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Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall celebrate re-opening after major renovation

Oct. 8, 2012—Spaces in Vanderbilt's Rand Hall are set to re-open this week, following more than seven months of work at Rand and Sarratt Student Center that mark the joint facility’s first major renovation in more than a decade.

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Family Night at Dyer Observatory is Oct. 23

Oct. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and their families are invited to a special night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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Tennessee voter registration deadline is TODAY

Oct. 8, 2012—The deadline to register to vote in Tennessee is Monday, Oct. 8. If you are not yet registered to vote in Tennessee and plan to do so on Election Day, Nov. 6, you must register in person at the Tennessee Election Commission, Metro Office Building First Floor, 800 Second Ave. S., Nashville, 37210. Requirements to...

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2012 Southern Festival of Books features Vanderbilt faculty

Oct. 5, 2012—Vanderbilt professors are well represented among the authors participating in the 2012 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word Oct. 12, 13 and 14 in downtown Nashville. The free festival, which began in 1989, is a three-day celebration of authors, writing and reading. Every author on the program takes part in a...

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Anchor Link connects students to campus life

Oct. 5, 2012—There is a new system on campus that is transforming the way Vanderbilt manages the co-curricular student experience: Anchor Link. A joint initiative between the Office of the Dean of Students and Vanderbilt Student Government, Anchor Link is an online student involvement platform that helps students become engaged on campus and manage their experiences outside...

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Benefits and Health Fair set for Oct. 10, 11

Oct. 5, 2012—Human Resources representatives will be on hand to answer your Open Enrollment or other benefits questions at this year’s Benefits and Health Fair, scheduled for Oct. 10 and 11. Medical, dental, vision, retirement and disability representatives also will be available. Come to the fair for free “Know Your Numbers” screenings, flu shots and door prizes. The fair...

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Registration for SEC Symposium now open

Oct. 5, 2012—Registration is now open for the 2013 SEC Symposium, which will have the theme “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future.” This SEC event, which is led by the University of Georgia, takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Feb. 10-12, 2013. To register or review the schedule, visit the SEC...

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Memorial gathering for Mary McClure Taylor set for Oct. 9

Oct. 5, 2012—Mary McClure Taylor (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The Office of the Chancellor will host a gathering in memory of Mary McClure Taylor from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the second-floor lobby of Kirkland Hall. Taylor, the beloved university receptionist who left a lasting impression of warmth, grace and compassion on generations of students and...

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Our favorite Tweets of the week, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Oct. 5, 2012—We love hearing from our fans, friends and followers, and we have some very vocal ones on Twitter. Below are just a few of our favorite Tweets from the past week. Be a part of the conversation – follow @VanderbiltU today.  

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Longtime prisoner Russell Maroon Shoats focus of discussion

Oct. 4, 2012—A panel of scholars and activists will discuss the impact of longtime prisoner, writer and activist Russell Maroon Shoats on grassroots political activism Oct. 11 at Vanderbilt University.

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Premiere of ‘Escape Fire’ movie Oct. 4 at Belcourt

Oct. 4, 2012—The Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, MissionPoint Health Partners, the Shade Tree Family Clinic, the Clinic at Mercury Courts and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have come together to premiere the movie, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, at the Belcourt Theater Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Escape Fire is a documentary...

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Plans announced for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center

Oct. 4, 2012—Williamson Medical Center (WMC), one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s affiliates, announced plans this week to expand its facility through construction to include upgraded surgical suites and an adjoining tower for pediatric services to be built adjacent to WMC’s existing emergency department. The proposed expansion includes a three-story pediatric tower, with two floors of space...

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