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Author: Missy Pankake

Two Nashville juniors place third in national sustainability challenge

May. 26, 2011—Two members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, Catherine Caffey and Emily Alsentzer, finished third out of 24 finalists in the Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge, a national sustainability challenge. They will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt will receive a $500...

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LOCATION CHANGE: Family Night with the Nashville Symphony will be at Ingram Hall

May. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt Family Night with The Nashville Symphony Tuesday, May 24, 2011 • 6 p.m. Due to the strong possibility of additional rain this afternoon, the annual concert on the Lawn has been moved indoors to Ingram Hall at Blair School of Music. Ingram Hall is located at the corner of 24th Avenue S. and Children’s...

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Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

May. 13, 2011—Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of academia and business. He came to the Owen Graduate School...

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Contemporary poster art display opens May 26

May. 9, 2011—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to Fit to Print: Contemporary Poster Art from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection. The exhibition will open on Thursday, May 26, 2011. What do REM, the Del McCoury Band, Gladys Knight, Southern Culture on the Skids, Bill Monroe, the Moline Illinois Tractor and Plow Company...

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SEMO needs your input: Green Bag Luncheon Series

May. 3, 2011—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) is planning a Green Bag Luncheon Series throughout the 2011-2012 academic year. This educational series will feature a variety of informal lunchtime lectures and/or workshops discussing a wide variety of sustainability topics. Please take a few minutes to provide input regarding what you would like to see and...

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Rand Hall improvements win 2011 Energy Management Achievement award

May. 2, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded the 2011 Energy Management Achievement award by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Center for Energy Efficiency at Middle Tennessee State University. The award recognized recent energy efficiency improvements to Rand Hall.  Plant Operations improved the heating and cooling system and upgraded the building...

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Have a clean spring: Add some green to your cleaning routine

Apr. 29, 2011—Now that spring is well underway and the weather is warmer, thoughts turn to freshening up your surroundings.  Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition, and can result in simplifying and organizing your home and/or office without impacting the environment by following some simple strategies. “Spring cleaning is a great time to think about your environmental...

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Vanderbilt turns in solid performance in RecycleMania competition

Apr. 25, 2011—The RecycleMania competition is now over and has official winners for 2011.  RecycleMania is a friendly recycling competition among colleges and universities across the country  sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Keep America Beautiful. Together, participating colleges and universities recycled or composted 91 million pounds of material during the 2011 competition. Award winners...

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Commuting options save money, reduce pollution

Apr. 22, 2011—Almost 20 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions produced at Vanderbilt are from employees commuting to and from work. Combine that with gas prices on the rise, and many employees are exploring their commuting options. A Clean Air Fair focused on commuting was held on campus April 21. Employees could look over a Nissan Leaf,...

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Vanderbilt University receives ‘A’ rating on new report ranking the top 50 national universities on environmental and social transparency

Apr. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University received an “A” rating and was one of the top five universities recognized in a recently released analysis of environmental and social sustainability transparency. Using data collected during the spring of 2010 from university websites and other voluntary reporting initiatives, the Roberts Environmental Center (REC) at Claremont McKenna College analyzed the 50 top...

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Vanderbilt University student selected as Udall Scholar for 2011-2012 academic year

Apr. 20, 2011—Sophomore Kate Ullmann has been named a 2011 Udall Scholar in recognition of her commitment to environmental issues and her demonstrated commitment to a career in the environmental field.

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Stellar Nights program at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory examines age of universe

Apr. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt University Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will present the second half of a lecture series titled "How Old is the Universe?" at the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Tuesday, May 3, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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