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VUMC messaging initiative: The promise of discovery

A new ad campaign will tell the story of “The Promise of Discovery,” which represents the promise held by advancements in biomedical science as well as the promise held by students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.

State of men’s health gets failing grade by 2010 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

For the most part, the report’s findings offer a sobering reminder that Tennessee’s men should take a more active role to improve their health.

New NRC report provides data on 31 Vanderbilt doctoral programs

A new report from the National Research Council offers insights into 31 doctoral programs at Vanderbilt University and finds the programs to be competitive with those at other top research institutions in the United States.

Atack named president-elect of Economic History Association

Jeremy Atack, professor of economics and history, is the new president-elect of the Economic History Association, a professional academic association with about 1,200 members worldwide.

TPAC discounts for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ and more

Enjoy discounts to Menopause the Musical and a special performance by classically trained violinist Alex DePue and Mexican guitarist Miguel De Hoyos, too.

October is loaded with concerts and special events at Blair

Celebrate the 200th birthday of composer Robert Schumann, enjoy Percussion Vortex and YARN/WIRE, and many more.

Pride and Prejudice premieres Oct. 7

Vanderbilt University Theatre’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice begins a one-week run at Neely Auditorium on Oct. 7.

Lamentations art exhibit opens at divinity school

The Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program’s fall art exhibition, Lamentations, opens Oct. 7.

Vanderbilt Relay for Life is Nov. 12; Sign up a team

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event. Individuals take to the track and walk to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

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*  This Week

Sept. 30: Benefits Fair – Student Life Center

Oct. 1: Health Care Business Alliance conference, “Achieving Success in a New Health Care Landscape” (Off Campus)

Oct. 2: Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps

Oct. 4: Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture Series: Francois Bourguignon

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

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 8: Fall for the Arts

Oct. 8: Jim Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Lecture

Oct. 9: The Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Research Subjects Needed for a Study on Auditory Motion Perception


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Craft fair and chili cafe Sept. 30, Oct. 1

Security report available Oct. 1

We Care for Kids Day Oct. 3

HIV/AIDS service moving to One Hundred Oaks Oct. 4

Blood, tissue, organ, bone marrow drive begins Oct. 5

Wright Travel information session Oct. 7

Funds available for diabetes research

Flu shots at Loews Vanderbilt, Law School and more next week

Free haircuts to benefit Children’s Hospital

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Featured Media

VUCast: How Happy Birthday = making a difference

How Happy Birthday means making a difference; shame vs. guilt; and calling all Vandy sports videos/photos. It’s VUCast time for Sept. 23, 2010.

Video: “Immigration in a Time of Economic Crisis: Downturns and Returns in US/Mexico Relations”

The Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies, ConexiónAméricas and the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute presented this Sept. 7, 2010, roundtable discussion of the effects of recent economic downturn on Mexican immigration to the U.S.

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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.

FROM COMMODORE HISTORY CORNER: Former Vandy Coach Guepe remembered

“There is no way you can be Harvard Monday through Friday, and try to be Alabama on Saturday.” Former Vanderbilt head football coach Art Guepe at the end of his 10-year tenure offered this quote. Guepe was hired away from the University of Virginia to revive the Commodores in 1953 after the athletic department was suffering financially with a declining football program. He was made athletics director and the university knew of his reputation of good character, a tireless worker, brilliant strategist and very business savvy. The athletics department’s $200,000 deficit that Guepe inherited would be a challenge to him. On the football field, Guepe was replacing Bill Edwards who in fours years was 21-19-2. The previous two seasons the Commodores were 6-5 and 3-7. The poor financial situation would handicap Guepe right away when the University’s Vice Chancellor Madison Sarratt announced the hiring of Guepe he said: “We like his character of football and his economy of operation. Under him we will reduce the number of scholarships by 10 and the coaching staff by one number. Mr. Guepe’s contract at Virginia was to expire on March 1, therefore Vanderbilt did not get him to break any agreement there.”

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