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Nagareda to be remembered at Nov. 12 event

The life of Richard Nagareda, the David Daniels Allen Professor of Law and director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at Vanderbilt University Law School, will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the law school’s Flynn Auditorium.

New deadline, other changes for Go for the Gold program

Go for the Gold, Vanderbilt’s annual program designed to help faculty and staff learn their health risks and support risk reduction, has a deadline for completion of Oct. 31, a month earlier than last year.

Community Giving Campaign: Focusing on students

Money donated to The Nashville Alliance for Public Education has a direct impact in the classrooms – new equipment, better curriculum, master’s degree-trained teachers and funds to support the strategic direction of the schools.

David Harrison starts work Jan. 1

Dr. David Harrison will join the Vanderbilt faculty as the Betty and Jack Bailey Professor of Medicine and the director of the Center for Vascular Biology in Hypertension in the Department of Medicine effective Jan. 1.

Greenhouse emissions down

Vanderbilt released an updated inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for calendar years 2005 through 2009. The report shows that total GHG emissions decreased by 7.8 percent from 2008 to 2009 and by 2.4 percent overall from 2005 to 2009.

Sharpley-Whiting named to The Root 100 list

Vanderbilt’s T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting was named one of the top 100 young leaders of the African American community by the The Root, an online magazine founded by scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Photographer Dana Hoey speaks Nov. 3

In exploring issues of gender and culture, photographer Dana Hoey uses both staged and directed photography. Hoey will discuss her work in a lecture, “Experiments in Living Female,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Room 126 Wilson Hall.

Image of mosquito heart wins competition

A fluorescent image of the heart of a mosquito taken by Vanderbilt graduate student Jonas King has captured first place in Nikon’s Small World 2010 photomicrography competition.

Space 204 to feature “MAMONO GRAFI GA” exhibit Nov. 4 to Dec. 10

From meticulous metal engravings to large-scale relief and intaglio prints, Koichi Yamamoto’s representational landscapes uniquely merge the traditional and contemporary. His current work in large-scale monotypes, included in the Space 204 exhibition, exemplifies a contemporary, international aesthetic influenced by his upbringing in Japan and his education in Canada, Denmark, Slovakia, Poland and the United States.

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*  This Week

Oct. 21: “States’ Challenges to Health Reform; A Look at Selected Constitutional Issues” – discussion with James Blumstein

Oct. 22: Special Lectures – German poet Esther Dischereit and Mark Warren (Harvard University)

Oct. 22: Artist Gallery Talks for “What Are They Doing in There? Recent Work by the Department of Art”

Oct. 24: The Inextinguishable Symphony – A true story of music and love in Nazi Germany

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 31: Percussion VORTEX – Visit the Dark Side

Nov. 1: The Wonder of Their Voices: The History and Meaning of Interviewing Holocaust Survivors

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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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Keeping Kids Safe seminar Oct. 21

Vote online for VU soccer player Molly Kinsella

Poet Mary Kinzie reads in Buttrrick Oct. 21

Babies and You prenatal education classes offered by Health Plus

Investing Tricks of the Trade workshop Oct. 25

Nov. 2: African Ancestry and High Risk Breast Cancer lecture

Weight Watchers at Work group to start in Green Hills Office Building

Flu vaccines continue at 100 Oaks, Green Hills and more

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: The Return to Work Program

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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!

Video: What should BP’s new CEO do now?

BP’s long summer battling one of the world’s most disastrous oil spills may be over. But as Robert Dudley assumes the role of BP’s next chief executive on Oct. 1, he faces years of rebuilding – both along the Gulf Coast and within the company.

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From the Vanderbilt View:

Financial analyst learns to swim, completes first Ironman Triathalon

Jonathan Minton may be a mild-mannered financial analyst for Vanderbilt’s Office of Financial Affairs by day, but he’s a fierce competitor during a race. His first event was the half-marathon portion of the Country Music Marathon in 2005. Since then he’s competed in several running and bike races, and he learned to swim for the challenge of triathlons.

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