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August, 2012

Get motivated and stay motivated: Eight keys for pursuing long-term goals

Aug. 16, 2012—Setting a goal—and sticking to it—can be difficult for anyone. A new study co-authored by Vanderbilt management and sociology professor Bruce Barry examines how certain types of professionals sustain their motivation and enthusiasm over very long periods.

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MLAS still accepting applications for fall

Aug. 16, 2012—The Master of Liberal Arts and Science Program (MLAS) still has space for adult learners this fall. Applicants should act quickly; classes start the week of Aug. 27. This unique graduate school program for working adults at Vanderbilt offers courses spanning history, writing, philosophy and media studies. The program, which costs about half the tuition...

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OfficeMax offers new discount for personal purchases

Aug. 16, 2012—The Office of Procurement has announced that through Guy Brown’s partnership with OfficeMax, Vanderbilt employees, students and alumni are now able to utilize a discount program at any OfficeMax retail location for personal purchases. As a member of the Vanderbilt community, an additional 10 percent off applies for most office supplies, furniture, ink and toner...

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Space 204 kicks off fall season with exhibitions by Applebaum, DeFord

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Department of Art kicks off the fall season with two new exhibitions in the Space 204 gallery. Mind Reader by Sarah Applebaum and The Other Side by Nick DeFord will open Thursday, Aug. 30, and continue through Friday, Oct. 5. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. Calling Mind Reader a “personal...

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Effort seeks to remove breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University has signed on for a statewide project to increase exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers.

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Summitt, McGrane take new Burn Center roles

Aug. 16, 2012—Improved care for burn patients through collaboration and shared resources is the goal behind new roles announced at the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the country’s largest Level 1 centers.

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Ph.D., M.D. students team up in bench-to-bedside program

Aug. 16, 2012—This summer, the Program in Developmental Biology introduced a new format to its annual Boot Camp class.

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VICC debuts outpatient cancer clinic in Springfield

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has opened a new outpatient cancer clinic on the NorthCrest Medical Center campus in Springfield, Tenn., to bring high quality care to patients in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

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Town hall meeting outlines Heart Institute’s busy year

Aug. 16, 2012—The Department of Cardiac Surgery experienced its highest case volume to date with 1,245 adult cardiac surgeries at Vanderbilt University Hospital during the last fiscal year, according to department chair John Byrne, M.D., who spoke at Vanderbilt Heart’s quarterly town hall on Friday.

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Civil Rights icons explore nature of moral leadership

Aug. 16, 2012—The Rev. James E. Lawson Jr. and John Seigenthaler, two legends of the Civil Rights era who viewed non-violent demonstrations in Nashville from very different seats in the 1960s, sat side-by-side Tuesday at a packed lunchtime conversation in Light Hall about the essentials of developing moral leadership.

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Hill named to health care disparity effort

Aug. 16, 2012—George C. Hill, Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Education and Administration, Emeritus, has been asked to become an inaugural member of a national group of scholars that will work to address health disparities through research and mentoring.

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Predators jump in to help fight childhood cancer

Aug. 16, 2012—The Nashville Predators organization presented more than $151,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to fund cutting-edge cancer research.

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