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McLendon speaks on higher education

The landscape of public higher education, particularly against the backdrop of rising college costs and steep enrollment demands, was the focus of two presentations by Michael K. McLendon, associate professor of public policy and higher education and associate  dean and chief of staff at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

Geer and Lewis: Too soon to know Obama’s legacy

Nearly a year and a half into his first term as president, Barack Obama has passed landmark legislation on health care reform and signed a massive stimulus bill to boost the nation’s troubled economy. Have these accomplishments already assured him of a positive legacy for his administration? According to two Vanderbilt political scientists, it’s just too soon to tell.

Impacts and Aspects art show opens June 3

Attempting to control the uncontrollable is the theme of a new exhibition opening in Vanderbilt¹s Space 204 gallery. “Impacts and Aspects” by local printmaker and educator Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart will be on display from Thursday, June 3, to Friday, July 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery, located on the second floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center, 25th and Garland.

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*  This Week

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

May 26: Employee Celebration Picnic

May 27: Health Care Challenges in Zambia

May 27: Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market Kick Off

May 28: Employee Stroke Screening

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June 5: Vanderbilt co-sponsor: Shoney’s 2010 5k Family Fun Run & Festival

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Study on Children’s Attitudes Toward Their Peers with Hearing Aids


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Express Care Walk-in Clinic expands hours

Take the Health Plus Fruits and Vegetables: More Matters Challenge

Forum on people with developmental disabilities and flood issues May 26

Join university team to walk against cancer

Science camp for boys

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Featured Media

Watch: Senior Day special: Look Beyond Yourself

VUCast Extra: Hear the bold challenge author of The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini makes in this year’s Senior Day address. Listen to what graduates and parents have to say about it.

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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 REPORTER: Award encourages progress in pediatric pain control

A transformation in the way pain is controlled and managed in children has been taking place at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt over the years, and now a retired Vanderbilt anesthesiologist is doing her part to encourage continuous improvement in this vital area. The first annual Sandidge Pediatric Pain Management award recently recognized pediatric pain service nurse Twila Luckett.

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