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A Letter from Provost McCarty about budgets

As we develop our FY12 budget, I ask each of you to re-double your efforts to reduce spending wherever possible so that we can maintain our strong financial health in the years ahead.

New look for Human Resources website

The Human Resources website has a new look and improved functionality to better serve employees seeking information they need to do their jobs and manage their benefits.

Shriver had strong Kennedy Center ties

The death of Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver resonated at Vanderbilt, where he was remembered as a longtime friend and former board member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Mason, Jarman among authors appearing this spring

Novelists Bobbie Ann Mason and Tom Perrotta and poets Mark Jarman, Ciaran Carson and Frank Bidart are among the writers who will read from their work during the spring semester at Vanderbilt.

VU employees provide more than 14,000 meals in Feeding Hope Challenge food drive

Vanderbilt collected 7,567 pounds of turkeys and 8,571 pounds of nonperishable food items.

Verimag Lab founder to speak at engineering school Jan. 20

Joseph Sifakis is a researcher with the French National Center for Scientific Research and a co-winner of the 2007 A.M. Turing Award, which is recognized as the “Nobel Prize of computer science.”

Jerusalem education series begins Jan. 23

A free six-part Sunday-morning adult education series on the city of Jerusalem begins Jan. 23 at West End Synagogue, in part sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt.

C-Span digital bus to visit campus Jan. 20

The Digital Bus is designed to provide interactive, self guided multimedia tours demonstrating C-SPAN’s programming via varied distribution platforms to all visitors.

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*  This Week

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

Jan. 23: Vanderbilt Concerto Competition Finals

Jan. 26: Educate to Advocate: Strategies to Advance Disability Public Policies – panel discussion

Jan. 27: Special talk by Stanley Harrold – “Abolitionism and the Coming of the Civil War”

* Mark Your Calendars

Feb. 2: Thinking Out of the Lunch Box – “What Is the Meaning of the American Civil War on Its 150th Anniversary?” panel discussion

Feb. 15: Third Annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Healthy Men Needed for Research Study on Causes of Prostate Cancer


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Memorial service for Elizabeth Goldman Jan. 29

Service interruption at West Garage Jan. 24

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The Women’s Center is accepting award applications

Applications available for School for Science and Math

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Featured Media

VUCast: New weapon in cancer war

Vanderbilt is using a bold new approach in the fight against cancer; learn how each patient’s genetic make-up is creating the newest weapon against tumors. Plus, the app you need before having a baby, and 365 amazing views of Vandy.

Video: Julian Bond’s keynote address on MLK Day

Watch video of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. keynote talk by Julian Bond. The video includes Vanderbilt gospel choir Voices of Praise, winners of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center’s MLK Essay and Oratorical contest, and the keynote address by Civil Rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond.

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From Arts and Science Magazine: Why a liberal arts education matters in tough economic times

The battle erupts every time the economy nosedives: skills training versus education. With unemployment high and the future uncertain, should students focus on a trade or a broad-based education? Employers, corporate recruiters and education experts say short-term thinking will cost you in job growth and lifetime income potential. Their preference? The liberal arts education.

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