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Applications now being accepted for talented MNPS students to attend class at Vanderbilt

Jan. 3, 2012—The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is now accepting applications for the Class of 2016. The SSMV is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The SSMV offers high school students a four-year interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, where internationally...

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Top 20 news stories of 2011

Dec. 29, 2011—Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network.

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Vanderbilt students to learn firsthand about presidential election process at Iowa Caucus

Dec. 29, 2011—About 20 Vanderbilt University students will get a firsthand lesson in politicking by participating in the Iowa Caucus in early January. Students will attend political rallies, volunteer for candidates’ campaigns and generally observe the Republican caucuses.

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Writer Lorrie Moore to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 19

Dec. 21, 2011—The Chancellor's Lecture Series will host Lorrie Moore Jan. 19 at the Central Library Community Room. Moore, the author of Like Life, Birds of America and A Gate at the Stairs, will discuss "Creative Writing and the Customer Survey."

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Office of Federal Relations launches Facebook page

Dec. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations has launched its own Facebook page. The OFR team plans to use the social media site as another means of promoting and communicating Vanderbilt’s federal priorities to key policymakers and their staffs. The page will provide timely, targeted information, including updates about the research discoveries, education and clinical work taking...

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Credit union announces holiday hours

Dec. 21, 2011—The Vanderbilt Employees’ Credit Union will observe modified hours of operation over the holidays. The credit union will be closed Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. It will be open Friday, Dec. 30. For more credit union information, visit its website. Contact: (615) 936-0300

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VITA program’s free tax preparation offers convenience, valuable refunds

Dec. 21, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and other community initiatives You know it’s coming. After the winter holidays have passed and you’re well on your way to keeping or discarding your New Year’s resolutions, the annual deadline that we all share will soon be upon us:...

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Melodores recognized among top collegiate singing groups for 2011

Dec. 20, 2011—The Vanderbilt Melodores, an all-male student a cappella group, has been lauded among the “Top 10 American Collegiate A Cappella Groups” for 2011 by a popular a cappella blog. The Melodores ranked No. 6 on the list, which also featured groups that have appeared on the NBC television show The Sing-Off, as well as the...

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel offers discounted rate

Dec. 20, 2011—Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is offering a special rate for Vanderbilt faculty, staff and visitors through March 31, 2012. Book your stay in a Premium Concierge room for $159 per night. This rate is subject to blackout dates and availability. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is located at 2100 West End Ave. across from the Vanderbilt campus. Visit...

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VUMC: The year in review

Dec. 20, 2011—The VUMC Reporter compiles the milestones and achievements that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2011.

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Children’s Hospital urges holiday driving caution for teens

Dec. 20, 2011—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among teenagers every year, and crash deaths are even higher during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Young drivers, ages 16 to 20, are more likely to crash due to their inexperience. Since parents are the most important influence on their teens when it...

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Paras, graduate student in biomedical engineering, dies

Dec. 16, 2011—Constantine “Dean” Paras, a Vanderbilt graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has died following a brief illness. Funeral services honoring Paras’ life took place Saturday, Dec. 17, in Rocky River, Ohio. Read the complete details. The Office of Religious Life will work with Paras’ family and friends to plan a...

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