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Short-term health insurance being offered to new grads, alumni

The university has partnered with American Insurance Administrators, the largest marketer and administrator of comprehensive alumni insurance programs in the United States, to offer the plan. Participants can choose their length of coverage–up to 180 days.

Aug. 13 is deadline to buy athletics tickets using payroll deduction

Employees who prefer to use payroll deduction to purchase season tickets for football and basketball must have their payroll deduction forms submitted to the Vanderbilt Ticket Office by Friday, Aug. 13.  By using payroll deduction, Vanderbilt employees are able to spread the cost of their season tickets across multiple months and the cost is automatically deducted from their paycheck.

Americans didn’t lose hope during economic crisis, survey finds

People in the United States are more optimistic and resilient in hard times than is commonly believed, a new Vanderbilt survey indicates.

Sponsored research awards for June

The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in June that grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded to Vanderbilt faculty. This item lists those awards.

Fulbright Scholarships are awarded to three VU graduates

Annelyse Freyman will be traveling to Colombia to teach English as a foreign language; Katherine Mcallister will travel to Germany to study modern history;  and Angela Sutton will travel to the Netherlands to study history.

VU among top contributors of graduates to Teach For America’s 2010 teaching corps

According to Teach For America’s recently released annual rankings, Vanderbilt tied for 10th, up from 17th last year, with 36 graduates preparing to teach this fall in urban and rural public schools across the country.

Sports blog Bleacher Report ranks VU’s football schedule poster number one in the nation

There are four version of the “Vanderbilt Football” poster designed by Creative Services.

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*  This Week

July 30: Songs from the Heart 2010

July 31: Fine Arts Gallery exhibit closings – Five Centuries of Drawing and American Art at Vanderbilt

* Mark Your Calendars

Aug. 15: Dore Jam 2010 Fan Day

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Volunteers Needed for Type 1 Diabetes Study at Vanderbilt Medical Center

Researchers Need Children Ages 3-5 for a Speech and Language Skills Study


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Free car seat check Saturday, July 31

Part of Medical Center Drive closed July 31

VU telelphone service interruption Aug. 1

Humphrey fellows named

Bone marrow, blood, tissue organ donor opportunities

Exhibit art in a juried show for cash prizes

Fairview to Vanderbilt Express Coach Service available Aug. 2

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Featured Media

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

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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 MEDICINE: Spotlight on Graduate Medical Education

There’s an old joke that gets passed around teaching hospitals: don’t get sick in July. Why? July 1 is when the new residents arrive on the floors of the hospital, fresh from medical school and with limited patient care experience under their belts.

Television medical dramas like to portray residents as bumbling indentured servants at the mercy of eye-rolling nurses and demanding attending physicians. While the role of the resident has evolved, they continue to walk a fine line between being a student and an employee. They provide a service to the hospital, and in return, receive an education from patients, faculty and staff. They dedicate most of their young adult lives to a rigorous training program, which lasts from three to seven years.

Somewhere along the way, they become the teachers, mentoring medical students and younger residents.

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