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Chancellor: 60 endowed faculty chairs to be added over two years

Vanderbilt will invest substantial resources over the next few years to its faculty, announced Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at Fall Faculty Assembly. This will include $15 million per year toward luring new faculty and the creation of 60 new endowed faculty chairs.

Fall Faculty Assembly awards

The Sutherland Prize, the Thomas Jefferson Award and Chancellor’s Awards for Research  were given out. Faculty with 25 years of service were also recognized.

Benefits Open Enrollment: Special enrollment for adult children starts Sept. 16

Your adult child (to age 26) is eligible to be on the Vanderbilt Health, Dental or Vision plans so long as he/she does not have health, dental and/or vision coverage available through his/her employer.

Dr. David T. Karzon, professor of pediatrics emeritus, has died

Dr. David T. Karzon, professor of pediatrics emeritus, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 1968 to 1986, and the founder of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, now the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, died Thursday, Aug. 26. He was 90.

VU hoops to be showcased on College GameDay

Both of Vanderbilt’s basketball teams will share the stage on Jan. 15 when the Commodores play a doubleheader in Knoxville, where ESPN’s College GameDay will be held.

Management professor gives practical steps to control your ‘inner elephant’ to fix leadership flaws

Owen Graduate School of Management Professor Richard Daft found that everyone has two sides to his or her personality. The “executive” is objective, rational and responsible and the “elephant” is emotion-driven, impulsive and habitual.

Get discounts to TPAC’s lineup of shows

Discounted shows include 9 to 5: The Musical; The Tierney Sutton Band; and Yo Gabba Gabba! Live.

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*  This Week

Aug. 30: Israeli Dance Workshop

Aug. 31: VanDIY: Time Management 101

Sept. 1:  Opening Reception for Histories are Mirrors: The Path of Conflict through Afghanistan and Iraq, Work by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Tyler Hicks

Sept. 4: Employee Celebration – Employee Tailgate 2010

* Mark Your Calendars

Sept. 7-10: Vanderbilt Dance Program Registration

Sept. 8-9: Saratt Art Studios Fall Registration

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Healthy Adults Needed for a Bird (Avian) Flu Vaccine Study

Children Ages 6-7 Needed for a Study on Children’s Attitudes Toward Their Peers With Hearing Aids

Children with Normal Balance Function Needed for a Study on Balance Tests for Children

The Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt Needs Participants for a Non-treatment Study on the Genetics of Alzheimer’s


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First Friend program looking for volunteers

New session of Weight Watchers at Work begins Sept. 8

SEC football kickoff event to benefit childhood cancer program

Free orientation sessions for adult weight management workshops to be held Sept. 2 and 9

School of Nursing to host blood drive Aug. 31

New consultative services being developed for translational research

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Featured Media

VUCast: Watch the arrival of Vanderbilt’s latest class on move-in day

Vanderbilt student volunteers came out in full force to help the class of 2014 move into the Commons. Hear from students and parents on this exciting and emotional day.

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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 VUMC Reporter:

Jaw surgery gives Chinese girl reason to smile wide

Lankui Wei has just the kind of smile you’d expect from an adolescent — one that’s often accompanied by that quizzical eyebrow curl typical of pre-teens.

But until recently, the 11-year-old’s smiles didn’t come so easy. Her jaw was frozen shut — teeth painfully clenched for six long years after an accident in her village in China.

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