exclusively from nanoparticles. Sung’s research...

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Photo Project Showcases Vanderbilt Every Day for a Year

Apr. 8, 2011—A new view of Vanderbilt University—its people, places and events—is being showcased each day in 2011 on 365@VU, a new stream on the photo-sharing website Flickr. The project features a new photo by Vanderbilt’s photography services team each day. Photographers share their perspectives on the life of the university and medical center in the course...

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Teaching Center to Foster Children’s Learning

Apr. 8, 2011—Helping to foster children’s learning and readiness for school through the federal Head Start program is the goal of a new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, created last fall with a $40 million grant from the Office of Head Start. Peabody College is one of seven institutions that compose the center, which began...

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Going into Labor? There’s an App for That

Apr. 8, 2011—Vanderbilt is proud to announce the birth of a healthy, happy, parent-friendly endeavor: Baby Time, an iPhone application for expectant parents. The free app, brainchild of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Medical Center’s Department of Strategic Marketing, is designed to help expectant parents know when it’s time to come to the hospital...

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A Million Thanks to All Our Reunion 2010 volunteers

Apr. 7, 2011—During the past year and a half, hard-working volunteers have encouraged classmates to come back and give back to Vanderbilt. This past fall, the university welcomed 5,777 Vanderbilt alumni, spouses and friends to campus for Reunion and Homecoming. Our volunteers worked hard to meet fundraising goals and, in the end, helped raise more than $22...

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