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submit a story idea » Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel speaks April 12; Free event, but tickets required

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992. All employees required to change ePasswords by June 15

To enhance computer system security and comply with federal audit requirements, Vanderbilt is now requiring all employees with a VUnetID to change their ePasswords by June 15. sports weekend ahead on Vanderbilt campus

The featured spring attraction for Bobby Johnson’s Commodore football squad is scheduled Saturday, sandwiched between the baseball series with highly regarded South Carolina, two SEC tennis matches, and a lacrosse duel against Ohio State. tickets for Nashville Predators playoffs

The Nashville Predators are once again offering Vanderbilt employees a discount on tickets for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Reese named Presbyterian College athletics director

Reese, a native of Michigan who has served in key management roles with Vanderbilt Athletics since 2002, will assume full-time duties at Presbyterian on July 1. run April 10, percussion performance and Rites of Spring among events this month to benefit Haiti

Haiti may not be making headlines any more, but the Vanderbilt community has not forgotten its commitment to the Dores for Haiti Disaster Relief Campaign. Telescope scientist, nebulae expert and VU professor to examine biggest Fourth of July explosion in history

C. Robert O’Dell, Distinguished Research Professor, will deliver the lecture on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m., at the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. is National Donate Life month: Are you a donor?

Every 18 minutes a patient dies while waiting for an organ, while a new name is added every 11 minutes. of ‘Police Academy’ films and VU alum named Fred Coe Artist-in-Residence for VU Theatre

Professional actor, writer and producer Lance Kinsey will spend a week on campus, sharing his expertise with students in several informal sessions. out the climbing wall in the rec center

In the market for some exciting, strenuous and mindful exercise? Head over to the Student Recreation Center for a clamber on Vanderbilt’s very own climbing wall.

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*  This Week

Apr. 8: Discovery Symposium – Rafi Ahmed, Diane Griffin, Steve Harrison and Peter Palese

Apr. 8: Talk by Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services William Corr

Apr. 12: Blair Percussion VORTEX Concert

Apr. 13: “Icon of Loss: The Haunting Child of Holocaust Survivor Samuel Bak.” Gary A. Phillips

Apr. 15: “‘Will the Circle Be Broken’: Country Music, Fundamentalism, and Modernity.” Patrick Jackson

Apr. 16: “Social Justice Sexuality: Insights from a Public Sociologist.” Juan Battle

* Mark Your Calendars

Apr. 17: ‘Dores for Nets Tournament

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Research Study Needs Participants Age 18-28 with Type 1 Diabetes


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Two students selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2009-2010 academic year

Film by James Benning gets free screening April 10

An examination of Michelangelo’s Signatures lecture to be held April 11

World On Wednesdays presents, ‘More than Gypsies: The Roma Identity’

Free lecture about Google is April 15

April 17 production of ‘For Colored Girls …’

Vanderbilt Hair Salon rolls back prices…offers new services

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Featured Media

Watch: Juggleville V: The King of Clubs

Juggleville V: The King of Clubs blends juggling, acrobatics and physical comedy in three extraordinary performances.

Watch: Composer In Residence Concert: Vanderbilt Orchestra

Watch a Feb. 26, 2010, performance celebrating the music of Joseph Schwantner with the Vanderbilt Orchestra.

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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. the Vanderbilt View: Catch Us If You Can

It’s a fast-paced, adrenaline-charged competition in which opponents must outwit and outlast one another. It’s a game of strategy, where months of preparation pay off in the heat of battle. And a good match-up can leave its competitors exhausted and sweaty.

It’s intercollegiate policy debate – and it’s not what you may think.

Forget any notions of blazer-clad students standing behind podiums and speaking slowly and rhetorically. Policy debate, as it exists at high schools and universities across the country, is an exercise in relaying copious amounts of information – albeit in the form of logical, well-supported arguments – at a rapid-fire rate.

“Policy debate is very evidence-oriented – you need to have expert sources behind everything you say,” explained Cameron Norris, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn., and one-half of Vanderbilt’s top-ranked varsity debate team. “And we speak really, really fast – around 400 words per minute – because we want to get out as many arguments as possible during the allotted time.”

Norris and his debate partner of two years Nick Brown, a junior from Houston, Texas, beat out hundreds of teams to take first place at this year’s American Debate Association National Championship Debate Tournament held at Vanderbilt March 6-8.

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