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Employees asked to conserve water at work and at home in wake of flooding

One of Metro Nashville’s two water treatment plants has shut down due to the recent flooding.

Counseling available for Vanderbilt flood victims

Faculty and staff impacted by the floods are invited to call (615) 936-1327 to make an appointment with a Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor.

Celebrate Nurses’ Week May 6-10

The purpose of Caring Today for a Healthier Tomorrow is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.

NYT blogger chooses Vanderbilt

The decision came down to Yale or Vanderbilt for New York Times blogger Michael Greshko. Citing Vanderbilt’s financial aid and a liking for Nashville, he chose Vanderbilt.

Robert Scherrer receives award for writing science fiction

The American Association of Physics Teachers has selected him as the 2010 recipient of its Klopsteg Memorial Award.

Student ‘Move Out’ presents the opportunity to recycle tons of items – literally

Vanderbilt partners with a number of nonprofits to collect and reuse discarded items, such as linens, futons, small chairs, bedding, small drawer sets, mini-fridges, microwaves, lamps, TVs, computers, books and clothing.

Engineering seniors showcase their real-world design solutions

Senior Design Day, showcased the solutions and prototypes the seniors built to the Nashville community, faculty, staff and sponsors.

Photography class defines library with final class project

Students used cameras to describe their experience of Peabody Library, where the photos they produced now hang on display through May.

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*  This Week

May 3: Curb Youth Symphony

May 5: “Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care.” Dr. Jeff Balser

May 6: Celebration of Teaching

May 8: 69th Annual Iroquois Steeplechase

* Mark Your Calendars

May 12: Commencement Event – THE PARTY!

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

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Adults Needed for a Study on Depression

Young Adults Ages 18 to 30 Needed for a Research Study on Risks for Mood Problems

Study for 2nd, 4th, & 5th Graders on Children’s Attitudes Towards Their Peers with Hearing Aids


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Cone elected to National Academy of Sciences

Free community car seat checks begin Saturday, May 1

May’s three ways to save a life

VUMC presents “Hey Florence!” on May 7

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Featured Media

Watch: DigitalVU meeting

DigitalVU is a network for anyone involved with development, design and maintenance of websites and other online communications at Vanderbilt (University and Medical Center).

Watch: Baudelaire and the Theory of the Lyric

The lecture was part of a continuation seminar on “Reading Les Fleurs du Mal” led by Professor Culler at the National Humanities Center last summer.

Listen: Surprise, multitaskers

The juggling act of talking on your cell phone while typing on your laptop while checking messages on your BlackBerry may fall apart when something surprising happens.

Listen: Interdisciplinary project includes rising star in contemporary classical music

The Music, Authority and Community research project, in partnership with the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, has commissioned a piece of original music from award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

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