Monthly Archives: April 2007

Athletes host Field Day

Vanderbilt student-athletes hosted a Field Day for fourth-graders at Paragon Mills Elementary, a local Nashville school. The athletes led the younger students in their favorite elementary school relay races and games. After the athletic events the Vanderbilt students signed autographs and everyone shared pizza. Read more about the Field Day at


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Vanderbilt baseball holds No. 1 spot

Vanderbilt swept the Tennessee Volunteers last weekend and kept their No. 1 ranking. The ‘Dores host Florida this weekend to round out their seven-game home stand. Get more info at

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Vandy golfers named to all-SEC team

Two Vanderbilt women have been selected for all-SEC golf teams. Sophomore Jacqui Concolino was named a first-team selection and senior Kristen Svicarovich was named a second-team performer. Both women are leaders on the tenth-ranked Vanderbilt golf team. Get more info at

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Pneumonia vaccine reduces childhood illness

A Vanderbilt Medical Center study has found that routine infant immunization with pneumococcal vaccine has caused a 39% fall in pneumonia hospital admission rates for American children under 2. The study also found that pneumonia admissions for 18-39 year-olds also fell after infant pneumonia vaccinations began. Click here to read more about this new study.

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Rites of Spring rocks campus

Rites of Spring took over Alumni Lawn for a two-day concert April 20-21. Grammy Award-winning hard-rock trio Wolfmother and rock ‘n’ roll-and-hip-hop fusion band The Roots headlined the show. Check out for more info on the concerts. You can also view photo slideshows of the performances… click here and here.

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Astronaut speaks at Vanderbilt

Major General (Retired) and Astronaut Charles Bolden Jr. spoke at the Dyer Observatory Exploration Society Dinner on April 20, 2007. General Bolden spent 14 years with NASA and participated in four shuttle flights, including the mission that launched the Hubble Space Telescope. You can watch video of his speech at VUCast. (This video requires RealPlayer)

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Vanderbilt students ride again

Last year two Vanderbilt students, Austin Bauman and Tom Reardon, bicycled 5,000 miles across America to raise money for childhood cancer research. This year more Vanderbilt students have stepped up to continue the ride. Read more about this student fundraising effort at and The Vanderbilt Register.

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