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Sociologist Pete Peterson has died

Richard A. “Pete” Peterson, one of the first professors to research country music from a sociological perspective, died Feb. 4. He was 77.

New blood test for coronary artery disease now available at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Vanderbilt is among the first institutions in the country, and the only one in Tennessee, to offer this test.

Help battle breast cancer at Pink Out game Feb. 14

Bring your sweethearts to support the women’s basketball team as they take on the Kentucky Wildcats and support breast cancer awareness and research at the same time.

Struggle for women’s equality in the Muslim world topic of Feb. 10 lecture

Zainab Al-Suwaij, co-founder and executive director of the American Islamic Congress, will speak.

Mark Twain exhibit on display at Special Collections as part of Twain and Twang city-wide celebration

Twain and Twang, Nashville’s citywide celebration, marks the 175th anniversary this year of Twain’s birth, 100th anniversary of his death and 125th anniversary of the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Activist, musician Anderson Sa to visit week of Feb. 22

Musician and recent Reebok Human Rights recipient Anderson Sa, who has used music to help lead Brazilian youth away from drug cartels, will spend a week at Vanderbilt.

Puppets and more at Peabody library

The puppets, as well as games, parachutes, and a giant model solar system, are available for check-out to all Vanderbilt staff, faculty, and students.

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*  This Week

Feb. 8: Free Soap – Not Just Any Soap – “EcoSuds”

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

Feb. 11: Film Screening: Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

Feb. 11-13: Colloquium on Poetry: The Poetics of Hispanism/Poeticas del hispanismo

Feb. 12: Safety Fair LIVE

Feb. 12: Global Health Forum

* Mark Your Calendars

Feb. 16: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day

Feb. 16: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day

Feb. 19: Darwin Day at Vanderbilt – A Colloquium on Darwin and His Legacy

Feb. 19: Blakemore Trio to Premiere Susan Botti’s Gates of Silence

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Vanderbilt Addiction Center looking for Healthy Volunteers for a Research Study


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Free retirement counseling

Tax workshop at women’s center Feb. 10

Klezmer musician to perform Feb. 16

Adult classes still open for registration at Blair School of Music

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: Creating Positive Change in Your Life

VUSN Nurse-midwifery program solicits comments

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Featured Media

Watch: Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Researcher and writer Michael Kimmel’s study shows that the guys who live in “Guyland” are mostly white, middle-class, totally confused and cannot commit to their relationships, work or lives.

Watch: On Photography’s Expanded Field

Referencing George Baker’s 2005 essay on photography, Professor Pavlovic’ discusses her own photographic work, and contemporary photography’s questioning of the medium’s language.

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From the House Organ: Vote for your favorite ‘Pets of the Medical Center’ Feb. 5-18

Every year, the House Organ publication asks for employees favorite pictures of dogs, cats, and other assorted beasts. We get several hundred, and then we select some of the best to feature.

To vote for your favorite, visit and click on the green buttons in the left hand column.

May the best dog or cat win!

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