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Voice MailVoicemail system to be replaced

Information Technology Services is in the process of replacing Vanderbilt’s voicemail system to expand capacity and upgrade the technology behind it.

VUPD 2VUPD awarded law enforcement accreditation

University one of two in state to earn same accreditation as city, state, federal agencies.

retirement counseling 2Retirement Plan 2010 contribution limits unchanged, free retirement consultations available

Each of our four retirement vendors (TIAA-CREF, Vanguard, VALIC, and Fidelity) offer free one-on-one retirement consultations.

Cancer Cell smallVU center earns second Stand Up to Cancer grant

Dr.  William Pao, associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been awarded a grant from Stand Up to Cancer to study molecules that could speed up the search for new cancer drugs and targets.

Telephone-On HoldMusic back for VU callers on hold

Telephone callers to Vanderbilt who are placed on hold are hearing music again while they wait to be reconnected.

Drowsy ChaperoneTPAC discounts offered to ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ and ‘Proof’

The two shows will be performed in February.

PrintGet discount on Preds tickets and help out Children’s Hospital

The Predators will donate 5 percent from every ticket purchased through the web link to Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

SEC freshman of year 2Vanderbilt runner/returner named SEC’s top freshman of 2009

Warren Norman became the second Commodore to earn SEC Freshman of the Year honors.

HO_cover561Need a 2010 calendar? Pick up new issue of the House Organ

The holiday issue of the House Organ is on the stands now.

heart attackDoctors warn against holiday heart attack spike

Some studies indicate that death rates from heart attacks and stroke as well as non-heart-related causes spike during the holiday season.

Manuel smallCostumer to the stars gives students unique perspective on music history

Manuel, clothing maker to the stars for more than five decades, spoke to Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Jen Gunderman’s History of Rock class on Dec. 8 in Sarratt Cinema.

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*  This Week

Dec. 10-12: Holiday & Jazz Concerts, Recitals

Dec. 13: Festival of Lessons and Carols

Dec. 14, 15 & 30: Adult Weight Management Program – Free Orientation Sessions

Dec. 14-15: Winter Concert & Orchestras Performance

Dec. 15: Churchwell Lecture – “Clinical Applications of Culturally Competent Care.” Dr. Denise Cora-Bramble

Dec. 16: Holiday Recyclathon-Clothing Drive Ends Today

Dec. 16: International Shipping Seminar

Dec. 16: Holiday Presence! Mindful Change: New Year Resolutions

* Mark Your Calendars

Dec. 18: Employee Turkey Giveaway 2009

Dec. 21-23 & Dec. 28-31:  Holiday CampVandy

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Research Study for Second, Fourth and Fifth Graders

Melatonin for Sleep in Children With Autism: Safety, Tolerability and Dosing

Sleep Education Program for Parents of Children With Autism


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Adult Weight Management Program has orientation for January classes in December

Pizza Perfect Catering offering discount to Vanderbilt

Get a personalized ‘fitness prescription’

‘Tis the season for Keeping Your Sanity seminar Dec. 17

Cosmetic Dermatology offers discounts on eye wrinkle solutions

Babies and You prenatal education classes offered by Health Plus

Feng Shui podcast

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Manuel small

Watch: History of Rock class with Manuel

Legendary fashion designer and well-known Nashville personality Manuel spoke to the History of Rock class at Vanderbilt Dec. 8, 2009.Known as the “Rhinestone Rembrandt,” Manuel has designed signature looks for hundreds of the most influential rock and country musicians  in American music history.

Mentor TenniSee

Listen: Mentor TennisSee connects tennis to life skills for at-risk youth

Nashville inner-city youth are learning the lessons of tennis as well as life thanks to an after-school program founded by Vanderbilt University senior Jeff Berry.

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Francis Craig,jpgDynamite, Dynamite, when Vandy starts to fight. Da da da, da da da da, da da da da da da. To most Vanderbilt fans the first line of lyrics to the catchy fight song Dynamite, is all that can be remembered.

But do you know who wrote the words and lyrics?

Francis Craig was born in Dickson, TN, but made Nashville his home. Craig was a member of the Vanderbilt University Class of 1924. The popular composer and orchestra leader was known for such hits as Near You, which was recorded in 1947 and sold 35 million copies.

Heidi SilverFROM THE REPORTER: Nursing School to offer nutrition degree

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has established its first non-nursing degree, a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, enrolling for fall 2010.

“Increased complexity in health care, the obesity epidemic, the information technology explosion and other factors require fundamental changes in the way we educate health care professionals and the role that registered dietitians play in the process and delivery of health care,” said Linda Norman, senior associate dean for Academics.

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