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Basketball legend Roy Skinner has died

Skinner was a four-time SEC Coach of the Year and he made the groundbreaking decision to recruit Perry Wallace, integrating the SEC with its first African-American athlete.

Halloween calls for extra care to keep children safe

As children prepare for October’s fun-filled night of trick-or-treating, a few preventive measures could save a trip to the emergency room.

New SustainVU website features expanded features

The Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) is unveiling a new look for the SustainVU website.

‘Butterflies Are Free’ premieres Nov. 5

In this Tony Award-winning comedy, a young blind man and the free-spirited girl-next-door discover the values of self-reliance and dependence.

Slay vampires, cut costs

No, not vampires with fangs and capes that turn into bats (or sparkle), but the kind that you can find in your office or at home – vampire power.

Study to track child health from birth to age 21

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is set to begin recruiting mothers and their unborn babies for the largest long-term study of child health in United States history.

Community Giving Campaign: Clearing the Air

The American Lung Association works to improve treatments and find cures for lung diseases and to help people stop smoking, but there is another area the organization has made a huge impact—air quality.

Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano performs Nov. 3

Great Performances at Vanderbilt brings Grammy winner Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano to Langford Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, to celebrate Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead).

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*  This Week

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

Nov. 4: Divinity School Community Breakfast – Paul DeHart

Nov. 4: Vanderbilt Visiting Writers presents author Tom Sleigh and Alice Quinn interview

Nov. 5: Talk by Mark Auslander – “Buried Together: Slaves, Masters, and Kinship in American Memorial Space”

* Mark Your Calendars

Nov. 16: Jimmy Gentry – An American Liberator

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Adults With Diabetes Displaced by the Flood in May Needed for Research Study

HIV Negative Adults Between Age 18-50 Needed for an HIV Vaccine Trial


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Guatemalan ambassador speaks Oct. 29

Churchwell, Neel, Wauford honored by engineering

Stress & Optimism class starts Nov. 2

Chemistry professors receive recognition for excellence in teaching

Be the Match and Donate Life; opportunities throughout the month of November

Halloween sale at The Friends Shop Oct. 29

Two professors named Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators

AlertVU and sirens activated together

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: The Healthy Kitchen Cooking Video Series

Flu vaccines continue at Light Hall, VCH and more

Merry Wives of Windsor performances Nov. 12, 14

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Featured Media

VUCast: Vanderbilt’s ties to Goldilocks

See how Vanderbilt helped find Goldilocks; find out which political science professor is helping NBC with election coverage; and you’re never too young to support the Commodores!

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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.

Students in Vanderbilt Opera Theatre productions get the full-scale stage experience

The mischievously dark worlds of filmmaker Tim Burton, illustrator Edward Gorey and the humorously twisted Fractured Fairy Tales cartoons are influencing this fall’s Vanderbilt Opera Theatre production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. It’s quite a change from the traditional, straightforward approach taken when the opera was performed a decade ago, and a change in how opera is integrated into the Blair curriculum.

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