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Monday - February 14, 2011

submit a story idea » including jobs Tennesseans’ No. 1 priority in inaugural Vanderbilt Poll

The top three priorities for Tennessee’s elected officials should be the economy, education and health care, according to a new poll launched by Vanderbilt University. fetal surgery procedure yields positive results in landmark trial

The findings show babies who have corrective surgery for a serious form of spina bifida (myelomeningocele) while still in the uterus, experience a reduction in potentially life-threatening hydrocephalus and have an increased ability to walk. baseball season tickets available to employees

The Vanderbilt baseball team is ranked fifth in the national preseason polls and is looking to make their first trip to the College World Series.’s basketball game to go pink for breast cancer awareness

The Commodores women’s basketball team will sport pink uniforms to raise awareness for breast cancer research when they take the floor against the University of Kentucky Wildcats Sunday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m., in Memorial Gymnasium. love for the Earth this Valentine’s Day with environmentally friendly celebration alternatives

Celebrating Valentine’s Day can create unintentional environmental side effects, such as the consumption of natural resources and the generation of solid waste. But that doesn’t have to be the case. for Pakistan raises funds and awareness at special event

Almost $6,000 was raised during the event, which featured performances, a dinner and speakers including a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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*  This Week

Feb. 14-16: Black History Month Symposium: “Honoring Legacies and Changing Lives”

Feb. 17: Steine Lecture Series: “Do Deficits and Monetary Expansion in the US Pose an Inflation Risk?” Chris Sims

Feb. 17: “The Civil War as a Political Crisis.” George Rable

Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 24-26: VU Theatre Performance, “The Servant of Two Masters”

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Feb. 21, 23 and 25: Mini series of talks by Erica Segre

Feb. 23: 2011 Tennessee Global Health Forum

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

HIV Vaccine Trials Need Healthy, HIV-negative Men and Women Age 18-50 for a Vaccine Study


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Lunch and Learn: Understanding and Communicating with Seniors on Feb. 16

Babies and You Class Feb. 17 to focus on infant safety

March of Dimes-March for Babies kick off to be held Feb. 21

Save the date for the Research Supplier Expo on March 9

John Gore elected to National Academy of Engineering

Health Plus offers 6-week ‘Learn-Move-Live’ fitness class

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Featured Media

VUCast Extra: Vandy’s football “war room” on Signing Day

Have you ever wanted to see what happens during the college version of the NFL draft? Watch new Head Football Coach James Franklin as he leads his first Vanderbilt signing day and new recruits send in their letters of intent – one fax at a time. It’s a VUCast Extra that bleeds black and gold.

Listen: VU’s International Lens offers treasured films at no charge

The series continues to offer a wide variety of film screenings that go way beyond the standard movie-plex fare.

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Tune in to, for video and audio of events happening around campus. You can also find VU podcasts on iTunes and VU videos on YouTube. and Black History Month

Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. (for whom the Black Cultural Center is named) was the first black student admitted to Vanderbilt and the first to receive a Vanderbilt degree.  He came as a 38-year-old minister to the School of Religion (now Divinity School) in 1953 and received his B.D. degree in 1954.  He was nominated and elected a trustee by the Board of Trust in 1971, the second African American elected to the board.

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