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Aids DayBill Frist speaks Dec. 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day

The event is free and open to the public.

The Strained AllianceSchwartz to discuss United States-Europe relations Dec 2. in Washington

Thomas Alan Schwartz, professor of history, and Matthias Schulz, co-editor of The Strained Alliance: U.S.-European Relations from Nixon to Carter, will discuss their book’s findings on Dec. 2  in Washington, D.C.

MLAS ill smallMLAS program open house is Dec. 2

An open house to introduce the six spring semester courses offered by the Master of Liberal Arts and Science program for working adults will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. Anyone with interest in this unique graduate-level program is welcome to attend.

EmmyAwardNews Service receives four MidSouth Regional Emmy nominations

The Emmy awards will be given in January 2010.

ukrainian19th Annual Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival Dec. 3 – 13

Enjoy great gift shopping showcasing unique and wonderfully crafted art items from the art faculty of Sarratt Art Studios and invited guest artists.

Schola PacisPublic invited to Christmas event Dec. 13

The Schola Pacis, Nashville’s male a cappella group, will present the 129-year-old program “Festival of Lessons and Carols” Dec. 13 at Benton Chapel. The 3 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

BlairBlair is full of free music in December

All concerts are free unless specifically noted.

Children's HospitalStudents host fashion show benefit Dec. 8

Two student organizations have teamed up to host “Miracle on 24th Ave.,” a holiday-themed fashion show benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Smart Phone - Jordan MooreNew application from nursing school turns phones into learning aids

VUSN is one of the first in the nation to use a new application that transforms wireless devices, including Blackberry, iPod and iTouch and laptops into classroom response devices for enhanced learning.

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*  This Week

Nov. 30: Israeli Folk Dancing

Dec. 3: “National Narrative and Untimely Death: Journeys into the Nation State in an Age of Globalization.”  Peter Fritszche

Dec. 3: Arts@VU Events

Dec. 3: Special Screening of the New Christmas Classic: The Polar Express (Benefits Camp Hope) (Off Campus)

Dec. 4-10: VU Women’s  & Men’s Basketball Home Games

Dec. 4: Historical Origins of a “Rogue” State – Charles Armstrong

Dec. 6: Vanderbilt Variations Co-Ed A Cappella Winter Concert

* Mark Your Calendars

Dec. 9: Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box – Ifeoma C.K. Nwankwo

Dec. 10: Blair – Pre-College Program Scholarship Recitals & Small Jazz Ensemble Recital

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Navigation in Virtual Environments Research Study

Endometriosis Research Study

Funds Available for Diabetes Research

Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Study


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Bookstore sale for faculty and staff Dec. 3-4

Don’t ‘Fall’ into bad habits during the holidays

Weight Watchers at Work 17th Ave. meetings begin Dec. 1

Kennedy Center Hispanic outreach program honored

Healthy Holidays Cooking & Education Class Dec. 8; RSVP by Dec. 4

Give the gift of health with discounted Dayani Center membership

Exercise motivation class starting

New Health and Wellness Podcast: Early Warning Signs of Abuse or Domestic Violence

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Featured Media

Internet Applications

Watch: The Art and Science of Rich Internet Applications

In this session Ben will explore what’s uniquely challenging about building internet applications, how to feel your way through the development process, and how a few golden rules can make or break your design.

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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.

Alec HolcombFrom Blair Quarter Note: Myra Jackson Blair and Valere Blair Potter scholarships fuel pre-college dreams at Blair School of Music

The Myra Jackson Blair Senior Scholarships nurture young talent in grades 7-12. The funds are awarded to pre-college students in grades 7–12 on the basis of their talent and ability. Each scholarship recipient receives private lessons. They also take a music theory course and a music history course—all at no charge. Roland Schneller, Chancellor’s Professor of Piano, oversees the program which currently funds about 40 students. The value of each scholarship is $2,500 to $3,000.

Julia CartwrightFrom Momentum: Julia Cartwright’s drive and managerial insight has helped propel the Oncology Pharmacy into a new era.

Julia Cartwright, oncology pharmacy manager, has an intense, unceasing desire to know how things work in order to make them better. In her pharmacy, that means improving patient safety by making sure that chemotherapy drugs are prepared, delivered and administered using the safest and most efficient methods available.

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