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CRIME ALERT: Attempted robbery off campus

Oct. 21, 2011—On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery in the 2100 block of Fairfax Avenue, near Convent Place (south of campus near Hillsboro Village). The victim stated he was walking through his apartment parking lot when a male with a blue bandana over his face approached him....

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Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, other performances finish out month at Blair

Oct. 21, 2011—Tuesday, Oct. 25 8 p.m. Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Blair Faculty Signature Series Blair Composers Join us for a delightful evening of music written by Blair faculty composers and performed by their colleagues. The program will include the world premiere of Burlesques before the Ark, a piano quartet composed by Michael Alec Rose....

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Pearson to talk fiction writing Oct. 26

Oct. 21, 2011—A. Scott Pearson, associate professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and author of the medical thrillers Rupture and Public Anatomy, will be the guest speaker at October’s Book Talk Lunch. This informal group of staff gathers monthly to discuss books, reading mediums, authors, events, blogs and more. Book Talk Lunch’s aim is to talk about...

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Gallim Dance takes Vanderbilt stage Oct. 28

Oct. 21, 2011—When Gallim Dance burst onto the New York dance scene, the company immediately caught the attention of the city’s dance community. “The name of the young troupe means ‘waves’ in Hebrew, and waves are what she’s making …in the dance scene,” wrote Metro, New York. The “she” is artistic director and choreographer Andrea Miller, a former...

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Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

Oct. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series of live online video chats. The campaign represents the promise offered by advancements in biomedical science as well as the promise held by students, faculty and staff as they strive to...

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Walk with senior leaders, get free lunch Oct. 25

Oct. 21, 2011—Join Vice Chancellor of Administration Jerry Fife, Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, other senior leaders and Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean for a campus walk beginning at five locations, and ending at Health Plus on Oct. 25.

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Join Team Vanderbilt in Race for the Cure Oct. 29

Oct. 20, 2011—Walking, running, pushing a baby carriage or strolling with your dog – all of these activities will be encouraged during this year’s Greater Nashville Race for the Cure. The annual breast cancer fundraising race/walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. The Race for the Cure is held every October during...

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One issue often predicts presidential election outcomes

Oct. 20, 2011—If the real disposable incomes of voters are growing - even modestly - in the six months before Election Day, President Obama is likely to win. If they aren’t, he is likely to lose, according to political scientist Larry Bartels.

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Purchase of holiday cards benefits Friends of Children’s Hospital

Oct. 20, 2011—Brightly colored snowmen, a mitten full of love and an artistic Santa face are among the designs created by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and their siblings as part of this year’s Holiday Project, coordinated by Friends of Children’s Hospital. The cards and gifts featuring the unique creations are perfect for personal...

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Football tickets for this weekend’s homecoming game vs. Army still available

Oct. 19, 2011—Tickets for the Vanderbilt Homecoming Game vs. Army on Saturday, Oct. 22 are still available for purchase. Employees can enjoy the fun and pageantry of Homecoming for only $40. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt Stadium. Prior to the game, fans can enjoy the new kids zone area, watch other games from...

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Time to take the Staff Community Survey

Oct. 19, 2011—Dear Colleagues, By now you should have received an email inviting you to take the online Vanderbilt Staff Community Survey. The email came from with the subject line Important: Vanderbilt Staff Community Survey Oct. 17-31. It included a survey code that is unique to each staff member. Please do not share your survey code...

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Sprafkin and Braun installations open at Space 204 Oct. 20

Oct. 17, 2011—A public reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. for two new exhibitions at Vanderbilt’s Space 204 at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center gallery. Mara Sprafkin’s installation She Would Have Thought Twice, Possibly Three Times and Justin Farris Braun’s they see themselves from the inside will be on...

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