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HHS’ Hughes to discuss health policy March 7

Mar. 5, 2012—Dora Hughes, a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumna and counselor for science and public health to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, will discuss “Achieving Health Equity: An Update on Federal Policies, Programs and Progress” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Meharry Medical College. The...

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Mar. 5, 2012—The schedule has been announced for the spring 2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. The healthcare reform crisis, American protest movements, classical music appreciation and Maya culture from ancient to modern times are among subjects that will be covered in spring session.

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New compliance hotline simplifies reporting waste, fraud or abuse

Mar. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt will launch a new combined University and Medical Center hotline and website for anonymously reporting fraud, waste and abuse on Friday, March 8. Faculty and staff can use The Integrity in Action reporting network to report unethical, illegal or unsafe activity at Vanderbilt. The website and toll free number – 866-783-2287 – are available...

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Vanderpool earns Certified Emergency Manager credential

Mar. 2, 2012—Johnny Vanderpool, emergency preparedness coordinator for Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety at Vanderbilt University, was among 65 candidates approved by the IAEM USA-Certification Commission to receive the Certified Emergency Manager credential. The CEM is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers, which has in its membership more than...

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Make note of modified hours over Spring Break

Mar. 2, 2012—Most Vanderbilt schools are observing Spring Break March 5-9. Residence halls close at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3, and re-open at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Visit the Office of Housing and Residential Education website for more information. Dining Services, Vanderbilt libraries and the Sarratt Student Center will modify their hours of operation over Spring...

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‘Reflections of the Dutch Golden Age’ etchings exhibit runs March 15-May 11

Mar. 1, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Reflections of the Dutch Golden Age: Etchings by Adriaen van Ostade, from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition will open on March 15, 2012, with a reception to be held from 5 to 7 pm. The Fine Arts Gallery is...

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Severe weather forecasted for Friday, March 2

Mar. 1, 2012—Keep up with the latest weather developments from the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service is forecasting a major severe weather outbreak for Middle Tennessee on Friday, March 2. An initial wave of thunderstorms is expected very late Thursday night and into early Friday morning. These storms may be strong with large hail. After...

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Weight Watchers at Work starts March 7

Mar. 1, 2012—A new 9-week session of Weight Watchers at Work meetings starts March 7 at the Student Life Center. The difference between At Work meetings and traditional Weight Watchers meetings is that all costs are paid in sessions. This means that everything is paid at the time of joining. The cost includes all meetings for the...

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Children’s literature expert discusses enduring value of ‘Dr. Seuss’

Mar. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt expert on children’s literature discusses the lasting impact of Dr. Seuss.

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Zombie images focus of March (Lunch) Box lecture March 7

Mar. 1, 2012—James McFarland, assistant professor of German and film, will speak on the historical beginnings of the zombie image and the reasons why it remains pervasive today in literature, film and other areas of current culture. His talk is titled “Profane Apocalypse: The Zombie Image as a Historical Symptom.”

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Make rainbow chakra totems in polymer clay workshop March 17-18

Mar. 1, 2012—Sarratt Art Studios is pleased to host a weekend workshop on March 17 and 18, 2012, with internationally acclaimed artist, instructor and author Lindly Huanani. Participants will explore sculpting with polymer clay and applying color with alcohol based inks in the workshop “Rainbow Chakra Totems (Embracing meditation, intuition and intention to design your color stories)....

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Graduate School receives record number of applications

Feb. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt has received a record number of applications for graduate study in 2012, according to Dennis Hall, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School. The Graduate School surpassed the 8,000 mark in completed applications for the first time on Feb. 24. “The number of applications for the Graduate School has been growing...

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