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Celebrate Martin Luther King holiday

Activities being planned for the day at Vanderbilt include the Nashville MLK Day March, community service volunteer projects, “teach-ins” by faculty on themes related to the life and work of King, roundtable lunch discussions, a candlelight vigil and much more.

Seven faculty members honored by AAAS Scientific Society

Seven Vanderbilt faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their AAAS peers.

New deal offers free software to Vanderbilt community

Vanderbilt announces a partnership with Microsoft offering VU Live SkyDrive and VU Office Live to all Vanderbilt faculty and staff starting Monday, Jan. 17.

Tennessee’s first Berlin heart infant receives transplant

Nathan Roberts, an 18-month-old patient from Snead, Ala., whose heart has been operating with the help of a mechanical assistance device called the Berlin Heart since May 27, 2010, received a donor heart Jan. 13 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

VUMC Reporter profile: Provost McCarty helps steer VU with calm hand

Richard McCarty may be Vanderbilt’s provost and the chief academic officer, but he doesn’t spend all of his time focusing on weighty issues. Once a week from August through November, McCarty ends his workday eating and meeting with his Vanderbilt Visions group, made up of 18 first-year undergraduate students.

Discounts for TPAC shows

Vanderbilt discounts are available for these upcoming shows at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center: Spring Awakening, Ella, MOMIX Botanica and Lord of the Dance.

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*  This Week

Jan. 17: MLK Day  –  A Day of Commemoration and Celebration

Jan. 17: “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965″ film screening

Jan. 19: International Lens Film Series – “I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba)”

Jan. 20: “The evolution of computer science – from computing machines to systems of systems.” Joseph Sifakis

Jan. 22: A Night of Word and Song – Jennifer Knapp and Lianna Carrera

* Mark Your Calendars

Feb. 2: Foreign State Immunity at Home and Abroad – Vanderbilt Transnational Law Symposium

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Volunteers needed for type 2 diabetes study


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VanDIY: Setting and Attaining Your 2011 Goals

Jan. 24 is signing-discussion for diabetes book

The Art Guys perform Jan. 26

New Health Plus group fitness class teaches the basics

Give blood Jan. 25

Prenatal health class offered Jan. 20

Run-walk a half marathon – basics and beyond

Life care planning session Jan. 19

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Featured Media

VUCast Special: Do You Believe in Magic…

Want to feel good deep down inside? Meet a child who will melt your heart. Watch the inspiration of Vanderbilt students who turned caring for others into a business. And, remember how we all came together in the face of disaster. It’s VUCast’s special year-ender. Happy New Year.

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Tune in to, for video and audio of events happening around campus. You can also find VU podcasts on iTunes and VU videos on YouTube.

PEABODY REFLECTOR: Vision and creativity lead two Peabody alums to the charter schools movement

Jeremy Kane’s emergence as a key figure in Nashville’s charter schools movement may well have taken root in seventh grade. That was the year he transferred from a Metro Nashville public school to Montgomery Bell Academy, a private college preparatory school.

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