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August, 2012

Sign up online for Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning fall classes

Aug. 28, 2012—Contemporary debates in criminal justice, the impact of rhythms and music among different cultures, and democracy in America are among the diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this fall.

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Patient-centered medical homes and quality of care subject of lecture

Aug. 28, 2012—Patient-centered medical homes and quality of care will be the subject of a Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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Community Research Partners event will explore Affordable Care Act

Aug. 28, 2012—Community Research Partners will host a public event to discuss “Participation in the Affordable Care Act: Critical Choices for Tennessee” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The event will be held at Kayne Avenue Baptist Church, 1025 12th Ave. S. Tony Garr, Enroll America’s state assistance consultant for Tennessee, and Gordon Bonnyman of the...

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Pierce-Baker to read from memoir at upcoming events

Aug. 28, 2012—Charlotte Pierce-Baker will give two upcoming readings of her acclaimed memoir This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son. Pierce-Baker, a professor of women’s and gender studies and of English at Vanderbilt, will appear at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Parnassus Books. The bookstore is located at 3900 Hillsboro Pike,
 Suite 14, in...

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Tech talk on Mathematica 8 scheduled for Sept. 13

Aug. 28, 2012—A representative from Wolfram Research, the maker of Mathematica, will give a free tech talk about Mathematica 8 on Thursday, Sept. 13. Mathematica is a computational software program used in scientific, engineering and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing. Troy Schaudt will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Stevenson Center, Room 1206.

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Clues to retinal cell degeneration

Aug. 28, 2012—A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.

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Little evidence supports autism treatment options in adolescents

Aug. 27, 2012—There is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for therapies currently used in adolescents and young adults with autism.

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Franklin: ‘Wear black and gold to work Aug. 30’

Aug. 24, 2012—Wear your black and gold to work on Thursday, Aug. 30, in honor of the Dores’ first home game against South Carolina and National College Colors Day. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN, officially kicking off the SEC football season. Vanderbilt fans attending the game should wear black for this exciting “blackout” event....

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Slide show: 2012 Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 24, 2012—The Fall Faculty Assembly convened Aug. 23 at the Student Life Center. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos addressed a standing room only crowd, and presented awards and honors.

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Passport Fair gets you ready to fly

Aug. 24, 2012—Planning to travel internationally and need to get a passport? Get it conveniently at the Vanderbilt Passport Fair. The fair is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Student Life Center’s Ballroom A. What you’ll need to apply: Passport application (available at the event or online) Proof of U.S. citizenship (previous...

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Tailgate 2012 football ticket registration is closed

Aug. 24, 2012—All of the free Employee Celebration tickets for the Commodore’s first home football game on Sept. 15 have been allotted. But you may not be out of luck: Any unclaimed football tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:45 am on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Employee Tailgate Ticket Tent. All...

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Our favorite tweets of the week, Aug. 17-24

Aug. 24, 2012—We love hearing from our fans, friends and followers, and we have some very vocal ones on Twitter. Below are just a few of our favorite tweets from the past week. Be a part of the conversation – follow @VanderbiltU today. You can follow more Vanderbilt social media at

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