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Community gathers to offer comfort and support to Japanese

Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Sato told those gathered March 18, when he first heard Vanderbilt would hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in his country, “I never imagined so many students and members of the local community” would join in.

Political Science to relocate to The Commons

Plans by the College of Arts and Science to build out the third floor of The Commons Center will enable the entire Department of Political Science including its flagship research centers to be housed under one roof starting this fall.

Romances, residencies revealed at Match Day

When fourth-year medical students at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine opened their Match Day envelopes to discover where they will pursue residency training, 20 percent of the class of 2011 already knew with whom they would spend it. That’s because 22 of 94 students in the fourth-year class participated in a “couples match” for residency.

Help pick Commons reading for 2016

All faculty, students and staff are invited to help choose a book for the Commons reading for the class of 2016. The Commons reading is a book which is mailed to all rising first-year students to be read during the summer before they arrive on campus, and which will be discussed all over campus during their first days at Vanderbilt and throughout the year.

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.

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*  This Week

March 21-22: Impact Symposium 2011 – “Bridging the Gap: America’s Middle Class”

March 24: Slack Lecture Series presents Alan Guth – “Multiverse”

March 24: Antoinette Brown Lecture on feminist theology with Catherine Keller

March 25: Dr. Antonio D. Tillis – “Contextualizing ‘Race’ in the Dominican Republic: Discourses on Whitening, Nationalism, and Anti-Haitianism”

* Mark Your Calendars

March 30: Vanderbilt Visiting Writers presents author Bobbie Ann Mason

April 1: Great Performances series – Afro-Cuban All Stars

April 2: Juggleville VI – Dr. Jugglestein’s Apprentice

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Researchers need subjects with neurofibromatosis who are age 8-17

Researchers need adult participants for a study to improve hearing and balance tests


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Vanderbilt hosts NSF Regional Grants Conference

Health Plus offers Know Your Numbers March 24 at Village at Vanderbilt

Laugh and support hospital efforts March 23

April workshop on communication strategies for children with impairments

Help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt win a donation

Health Plus presents: Top Ten Food Tips for a Healthy Heart

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Featured Media

VUCast: Political influence

In this week’s VUCast: The value of voting with your wallet; how a Vandy alum is keeping Michelle Obama on the best dressed list; Facebook brings together a Vandy student and G.W. Bush; and meet the rapping business professor.

Stephanie McCurry: “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War”

McCurry is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania whose areas of expertise include the American South and the Civil War era, and the history of women and gender.

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