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Happy Veterans Day!

National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning launched

Vanderbilt’s Peabody College is one of seven institutions that will compose a new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, created this fall with a $40 million grant from the Office of Head Start. Approximately $5 million of the grant will fund research at Vanderbilt.

Studio arts faculty shine at show in the Fine Arts Gallery

“What Are They Doing In There?,” a show featuring the work of Vanderbilt’s visual arts faculty, is now open in the Cohen Building’s Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 9.

Basketball Season tips off; Faculty-staff discounted season tickets still available

Employees receive a substantial markdown off of the regular prices for women’s and men’s teams and can guarantee themselves a seat in the gym when teams such as Tennessee and Kentucky come to town.

Former captive, global human rights activist Ingrid Betancourt speaks Nov. 16

Guerillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency in 2002. She was held captive six years in Colombia’s rain forest.

Show Your Gold winners announced

Nashville business owners in the Elliston Place, Hillsboro Village, Midtown and West End Avenue neighborhoods readied for the fall semester with a special decorating theme: Black and Gold.

Follow VU surgical team online from Guatemala

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has a plastic surgery team in Guatemala from Nov. 4-14 to help children who need surgery.

Vanderbilt WishMakers will rake leaves for donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Vanderbilt WishMakers send groups of volunteer students to rake the lawns of homeowners in exchange for a donation that goes directly toward granting a wish of a child with a life threatening illness.

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*  This Week

Nov. 12: ”Service Learning for Sustainability” Workshop

Nov. 13: Harold ‘Jobe’ Bernard Stroke Screening and Symposium

Nov. 14: John Prendergast – ”Enough: Preventing Genocide Then and Now”

Nov. 15: Closet Conversation: Is It Bullying?

* Mark Your Calendars

Nov. 26 and 28: Women’s Basketball - Thanksgiving Tournament

Dec. 2: Holiday Arts Festival Opening Reception – festival runs through Dec. 12

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Vanderbilt Researchers Need Participants Ages 8 to 17 for a Study on How the Brain Combines Sight and Sound


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Vanderbilt night at Belk-Cool Springs Nov. 14

VanDIY: Resolving Conflict through Mutual Understanding Nov. 17

Prenatal education classes offered

Newsom named director of psychological education for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s TRIAD

Flu vaccines continue

Maintain your weight this holiday season with Hold the Stuffing

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Featured Media

Video: “Motivation, Creativity and (Not) Writing”

Paul Silvia, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, spoke Nov. 4 at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

Video: “Live Art: Learning to Cry on Cue”

Amelia Winger-Bearskin, assistant professor of art, teaches the audience how to cry on cue, using herself both as a recorded voice and an “unwitting participant” to show the performance devices used to engage people at their most fragile state.

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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 the VUMC Reporter: Hitting all the right notes

Award-winning country music group Rascal Flatts visited the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently, performing for patients and families, making visits to patient rooms and attending the dedication of the newly announced “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.” See photos from the visit.

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