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Nobel Peace Prize winner to deliver Senior Day address

Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2011 when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

Vanderbilt University Hospital named to Leapfrog’s list of the nation’s top hospitals for 2010

Their Top Hospitals list is based on an annual hospital safety and quality survey, which this year took in some 1,200 of the nation’s approximately 5,800 registered hospitals. VUH is the only Tennessee hospital that made the list.

Help Vanderbilt feed the hungry this winter; Donate now

Vanderbilt is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to help raise 8 million meals for hungry people in our community. Food items will be collected around campus Nov. 29-Dec. 10.

Far from their homelands, international students find creative ways to make the season bright

Flying home likely isn’t an option. And even if it were, for many the season doesn’t hold the same importance as their own cultural or religious high holidays that take place other times of the year.

Help out during the holidays with Hands On Nashville

If you want to get in the holiday spirit by helping others, Hands On Nashville has several projects ongoing during December.

Christian-Muslim dialogue Dec. 11 focuses on Mary/Maryam

Muslim and Christian scholars will consider the most revered woman in both traditions during a discussion at the Scarritt-Bennett Center.

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*  This Week

Dec. 6: Vanderbilt Libraries’ lecture series presents David Weinberger

Dec. 6: Alliance for Civic Engagement at Vanderbilt (ACE) – monthly meeting

Dec. 8: “Is Global Warming on the Back Burner? Prospects for Change” – panel discussion

Dec. 11: The Blair Big Band – Winter Jazz!

* Mark Your Calendars

Jan. 18: Judge Roger Gregory delivers the Vanderbilt Law School 2011 Martin Luther King Lecture

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Life insurance rates drop starting Jan. 1

Give the gift of health

Vanderbilt Dental offering free dental screenings in December for employees and their families

Matt Combs of Blair gets Grammy nomination

The Pizza Perfect ‘I’m Tired of Turkey!’ Vanderbilt special

Enjoy a free open house at Holiday Inn

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Train to walk or run a half marathon

Free screening of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Dec. 8

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Featured Media

Video: VUCast: Can baby videos teach?

Do videos targeted to babies really teach? New Vanderbilt research gives a clear answer. Plus, a Supreme Court justice comes to campus and why one ‘Dore is playing for the New York Times.

Listen: Concert highlights music of Ariel Ramirez

Misa Criolla – a performance of musical works by the late Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez – took place Dec. 5 in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel.

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