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More computer power for university

Adding GPUs – microprocessors found on graphics cards that manage video displays – to the existing banks of CPUs, like those that power personal computers, will boost the power of the campus supercomputing from trillions of computer operations per second (TeraFLOPS) to a level of thousands of trillions of computer operations per second (PetaFLOPS).

Hitmaker Odie Blackmon to teach class at Blair this fall

He will join  the Blair School faculty to teach a course this fall on the art of songwriting and the famed Nashville Number System.

Loan forgiveness grants encourage nursing faculty

If students take a faculty role following graduation, 85 percent of the loan is forgiven for working four years as a full-time faculty member. The remaining 15 percent is payable over a 10-year period.

Guengerich honored for scientific achievements

F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, interim chair of the Department of Biochemistry, is the recipient of the 2010 R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, presented by the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics.

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*  This Week

Aug. 3: Vanderbilt Gives Back – Blood Drive, Bone Marrow & TN Donor Registry’s

Aug. 5: Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market

* Mark Your Calendars

Aug. 15: Dore Jam 2010 Fan Day

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Volunteers Needed for Type 1 Diabetes Study at Vanderbilt Medical Center

Researchers Need Children Ages 3-5 for a Speech and Language Skills Study


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Discussion Aug. 5: Dealing with Emotional Sediment- After the Flood

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: Transitioning Children Back to School

MacAuthority offering specials to VU employees and students during tax-free weekend

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

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From the VUMC Reporter:

SmaRTStore to open at VUMC

The “SmaRTStore,” manufactured by RTS Life Science of Manchester, England, can store more than 400,000 frozen DNA samples, and uses bar-code technology to track them. It is being installed in the basement of Medical Center North, in a new collaborative shared resource designed to accelerate discoveries in genome science and personalized medicine.  Read more

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