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Cupcake-palooza: The Sequel

Apr. 5, 2011—Some sequels we wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole (but we aren’t haters, so we won’t mention any names).  But THIS event was too good to not bring back, and if you attended Cupcake-palooza last year at Fido, we think you’ll agree. Like a good sequel should be, this event is bigger, badder and uses...

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It’s not too late to sign up for the Shade Tree Trot April 9

Apr. 5, 2011—Sign up now for the Shade Tree Trot; the 5K charity race to support the Shade Tree Clinic. The race provides financial support for the free health clinic’s growing operating expenses and aims to raise awareness of the clinic’s mission throughout the community. For more information, and to sign up, go to www.shadetreeclinic.org/trot. Date of...

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A legacy of lifesaving

Apr. 5, 2011—Cheryl Major, R.N., may have saved more babies than anyone in the state of Tennessee. Some of them she has saved in person as a neonatal nurse. Many more she has saved by providing lifesaving skills to others who care for fragile newborns. If you spend any time at all at the Monroe Carell Jr....

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Call for Entries: House Organ Writing Contest

Apr. 5, 2011—For the 27th year, the July House Organ will be the Summer Reading Issue, filled with the winners of  the House Organ Writing Contest—poems, short stories and nonfiction pieces contributed by Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students. Keep reading >>  

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A Grand Experiment

Apr. 4, 2011—The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach puts science in the hands of students They treated him like a rock star, said scientist David Boone. “They” are Nashville public middle school students. Boone, a Ph.D. candidate in cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt, regularly taught in their classrooms as a science teaching fellow, part of the...

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Thicker than Water

Apr. 4, 2011—French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions Watching the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2006, Holly Tucker was struck by the president’s strong statements about interspecies stem cell research. In the speech, Bush called for “legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical...

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Celebrate Transit Week 2011 by signing the Pledge to Ride

Apr. 4, 2011—Join Transit Now in committing to ride transit at least once during Transit Week, April 17-23. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE PLEDGE. Vanderbilt offers employees a number of alternative transportation options including: Free rides to and from work in Davidson County on the Metro Transit Authority buses Discounted tickets for the light commuter rail, the...

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Appalachian Celebration 2011 to benefit the Butch Baldassari Scholarship Fund will be held April 8

Apr. 4, 2011—This annual hoe-down features Blair’s own folk instrument performance faculty and is always full of surprise guests from the Nashville music industry. Come for the unexpected and stay for the joy of this region’s best folk music — by some of the best musicians in the country. This concert is a benefit for the Jerome...

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Assistant Vice Chancellor Christine Bradley honored with Athena Award

Apr. 1, 2011—Christine Bradley, assistant vice chancellor for Community and Government Relations, has won the 2011 Athena Award, which honors outstanding women of Nashville for their skills in business, leadership and service.

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Fashion celebrity Tim Gunn to speak April 5

Apr. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt students are inviting the public to hear from fashion celebrity Tim Gunn on Tuesday, April 5.

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Registration being accepted for 2011 Vanderbilt Soccer Camps

Apr. 1, 2011—Athletics will offer day camp and residential camp options for athletes from 5-15 years of age. June 6-10 Day Camp I June 20-24 Day Camp II The Day Camp is designed specifically for players learning the fundamental skills of soccer. Individual instruction emphasizes the use of correct techniques. The learning environment is enhanced with small-sided...

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New minor in scientific computing launched

Apr. 1, 2011—Educating students in diverse disciplines in scientific computing is the aim of a new interdisciplinary major being offered this fall.

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