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Start! program unveils new features

Jul. 11, 2012—The Start! physical activity program is a great way to focus on fitness. Simply find an activity you like, track what you do using the online tracker and qualify for great prizes each quarter from Health Plus. Learn more. The Start! Online Tracker has several new features that will make tracking your physical activity easier...

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Surplus vehicle auction runs through July 30

Jul. 10, 2012—Vanderbilt Plant Services’ storage and surplus warehouse is holding an online sealed-bid auction of used, as-is vehicles now through July 30, 2012. This community auction is open to Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students as well as the general public. There are seven vehicles currently being auctioned. To see photos of the vehicles, visit the Plant...

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Sign up now for annual breast cancer walk

Jul. 10, 2012—The 11th annual Nashville Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20. Last year, more than 17,000 participants walked five miles through downtown Nashville and raised $500,000. The goal of organizers is to grow the event over the next two years and raise $1 million. You can help by forming a...

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Migration of email mailboxes begins July 16

Jul. 10, 2012—Migration of mailboxes for the Vanderbilt community will begin July 16. Users who do not use mail archive are moving to Vanderbilt’s new enterprise email system, Vmail (Exchange 2010). Archive users will be migrated to a different Exchange 2007 mail server until the archive environment is upgraded to be compatible with Exchange 2010. Users will receive a...

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ITS offers SharePoint training

Jul. 10, 2012—ITS is pleased to offer several SharePoint 2010 training options to the Vanderbilt community. In order to meet the different needs of faculty and staff, both online self-paced training and an instructor-led class taught by an outside vendor will be offered. The online self-paced training is the most popular option. It includes five one-hour classes. The first set...

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Stock up on discounted Vandy gear at Barnes & Noble

Jul. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt’s football home opener may be two months away, but at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt, Commodore fans are already gearing up for fall with great deals on officially licensed merchandise – from flip-flops to headgear and more­. The expansive two-level campus bookstore, which opened last November in the former Borders on West End Avenue,...

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All steps of Go for the Gold now ready

Jul. 6, 2012—All three steps of the nationally award-winning Go for the Gold program are now ready to complete. Step One: Complete your yearly Health Risk Assessment to learn more about your health risks. Step Two: The Wellness Actions Log is new for 2012. View it soon, so you have plenty of time to start choosing actions to improve or maintain your health....

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VUMC leaders: ‘The Future is All Around Us’

Jul. 6, 2012—A team of writers and reporters from VUMC News and Communications spoke to a selected group of Medical Center leaders about where they think the opportunities and challenges lie in the decade ahead, and the part that all of us play as we move ahead together.

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Hutton Hotel offering VU discount

Jul. 6, 2012—Nashville’s Hutton Hotel is offering a special rate – $100 per night – for Vanderbilt staff and faculty in July and August on the following dates: July 27-28, 2012 August 3-5, 2012 Book quickly as this is limited to the first 50 guestrooms per night. Click on the Hutton Friends Appreciation Rate link to book....

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Discovery of new sub-atomic particle a major leap forward

Jul. 6, 2012—Vandy physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider respond to the announcement that the collaboration has found a new subatomic particle that may be the long-sought Higgs boson.

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Winners of UFO identification contest named

Jul. 6, 2012—Our UFO has been identified and we have a four-way tie. The objects crossing the Sun during the Venus transit were distant aircraft. The explanations of our winners were well thought out and included some great details.

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Vanderbilt’s energy conservation efforts pay off during heat wave

Jul. 5, 2012—When Nashville temperatures soared to an all-time high last Friday, the Vanderbilt campus kept its cool, thanks in part to low humidity as well as the long-term energy conservation efforts of administrators and the ready response of Vanderbilt employees. Even though the thermometer reached a record 109 degrees June 29, the university’s total electrical consumption...

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