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Senior Night matchup features Florida

The women’s basketball team begins its final week of the regular season tonight by hosting Florida on Senior Night at 8 p.m. CT in Memorial Gymnasium. The game will be the last home game for Vanderbilt’s three seniors: Jence Rhoads, Rebecca Silinski and Hannah Tuomi. All three, along with five senior managers will be honored on the floor after the game.

March 25 symposium looks at slavery

Scholars from Duke, UC-Berkeley and Columbia will look at slavery and its afterlives during a daylong symposium at Vanderbilt University. The “Slavery, Political Culture and the Archive” conference begins 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 25, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. The event is free and the public is invited.

Rites of Spring to feature Public Enemy, The National, Kid Cudi among others

Public Enemy, The National and rapper Kid Cudi will be among the performers at Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring Music Festival, scheduled for April 15 and 16 on Alumni Lawn.

VU cardiologist treating patients’ heart problems through wrist

The way to a man’s heart used to be through his stomach, the cliché goes, but now it appears you can get there through the wrist. Vanderbilt Heart cardiologists are using radial artery catheterization for a variety of procedures

Pridonoff Duo, ALIAS, Edgar Meyer among performers at Blair in March

Mark your calendar for these performances at Blair School of Music in March. All are free except where noted.

When do Vanderbilt tornado sirens sound?

In severe weather situations, Metro Nashville may sound its sirens while the actions taken by Vanderbilt may be considerably different. Therefore, the actions taken by Metro and by VU will not always synchronize.

January grants from Sponsored Research

The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in January that these grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded:

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*  This Week

Feb. 24: Is America Ready to Elect a Woman President? Sarah Palin and the 2012 Presidential Election – Washington Post political reporter Anne Kornblut

Feb. 24: Talks by three authors – Thavolia Glymph, Adam Hochschild and Holly Goddard Jones

Feb. 27: 5th Annual Vanderbilt Student Film Festival

Feb. 28: AMIGOS at Vanderbilt University will be hosting Will Pedigo, director of the television series “Next Door Neighbors.”

March 1: Patricia Townsend Meador Lecture: “Conscience and its Limits in Health Care.” M. Cathleen Kaveny

* Mark Your Calendars

March 8: CampVandy registration begins

Feb. 24: “Discovery Lecture Series “Unraveling the Syndrome of Diabetic Embryopathy.” Dr. E. Albert Reece

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Researchers need female participants for a study on unwanted sexual contact


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Construction at medical center to change traffic patterns

Health Reimbursement Account claims deadline is Feb. 28

Parts of Medical Center Drive will be closed Saturday, Feb. 26

70 percent off Vandy quilted totes and bags

Vanderbilt Gives Back Blood Drive

Long-time VU operator Barbara Morris passes away

Health Plus invites you to take the March Health Madness Challenge

Nominations being sought for the Representative Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award

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Featured Media

InsideOut of the Lunch Box with The Melodores

Watch video of the Feb. 17, 2011, InsideOut of the Lunch Box program featuring the Melodores at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall.

Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present

Watch videos of Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State Community College, teaching classes on “Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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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.

Vanderbilt and Black History Month

In 1971, Larry Wallace became the first African American to be elected Student Government Association president. Larry was also instrumental in organizing the first black fraternity, Omega Psi Phi. He was elected to the Alumni Board in 1977 and became the president of The Alumni Association in 1991.

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