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Chancellor announces $100 million for graduate education, outlines building priorities at Spring Faculty Assembly

Other financial priorities include the medical center, in particular care and research to help sick children at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Zeppos said.

Kosson, Schaffner win awards at Spring Faculty Assembly

Professors of communication, engineering, law and medicine were recognized with teaching and research awards at the Spring Faculty Assembly.

No more tickets available for Elie Wiesel lecture

All tickets for the April 12 lecture by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel have been claimed.

Farahany to join White House commission on bioethical issues

The commission will advise President Obama on legal, philosophical and social issues arising from the biosciences and to suggest policies to ensure scientific research, health care delivery and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner.

Ogilvy to enter NBA Draft

The 6′11 center from Sydney, Australia, is a three-time All-SEC performer and averaged 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in three years at Vanderbilt.

Leading historian Ira Berlin to address ‘Barack Obama and the Remaking of Black America’

The speaker, a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, has written extensively about the African American experience, including the history of slavery.

Social media handbook released

A new handbook for university faculty and staff wishing to use social media tools such as Facebook or Twitter to promote their program, research or department is now available.

Exhibit offers quirky perspectives on noise in libraries

The sometimes confusing library protocols of where to be quiet and where to make noise – all in the name of learning – are explored in a series of student art installations called “Can You Hear Me Now?” They are on display from April 15 through May 14 in Vanderbilt University Libraries.

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*  This Week

April 12: Vanderbilt Visiting Writers presents Jill McCorkle

April 13: “What Blew Up on the Fourth of July in 1054? The Crab Nebula of Course.” Dr. C. Robert O’Dell

April 14: “The First Book”

April 15: InsideOut of the Lunch Box – Nashville Ballet (Off Campus)

April 16-18: Musical Performance as Political Practice Conference

* Mark Your Calendars

April 18: 4th Annual Vanderbilt Student Film Festival

April. 22: 28th Annual Research Forum

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Reseach Study on Imaging Brain Chemistry in Adults Age 18-50 with Depression


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Health Plus presents: Simple Steps to Living Green April 15

Babies and You class on breastfeeding offered April 15

Free lecture about Google is April 15

April 17 production of ‘For Colored Girls …’

Free women’s health care seminar April 29

Lynsey Gaudioso selected as 2010 Luce Scholar

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Watch: Spring Faculty Assembly

Vanderbilt will create a $100 million fund to support graduate education and is in the planning stages for the next phase of College Halls at Vanderbilt and new facilities for engineering, the social sciences and humanities, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced.

Watch: The Battle for America 2008

Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, two of the nation’s most experienced political reporters, discuss the election of President Barack Obama and its impact on this year’s election campaigns for the control of Congress.

Watch: “Civilizing” Haiti: Representation, and its Discontents

This panel looks at Haiti’s colonial and revolutionary history in order to determine the origins of the country’s poverty, as well as draw attention to the fact that Haiti’s present-day reality is not just a product of revolution, but also of political negotiation.

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