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International scientific team meets at Vanderbilt to plan a new cosmic ray telescope

The group’s goal is to launch the telescope to the space station in 2012 aboard a Japanese rocket.

Vanderbilt mathematician James R. Wesson dies

Services for Wesson, professor of mathematics, emeritus, will be 2 p.m. April 30 at Crievewood United Methodist Church.

Caferro awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

A Vanderbilt expert in medieval and Renaissance European history has been named a 2010 Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Incident in 2525 garage

An April 28 incident involving a Metro Nashville police officer and a suspect he was attempting to apprehend in a garage adjacent to the Vanderbilt campus involved no one affiliated with Vanderbilt. The incident was confined to the garage of the 2525 West End office building and ended quickly with the suspect being taken into custody.

MFA student Pruitt named a Top 40 poet by Essence

Stephanie Pruitt, a creative writing student at Vanderbilt, was named one of “Forty Favorite Poets” by Essence magazine in honor of its 40th anniversary.

‘Miracle ears’ make life-changing difference to one family

Your gift to the Faculty-Staff Giving Campaign can be designated for special programs like The National Center for Childhood Deafness and Family Communication (NCCDFC) at the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt.

Opening a new door with nursing careers

Three resilient individuals featured in the new issue of the Vanderbilt Nurse prove that while adversity cannot be avoided, it can reshape our purpose.

New book by Vanderbilt’s Larry May examines legal treatment of genocide

In Genocide, May proposes a road to categorize what is and isn’t genocide so the legal system can better deal with the issue.

Marina Alex named SEC Golfer of the Year

Sophomore Marina Alex was named the 2010 SEC Golfer of the Year by the league office in Birmingham, Ala., becoming the first Commodore player to win the award since May Wood was named the co-golfer of the year in 2004.

Two Vanderbilt players drafted by the NFL; one signed in free agency

Cornerback Myron Lewis was selected by Tampa Bay, offensive tackle Thomas Welch was selected by the Patriots and safety Ryan Hamilton will sign a free agent deal with the Saints.

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*  This Week

Apr. 29: Vanderbilt Weight Loss Program – Free Orientation

May 4: World Asthma Day Education Conference (Off Campus)

May 5: “Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care.” Dr. Jeff Balser

May 6: Celebration of Teaching

* Mark Your Calendars

May 12: Commencement Event – THE PARTY!

May 13: Commencement Event – Senior Class Day Speaker, Khaled Hosseini

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Researchers Need 7-18 Year Old Typically-Developing Kids for a One Time Visit


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Dickson-Kingston Springs express bus service to Vanderbilt

Kids can enjoy space science camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory this summer

Free skin cancer screening May 1

Siren test Saturday, May 1

Employee weight management workshop starting May 13

Celebrate Ochieng brothers April 30

Football camp June 7-10

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Featured Media

Watch: VUCast: Spring break through good deeds and “ouch” to the 10th degree

Spreading the Vanderbilt spirit through good deeds; suspected terrorists and military commissions; and, oh my, that really had to hurt. It’s VUCast time for April 23, 2010.

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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: 1929 Cincinnati Reds visit Vandy campus

In April 1929, the baseball season was about to begin. One Saturday afternoon on the Vanderbilt baseball diamond was a team of professionals. The Cincinnati Reds were in Nashville to play the hometown Vols of the Southern Association in an exhibition game the next day. When conditions were poor for play due to the weather, an alternative site to the Sulphur Dell ballpark was needed.

The Reds would use the Vanderbilt campus for a day of practice and the game with the Vols was played at Centennial Park. One of the Reds’ players was George Kelly who was nearing the end of a Hall of Fame career. Jack Hendricks was the Cincinnati manager at this time.

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