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Benefit Open Enrollment 2010

All benefits-eligible employees must fill out or waive benefits by Oct. 15. Faculty and staff will need to have their VUnetID and e-password to use the Web-based enrollment.

One Hundred Oaks facility achieves LEED certification

One Hundred Oaks is Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s first facility to achieve LEED Certification and  one of very few health care facilities to achieve LEED certification.

New type of liquid crystal promises to improve performance of digital displays

Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from digital watches to flat panel televisions.

Join Health Plus for the Annual Senior Leader Walk Oct. 14

Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vice Chancellor Jeff Balser, Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean and other senior leaders for a campus walk beginning at one of five locations and ending at Health Plus located at the corner of Kensington and 25th Avenue.

Holocaust Lecture Series features music, film, lectures

Events of the Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University, the longest continuous Holocaust lecture series at an American university, are free and open to the public except for the Oct. 23 film screening at the Belcourt Theater.

DigitalVU sessions this week

DigitalVU Month, Vanderbilt’s technology learning month, continues this week with sessions and presentations and information sessions from experts across campus as well as external vendors.

Chapman Bluebird on the Mountain concert rescheduled for Oct. 16

Tickets sold for the Aug. 21 show, which was canceled because of severe weather,  will be honored and a limited number of tickets are available.

Books from Birth receives 2010 Salute to Excellence – Making a Difference Award

The Frist Foundation Awards of Achievement recognize excellence in Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations in three categories: Innovation in Action, Making a Difference, and Team Building.

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*  This Week

Oct. 11: Bryan Safi Talk

Oct. 11: Celebrating Schumann’s Chamber Music

Oct. 12: Kitchen Table Series: Body Image at Vanderbilt

Oct. 12: Guest Recital: Robert Weirich, piano

Oct. 13: Screening and Lecture with Manthia Diawara – “Toward a Theory of Imperfect Cinema: Why Ousmane Sembene’s …”

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 19: Best-selling author, social and political satirist Christopher Buckley to speak at Vanderbilt

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Participants Needed for a Study on Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Physicians Needed for Auscultation Study


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Road trip to VU v. Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 16

Portion of 21st Avenue to be closed on Oct. 16

Say boo to the flu

October 19: Faculty and staff cookout with men’s and women’s basketball teams

Jan Rosemergy named deputy director of the VKC

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month with free dental screening

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: Food Delivery From the Meals on Wheels Program

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Featured Media

VUCast: Lean learning and extreme giving

A new way to teach healthy eating habits to kids and see where you can get some delicious, heart-healthy recipes. Plus, it’s no laughing matter when a Vanderbilt professor faces off with comedian Stephen Colbert on Capitol Hill.

Video: Mark McKinnon offers insider’s perspective on national political campaigns

Mark McKinnon, vice chairman of the Austin-based Public Strategies Inc., was a guest lecturer Oct. 5 for the “Political Campaigns and the Electoral Process” class. During the talk in Stevenson Center, he played clips from some of the most memorable campaign ads and candidate interviews to illustrate his points.

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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:

Female sterilization procedures now available in clinic

Vanderbilt’s Center for Women’s Health is offering women two faster, safer and highly effective methods of permanent sterilization, both performed by physicians in the office at the Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks and Cool Springs locations.

Both can be performed in clinic procedure rooms instead of operating rooms and usually take less than 12 minutes.

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