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Complete Go for the Gold program

All benefits-eligible faculty and staff can learn about their health risks and take action to reduce those risks by completing the Go for the Gold program. Faculty and staff who select and pay for the Vanderbilt Health Plan benefits in 2011 are also eligible for a wellness credit of up to $240.

Football season to open with night games

The Commodore football team will play its opening two games of the 2010 season under the lights in Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores’ season opener against Northwestern of the Big Ten on Saturday, Sept. 4, will kick off at 6:30 p.m.

Landmark national project on law and neuroscience to be based at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University professor Owen Jones, who is one of the nation’s few professors of both law and biology, has been named director of the national Law and Neuroscience Project, which will now be headquartered at Vanderbilt. The project, an interdisciplinary network examining the impact of modern neuroscience on criminal law, is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Specialized PET/CT scan uncovers tumors

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and affiliated VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System are the first in the United States to perform a specialized PET/CT scan to successfully locate tumors. The improved imaging allows surgeons to more easily locate and remove cancerous tumors.

Bluebird on the Mountain concert July 24

The third show of the 2010 Bluebird on the Mountain concert series is set for Saturday, July 24, at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory and will feature singer-songwriters Tony Arata, Thom Schuyler and J. Fred Knobloch accompanied by harmonica player Jelly Roll Johnson.

Improvements made to medical center employee recognition program

A big part of making Vanderbilt University Medical Center a workplace of choice is taking the time to personally thank the people who work here for the difference they make each and every day. To help do that, VUMC is enhancing the “Recognize” program with a new rewards vendor and a new website.

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July 30: Songs from the Heart 2010

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Aug. 15: Dore Jam 2010 Fan Day

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Martin selected for Fulbright grant

Health Plus launches new healthy online cooking videos

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VUCast: What secrets your genetic code holds and celebrating the big 100!

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The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has one of the best Latin American collections of Colombiana of any library in the world—and it just got even better

The library has acquired the papers of Manuel Zapata Olivella, the 20th century’s most important Afro-Hispanic narrator, according to William Luis, Chancellor’s Professor of Spanish. Olivella was a doctor, anthropologist, folklorist, diplomat and writer and is one of the most distinguished figures in contemporary Colombian literature. More than any other person, Olivella has been recognized for his focus on the people of African descent, not only to the history and society of Colombia, but also to the Americas as a whole.

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