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magdalene_Copy18559Community Giving: Rebuilding Lives at Magdalene House

When employees make contributions to the Community Giving Campaign, they are helping many women turn their lives around.

Central-LibraryArt Makes Place continues on Vanderbilt campus

Colorful sculptures in the form of movable stair stoops and a panel discussion with three Vanderbilt faculty members are among the ongoing activities for Art Makes Place, a year-long project to bring more contemporary art to Nashville’s public spaces.

Jerry-BreastNational security and counter-terrorism forum set for Oct. 16

A forum on national security, “From Cyber-Warfare to Biological Attacks: Counter-Terrorism in the 21st Century,” will be held Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. in Room 4309 of the Stevenson Center at Vanderbilt.

rappelling 1Vanderbilt Army ROTC ranked 2nd in the nation

The Go Gold Battalion, as it’s called, beat out 272 other ROTC units to secure its highest ranking since its establishment in 1954.

BlairGreat free concerts at Blair during October

Enjoy a variety of free concerts at the Blair School of Music this month.

DBRInsideOut of the Lunch Box Oct. 15: Soundscaping with Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

Haitian-American composer/musician and Vanderbilt alumnus Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) has carved an international reputation as a leading innovative composer and violinist of our time.

jogglingCatch It Early Initiative debuts video, races for the cure to build breast cancer awareness

The team uses juggling and joggling (juggling while running) to raise funds and awareness.

astronomersAstronomers participate in new search for dark energy

Scientists think it makes up about 70 percent of the energy/matter of the universe but its basic nature is a mystery.

Sandra Magnus-NASANASA astronaut to address woman’s club

The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club will host NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon at the Hillwood Country Club, and the Vanderbilt community is invited to attend.

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*  This Week

Oct. 9: The Nashville Jazz Orchestra

Oct. 10: Vanderbilt Lambda Association’s 15th Annual Drag Show

Oct. 11: Sabor Latino

Oct. 12: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Exhibit Opening: Creative Expressions XV

Oct. 12: Latin American Dance Celebration

Oct. 13: Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series – Adria Bernardi Reading

Oct. 14: Presentations – “Unholy: The Slaves’ Bible” by David Mills

Oct. 14: Surreal to Reel: Paris on Film, L’Age d’Or and Under the Roofs of Paris; Rene Clair

Oct. 15: CTP Leadership Breakfast – John Seigenthaler

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27 & 29: DigitalVU Events

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H1N1 vaccines for health care workers begin Oct. 8

Joseph Rife named to Tenn. Archaeological Advisory Council

Hungry? Eat out at Otter’s Chicken Tenders or The Dog of Nashville and raise $$$ for Children’s Hospital

Bluebird on the Mountain series closes out season Oct. 10

‘Give TN Kids a Chance’ Campaign kick-off Oct. 10

Lecture: “Building a New Legacy in the Old South” Oct. 13

‘Queer Sexuality in the South’ talk Oct. 15

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market seeks feedback

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Featured Media


Video: VUCast: Oct. 2 2009 — bringing art to the iPhone and debating the King of Pop

Art KlatchVideo: Art Klatch


GoulashAudio: Health and Wellness Podcast: Crock-Pot meals are ready when you are

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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.

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crisisCrisis on Flight 914

Ron Childress, an unassuming and dedicated nurse supervisor at the Vanderbilt Clinic in Brentwood, relishes his summer vacations to a new destination each year. After eight months of planning, Ron and his family boarded Southwest Flight 914 for their trip to sunny San Diego. About an hour after take-off, Ron heard the overhead announcement: “Is there a passenger with medical experience that could please come to the front of the plane?”

Vanderbilt International Magazine: My Journey to India

indiaTyler Sanchez was one of 22 students this past year to receive an award from the Nichols Humanitarian Fund that enables Vanderbilt students to volunteer for local, domestic or international humanitarian relief efforts. The funds are primarily focused on summer projects or projects during defined academic breaks.  Sanchez used his scholarship to spend a month in India working with International Development Enterprises India (IDEI). Read excepts from his journal in the Vanderbilt International Magazine.

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