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Women to the Rescue

Aug. 6, 2009—This speech was presented April 19, 2007, to members of the Vanderbilt Aid Society by Lyle Lankford, senior officer for university history and protocol at Vanderbilt University. From its very founding, Vanderbilt University has been obliged to women who came to the rescue to make dreams reality. It’s a fascinating story: Vanderbilt University was founded...

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Nurses Run Clinics for Metro Schools Employees

Aug. 5, 2009—Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) has opened five new Employee and Family Health Centers to provide prompt, quality care for everything from acute illness to chronic disease management. The clinics, which opened in May, are the result of a new partnership with Insurance Trust and University Community Health Services (UCHS). Each site is run by...

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Inquiring Minds

Aug. 5, 2009—The Big Chill Imagine a time when the entire universe froze. That is essentially what happened about 11.5 billion years ago, when the universe was a quarter of the size it is today, according to a model published online May 6 in the journal Physical Review D. The model was developed by Research Associate Sourish...

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Top Picks

Aug. 5, 2009—Keegan Fellows Embark on Year of Travel New graduates Kathryn Moreadith and Rob Whiting are spending a year traveling the world as recipients of the university’s Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship. Moreadith graduated in May from the Blair School of Music with majors in composition/theory and East Asian studies and minors in piano performance and...

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Vanderbilt Shrinking Its Carbon Footprint

Aug. 5, 2009—The university has completed its first greenhouse-gas inventory and adopted an environmental commitment statement affirming the university’s dedication to environmental responsibility and accountability. “Vanderbilt is one among a small percentage of schools that has undertaken the completion of a GHG [greenhouse gas] inventory and made it publicly available,” says Judson Newbern, deputy vice chancellor for...

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Taylor Stokes Completes 40-Year Journey

Aug. 5, 2009—In 1969, Taylor Stokes entered Vanderbilt as the first African American scholarship athlete to suit up for the football team. Though he had dreamed of playing in the Big 10 or at Alabama, he accepted Vanderbilt’s invitation at the urging of his father. “My father was a visionary,” says Stokes, who grew up in Clarksville,...

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Jacobson’s Legacy: A Thriving VUMC

Aug. 5, 2009—Dr. Harry R. Jacobson retired June 1 as vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University. He is succeeded by Dr. Jeffrey Balser, MD’90, PhD’90, who last year was named dean of the School of Medicine. Since Jacobson assumed leadership in 1997 of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VUMC’s performance has exceeded expectations by nearly...

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Guthrie Assumes Law Deanship

Aug. 5, 2009—Chris Guthrie, a seven-year veteran of Vanderbilt Law School and former associate dean for academic affairs, was named dean of the law school effective July 1. An expert on dispute resolution, negotiation, judicial decision making, and behavioral law and economics, Guthrie has agreed to a five-year appointment, subject to approval by the Vanderbilt Board of...

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Recent Books

Aug. 5, 2009—Seeing Mexico Photographed (2008, Yale University Press) by Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art. During the years 1910–35, Mexico underwent changes brought on by the Mexican Revolution and the forging of a new nation and government. Folgarait’s book looks at the photographs of four historically engaged artists—American Walter H. Horne, Italian Tina Modotti, and...

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Accolades

Aug. 5, 2009—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery was honored recently during a celebration of the 90th birthday of the renowned, late Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín at the Capilla del Hombre (Chapel of Man) in Quito, Ecuador. Given in recognition of Vanderbilt’s contributions to the legacy of Guayasamín that culminated in the national traveling exhibition Of Rage...

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Top-Ranked Peabody Marks Anniversary with Chair Appointments

Aug. 5, 2009—Peabody College of education and human development celebrated the 30th anniversary of its merger with the university by announcing that six of its faculty are the recipients of named chairs. “The six professors receiving these chairs are high-impact individuals who make important contributions to the practice of education or psychology,” says Camilla Benbow, Patricia and...

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