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  • Vanderbilt University

    Read to Succeed gives children hope for a better life

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know; the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This line from a classic Dr. Seuss book proclaims what education researchers and advocates have proven true: Reading is not only essential to learning, but also helps forge… Read More

    Nov 29, 2012

  • David Blackbourn (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    New faculty: David Blackbourn communes with the past

    David Blackbourn (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Communicating with the departed is something David Blackbourn does on a daily basis. As a scholar of German history and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair in History, he sees his life’s work as a way to “get into the heads of dead people.”… Read More

    Nov 28, 2012

  • Jie Deng (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

    New faculty: Jie Deng’s care for patients inspires lymphedema research

    Jie Deng (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) For Jie Deng, the desire to further nursing research and education began with the SARS outbreak in China in 2003. At the time, she was the associate chief nursing officer at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing. “Our nurses were incredible—the sacrifices… Read More

    Nov 28, 2012

  • The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology was recognized as the

    Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology named ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

    The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology was recognized as the "Greenest Group on Campus" at the Vanderbilt football game Nov. 17. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt’s Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology was the winner of the first Vanderbilt Athletics’ Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated their honor as… Read More

    Nov 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Take a campus walk with Mayor Karl Dean

    The two-mile walk Dec. 6 will start and end at 2007 Terrace Place. Vanderbilt is stepping up to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s Challenge to Walk 100 Miles. From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Mayor Dean will be joined by Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth… Read More

    Nov 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Professors tweak their pedagogical style with blogs

    Humberto Garcia's blog for The Romantic Period: Romanticism and Apocalypse. Social media tools have changed the way people communicate, learn and share ideas—and the academic world is no exception. More than ever before, professors, including some here at Vanderbilt, are using blogs to supplement more traditional teaching and grading… Read More

    Nov 26, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “Promise of Discovery” awareness campaign has received an infusion of new television messaging. (Vanderbilt University)

    VUMC’s ‘Promise of Discovery’ campaign gets new messaging

    Mary Zutter, assistant vice chancellor for integrative diagnostics, is featured in new messaging for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “Promise of Discovery” awareness campaign. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “Promise of Discovery” awareness campaign has received an infusion of new television messaging. New video began airing this month on… Read More

    Nov 26, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Our favorite Facebook posts of the week, Nov. 16-23

    This week we asked, “What are you giving thanks for this year?” The responses have been heartwarming. Take a look and join the conversation – what are you grateful for as 2012 draws to a close?… Read More

    Nov 23, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    VUMC to debut new homepage

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center will launch a new homepage design Friday, Nov. 30, for its website for the mc.vanderbilt.edu domain. The new design aligns with the look and functionality of patient care sites VanderbiltHealth.com and ChildrensHospital.Vanderbilt.org. This will provide both visitors and… Read More

    Nov 21, 2012

  • Cecilia Hyunjung Mo (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

    New faculty: Cecilia Hyunjung Mo shares her late father’s passion for politics

    Cecilia Hyunjung Mo followed in her father's footsteps to understand the thorniest issues in political science. Read More

    Nov 20, 2012

  • John Graves (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    New faculty: John Graves plays role in shaping national health policy

    John Graves was part of the team hired by the Obama administration to provide statistical and economic evidence that would inform the development of the Affordable Care Act. Read More

    Nov 20, 2012

  • Children's Hospital exterior

    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers toy safety tips for the holiday shopping season

    As parents and relatives hit the stores this holiday season to acquire the hottest gadgets, gizmos and toys, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips on buying age-appropriate items and avoiding hidden dangers. Read More

    Nov 20, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Dores defeat Vols in final home game

    (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Saturday, Vanderbilt rewarded Commodore fans with a 41-18 thumping of Tennessee, ending the Vols’ 29-game winning streak at Vanderbilt Stadium. Read More

    Nov 19, 2012

  • (Image courtesy of Community Food Advocates)

    Community Food Advocates is giving hope to Nashville’s hungry

    The face of hunger in Middle Tennessee is changing. Increasingly, those whose basic nutritional needs are not being met include the elderly, people with disabilities, and the newly poor—lifelong members of the middle class who are seeking assistance for the first time due to a bad economy. “[rquote]They are… Read More

    Nov 16, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt MBA ranks No. 25

    The latest "Bloomberg Businessweek" MBA survey ranks Vanderbilt at No. 25, giving the school high marks in career services, teaching quality and leadership skills. Read More

    Nov 16, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Our favorite Tweets of the week, Nov. 9-16

    There was a lot of excitement in the Vanderbilt Twitterverse this week, as our fans and followers reacted to some big news stories and events: The Dores’ bowl eligibility; David Price; Neil DeGrasse Tyson; Toni Morrison; and the new College Halls. Join the conversation – follow Vanderbilt on  Twitter and … Read More

    Nov 16, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    New faculty: Cathy Ivory is committed to nursing science and research

    Cathy Ivory is conducting foundational research work in perinatal nursing informatics and introducing master’s students to the world of nursing informatics. Read More

    Nov 16, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    New faculty: Jaco Hamman connects theology and practice

    The Rev. Jaco Hamman’s decision to avoid the draft for the South African military, which was responsible for enforcing apartheid, propelled his 1993 move from his native country to the United States, where work as a hospital chaplain shaped his career. Read More

    Nov 16, 2012

  • Emmy statuette

    TV News Archive to receive Regional Emmy Governor’s Award

    Vanderbilt University was nominated for four regional Emmys Nov. 15, and the MidSouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that Vanderbilt's TV News Archive will receive the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. Read More

    Nov 16, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Sharfstein awarded 2012 Cromwell book prize

    Daniel J. Sharfstein has received the 2012 Cromwell Book Prize for The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White, published in 2011 by Penguin Press. Read More

    Nov 15, 2012