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Andréa Bouchey Young: Odds Are, It’s a Sure Thing

Andréa Bouchey Young: Odds Are, It’s a Sure Thing

ANDREA BOUCHEY YOUNG, BA’00 “Horses and the jockeys who ride them are some of the most remarkable athletes I’ve encountered in my career,” says Andréa Bouchey Young, president and COO of Sam Houston Race Park in Houston. Young, a lifelong sports fan, has seen some great athletes. Before joining SamRead More

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Alumnus Heads NBC Sports Group Mark Lazarus, BA’86, formerly president of NBC Sports Cable Group, was named the new chairman of NBC Sports Group in May. Lazarus replaces Dick Ebersol, one of the most powerful figures in television sports. Lazarus is a 19-year cable industry veteran. As former Turner EntertainmentRead More

Quote/Unquote – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai

Quote/Unquote – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai

“We live in a world where resources are finite. Unless all of us accept [responsibility], we shall not prevent conflict over land, minerals, water and forests.” — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, speaking at Senior Day on May 12

Four New Alzheimer’s Genes Uncovered

Four New Alzheimer’s Genes Uncovered

Vanderbilt researchers, who helped organize a consortium including the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the Boston University School of Medicine, have identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, released April 4 by Nature Genetics, effectively double theRead More

Powerful NMR Magnet a Boon to Research

Powerful NMR Magnet a Boon to Research

Onlookers cheered on the morning of Saturday, May 7, as a shattering champagne bottle christened the delivery of a $5 million, 7.5-ton magnet to Vanderbilt. The magnet is the main part of an ultra-high field, 900-megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that will help researchers solve the mysteries of cancer,Read More