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Vanderbilt marks JFK visit to university with free event, renewed call for public service Feb. 16

During President Kennedy’s remarks, he recognized the university’s 90th anniversary and its growth from “a small, Tennessee university and institution, to one of our nation’s greatest.”

Giving campaign raises nearly $1 million

During the 2010 “Give to the Community that Gives to Us” campaign, faculty and staff gave $917,166.12 to help address some of our toughest challenges — hunger, domestic violence, health, education, environment, housing and job training.

Pets of Vanderbilt issue of House Organs on stands now

There are 15 nominees for Dog of the Year, 15 for Cat of the Year, and 15 for Duo of the Year. Online voting will continue until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Dining options plentiful across Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt’s campus holds options for just about every appetite and budget across the Medical Center and University.

New outdoor electronic exhibit draws visitors into libraries’ renovated galleries

Currently, the exhibit holds a fraction of the visually interesting materials housed in the library’s collections. Over time digitized assets from Special Collections will be added.

What fourth-down decisions in pro football tell us about deadlines and risky decision making

In most fourth-down plays, an NFL team will punt or try for a field goal. But, occasionally, teams decide to do something that is viewed as risky – attempt a fourth-down conversion or “go for it.”

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*  This Week

Feb. 7: “In the Name of Civilization and with a Bible in their Hands: Religious Destiny and the 1846-48 Mexican-American War.” Peter Guardino

Feb. 8: “Why the Confederacy Lost: The Experiences of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.” Joseph Glatthaar

Feb. 9: Jessica Jackley and “Love, Money, and Work: Social Entrepreneurship as a Career”

Feb. 11: History Speakers Series:  Basketball Pioneer Earl Lloyd with special reception

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Feb. 15, 16 and 19: A very special visit from Leon and Katherine Jacobson at Blair

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Interested in learning more about your child’s speech and language skills and/or stuttering?


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Attend Health Plus Love Your Heart Expo on Feb. 9

Divinity School to host art exhibit ‘In Between Perception and Creation’

‘An Evening with Stravinsky’ performance to air on Feb. 12, 13

Seminar on pelvic pain to be held Feb. 15

Dance Marathon benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Siren test postponed until Feb. 19

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Featured Media

VUCast: When to go for it…

Should you go for it on a fourth down? How NFL risks relate to business. Plus, jumping on the James Franklin bandwagon, and see how Vanderbilt remembers the iconic 1960s.

“What Is the Meaning of the American Civil War on Its 150th Anniversary?”

Thinking Out of the Lunch Box event, ”What Is the Meaning of the American Civil War on Its 150th Anniversary?” featuring Michael Kreyling, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, and Richard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of History.

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From Vanderbilt Medicine: A new prescription for drug discovery

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are busy building the pharmacy of the future thanks to a unique recipe for drug discovery that blends bench science with clinical medicine and academia with industry.

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