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DigitalVU Month underway

It’s October, which means it’s DigitalVU Month, Vanderbilt’s annual technology learning series. Now in its third year, DigitalVU Month features 28 presentations and information sessions from experts across campus as well as external vendors on all things related to how we use technology to collaborate, communicate and create.

NEH Chairman James Leach to speak at Vanderbilt and Southern Festival of Books

As a part of the 2010 Southern Festival of Books, Humanities Tennessee and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, with additional support from Vanderbilt’s Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions, will host a series of sessions on Oct. 8 and 9 titled “Building Community in the 21st Century – Perspectives on Civility and Democracy.” All sessions are free and open to the public. The chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, James Leach, will present two sessions on the topic: one at the Southern Festival of Books and one on the Vanderbilt University campus. Both sessions are free and open to the public.

VANDERBILT VIEW: A major renovation transforms Central Library into a ‘livable’ learning destination

Things are different at the Central Library. The new features are part of a $6 million renovation -  one designed to make the space more inviting, to make Vanderbilt’s Special Collections more accessible, and to better meet the needs of students in the 21st century.

Author of biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt speaks as part of CLS

The most lasting legacy of the life of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt is the university that bears his name, biographer T.J. Stiles said during the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Stiles, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, spoke Sept. 29 in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

Buerhaus selected to chair National Health Care Workforce Commission

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Peter Buerhaus has been named chair of the National Health Care Workforce Commission, a 15-member panel comprised of distinguished leaders from academia and the health care industry created under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

August Sponsored Research grants

The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in August that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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*  This Week

Oct. 4: Blair presents An Extraordinary Evening with The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Oct. 6: Renowned Graffiti artist Barry McGee Talk

Oct. 7: Night of the Arts – Writer’s talk, film, and theatre performance

Oct. 6: Panel Discussion: What BP Should Do Now

Oct. 7-10: VU Theatre Performance – “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

Oct. 8: Fall for the Arts

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 10-11: The Year of Song: Robert’s Gift to Clara

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Research Study for 2nd Graders


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Learn how to save $$$ with Wright Travel on Oct. 7

Eldercare Fair hosted by the Child and Family Center

Get $10 off tickets to Nashville Opera Oct. 7 & 9

National Lee Denim Day for breast cancer is Oct. 8

Save the Date Oct. 19: Cookout with men’s and women’s basketball teams

Hearing aids discounted for employees

Get discounts to Nashville Predators

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: What Can You Learn From Your Health Risk Assessment?

Peabody researchers travel to Brazil to discuss education policy

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Featured Media

VUCast: Where are these people from and why should you care?

Where are these people from and why should you care? The science of teacher performance pay and Vanderbilt alum makes history. It’s VUCast time for Oct. 1.

Video: Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care

Watch video of a Sept. 29, 2010, Lunch and Learn Event with Dr. Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Video: “The Commodore’s Patriotism”

Watch video of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian T.J. Stiles speaking on “The Commodore’s Patriotism: Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Path to the Founding of Vanderbilt University.”

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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.

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