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Poindexter, former Vanderbilt administrator, historian, has died

John Poindexter, a retired Vanderbilt administrator known for his devoted service to the university including efforts to preserve institutional history, has died. He was 85. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Feb. 7 in Benton Chapel.

Research News @ Vanderbilt website showcases discovery

The latest news about discoveries by Vanderbilt researchers is now available on a new online news channel, Research News @ Vanderbilt.

Owen ranked No. 25 by Financial Times

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management ranked 25th in the United States and 51st worldwide.

Coach Franklin celebrates his first recruiting class

Two four-star recruits among the 21 athletes signed to play for the Commodores.

VUCast gets regional Emmy

The special year-ender Journey to Give, featuring Vanderbilt student community outreach projects from Nashville to South Africa, won television’s highest honor in the Informational/Instructional Program category.

From classroom to community

A popular Human and Organizational Development course mobilizes students to make a difference among Nashville’s diverse populations with a mobile grocery store.

Memorial for Jules Seeman Feb. 12

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jules Seeman, professor of psychology, emeritus, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at the University Club.

Get discount to Shen Yun Performing Arts Feb. 18, 19

Shen Yun Performing Arts presents classical Chinese dance and music in a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show.

5th Annual Scholar-Sips benefit to be held Feb. 11

The wine tasting and “unique to Vanderbilt” silent auction benefits the Ada Bell Stapleton/Blanche Henry Weaver Scholarship.

Sam Phillips doc to be screened at Sarratt Feb. 9

Phillips, who died in 2003, almost singlehandedly revolutionized American music. He discovered Elvis Presley, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, among others.

Route 36 exhibit opens Feb. 17

Route 36, a series of engaging photographs by William Wylie documenting the two-lane stretch of Kansas highway from the Missouri River to within view of the Rocky Mountains, will be on display at Vanderbilt’s Space 204.

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*  This Week

Feb. 3: Black History Month Soiree 2011

Feb. 7-11: World Health Week events

Feb. 8 and 9: Mandy Carter talks: “Justice or Just Us?” and “Activism as Community Service”

Feb. 9: Harambee: When America Met Africa

Feb. 10: ”Melting Pot: Cultural Diplomacy/Multi-National Patriotism.” Ambassador Atallah Shabazz

* Mark Your Calendars

Feb. 15: Third Annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day

Feb. 15: “The Rhythm of Home.” Fred Hord

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Law school mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Harold Levinson

Law professor Charles Galvin mourned

Wear Red for Women lunch and learn Feb. 4

New Weight Watchers at Work session Feb. 9

Bone marrow/blood drive Feb. 16

Watch hockey and fight cancer at Preds game

New student organization connects global health to VU community

Pierce-Baker elected to board of directors of Skyland Trail

VIO database tracks Vanderbilt activities worldwide

Health and Wellness Wellcast: HR Training Courses for New Leaders

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Featured Media

“Abolitionism and the Coming of the Civil War”

Stanley Harrold, a Civil War historian at South Carolina State University, spoke Jan. 27, 2011, on “Abolitionism and the Coming of the Civil War.”

“String Things”

Mitchell Korn leads a participatory and in-depth exploration of orchestral string instruments: their construction, sound production, techniques and histories.

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From the Vanderbilt View: When James Met Mary

There wasn’t much in the personalities of James Hampton Kirkland, Vanderbilt’s second chancellor, and Mary Henderson, a daughter of Tennessee society, to suggest a good match. But their long and happy union spanned more than four decades and was structured around the duties of university life.

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