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Parking registration begins Aug. 9 for University Central and School of Nursing

It’s time for faculty and staff at University Central and the School of Nursing to register vehicles.

Innovative pilot program provides a college experience for young people with learning disabilities

Studies show that when students with disabilities complete their public education, usually at age 22, there are very few offerings of employment, continued learning or other opportunities within their communities.

Class of 2014 dives into first year of medical school

The Class of 2014 has the largest proportion of underrepresented minority students and has great diversity in terms of race and ethnicity, geography and life experiences.

Former Tulsa coach Herb Hand named to football staff

The staff addition of Hand, who has extensive coach experience in spread offenses at both Tulsa and West Virginia, was announced hours before Vanderbilt’s first preseason practice.

High quality language and literacy instruction impacts preschool learning, results show

Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Public Schools have collaborated on an Early Reading First project among preschool children in Nashville schools that has yielded “spectacular” results in a preliminary study, according to project leaders.

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*  This Week

Aug. 9: Football practice open to fans

Aug. 10: University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) Meeting

Aug. 13: 2010 White Coat Ceremony and Webcast

Aug. 15: Dore Jam 2010 Fan Day

* Mark Your Calendars

Aug. 17 and 21: Events at Dyer – Stellar Night and Bluebird on the Mountain Concert

Aug. 26: Fall Faculty Assembly

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Vanderbilt Libraries offer reading support for ‘Three Cups of Tea’

Holiday Inn Express drops rates in August for Vanderbilt

Win a free, catered lunch or dinner for your Department from Pizza Perfect

School of Medicine lecture ‘Healing, Justice and the Beloved Community’ to be delivered by the Rev. James Lawson

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: Let’s get Moving

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Featured Media

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

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From the Vanderbilt View:
Carolyn Truscott raises endangered fowls on her 10-acre farm

Aracauna. Welsummer. Black Polish. Cochin. White sultan. Salmon faverolle. Cuckoo marans. Modern BB red game. Belgian d’Uccle.

Most of us are acquainted only with the generic white leghorn chicken, from which most supermarket eggs are laid. But for Carolyn Truscott, the diverse world of exotic chickens is familiar territory.

“Most people have no idea how fascinating chickens are,” said Truscott, a senior executive assistant in the vice chancellor for health affairs’ office, who raises endangered breeds of chicken as well as pheasants, peafowl and guinea hens on her 10-acre farm in Franklin, Tenn.

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