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A note from Chancellor Zeppos

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos marks the new year with a note to the Vanderbilt community.

Jean Heard, musician and former first lady of Vanderbilt University, dies

Jean Keller Heard, widow of former Vanderbilt University Chancellor Alexander Heard and a social, musical and civic presence in Nashville for more than four decades, died Jan. 2.

Vanderbilt View cover story: The James Franklin era of Vanderbilt football begins

“I kind of like the fact that people say we can’t get it done because that makes it all the sweeter to accomplish it,” said David Williams II, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics. “So, stay tuned.”

Chris Lantz, 3L and Vanderbilt Bar Association president, dies

Lantz, a third-year student at Vanderbilt University Law School, died of injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Medical students launch Vanderbilt Global Health Database

A group of Vanderbilt medical students have created an online global health information resource to help students, residents, fellows, and researchers identify faculty members actively engaged in global health.

Free concerts in January at Blair School of Music

Events include the Concerto Competition final, faculty recitals and the Blair Nightcap Series.

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

All nominations are due by Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 and must include two letters of recommendation including one from a recipient of the nominee’s actions or service as well as their resume.

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*  This Week

Jan. 8: Women’s Basketball vs. Mississippi State with a special halftime performance by the world famous Russian Bar Trio

Jan. 10-14: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Winter 2011 Classes begin

Jan. 13: “Health Care Reform – Now What?” Paul H. Keckley

* Mark Your Calendars

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

Jan. 17: Julian Bond to give keynote address during MLK celebration

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Volunteers needed for type 2 diabetes study


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West Garage open to Zone 3 permit holders

Train to walk or run a half marathon: Info session Jan. 6

‘Health Care Reform – Now What?’ presentation Jan. 13

VOI Fitness Center offering discounted boot camps

Big Brothers/Sisters informational lunch Jan. 14

Free Kindermusik preview classes

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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.

Listen: Recycle during basketball games

Recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball games  continues for the second year, thanks to a partnership between the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Athletics.

FROM VANDERBILT VIEW: Civil rights leader Julian Bond will promote activism, service and non-violence in his MLK Series keynote address

Bond hopes to inspire Vanderbilt students to take risks for social justice when he speaks Jan. 17 as the 2011 Martin Luther King Commemorative Series keynote speaker. He will deliver the address “The Road to Freedom: from Alabama to Obama,” as part of a robust schedule of events and activities for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff to commemorate the life and legacy of the Civil Rights icon.

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