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Vanderbilt names new chief human resources officer

Traci Nordberg, who has overseen human resources at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dartmouth College, will begin work at Vanderbilt University in September.

Nashville police veteran named assistant police chief

Marjorie “Honey” Pike, a 33-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, has been named assistant police chief at Vanderbilt University. She will begin work at the university Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Employee Celebration schedule is changing

After conducting a staff and faculty survey, the Employee Celebrations Committee is implementing a schedule change which will spread throughout the year the activities usually held in September.

House Organ cover story features patient who lost his arms, but not his joy of living

When patient Jason Koger woke up in the Vanderbilt Burn Center with no arms below his elbow, his first thought was, “Will I ever be able to hold my girls again?”

Enjoy free ‘Dore Jam Aug. 15 to meet the football team

Admission is free and attendees can enjoy family fun, inflatables for the kids, autographs, free hot dogs and drinks, games, live music and more.

MLAS open house is Aug. 17

Classes that explore nature of evil, the city of Chicago and film soundtracks will be offered during the fall semester as part of the Master of Liberal Arts and Science program, Vanderbilt’s graduate degree program for working adults.

Sarratt Art Studios is taking Fall registration

Sarratt Art Studios offers a variety of non-credit art classes that meet one night or day per week for 10 weeks. Classes begin the week of Sept. 13, 2010.

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*  This Week

Aug. 13: Dyer Open House Day

Aug. 16: Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit Opening – “Histories are Mirrors: The Path of Conflict through Afghanistan and Iraq”: Work by Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer Tyler Hicks.

Aug. 18: Vanderbilt Gives Back – Blood Drive, Bone Marrow & TN Donor Registry

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Aug. 21: Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory

Aug. 24: 9/11 Weekend of Service – Opportunity Fair

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Volunteers Needed For a Study to Help Adolescents Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at Vanderbilt Need Volunteers for a Study on Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)


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Applications being taken by World on Wednesdays program

60th Annual Clinic Bowl Kickoff Classic on Aug. 19 will benefit Susan Gray School

CRIME ALERT- Strong Arm Robbery

Save the Date: Sept. 27 is launch of Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

MCSAC grants cycle announced

Rite Aid promotion through Sept. 11

Nominate a colleague for the Commodore Award

Uniform sale Aug. 12-13 at hospital

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Featured Media

VUCast: Helping troops fight a medical mystery and a Dore hits the small screen

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Tune in to VUCast, for audio and video of events happening around campus. You can also find VU podcasts on iTunes and VU videos on YouTube.

From the Vanderbilt View: The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market and other tools put healthy eating within employees’ reach

Rich red, flavorful tomatoes. Plump, juicy peaches and glossy blackberries. Crisp corn, green beans, cucumbers and squash.

One of the distinct pleasures of summer – and of living in Middle Tennessee – is the availability of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables found at farmers’ markets, roadside stands or even in a neighbor’s backyard.

Add Vanderbilt to the list.

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