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The MLK Jr. 2010 Commemorative Lecture Series starts Jan. 18

In honoring Dr. King, Vanderbilt University affirms its own commitment to the goals of peace and racial justice to which Dr. King dedicated his life.

Haiti relief opportunities

Vanderbilt organizations are among those offering opportunities to help ease the suffering in Haiti.

VUMC mourns Pediatric Hematology icon Lukens

John N. Lukens Jr., the founding director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University and professor, Emeritus, died at home on Jan. 12.

Voicemail access clarification

With the rollout of this new system, there appears to be some confusion with how to access new messages and how to access old messages.

VU employees receive 15 percent off career classes at OGSM

Now, more than ever, working professionals are finding it necessary to hone critical skills in management and business fundamentals such as finance and accounting, sales and marketing, and leadership skills.

‘Jam the Gym’ event focuses on recycling awareness

This event will raise awareness about the new basketball game recycling program and women’s issues and accomplishments while promoting and supporting the Lady Commodores — all for $1 admission.

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*  This Week

Jan. 18: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Exhibit Opening – From Heartache to Hope: Middle Tennessee Families Living With Autism

Jan. 19: Cash Flow Planning Two Part Series

Jan. 20: Export Control Boot Camp

Jan. 20-24: Sarratt Art Studios Spring Registration

Jan. 21: Community Breakfast – John Thatamanil

Jan. 21: Chancellor’s Lecture Series: Geoffrey Canada

Jan. 22: Vanderbilt History Seminar – Lynn Festa, Jonathan Lamb and Dror Wahrman

Jan. 23: “Garbage Dreams” Film Screening – SustainVU (Off Campus)

* Mark Your Calendars

Jan. 25: Common Ground: Being Muslim in the Military

Jan. 28: Great Performances at Vanderbilt – Guido’s Ear Featuring Aaron Brown

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Study Volunteers Needed for Research on Sedentary Behaviors

Research Volunteers With High Blood Pressure Needed

Right from the Start – A Research Study of Early Pregnancy Health


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Health Plus offers: Staying on Track in a Volatile Market

Child and Family Center offers new series: Boomers, Elders and More

Blood drive, organ donor registration, and bone marrow registration to be held Jan. 20

Work/Life Connection-EAP offers Cash Flow Planning: Part 1

Babies and You Class Jan. 21 focuses on infant safety

Author who studied ‘guy code’ to speak Jan. 25

Symptom management for colon cancer topic of free webinar Jan. 27

Vote for TN Titan and help Children’s Hospital

Nashville Predators employee discount, fundraising night Jan. 30

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Featured Media

Watch: “Advanced Computing for a Clean Energy Future”

Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Thomas Zacharia says high-performance computing will provide solutions to the research and development challenges that must be overcome in order to address new energy solutions.

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From the Reporter: New pet visitor team has strong Vanderbilt roots

Miniature Australian labradoodle Maddie and her human friend, Allan Bass Jr., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s newest pet visitor team, is already bringing smiles to the faces of cancer patients and families.

When Bass decided to share Maddie’s loving disposition with others, he immediately thought of VUMC because of all the family connections: His wife’s breast cancer was treated by physicians at Vanderbilt-Ingram, and there was another family connection. His father, Allan D. Bass, now deceased, was chair of the Department of Pharmacology for two decades. The elder Bass also served as acting dean for Biomedical Sciences during 1973-74. And Bass’ mother, Sara, was a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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