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Fife to receive award from NCURA

The National Council of University Research Administrators has chosen Jerry Fife, vice chancellor for administration at Vanderbilt, to receive its prestigious 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration Award.

Photographer Tyler Hicks displays work at fine arts gallery

The Histories are Mirrors exhibit includes shots of the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, bucolic scenes in the mountains of Afghanistan and documentation of the war in Iraq.

New VEI clinic eases pain of chronic dry eye ailments

The clinic is one of a few specialized sites in the country dedicated to chronic dry eye and irregular corneal surface ailments. Vanderbilt’s program is the only sclera lens clinic of its kind in the state.

Two exhibitions by art faculty to open Sept. 2

Get the semester off to an early good start by checking out art by Vanderbilt faculty Amelia Winger-Bearskin and Vesna Paylovic at Space 204 in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center.

Author to discuss bestseller about Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks chronicles the life of an African-American heroine whose cancerous cells – taken without her knowledge – have been responsible for some of the most remarkable scientific advancement in the past 60 years.

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*  This Week

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

Aug. 26: Fall Faculty Assembly

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

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Sept. 4: Employee Celebration – Employee Tailgate 2010

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CRIME ALERT – Aggravated Assault – Off Campus

Cancer benefit run-walk is Sept. 18

Benefit golf tourney is Sept. 30

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VUCast Extra: Study shows adolescent hearing loss high

Is exposure to loud noise, concerts and your child’s 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 Arts & Sciences Magazine:

War in the Classroom

Imagine learning history, politics and international law from the very people who made it. That’s what students enrolled in Humanities 161–The Iraq War experienced in a very tangible way.  The course was taught by Katherine Carroll, assistant professor of political science, and Michael Newton, professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, both of whom served in Iraq in two very different functions.

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