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Blood drives, bone marrow, tissue/organ donor registries scheduled for March

Feb. 28, 2012—Opportunities to donate blood through the American Red Cross, as well as to register for the national bone marrow donor and tissue/organ donor registries, are scheduled at the following times and locations: Friday, March 2 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Vanderbilt Clinic, 2701 and 2702 Wednesday, March 21 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Children’s Theater...

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Tasti D-Lite offers Vanderbilt discount

Feb. 28, 2012—Looking for a treat that won’t blow your diet? Try Tasti D-Lite, which is offering the Vanderbilt community a 20 percent discount daily with a Vanderbilt ID. Stop by the West End Avenue location for one of the 100-plus delectable soft-serve flavors, most of which (including Red Velvet Cake) are only 70 calories. Also try the delicious...

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Vanderbilt physicist wins Sloan research fellowship

Feb. 28, 2012—Physicist Kirill Bolotin is one of 126 researchers who received Sloan Foundation research fellowships this year.

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Benbow to lead national commission on educator preparation

Feb. 28, 2012—Camilla Benbow will co-chair a new accrediting body designed to help ensure that every classroom in the nation has an effective teacher.

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‘Apparent Light’ opens at Space 204

Feb. 28, 2012—The movement of light is explored through image sequences and installation in the newest Space 204 exhibition. Rebecca Cummins’ Apparent Light, on display March 1-29, investigates what she calls “the sculptural, experiential and sometimes humorous possibilities of light and natural phenomena.” A public reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, March 1, from 4...

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Great Performances brings ‘Julius Caesar’ to Vanderbilt stage

Feb. 27, 2012—Great Performances at Vanderbilt will present a production by The Acting Company of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Wednesday, Feb. 29. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in Langford Auditorium. “The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater in the U.S.,” according to The New York Times. Acting Company director Rob Melrose says...

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Kick off National Nutrition Month with the March Health Madness Challenge

Feb. 23, 2012—March is National Nutrition Month, so Health Plus is encouraging you to take the March Health Madness Challenge. Accomplish 25 out of the 31 daily challenges in March to be entered in a drawing for a heart-healthy hardcover cookbook. Do it alone, or have fun competing as a group. It’s a great way to practice...

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Presentation on Health Care for the Homeless Council: ‘A National Practice-Based Research Network’

Feb. 23, 2012—Learn more on March 2 about the National Health Care for the Homeless Council – a unique collaboration among 35 Health Center Program grantees that serve homeless populations across the country.

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Ed Holloran Memorial Lecture scheduled for March 1

Feb. 23, 2012—Antonio M. Gotto Jr., a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumnus and emeritus vice president and provost for medical affairs at Cornell University, will discuss “Dyslipidemia and CHD: What Have We Learned and Where are We Going?” at noon Thursday, March 1, in Light Hall, Room 208. Gotto’s talk is the 2012 Ed Holloran Memorial Lecture...

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Lunch and learn session on self-care March 1

Feb. 23, 2012—Learn self-care techniques at the Occupational Health Center’s lunch-and-learn session March 1.    

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Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend to speak at Vanderbilt University March 16

Feb. 23, 2012—John Legend, Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist, will be at Vanderbilt's Student Life Center ballroom Friday, March 16. Tickets for "A Conversation with John Legend" are available now at all Ticketmaster locations.

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Last chance for early bird pricing on football season tickets

Feb. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt employees have until Wednesday, Feb. 29, to receive a special early bird discount on their 2012 football season tickets. Vanderbilt employees receive a discounted rate on sideline season tickets for the Commodores’ six game home schedule. This year the Dores will play home games against South Carolina, Presbyterian, Florida, Auburn, University of Massachussetts and...

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