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submit a story idea » Service receives Emmy

Emily Pearce won in the “Writer: Programs” category for Taylor Stokes: Finishing Well, a video on Vanderbilt’s first African-American scholarship football player. tickets no longer available for Vanderbilt event with Gen. David H. Petraeus

The event will be video streamed live at announces 24 football signees

Head coach Bobby Johnson believes the 2010 Vanderbilt signing class is the most talented his staff has attracted to the Nashville campus. wins The Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Beth Bachmann of the English Department is the 2010 winner of The Kate Tufts Discovery Award, given to honor a poet’s first book. Black History Month at Vanderbilt

Join the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and many other organizations around campus as they celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events. travel help available

Vanderbilt has contracted with International SOS to provide travel assistance and evacuation services for all faculty and staff members traveling internationally on Vanderbilt related business. The services provided by SOS range from telephone advice and referrals to full-scale evacuation by private air ambulance. Peter Guralnick to present Sam Cooke documentary

The author of an acclaimed biography of Sam Cooke will screen his Grammy-winning 2003 documentary about the groundbreaking soul singer, songwriter and entrepreneur as part of Vanderbilt’s International Lens film series. The Feb. 10 screening of Sam Cooke: Legend at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema in the Sarratt Student Center, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. hands on deck: the University’s snow removal plan in action

Clearing snow and ice on our 330-acre campus requires considerable team work. Leon Fleisher at Blair for a three-day performance visit Feb. 6-9

All events are free and open to all audiences. No tickets are needed. is a shared tradition among Blair students and the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School

A number of Blair students  serve as volunteer instructors at the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School.

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*  This Week

Feb. 4: Special Presentations – Black History Month Symposium, Black in the Day and Racism on College Campuses: No Post-Racial World

Feb. 5: “Solicitor General Influence and the United States Supreme Court.”

Feb. 7: VUCSSA 2010 Chinese New Year Party

Feb. 8: “The Empire of Cotton: A Global History.” Sven Beckert

Feb. 9: The Technology Horizon at Vanderbilt

Feb. 10: “The Struggle for Women’s Equality in the Muslim World.” Zainab Al-Suwaij

Feb. 11: “Justice on the Margins: Popular and Official Claims to Freedom Under French Law.”

* Mark Your Calendars

Feb. 12: Tennessee Global Health Forum

Feb. 12: Scholar-sips

Feb. 12-14: V-Day Vanderbilt 2010: “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer”

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Research Study on Emotions, Endorphins and Chronic Pain


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Monologues on personal violence set for Sarratt

Mind-body workshop for infertility

Outdoor warning sirens test scheduled Feb. 6

Commodores take on UT Feb. 8

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Featured Media

Watch: MidSouth Regional Emmy Winner 2009

From tragedy to triumph, meet one graduate who took 40 years to reach Commencement 2009.

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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. Commodore Nation Magazine: Trip to Far East was a learning experience

When Vanderbilt’s baseball team traveled to the Far East during Thanksgiving week, those on the trip got more than just a new cultural experience, they also had a baseball experience unlike anything most had ever witnessed.

The mound was 60′6″ from home plate, the bases were 90′ apart — just as they are in the U.S. — and the objective was to score more runs than the opponent, but the similarities between what Vanderbilt’s team is used to seeing in the U.S. and what it saw in its four games in Japan just about end there.

There were teams that had rosters of more than 100 players. They played on a field that was made of all dirt. But what stood out most to the Commodores was the difference in how the game is played in Japan — from the style of play to the focus and discipline of the Japanese players.

“The difference in the style of their play was very noticeable,” senior infielder Brian Harris said. “It was especially noticeable with their hitting approach. They are not big guys, with the exception of a few of them, so instead of hitting a lot of fly balls, they will hit it on the ground and try to run it out because they are all fast. They choke up with two strikes. They will make the pitcher throw a lot of pitches and try to get him out of the game as quick as they can.”

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