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Gifts to Faculty-Staff Giving Campaign benefit students, research, colleagues

Employee gifts and pledges to the Faculty-Staff Campaign play a very real role in Vanderbilt’s success.

Renowned journalists offer behind-the-scenes perspective on 2008 presidential election

Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson will engage in an evening of political discussion April 1 at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt.

Training sessions for new PCard online application to be held in April

U.S. Bank’s online reporting tool, Access Online, will replace Paymentnet.

Discount tickets for A Chorus Line

Vanderbilt discounted performances of A Chorus Line are Wednesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 9, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Log on and save up to 60 percent on tickets.

New book by philosopher Lenn Goodman takes on science-religion debate

The battle between creationists and Darwinians sometimes appears to be irresolvable. Pick science or religion – you can’t have both. “Not so fast,” says philosopher Lenn E. Goodman. In his new book Creation and Evolution, Goodman argues that religion and the life sciences are in truth deeply complementary.

Ceramic sculptor Beth Cavener Stichter lectures April 7

Stichter’s ceramic sculptures “pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human,” according to her artist statement.

View the stars for free at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s Open Telescope Nights

Open House Telescope Nights feature access to the Dyer Telescope when the weather is clear and an astronomer is on-hand to answer questions.

Swimming clinics for children start in May

They are open to children 8-16 who are able to swim one length of the pool already.

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*  This Week

Mar. 25-26: Graduate Student Research Symposium – Keynote Address, Poster Session and Presentations

Mar. 25: Antoinette Brown Lecture – Judith Plaskow

Mar. 26: Rajinder P. Khosla Lecture

Mar. 28: Swingin’ Dores Spring Concert

Mar. 30-31: Impact Symposium – John Stossel, Ralph Nader and Mitt Romney

Apr. 1: Culture is More Than Ethnicity: A Challenge for Health Care Providers

* Mark Your Calendars

Mar. 26-28: Literary Experiments: Media, Art and Texts 1950-2010 Conference

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Vanderbilt Researchers Need Healthy Volunteers for a One-time Blood Draw

Volunteers Needed for Research Studies on Obesity and High Blood Pressure

Vanderbilt’s Vaccine Research Program is Looking for Healthy Volunteers


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New, lower rates available with Hertz

Show about eyesight on Ch. 2 features VU specialists

Stop by the Climate Connections Carnival April 8

Fairy godmothers from VU hosting Prom Dress Boutique Sat., March 27

Conversation on teaching March 30

March 30 – travel Web site training

Down syndrome research forum March 30

Shade Tree Trot is May 1

Blood and marrow donor drive March 25

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Featured Media

Watch: “The Red Scarf and The Black Briefcase”

Actress Kimberly Jannarone and singer-pianist Kate Soper perform “The Red Scarf and The Black Briefcase,” a cabaret-style performance based on the poetry of Vanderbilt’s Rick Hilles.

Watch: Watoto Children’s Choir

From the Watoto Villages in Uganda, the Children’s Choir Concerts of Hope are a soulful blend of African rhythm, contemporary gospel and ethnic dance. Through their music the choir share their unique stories (each of the children has lost one or more parents to AIDS) and raise money to help their peers in Uganda.

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FROM COMMODORE NATION MAGAZINE: Bamigboye returns home for senior season

Buky Bamigboye is not your typical transfer. Transfers come in at all different levels of talent, but they don’t usually arrive with the resume of Bamigboye.

It’s a resume that includes multiple school records, Big East Championships and NCAA Championship and Olympic Trial experience. It’s a resume that is now at Vanderbilt.

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