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Grand Challenges Exploration GrantVU receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for innovative global health research

The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by Associate Professor of Chemistry David Wright and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Rick Haselton, titled “Coffee Ring Stain Diagnostics for Malaria.”

Rock BandRock Band competition to be held Nov. 17 in conjunction with creator speaking on campus

Faculty and staff can watch and/or participate.

200x200-IO-LI-ChristmasStoryTPAC discounts for Manheim Steamroller, 101 Dalmatians and A Christmas Story

Seats are going fast, so don’t delay.

BlairNovember concerts at Blair include free performances ranging from the Percussion Vortex to Vanderbilt Opera Theater

Other concerts include faculty performances and the community chorus.

Solar System smallMLAS spring class schedule announced

Study of the poetry of Robert Frost, theories of the universe and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are among the offerings.

5_Coltraxis_DueSculpture display Simple Complexity: Complex Simplicity opens Nov. 11

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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*  This Week

Nov. 3: One Year Later (After the Presidential Election):  Where Are We Now?

Nov. 4: Holiday Presence: Restorative Yoga *Special Class*

Nov. 5: Vanderbilt Woman’s Club – Dr. Sandra Magnus

Nov. 6: Dyer Kid’s Exploration Night

Nov. 6-8: VU Theatre Performance, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

Nov. 7: Test of the Vanderbilt Severe Weather Warning Sirens

Nov. 7: VU Women’s Basketball vs. Drury – Exhibition

Nov. 7: Taste of Asia Food Festival

* Mark Your Calendars

Nov. 11: 2009 Conte Center Symposium – Serotonin: A Day in the Life

Nov. 12: CTP Leadership Development Breakfast – Kat Baker, Ph.D.

Nov. 13: Jay-Z Concert

Nov. 18: “Picking Cotton” – Presentation Featuring Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton

more events »

Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

At risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Healthy Adults Needed for Weight Loss Study

Research study for adults age 18 and older with Neurological Diseases or Syndromes

Looking for adults for obesity and high blood pressure study

Adult Volunteers Needed for Asthma Research Study

Depression Research Study


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Blood drive, organ donor registration, and bone marrow registration Nov. 3

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch & Learn Nov. 6

Swingin’ Dores chorus to perform Nov. 10

Christmas Village Nov. 13-15 to benefit Bill Wilkerson Center

VITA looking for volunteers to help people with income taxes; free training provided

Faculty and staff receive a discount on basketball season tickets

more announcements »

Featured Media

Chancellor lecture woodie flowers

Watch: Chancellor’s Lecture Series: “On Shifting away from Training toward Education”

Poems and Poemtalk

Watch: “Poems and Poem-talk” with Rosanna Warren

Worlds above the sky

Watch: “Worlds Above the Sky: Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope”

Evil of Eugenics

Watch: “Avoiding the Evils of Eugenics in a Genomic Age”

Listen: Vanderbilt professors find that household efforts are key to climate change efforts

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