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University remains No. 17 on U.S. News poll

Vanderbilt maintained its No. 17 rank on the list of best national universities in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings. Vanderbilt was also noted on lists of national universities that deliver the best value for their cost and a new survey of high school guidance counselors. Its engineering school was ranked No. 36.

36th Great Performances season announced

Great Performances at Vanderbilt celebrates its 36th season in 2010-2011 with a seven-event lineup including international offerings Tango Buenos Aires and the return of the Cuban orchestra Afro Cuban All Stars. Other events include a national preview performance by New York’s David Dorfman Dance Company and The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, formerly of Nickel Creek, highlighting the band’s new release Antifogmatic.

Students moving onto campus recycle tons of packing materials

Vanderbilt has continued to evaluate and improve the environmental impact of Move-In each year. This year, plastic film recycling will be offered for the first time in addition to the cardboard and Styrofoam recycling already offered.

Second Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program for employees and their families

The deadline to register is Aug. 24. The National Arts Program® is designed to give all artists, at all skill levels, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes.

$12 million awarded to fight childhood obesity

Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation, has been awarded a $12 million, seven-year grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute for an ambitious project aimed at stopping obesity in preschoolers before it can take hold.

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*  This Week

Aug. 17: “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Galaxies, Quasars, and the Universe.” Andreas Berlind

Aug. 21: Conscious Cooking Workshop: Fresh Summer Harvest

Aug. 21: Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory

Aug. 22: Founders Walk

Aug. 25-Sept. 9: Wilson Music Library Awesome “Book” Sale

Aug. 26: Fall Faculty Assembly

* Mark Your Calendars

Aug. 28: International Lens Film Series: “Infernal Affairs”

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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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TODAY (Aug. 19)! Health Plus presents: Working Through Conflict

Blair professor to speak on ‘Seussical the Musical’ Aug. 22

Health Plus offers Learn-Move-Live fitness class

Free skin cancer screening is Sept. 3

Blood drive Aug. 31

Eat BBQ and help children Aug. 27-28

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Featured Media

VUCast Extra: Study shows adolescent hearing loss high

Is exposure to loud noise, concerts and your favorite mp3 player harmful to your child’s hearing? While the exact cause is unknown, a study by Vanderbilt and Harvard researchers shows the number of young people suffering from a hearing loss is increasing at an alarming rate. Find out more about this Journal of the American Medical Association study

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FROM 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. Now in its second year, the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market, open each Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. on Medical Center Plaza, offers a wide selection of seasonal produce.

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