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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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Turkey giveaway slated for Friday, Dec. 16

Dec. 16, 2011—This year’s Vanderbilt Holiday Turkey Giveaway for full-time and part-time faculty and staff will take place on Friday, Dec. 16, at three locations: Langford Auditorium, One Hundred Oaks and in Williamson County. At Langford the hours of the giveaway are from 6 a.m. to midnight, while at One Hundred Oaks the giveaway will be held from...

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VINSE engineers and researchers explore possibilities on the nanoscale

Dec. 15, 2011—There is much to celebrate, including the fact that in the past decade, VINSE has attracted more than $75 million in federal funding for nanoscience research, says VINSE Director Sandra J. Rosenthal.

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High Hopes gives every child a chance to reach for the stars

Dec. 15, 2011—Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help preschool children with special needs learn alongside their typically developing peers The diagnosis of a serious or complex disability in a child often dashes the hopes and dreams parents have for that child’s future. They wonder what their child’s life will be like, how independent he...

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Children’s Hospital encourages safe sleep habits while traveling over the holidays

Dec. 15, 2011—For many, packing up the family and traveling to see loved ones is as much a part of the holidays as mistletoe or candy canes. While children are staying in new or different environments, safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt say it’s important for caregivers to follow a few simple safety...

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Plan now to attend pre-Liberty Bowl events in Memphis

Dec. 15, 2011—Be a part of Commodore Nation in Memphis as we enjoy a long weekend of Liberty Bowl events leading up to the big game! You won’t want to miss a minute of these great festivities. Fans may purchase event tickets online, in person at the McGugin Center or by phone through the Vanderbilt ticket office...

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Make note of modified hours over Winter Break

Dec. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 18-Jan. 8, 2012. Residence halls close at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, and reopen at noon Friday, Jan. 6. Classes for undergraduates resume on Monday, Jan. 9. Vanderbilt employees will observe the Christmas Eve holiday Friday, Dec. 23, and the Christmas Day holiday Monday, Dec. 26, since the...

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Book by Dayan named to top 25 list

Dec. 14, 2011—A book by a Vanderbilt professor about the legal methods used to deprive people of their personhood was named one of the top 25 academic books of the year by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. The Law is a White Dog (Princeton University Press) was written by Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor...

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Get discounts on ‘Addams Family,’ ‘Spamalot,’ more at TPAC

Dec. 14, 2011—The following discounts are available for Vanderbilt employees to upcoming shows at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. To order tickets, log on and select your desired show title. Enter your promo code and click “apply.” Use the password “Vanderbilt.” David Alford returns to Tennessee Rep’s stage to share a warm-hearted evening of holiday song and...

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