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Mid-year salary increase coming for most of staff

We are pleased to announce that the majority of Vanderbilt staff members will receive a half-percent, mid-year salary increase in January in recognition of an ongoing strong performance during what is, by most measures, still a very uncertain economic climate.

Students take the fight against flu to the streets

A vaccine clinic, led by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and School of Nursing students, brought vaccines to the homeless where they all too often eat, sleep and live, under the Jefferson Street Bridge.

New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

Using beams of light to allow amputees not only to control but also to feel the movement of prosthetic limbs is the ambitious goal of a new $5.6 million Department of Defense initiative.

United Nations report uses index developed by Vanderbilt student

The 2010 Human Development Report, released Nov. 4, includes the Gender Inequality Index, based on an index measuring well-being developed by Seth as part of his doctoral thesis.

Help Hands On Nashville with Flood Recovery

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 20, for ReLeafing Day to plant trees in Bellevue neighborhoods affected by the devastating May floods.

Beware of holiday phishing

Information Technology Services at Vanderbilt wants to remind the community of the dangers of email phishing scams, especially during the holiday season.

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 18

Every year, smokers across the nation take part in the Great American Smokeout by smoking less or quitting for the day. If you are a smoker who is ready to quit, Vanderbilt has several programs to help.

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*  This Week

Nov. 18: Discovery Lecture – “Life-threatening infectious diseases of childhood: single-gene inborn errors of immunity?” Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova

Nov. 18: Vanderbilt Concert Winds – “American Song Book”

Nov. 21: Vanderbilt Community Chorus – David Binns Williams, director

* Mark Your Calendars

Dec. 1: Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

Dec. 1: World On Wednesdays – World AIDS Day: “Vanderbilt Research in HIV/AIDS Prevention”

Dec. 17: Employee Turkey Giveaway

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Researchers in the Language Development Lab Need Young Children for a Language Study


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Joni Hersch elected a vice president of Southern Economic Association

Senior to blog for New York Times

Sign up for Hold the Stuffing challenge

Flu vaccines continue

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Featured Media

Video – Supreme Court justice speaks at law school

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer came to Vanderbilt Law School Nov. 16 to help demystify the workings of the Supreme Court and talk about themes in his newly released book, Making Our Democracy Work, A Judge’s View.

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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.

Kedren Johnson, Shelby Moats, and Dai-Jon Parker all ink with the Commodores in the early signing period

Vanderbilt head men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings announced Wednesday the signing of Kedren Johnson, Shelby Moats, and Dai-Jon Parker to National Letters of Intent. All three will be eligible to play for the Commodores beginning in the fall of 2011-12.

“We’re very excited about these three guys,” said Stallings. “We feel like we’ve addressed some needs. We’ve signed guys that have really bought in to the Vanderbilt concept and the way we like to do things.”

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