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The balancing act of undergraduate admissions

The admissions selection process, particularly at selective institutions such as Vanderbilt, can be as competitive as it is mysterious.

VU mourns loss of noted pediatrician Harris ‘Pete’ Riley

Dr. Harris D. “Pete” Riley Jr.,  professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at Vanderbilt University, died March 26. He was 85.

Former Vanderbilt women’s athletic director passes away

Emily Hudson Harsh, former women’s athletic director at Vanderbilt University, passed away March 31 after a brief illness.

Vanderbilt students launch literary journal

Nashville Review, has been launched by graduate creative writing students at Vanderbilt University. It can be accessed at

Great Performances at Vanderbilt presents Trey McIntyre Project April 7

McIntyre delivers a style of performance that is truly innovative in the world of American dance.

Peabody Research Institute launches paperless data tool for field studies

The tablet computers dramatically reduce data collection time and effort and speed up analysis.

‘Sweetie Face’ WWII fighter plane buzzes campus

The P-51 Mustang was arguably the most potent and effective fight plane of World War II.

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*  This Week

April 5: Sankofa Concert

April 6: Rachel Manley Reading

April 7: Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box – “Civilizing” Haiti

April 8: “Global Justice: Practical Steps.” Thomas Pogge

April 8: Spring Faculty Assembly

* Mark Your Calendars

April 12: An Evening with Elie Wiesel

April 18: Vanderbilt Student Film Festival

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

The Vanderbilt Addiction Center Needs Healthy Women Volunteers for a Genetics Study

Researchers at Vanderbilt Seek Study Participants for a One-time Blood Draw


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Free healthy child event at Centennial Park April 10

Meeting space reservations for fall 2010 open April 14

Special information session about planning international travel and/or meetings April 15

Comprehensive Spine Center opens at One Hundred Oaks

Receive a 23 percent discount on Sprint or Nextel service

New Health Plus class focuses on cardio, strength, core and flexibility

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Featured Media

Watch: VUCast: A music lesson to be remembered

Watch: Impact Symposium: “American Capitalism in the World”

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney spoke March 31.

Watch: Impact Symposium: “Business or the Consumer First?”

Journalist John Stossel and political activist Ralph Nader spoke March 30.

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