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VUlogocolorUniversity ranked No. 17th as best value institution

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Vanderbilt 17th on its list of 100 best values in private institutions, which ranked private liberal arts colleges and universities that combine outstanding economic value with exceptional education.

Critical Care TowerCritical Care Tower Open House to be held Nov. 5

The Open House will be held in the Critical Care Tower 6th Floor Atrium.

Children - Winter CoatsDonate a winter coat for a child at Kentucky game

Fans attending the Nov. 14 Vanderbilt-Kentucky football game are encouraged to consider helping the annual “Coats for the Counties” project.

PrisonerDeath penalty debate Nov. 9 at law school

The debate takes place the day before the scheduled Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in Washington D.C. that left 10 dead.

CurbCan an innovative program led by the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy nurture creativity on campus?

Creativity clearly abounds at Vanderbilt – but is it possible to harness creative efforts and direct them toward a common goal?

MellaFine Arts Gallery moves, expands hours

The Fine Arts Gallery  has relocated to a new building on the east portion of campus, a move designed to lead to more interaction with the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.

USflagI-9 process to be centralized online as of Dec. 6

With the new centralized service, the I-9 and E-Verify process is completed in a few easy steps.

nutcrackerGet discounted tickets to the Nutcracker

Faculty and staff get 20 percent off. Audiences leapt to their feet and critics unanimously praised Nashville’s new Nutcracker at last year’s gala premiere

Predators Halloween2Predators bring Halloween to patients at Children’s Hospital

Even though the patients can’t receive candy or go trick-or-treating, staff and the Predators handed out treats like crayons, games and stuffed animals.

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*  This Week

Nov. 5: Germany and Europe: Twenty Years After the Fall of the Wall

Nov. 5: Irish and Jewish Collaboration in Popular Music of the Early 20th Century

Nov. 6: Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch and Learn

Nov. 10: The Swingin’ Dores Fall Concert

Nov. 11: Attention All Veterans – Rec Center Veteran’s Appreciation Day

Nov. 11: Film: “Sick Around the World” & Health Care Reform Panel Discussion

Nov. 12: Space 204 Gallery Exhibitions Opening Reception – “Simple Complexity: Complex Simplicity”

* Mark Your Calendars

Nov. 13: The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

Nov. 13: “Bollywood’s India” – Professor Rachel Dwyer Talk

Nov. 17: Take Back the Night

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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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CRIME ALERT UPDATE: Robbery at One Hundred Oaks

Pulitzer Prize nominated author to read from his work Nov. 5

Check your yearly Go for the Gold program completion status

Warning siren test set for Nov. 7

Travel Web site training offered Nov. 11

Nov. 11 – blood drive, organ donor registration and bone marrow registration

A Taste of Thanksgiving Cooking and Education Class; RSVP by Nov. 13

VU neighborhood aiming for 5 percent energy reduction

Discount night Nov. 15 at Belk in Cool Springs

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Featured Media


Watch: VUCast: Inspiration through Aspirnaut and Google earth’s Vandy connection

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Watch: A Survivor’s Story

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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.

Mobile AppsFrom Vanderbilt View: Engineering students are at the forefront of mobile apps technology

Sometimes a cell phone isn’t just a cell phone. If you use a smartphone – whether it’s an iPhone or an Android – you know this to be true.

Thanks to the thousands of smartphone applications available for purchase online at minimal cost, one’s mobile phone can also serve as a music player, camera, global positioning system or alarm clock. It can record video, play satellite radio, act as a portable recording studio, serve as a flight simulator or double as an artist’s canvas. And that’s just the beginning.

Innovative engineers, including some Vanderbilt students, are at the forefront of this burgeoning – and lucrative – field of “apps” creation.

Reporter Rapid ResponseFrom the Reporter: New system lets families initiate rapid response team

When a family member in a patient’s room suspects their loved one’s condition is rapidly worsening or a serious new health concern is developing, their instincts are often correct.

A new system at Vanderbilt gives families a powerful tool to quickly call for help.

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