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Vanderbilt receives Pillar Award from United Way

More than 50,000 people will be helped because of the donations from Vanderbilt employees. David and Gail Williams, co-chairs of the 2009 Community Giving Campaign, accepted the award on behalf of Vanderbilt.

YES features new tools for faculty, students

The new system will replace the current registration system – OASIS – for fall 2010 class registration. OASIS will still be used to register for summer classes.

Mathematician Charles K. Megibben dies

Megibben, an internationally acknowledged leader in the theory of abelian groups, a major field of algebra, died March 2 in Nashville while undergoing heart surgery. He was a professor of mathematics, emeritus.

Creation of The Public Archive of Haitian history combats misinformation and prejudice

The Public Archive has been initiated to serve as an accessible clearinghouse of historical essays, archival sources and informed contemporary journalism, on Haiti.

Vanderbilt Names Mike Pelton as defensive line coach

Pelton, 38, will mentor ends on the Vanderbilt defensive front. He replaces former linebacker mentor Warren Belin, who left 10 days ago to join the Georgia staff.

Free screening of God’s Architects set for March 18 at Sarratt Cinema

The film documents the efforts of five artists who believe that God has inspired them to build structures.

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*  This Week

Mar. 10: Brain Awareness Key Note – Bruce McCandliss

Mar. 11-14: SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Off Campus)

Mar. 11: Kathleen M. Giacomini Lecture

Mar.12-14: VU Women’s Bowling: Music City Classic (Off Campus)

Mar. 12: Dyer Open House Telescope Night

* Mark Your Calendars

Mar. 18: God’s Architects

Mar. 25: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

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Culture is more than Ethnicity: A Challenge for Health Care Providers to be held April 1

Never give out your e-mail password

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Featured Media

Watch: VUCast Extra: One-on-one with General David Petraeus

One of our most powerful military leaders talks about Iraq and Afghanistan.

Watch: “American Pie: Fact or Fiction? A Closer Look at Virginity Loss in the Movies”

Watch video of a March 3, 2010, talk by Assistant Professor of Sociology Laura Carpenter, part of the Thinking Out of the Lunchbox series.

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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.

From the House Organ: VUMC partners with YWCA to prevent domestic violence

One in three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

To help women conquer this abuse, the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health has partnered with the YWCA to promote its Crisis & Information Line for victims of domestic violence. The hotline is free and confidential, answered 24 hours a day by staff and volunteers trained in crisis intervention.

The YWCA hotline numbers are (615) 242-1199 or (800) 334-4628.

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