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Corker addresses regulatory reform

All other issues facing America are “miniscule” compared to unchecked government spending, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker told a standing-room-only audience at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

Physicists set up virtual control room

Seven Vanderbilt physicists are playing an important role – both in person and virtually – in an international experiment involving the Large Hadron Collider located in Switzerland.

April 1 memorial set for industrial wastewater expert

William Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. died March 28 in Nashville. He was 83.

Gregor, Jauregui and Landers win NEH grants

Vanderbilt researchers Thomas Gregor, Carlos Jauregui and Jane Landers were notified recently that they are recipients of the fellowships, designed to support advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both.

Volunteers needed for multi-state national disaster medical system exercise

During this exercise, states across the Southeast – including Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama – will be testing the federal system used to evacuate medical patients, evacuees and pets out of a disaster area.

Mark your calendar for these exciting events in April at Blair

Please visit the NEW Web site at for updated information. All events are free and open to all audiences except where noted.

National Start! Walking Day is April 7

Vanderbilt University employees will join with others across the country to participate in this American Heart Association initiative to get people to move more while at work, and to become active and heart-healthy.

Writer Daisy Hernandez to talk about how race affects women’s issues April 7

Hernández’s talk, “How Stories Shape Our Lives, and What We Can Do About It,” is free and open to the Vanderbilt community.

In a Dark, Dark House premieres April 9 at Vanderbilt

Neil LaBute’s edgy, yet absorbing, autobiographical tragicomedy examines the destructive effects of dysfunctional family units and violence.

Input requested on homepage redesign

The Office of University Web Communications is in the process of redesigning the Vanderbilt homepage and is seeking your input.

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*  This Week

Apr. 1: Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson Special Talk

Apr. 1: China Business Summit

Apr. 3: 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series/Essay Contest

Apr. 3: Falling Whistles Benefit Concert

Apr. 6: Ananya Jahanara Kabir Lecture

Apr. 8-10: “Make Me Feel” Performances

* Mark Your Calendars

Apr. 9: Better World Film Festival

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Help Vanderbilt take 1.5 billion steps

Support hospital at Rite Aid

Dance program to hold concert April 1

Interested in grad school? Graduate School Fair to be held April 1

CampVandy registration begins April 1

Red carpet movie premiere of ‘Letters to God’ to benefit Children’s Hospital

Travel planning session – April 14

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Featured Media

Watch: A discussion of “The Color Purple”

Frank Dobson, director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, and Alice Randall, writer-in-residence, Department of English, along with cast members from the touring production of The Color Purple, guide us through the intricacies of this inspiring and profound story.

Watch: “Primordial Ice Reservoirs of the Solar System”

This year’s Seyfert Lecture was given by David C. Jewitt, a professor in UCLA’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences and in the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics of the University of California.

Listen: Owen professor says no ethical breach when companies “poach”

A professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management believes that the practice of “poaching” other companies’ employees should be accepted or even encouraged in the business world.

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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 Exploration: Gene signature may improve colon cancer treatment

A gene signature, first identified in mouse colon cancer cells, may help identify patients at risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to a recent study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers.

The findings, published in the March issue of Gastroenterology, could help personalize treatments for colon cancer – the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States – by identifying patients most likely to benefit from chemotherapy.

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