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Vanderbilt burn doctors treat more patients during cold-weather months, urge caution with home heating

Oct. 30, 2012—With temperatures falling into the 30s this week, people across the mid-state will be turning up the heat to stay warm. But, as the temperature drops, the number of patients treated by the Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center typically increases due to unsafe heating methods that result in injury. Heating fires account for 36 percent of...

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Cancer research and education agreement announced between Baptist Memorial Health Care and Vanderbilt University

Oct. 29, 2012—Executives with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement — paving the way for new clinical research and academic education opportunities that are designed to enhance cancer programs. The new affiliation establishes a framework for collaborative oncology initiatives between Baptist Cancer Center and...

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Our favorite Tweets and Instagrams of the week, Oct. 19-26

Oct. 26, 2012—We love hearing from our fans, friends and followers. Below are just a few of our favorite Tweets and Instagram photos from the past week – lots of pretty campus photos! Be a part of the conversation – follow Vanderbilt on  Twitter and Instagram and tag your photos #vandy.

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Sandoz awarded Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 24, 2012—M.L. Sandoz, senior lecturer in communication studies and director of Vanderbilt’s debate team, received an unexpected visitor Oct. 24. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interrupted her lecture in Calhoun Hall to present her with the 2012-13 Chancellor’s Cup, which is given annually for “the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty relationships in the recent...

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Dayan inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Oct. 24, 2012—Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt, was among 180 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences during a ceremony held in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 6. Founded in 1780, the academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned...

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Greenhouse gas emissions down 12 percent since 2008

Oct. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt releases updated report to mark Campus Sustainability Day Overall greenhouse gas emissions from Vanderbilt’s campus and medical center have decreased by 12 percent from an all-time high reached in 2008—and by 7 percent from 2005 to 2011—even though the institution has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars over the...

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Our favorite Tweets and Instagrams of the week, Oct. 12-19

Oct. 19, 2012—We love hearing from our fans, friends and followers. Below are just a few of our favorite Tweets and Instagram photos from the past week. Be a part of the conversation – follow Vanderbilt on Twitter and Instagram and tag your photos #vandy.  

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos: Protection of Minors

Oct. 19, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt Community, Vanderbilt’s mission centers on the principle of community. We believe that each member of our University community plays a valuable role in defining who we are and what we do. We are committed to nurturing and maintaining a positive, productive environment in which to carry out our vital mission of advancing education,...

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Enroll now for 2013 benefits

Oct. 17, 2012—It’s time to enroll! Open Enrollment started on Oct. 17 and continues through Oct. 31. This is your annual opportunity to elect benefits that fit your needs for 2013. Enrollment is active this year and all benefits-eligible employees need to enroll. Even if you’re keeping the same benefits, or you decide to waive, you still...

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Director of German nanosciences institute is NanoDay! keynote speaker

Oct. 16, 2012—Oliver Schmidt, director of the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, is the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Oct. 24 at Vanderbilt University. The Forum and NanoDay! activities are sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science.

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Role of religion in national politics focus of 2012 Cole Lectures

Oct. 16, 2012—Anthea Butler, a noted scholar on religion and politics who is a regular contributor to national media programs, will deliver the 2012 Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt University Divinity School’s Benton Chapel.

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Vanderbilt experts discuss election dynamics, fallout at Federal Forum

Oct. 16, 2012—Negative ads, excessive campaign spending, and the agenda of the “lame duck” Congress were topics of discussion at the Oct. 15 Federal Forum panel held at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt multipurpose room. The event, hosted by Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, featured four...

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