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  • Vanderbilt University

    Nashville Promise Neighborhood informational meeting Dec. 7

    Learn how research is playing a central role in the development of Nashville Promise Neighborhood’s strategy to improve schools and communities. Kimberly Bess, assistant professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt, and Robin Veenstra-VanderWeele, director of Promise Neighborhood, will be presenters. The meeting is scheduled from… Read More

    Nov 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screening benefits childhood cancer patients

    Scene from "It's a Wonderful Life" Attend a special screening of It’s a Wonderful Life Saturday, Dec. 1, and help children who are undergoing cancer treatment. The Wonderful Life Foundation is presenting its annual holiday event beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at War Memorial Auditorium. The event includes a… Read More

    Nov 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Join Commodore football team for bowl announcement celebration

    Commodore fans are invited to join Head Coach James Franklin and his Vanderbilt student-athletes this Sunday on campus for the team’s bowl announcement celebration. The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center located across 25th Avenue from Memorial Gym. Doors will open for the free… Read More

    Nov 27, 2012

  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    Don’t miss these events at the Frist featuring Vanderbilt experts, performers

    Frist Center for the Visual Arts Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts featuring Vanderbilt experts and performers. Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. “Expressions in Space: The Performative Aspect of Carrie Mae Weems” Join Bridgette Kohnhorst, director of Great Performances at Vanderbilt and Sarratt Art Gallery, as she discusses the… Read More

    Nov 27, 2012

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    Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival begins Nov. 29

    (image courtesy of Sarratt Art Studios) The 22nd Annual Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival, scheduled for Nov. 29–Dec. 7, will feature the work of 20 craft artists from the Middle Tennessee area. Handmade jewelry, pottery, leather purses, wood items for the kitchen, prints, photography and more will be available at affordable… Read More

    Nov 20, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Take a holiday carriage ride and support Hillsboro-West End neighbors

    The Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood Association is sponsoring horse-drawn carriage rides Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. See beautiful holiday lights as you ride in a horse-drawn carriage, clip-clopping through the historic Hillsboro-West End neighborhood. Tours include hot cider, refreshments, music, friendly and experienced horses and drivers, and warm… Read More

    Nov 20, 2012

  • L-r: Chris Lee, Carol Capps, Jeff Kimble and Luke Gregory. (Vanderbilt University)

    NCS golf tournament raises $15,000 for Children’s Hospital

    L-r: Chris Lee, Carol Capps, Jeff Kimble and Luke Gregory. (Vanderbilt University) The Ninth Annual Network Computing Services Golf Tournament was held Sept. 27 at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. This year’s event raised $15,000 to support pediatric cancer research. Jeff Kimble, director of Network Computing… Read More

    Nov 19, 2012

  • Karl Barth will be the topic of a Relevant Religion Series class Dec. 1.

    Vanderbilt Relevant Religion to examine impact of Karl Barth

    Vanderbilt University Divinity School will offer a three-hour community education class Dec. 1 on the life and beliefs of Karl Barth, one of the most influential Christian theologians of the 20th century. Read More

    Nov 19, 2012

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    Campus Dining and libraries modify hours over Thanksgiving

    (iStockphoto) Most Vanderbilt schools are observing a break from classes Nov. 17-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residence halls close at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Classes resume Monday, Nov. 26. Campus Dining locations and all Vanderbilt libraries will modify their hours… Read More

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Women's Basketball Head Coach Melanie Balcomb (Vanderbilt)

    A message from Coach Balcomb about the upcoming basketball season

    Coach Melanie Balcomb (Vanderbilt) Dear fellow Vanderbilt staff, I have been involved in the Vanderbilt community for more than a decade and have seen the amazing things we can do when we pull together. With that in mind, I would like to personally invite you and your family to… Read More

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Reed Omary (Vanderbilt University)

    Posters accepted until Dec. 1 for Surgery and Engineering Symposium

    Reed Omary (Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and the Department of Surgery Research Collaborative will host the first Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Light Hall, Room 202. Reed Omary,… Read More

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

    Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center… Read More

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Zipcar provides transportation alternative on campus; get $40 credit

    Need to pick up office supplies or go to a meeting? With Zipcar, you can carpool or bike to work and still have wheels when you need them during the workday. Zipcar is a car-sharing service with vehicles on and off Vanderbilt’s campus that allows you to reserve cars… Read More

    Nov 6, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt stepping up to the challenge of Mayor’s 5K and Fun Run Nov. 18

    Mayor Karl Dean invites all Nashvillians to join him for the Second Annual Mayor’s Challenge 5K and Kids’ 1K Fun Run scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, at Public Square Park at the Metro Courthouse in downtown Nashville. The event is free and open to all ages and… Read More

    Nov 6, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    SECURITY NOTICE: Indecent exposure

    UPDATE (Nov. 7): A white male who was being sought by VUPD for exposing himself has been located, arrested and taken into custody. The suspect was located by VUPD and interviewed, and confessed to the crime during the interview. Originally posted Nov. 5: On Monday, Nov. 5, at approximately 8:15… Read More

    Nov 5, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Next session of SAVY begins Feb. 9

    Teacher Jamie Teasley and students Ella Martin and Ellica Granath work on projects during SAVY, a Saturday morning academy hosted by Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt University) The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young, a dynamic, fast-paced curriculum experience for qualifying gifted children… Read More

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    CampVandy Holiday Camp registration opens Nov. 19

    Climbing wall at Student Recreation Center (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) During the holiday season, the Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center’s CampVandy will offer seven fun-filled days of Winter Camp with themes such as “Candy Land” and “Glacier Games.” You may purchase the seven-day package (Dec. 20, 21, 27 and 28,… Read More

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Basketball season begins this week, discounted season tickets available

    (Vanderbilt University / Steve Green) The Commodore men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their seasons with a pair of exhibition games this week. On Friday, the men’s team will take on St. Xavier at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the women’s team will face off with Alabama-Huntsville at… Read More

    Oct 29, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Special notice for prospective students impacted by Hurricane Sandy

    Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions released this message to prospective students: “The Admissions Office at Vanderbilt understands that many of you on the East Coast are being impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We understand that you may have difficulty submitting the Common Application or acquiring required… Read More

    Oct 29, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Mets pitcher, ‘Nashville’ star featured at Books from Birth benefit Nov. 2

    Local literacy lovers will gather at the Loveless Barn Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. for Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee’s annual fundraising event, The Happily Ever After Party. R.A. Dickey (image courtesy of New York Mets) New York Mets pitcher… Read More

    Oct 26, 2012