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Creative writingMFA Creative Writing program ranked No. 18 by Poets & Writers magazine

Four years after its creation and only a year and a half after granting degrees to its first class, the MFA Creative Writing program was named a Top 20 program in the country.

FlowersMIT professor Woodie Flowers to speak Oct. 28 ‘On Shifting Away from Training toward Education’

Universities, he says, need to get out of the business of training. school choice conference set for Oct. 25-27 at Vanderbilt

School choice experts from across the nation will discuss issues such as charter schools, magnet schools, vouchers, student achievement, teacher qualifications, funding and more.

Eureka grantVanderbilt scientists receive federal funding for two unconventional research projects

The two NIH-funded projects include figuring out how biological clocks evolved and extracting clues to environmental factors that cause cancer from electronic medical records.

BeautyQueensimple2webThe Beauty Queen of Leenane premieres Nov. 6 at Vanderbilt

The play explores the destructive relationship between a cantankerous, domineering mother and her lonely, troubled daughter.

data pipelineDigitalVU this week: Web redesign, HTML emails, online security, video, more

DigitalVU, Vanderbilt’s month of technology seminars, wraps up this week with five sessions on a variety of technology topics.

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*  This Week

Oct. 26: Free Orientation for Stress & Worry Workshop

Oct. 27: Hanson – In Store Performance & Book Signing

Oct. 30: Center for Community Studies Fall Conference

Oct. 30: Blair Signature Series – The Blair String Quartet Celebrates Mendelssohn

Oct. 31: VU Football vs. Georgia Tech

Oct. 31: International Lens Film Series -  “Nosferatu”

* Mark Your Calendars

Nov. 1: Daylight Saving Time Ends Today at 2 a.m. – Standard Time Begins

Nov. 1: Kick it with STAND

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

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Safe Halloween event; $1 admission to basketball game

Cintas Corporation to replace Shred-It at Vanderbilt effective November

Vanderbilt Hair Salon extends hours

Vanderbilt engineer to participate in NAE’s first Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

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Featured Media


Watch: VUCast: Vandy’s “deepest” secrets


Watch: “Unholy: The Slaves’ Bible”

Sky not limit

Watch: “The Sky is Not the Limit: Studying Life Sciences”

Listen: Student Media Hall of Fame inaugural class inducted

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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.

VUMC Reporter: A day in the life of the new Critical Care Tower

Critical Care TowerA special Critical Care Tower training exercise called “Day in the Life” was held Oct. 15. The exercise took 250 staff and volunteers through 10 scripted scenarios to test the new addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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