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Julian Bond to give keynote address during MLK celebration

Civil rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond will deliver the keynote address at a 4:30 p.m. event at Vanderbilt University commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17.

Law professor gives input to first report from White House commission on bioethics

Nita Farahany specializes in legal, philosophical & social issues arising from biosciences.

Power down before leaving for the holidays

If you are going to be away from work or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, remember to power down your office or home before you leave.

Vanderbilt’s new HR chief cuts through red tape to make employees’ work lives better

Not only is Traci Nordberg new to Vanderbilt – becoming associate vice chancellor for human resources and chief human resource officer in October – but her position requires she be familiar with details affecting not just one job, but many across a campus that employs some 22,500 people in highly diverse fields.

Holiday gifts, large or small, can shape the season for children

Volunteer Services is collecting gifts for children who are in the hospital over the holidays.

Special discounts for VU employees

Still looking for a bargain before the holidays? Vanderbilt employees can get a variety of discounts

Looking for a way to help others this holiday season?

There are many opportunities to help others this holiday season. Here are just a few examples.

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*  This Week

Dec. 17: Employee Turkey Giveaway

Dec. 17: Free Orientation – Weight Management Workshop

Dec. 18: Men’s Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana

Dec. 20: The Curb Youth Symphony – Carol Nies, director (rescheduled from Dec. 13 due to weather conditions)

Dec. 21: Women’s Basketball vs. Western Kentucky

* Mark Your Calendars

Jan. 13: CTP Leadership Development Breakfast featuring Lori Brewer Collins

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Be secure by wiping mobile devices

Mileage rate change effective January 2011

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows at Peabody get inside look at Tennessee Education system

Big discounts on Vanderbilt bags

Get 20 percent discount on ad specialty items

Mac Authority offering special deals for VU employees

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Featured Media

Video: David Weinberger, expert on impact of technology on society

David Weinberger, a noted expert on the increasing impact of technology on business and society, is the author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

Listen: The Revelation of Imagination: From the Bible and Homer through Virgil and Augustine to Dante

Listen to an interview with William Franke, professor of Comparative Literature, Italian and Religious Studies, speaking about his book, The Revelation of Imagination: From the Bible and Homer through Virgil and Augustine to Dante.

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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 Momentum: “Did You Smoke?”

Is this smoking stigma choking progress in lung cancer?

Lung cancer patients are used to being asked “Did you smoke?” when they tell others of their diagnosis. They get that question. A lot. But it never stops smarting.

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