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New faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Ten faculty members named to new endowed chairs were recognized for their achievements and contributions on Feb. 28. Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said during the ceremony at the Student Life Center that this was the first of six celebrations that will be held in 2011 to honor 60 new endowed chair holders

Huffington-Kristol dialogue rescheduled for March 21

A public conversation between Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, and William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in Langford Auditorium.

Serious flu cases on the rise

Middle Tennessee’s flu season is peaking later this year and is still going strong with no immediate sign of decline. The month of March is here, yet doctors say it’s still not too late to receive the flu vaccine.

Office of Financial Affairs changes name to Finance

Vanderbilt’s Finance team includes financial accounting and planning, procurement, disbursements and financial information systems in addition to treasury, the VUMC Department of Finance and the Provost’s Office of Finance.

March is Women’s History Month

Vanderbilt is celebrating with a variety of events across campus.  You can get in on the fun by attending one or more of these events and also by honoring women you admire.

Growing trend: Number of births at Vanderbilt rising

The number of babies born at Vanderbilt University Hospital has dramatically increased — from 2,500 deliveries in 2008 to an estimated 3,800 this year.

Vanderbilt wins three Grand Awards from CASE

Every entry that wins a Grand Award has already won an Award of Excellence in the sub-category and is competing against other winners for the Grand Award.

The Tea Party, Obama and the 21st Amendment among topics to be explored at classes open to the public

Saturday University, designed to fill the niche between the single lecture and a full degree program, offers a lecture each Saturday morning for four weeks organized around a central theme.

Zeppos congratulates squash team

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos met with squash team members March 2 in Kirkland Hall to celebrate their success.

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*  This Week

March 3:  Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History – Charmaine A. Nelson

March 8:  Two-part Stellar Nights program at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory examines age of universe

March 9: Research Supplier Expo

March 10: Discovery Lecture Series featuring Roger D. Cone

March 11: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Stress Reduction in the Social Work Galaxy

* Mark Your Calendars

March 14: Exhibit opening – Reflections of War: Selections from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection

March 20: Best-selling author Jodi Picoult, book signing at the Vanderbilt Bookstore

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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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Test of weather siren postponed until March 12

Undergraduate writing symposium is March 27

Predators offering discount tickets to VU employees

VU employees get discount to summer camps and clinics sponsored by Athletics

Sarratt Youth Art Institute registration is open

Health Plus urges you to be heart-healthy

Radiothon March 3-5 on The River to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Cultural diversity and workplace stress training offered March 8

Vanderbilt now offers three options for in-home child and adult care

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Video: Football Tryouts

Vanderbilt Head Football Coach James Franklin held an open student tryout on Tuesday, Feb. 15

Video: Storytelling

Adam Hochschild, author and journalist, spoke Feb. 24 on “‘Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .’: What Scholars Can Learn from Novelists–and Journalists–about Storytelling.”

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