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Community Giving Campaign sets ambitious goal for 2010

The goal for this year’s campaign is $1 million. The four campaign partners — Community Health Charities, Community Shares of Tennessee, Nashville Alliance for Public Education and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville — address some of the most critical needs in Middle Tennessee.

Williams remembered for the many lives she touched

A memorial service for Donna Williams will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in Benton Chapel at Vanderbilt Divinity School. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that any donations be sent to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 2107 Wilson Blvd., No. 300, Arlington, VA, 22201-3042.

Chancellor, Mayor step out for fitness

Both Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean emphasized the importance of regular exercise at the conclusion of a special walk across the Vanderbilt campus on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Help Vanderbilt win EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge at Homecoming Oct. 23

The goal: be the university and/or division with the least amount of waste generated per person at the game. Vanderbilt will compete with other universities around the country, and as part of the Southeastern Conference against other conferences, in the EPA’s Recycling Challenge.

Vanderbilt poet Kate Daniels honored by Fellowship of Southern Writers

Kate Daniels, author of the soon-to-be-published A Walk in Victoria’s Secret and three other poetry collections, has been named winner of the 2011 Hanes Award for Poetry by the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Vanderbilt recognized by the Summit for Campus Sustainability

This award is given by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to universities that have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency through innovative design and policy.

House Organ photography contest deadline is Oct. 22

This is the 29th year that House Organ has called on Vanderbilt staff, students, volunteers and faculty to submit photographs to the House Organ Photography Contest, the winners of which will be featured, one per month, in the 2011 House Organ Calendar, to be included in the combined December/January issue.

Sarratt Gallery to host ‘Wilderness’ Oct. 20

In a provocative evening of abstract art and a contemporary installation, Sarratt Gallery hosts two artists:  abstract painter and sculptor Kit Reuther and dancer and installation artist Yanira Castro.

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*  This Week

Oct. 18: Professor David Abraham – “Immigration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis”

Oct. 19: Faculty-Staff Cookout with Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams

Oct. 20: International Lens Film Series – “Saviors in the Night” (Unter Bauern)

Oct. 22: China and U.S. Security – panel discussion

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 29: DigitalVU Sessions – Halloween IT Horror Stories and Adobe CS5 launch event

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Needs Adult Participants for a Hearing Aid Study

Researchers Need Teenagers Who Use an Inhaler for Asthma for a Cell Phone Study of Teens with Asthma


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Modern Day Slavery Museum visit to Vanderbilt postponed

DigitalVU sessions Oct. 18-22

First student athletic T-shirt design to be unveiled at homecoming game

Weight Watchers informational meeting Oct. 20

Wine tasting and silent auction to benefit Children’s Hospital Oct. 21

Faculty/staff season football tickets still the way to go

Managing Stress & Developing A More Positive Attitude 6-week workshop

The Why and How of Dealing with ‘Special’ Colleagues: Discouraging Disruptive Behavior

Get discounts on Delta tickets and get a chance to win free tickets

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Featured Media

Video: VUCast: What is discovery science?

See how Vanderbilt is making life-saving breakthroughs through “discovery science.” Plus, what Vandy business experts think BP needs to do to rebuild, and another Vanderbilt connection on the Simpsons!

Listen: WRVU co-founder remembers early days of campus radio

Dr. Raphael Smith, one of the co-founders of WRVU, is one of six Vanderbilt alumni who will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Smith, who is now a Vanderbilt University professor of medicine, emeritus, provided most of the technical expertise for getting the station built and on the air in 1953.

Video: Genetics and politics

Professor John Alford of Rice University speaks about the correlation between genetics and politics. This MLAS Fall 2010 class, led by Professors John Geer and David Bader, explores how genetics might influence politics.

Video: Great ideas of the 19th century

Some of the leading ideas of the 19th century are discussed and the extent to which we are still struggling to deal with the problems they could not resolve are assessed.

Video: Russia: Empire to Revolution

This lecture series surveys the history of the Russian Empire from the 18th century, the height of its prominence, until the revolutions of 1917, the time of its collapse

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