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Litigation scholar Richard Nagareda dies

Nagareda was a leading civil litigation scholar whose work focused on class actions and aggregate litigation. He was the author of a definitive work on complex litigation theory, Mass Torts in a World of Settlement , as well as a casebook, The Law of Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation.

Former Dean of Peabody College and Professor Emeritus Thomas Stovall dies

Stovall was named executive dean of Peabody College in 1975 and was instrumental in the 1979 merger of Peabody College with Vanderbilt University. While his administrative position was eliminated as part of the merger, Stovall stayed at Peabody as a professor until his retirement in 1990.

Help is still available for flood victims

Many people affected by the May 2010 flood are still struggling to put their homes and lives back together. There are ways to get help through Hands on Nashville and the United Way.

Award-winning author, filmmaker M.K. Asante to deliver annual Murray Lecture Oct. 20

Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a rare, remarkable talent that brings to mind the great artists of the Harlem Renaissance,” M.K. Asante is the author of three celebrated books and films.

Vatican II is subject of annual Cole lectures Oct. 21-22

The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, put the condition and future of the Catholic faith on the table for discussion. Nearly 45 years after the three-year council ended, the effects of Vatican II are still being felt, from the role of laity to the language used in services.

Modern Slavery Museum to visit Vanderbilt Oct. 18

A special mobile museum will make a stop at Vanderbilt’s campus during its tour of the Southeast to promote awareness of modern slavery.

Artists, new designs announced for annual holiday project benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Brightly colored angels and personalized photo cards are among the greeting card and gift designs created by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and their siblings as part of this year’s Holiday Project, sponsored by Friends of Children’s Hospital.

Updates made to the Hours of Work Policy

There has been an update to the Human Resources Hours of Work Policy (#HR-030) that provides guidelines for staff work hours.

ITS hosting sessions to discuss Next Generation Network

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be hosting information sessions regarding the Next Generation Network (NGN). These sessions are open to all interested parties.

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*  This Week

Oct. 14: DigitalVU Month: Don’t be the next target of the RIAA – Panel Discussion

Oct. 15: The Nashville Jazz Orchestra – Latin Night!

Oct. 19: Christopher Buckley Talk

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 23: 2010 Holocaust Lecture Series – ” A Film Unfinished” (Off Campus)

Oct. 24: The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

Oct. 28: Andrew Zimmerman – “Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South”

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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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Memorial service for David T. Karzon Oct. 17

Alice Randall speaks Oct. 20 about her novel Rebel Yell

Employees invited to bring children to special trick-or-treat event Oct. 29

Nashville Flood Recovery conversation goes digital

New book documents daily struggles with diabetes

Dreyfuss joins Conte and Seigenthaler for discussion on civics education

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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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From Vanderbilt View: Looking Back

Vanderbilt’s first library was located in the building now known as Kirkland Hall. As the university expanded, specialized libraries – including those for medicine, religion, law and several departmental collections – cropped up in other buildings around campus. Vanderbilt’s holdings soon outgrew their allotted spaces, and in 1929, Chancellor James Kirkland petitioned the General Education Board, or GEB (a philanthropic organization founded by John D. Rockefeller that gave generously to Vanderbilt and other universities during the early 20th century), for funding to construct a central library on campus.

Around the same time, Vanderbilt’s neighbor, the then-separate Peabody College, also requested funding from the GEB for a new library. Long a proponent for collaboration between the two institutions, the GEB recommended they combine their holdings into a new, shared space. Along with the nearby Scarritt College for Christian Workers, Vanderbilt and Peabody adopted a trust indenture in 1938 that gave them joint ownership of the new library system. More …

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