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Turkey giveaway is Dec. 17

The Annual Employee Turkey Giveaway is set for Friday, Dec. 17, from 6 a.m. until midnight at Langford Auditorium. You must bring your Vanderbilt photo ID to get your turkey.

Changes to the 25th Avenue Garage and opening of the West Garage

The newly constructed West Garage, specifically the upper two levels allocated to University Central, is scheduled to open in late December.

$3.8 million grant to fund mental health service study

Improving mental health services is the aim of a $3.8 million grant from he National Institute of Mental Health to
Vanderbilt University’s Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and the Indiana University Center for Adolescent and Family Studies.

David Wood’s ‘Awakening’ rises on campus

Inspired by the late artist Robert Smithson, Wood took his interest in environmental philosophy, which he teaches at Vanderbilt, and applied it to large-scale sculpture.

Daddy’s Heart

Bayleigh Lowe’s father didn’t live to see his daughter’s wedding. But even though he died in 2001, he was an organ donor, and the man who received his heart was a guest of honor at her wedding.

Are you ready for robots in the ER?

Computer engineers at Vanderbilt University and emergency medicine specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center want to explore the possibility of using robot assistants in the often-chaotic environment of an emergency room.

Robin Hood, fossils highlight first capstone MLAS presentations

Presentations on the evolution of Robin Hood in film and the best locations to see fossils in Tennessee highlighted the first year of presentations of the capstone workshop of the Master of Liberal Arts and Science program.

TV show being filmed at VUMC

The series, titled “Baby’s First Day,” is a new effort for TLC’s daytime programming lineup and will focus on stories about mothers and their newborn babies.

Celebrate the holidays sustainably

As you prepare to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, take a moment to check out SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide that includes tips for minimizing your holiday impact.

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*  This Week

Dec. 9: Kenneth A. Dodge – “Framing, Development, Prevention, and Policy in Youth Violence”

Dec. 9: “Prions: One Surprise after Another!” Susan L. Lindquist

Dec. 11: Christian-Muslim dialog on the biblical Mary – panel discussion (off campus)

Dec. 13: The Curb Youth Symphony concert

Dec. 14: Nashville Youth Repertory Orchestra and Youth Strings Orchestras concert

* Mark Your Calendars

Dec. 24 and Dec. 27: University Paid Holidays

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Crime alert – robbery off campus

Get discounts to Predators games

Festival of Lessons and Carols in Benton Chapel Dec. 12

Weight Workshop orientation sessions Dec. 15 & 17

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: Get fit, have fun, make friends with SilverSneakers

Part of Medical Center Drive down to one lane Dec. 10-12

VU Press book wins MLA prize

Dykens named to Special Olympics International Board of Directors

Health Plus invites you to get your groove on

TV special Dec. 10 features Rascal Flatts

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Featured Media

Video: Osher Lifelong Learning Winter 2011 preview

Watch the Winter 2011 professors describe the upcoming classes.

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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 VANDERBILT MAGAZINE:  Rear Adm. Nora Tyson navigates uncharted waters as the first woman to command a Navy carrier strike group.

When she was studying Shakespeare and Milton at Vanderbilt in the late 1970s, Nora Wingfield Tyson never dreamed she’d be making history one day. But last July in a cavernous aircraft-carrier hangar in Norfolk, Va., Rear Adm. Tyson did just that when she became the first woman in U.S. Navy history to be named commander of a carrier strike group.

As such, she’s responsible for the lives of more than 9,000 sailors and airmen, not to mention billions of dollars’ worth of ships and aircraft poised to strike quickly at America’s enemies anywhere in the world. It’s a heavy load for anyone—man or woman—to bear.

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