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Bus it to NCAA baseball tourney on Saturday

The Vanderbilt Athletics Department is sponsoring a chartered bus trip to watch the Commodore baseball team play June 5 at the NCAA Regional Tournament at the University of Louisville.

Hospital expansion planned

Vanderbilt University has announced plans to build an expansion to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

After the Flood

Student Accounts’ Pam Canady is one of hundreds in the Vanderbilt community who are digging out after the devastating flood.

PeopleFinder gets updated look

Neither the functionality nor the information within the directory has changed. The changes have been made to the look and feel of PeopleFinder to bring it more in line with the recent changes to the Vanderbilt website.

Sociologist looks at free Israel tours offered to American Jews

Shaul Kelner, assistant professor of sociology and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt, has spent seven years researching an Israeli program that brings thousands of young Jewish Americans to the Middle East to cultivate a feeling of attachment to their Jewish heritage.

Tennessee HIV/AIDS service providers invited to conference

More than 200 community health providers and  researchers from across the Southeast will meet in Nashville to address HIV prevention and care at a conference hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health and Vanderbilt.

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*  This Week

June 3: Impacts and Aspects exhibit opening

June 5: Shoney’s 2010 5k Family Fun Run & Festival – Vanderbilt co-sponsor (Off Campus)

June 6: 27th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Broadcast – benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

June 8: State of Nursing Address

June 11: Nurses Week Awards and Recognition Ceremony

* Mark Your Calendars

June 19: Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Adult Participants Needed for a Research Study on Depression

Study Volunteers age 12-17 Needed for Research on How We Spend Our Time


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Siren test June 5

Retirement plan sessions for flood victims June 4

Homeowners can apply online for flood-related building permits

Telethon airs June 6

Hosford gets arts commission fellowship

Reminder: online services especially helpful during Central Library renovation

Peabody faculty member receives prestigious post-doc fellowship award

Vanderbilt-Ingram celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day with video

Free online travel booking on Rearden Commerce

Visit your local Food Lion and support the Children’s Hospital

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FROM VANDERBILT VIEW: A rock star reinvents himself with the help of Blair professor Michael Kurek

There’s still a remnant of the cocky rock star in Kip Winger, a soft-spoken musician who scaled the heights of pop-metal stardom in the 1980s only to find himself on the wrong end of a massive sea change in popular music.

“They all took shots at me, dude,” Winger said with a slight sneer during an interview. “For some reason they liked picking on me. (But) I’ll take any of them on in an acoustic performance with no Pro Tools.”

With the help of Michael Kurek of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, Winger has found new musical life in orchestral music, debuting his composition “Ghosts” as part of a ballet with the San Francisco Ballet earlier this year. The San Francisco Examiner said that “Ghosts” was “fascinating, engrossing and fulfilling” and described Winger’s score as “dramatic and lyrical, Sibelius-meets-Stravinsky music.”

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