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A special online Vanderbilt Flood Relief Fund has been established to get resources directed more efficiently within the university community. All monies donated to the fund are tax deductible for the contributors and minimize tax implications for those receiving aid. is May 14 on Alumni Lawn

Tradition and technology will each be a part of Vanderbilt University’s annual Commencement Week activities, which run May 12-14 with the main Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 14. opens Flood Coordination Center

The Flood Resource and Coordination Center, set up to help manage the university’s response to the flood and its impact on our faculty, staff and trainees, has been established. It works to link those affected by the flood with resources at Vanderbilt or in the community. Assistance Center opens at One Hundred Oaks

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Center has opened up in the Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks parking lot, near the Regal Hollywood 27 movie theater. asked questions about the Flood Benefit

A list of some of the frequently asked questions about that benefit, as well as the original communication about the policy, is on the Flood information home page at 11 baseball game to benefit flood victims

The remaining tickets to the May 11 baseball game with Louisville are being offered free of charge, with all fans encouraged to make monetary contributions to the Nashville Red Cross and/or food and water donations to Second Harvest Food Bank to help victims of flooding in Nashville. Jess Neely Drive will close at 5 p.m. on game day as a pedestrian safety measure.

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May 11: Psychiatry in the Movies – Matilta

May 12: Commencement Event – THE PARTY!

May 13: Commencement Event – Faculty Seminars

May 13: Commencement Event – Senior Class Day Speaker, Khaled Hosseini

May 14: Commencement

May 15: Opera on the Mountain

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May 25: Vanderbilt Family Night with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra – Concert on the Lawn

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Donations of children’s books being accepted for flood victims

Protecting yourself from flood-related health risks

Computers available for use

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Watch: VUCast: Commencement 2010

The chairs are out and the champagne is a chillin. It’s Commencement preview VUCast time for May 7, 2010.

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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. employees should take the needs assessment survey

ALL employees are asked to complete a faculty, staff and trainee needs assessment survey, regardless of whether they were impacted by the flood or not. We are asking that all completed surveys be submitted online at the following address: by Wednesday, May 12.

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