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Peabody ranked top graduate education school for third straight year

Peabody College of education and human development at Vanderbilt was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the United States for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. The Vanderbilt schools of medicine, nursing and law all ranked in the Top 20 in their fields in the rankings released March 15.

Vermund to address prevention of global HIV/AIDS March 22 at Chancellor’s Lecture Series event

Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Director Sten Vermund will present “Prevention of Global HIV/AIDS: Old Challenges and New Paradigms” on March 22 at Vanderbilt University as part of the 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

Faculty-Staff campaign kicks off at law school

Faculty and staff were encouraged to contribute to aspects of Vanderbilt that have touched them personally at the 2011 Faculty-Staff Campaign kick-off event.

Students to hold vigil for disaster victims in Japan

Vanderbilt students will hold a candlelight vigil 6 p.m. Friday, March 18, for victims of  earthquakes and the tsunami in Japan. The vigil will be in Benton Chapel.

Vanderbilt seeks community feedback as part of NCAA re-certification

Vanderbilt officials are asking for feedback from the campus community as the university undergoes the NCAA’s athletics certification for Division I schools.

Beware of ‘phishing’ scams linked to Japanese disaster

In the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, phishing and spam attacks are on the rise worldwide. ITS has noticed a spike in bogus anti-virus programs being pushed to members of the Vanderbilt community.

Edgar Meyer to perform in rare solo recital March 19

Edgar Meyer will perform in his first solo recital in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19. This concert is presented free of charge – no tickets needed; however, seating is limited.

Help Vanderbilt win Recyclemania competition

Hundreds of schools across the country – including Vanderbilt – are competing to see how much we can recycle.  The competition started in February and ends in just a few weeks on April 2.

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*  This Week

March 17: BrainStorm 2011 Event – keynote lecture: “New Treatments for Depression: Keeping Neurons Alive, Healthy and Connected,” Ronald S. Duman

March 19: Saturday University begins – “Through the Looking Glass of American Politics: Research & Lectures Exploring Current Events”

March 19: 2nd Annual Run for Our Veterans 5K run/walk

* Mark Your Calendars

March 22: CTP Public Lecture: “What Good Do ‘Good Professionals’ Do?”

March 24: Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture – “‘Gods and Devils Aplenty’:  Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War,” David Blight

March 25: Symposium: “Slavery, Political Culture, and the Archive”

March 29: Vanderbilt’s Annual Day on the Hill

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Poem by Vanderbilt’s Jarman featured on Garrison Keillor broadcast Feb. 17

Language Center’s Martin wins honor

Encountering the Distressed Customer training offered March 22

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Writing Symposium March 27

New podcast: Gun Safety for Families

VanDIY: Making your garden come alive March 24

Encore showing of Sam Phillips documentary March 19

Jewly Hight speaks March 22 about female songwriters

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Bishop Gene Robinson: “Being Gay: Does It Really Get Better?”

Watch video of the LGBT Health Week address by Bishop Gene Robinson: “Being Gay: Does It Really Get Better?”

Hosted by the Vanderbilt Medical School GSA as part of their annual LGBTQI Health Week, Bishop Gene Robinson visited campus on March 14.

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FROM QUARTER NOTE: Associate Dean Pam Schneller knows first-hand the power of music in community

That Pam Schneller sings today can render folks speechless, once they learn her story.

While jogging in Los Angeles in February 2005, Schneller was hit by a motorist. She spent several weeks in intensive care and underwent surgery for brain hemorrhaging and broken bones. Music helped save her.

“I cannot tell you how, only that music does heal physical and emotional wounds,” she says. “Doctors and nurses—and singing parents—have long known that music soothes, calms, relaxes and promotes healing. In ICU, my blood pressure was alarmingly high. Although I was basically in a coma, my husband [Chancellor’s Professor of Piano Roland Schneller], I am told, sang to me, over and over. Every time he sang, my blood pressure went down. Talking didn’t do it. Music did it.”

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