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August, 2012

Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 23

Aug. 22, 2012—The annual Fall Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Student Life Center. Opening remarks will be provided by Faculty Senate Chair Salvatore March. David Furbish, professor of earth and environmental sciences, will give the faculty presentation, titled “The Statistical Physics of Earth’s Sediment: An Imagined Conversation with Hans Albert...

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Blair student featured in Shakespeare in the Park production

Aug. 22, 2012—Steven Fiske, a vocal performance major at Blair School of Music and a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar, plays one of the principal supporting characters in Much Ado About Nothing, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 summer production at Centennial Park. Fiske, of Franklin, Tenn., was selected for the role of Claudio, whom he describes as “a young...

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Anti-Obama attack ad finally earns Romney points among independent voters

Aug. 21, 2012—One of Mitt Romney’s latest campaign commercials against President Barack Obama seems to be hitting a nerve among independent voters, data from the Vanderbilt/YouGov Ad Rating Project shows.

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Child and Family Center manager named president of statewide organization

Aug. 21, 2012—Rhonda Laird, manager of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center’s Edgehill site, has been elected president of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children. TAEYC has more than 2,000 members across the state, including teachers, administrators, family care providers, college personnel and educational specialists. There are 12 local TAEYC affiliates. The organization provides members...

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Part of Medical Center Drive closed Aug. 25-26

Aug. 20, 2012—Medical Center Drive will be closed from the south side of the adult emergency room ambulance bay parking to the north entrance at The Vanderbilt Clinic turnaround beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. The emergency ambulance bay parking will not be affected. The purpose of this closure is...

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Podcast: Unlocking writer’s block

Aug. 20, 2012—Having a hard time getting started on those papers or grant proposals? Chad Buck, a licensed psychologist and Vanderbilt Employee Assistance Program counselor, discusses the challenges and professional outcomes of procrastination, and ways to “unlock” writer’s block. Listen here Listen to interviews, tips and tidbits on a variety of health and wellness topics ranging from...

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There’s still time to get discounted season football tickets

Aug. 20, 2012—The Commodore football season kicks off Aug. 30, and Vanderbilt employees may still purchase season tickets at a discounted rate. Employees may purchase up to two sideline season tickets for $181 each – a savings of 30 percent off the regular price. Season tickets provide the best seats in the stadium for all six home...

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Gear up for travel at passport fair Aug. 30

Aug. 17, 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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Discounts offered through Vanderbilt Software Store

Aug. 17, 2012—Because of Vanderbilt’s relationships with PowerISO, Microsoft, Adobe and many other suppliers, the Vanderbilt Software Store offers free and discounted software to the Vanderbilt community. Microsoft Office and Windows 7 Ultimate are available to students at no cost. PowerISO is free to the Vanderbilt community. Employees pay just $9.95 for Office through the Microsoft Campus...

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International Lens launches fall line-up with Swedish blockbuster

Aug. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt’s acclaimed International Lens film series returns this fall with a stellar line-up of films from all over the world, including China, Sweden, Mexico, India, Vietnam, Russia, France, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Romania and more. The series kicks off Saturday, Aug. 25, with a special outdoor screening of Swedish hit The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The...

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Our favorite tweets of the week, Aug. 10-17

Aug. 17, 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 social.vanderbilt.edu.

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New parking location available for employees

Aug. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt Traffic and Parking has announced the opening of an additional parking location for employees. Chet Atkins Garage, located at the corner of 18th Avenue South and Grand Avenue, will provide 50 parking spaces and serve as overflow parking for all zones during the College Halls at Kissam construction. Though Traffic and Parking does not anticipate...

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