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Weeks, emeritus professor of engineering and materials science, dies

Apr. 16, 2012—Robert Andrew Weeks, research professor emeritus of materials science and mechanical engineering, died April 10 in Maryville, Tenn. He was 87. Weeks was a distinguished research scientist in the field of solid state physics as well as a notable glass scientist. At the end of a 33-year career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he joined...

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New Vanderbilt recreation center and multipurpose facility proposed

Apr. 16, 2012—New opportunities for getting fit, playing club sports or holding an indoor varsity sports practice will be available to the Vanderbilt community, pending Board of Trust approval of the proposed Vanderbilt recreation center and multipurpose facility. The board is expected to vote during its spring meeting April 19-20. The project re-imagines sports and fitness at...

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Neurodiagnostics Week celebrated April 15-21

Apr. 13, 2012—Neurodiagnostics, the study of the brain and nervous system, will be celebrated at Vanderbilt and nationwide, April 15-21. During National Neurodiagnostic Week, Vanderbilt will acknowledge the year-round efforts of neurodiagnostic technologists. It is also an opportunity to educate others, recruit new students into the profession, and to promote neurodiagnostic awareness in the community. The neurodiagnostics...

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Vandy Moms lunch and learn: Reading difficulties in children April 19

Apr. 12, 2012—Do you have questions about your child’s reading abilities or special concerns about reading disorders? Join the Vandy Moms group on Thursday, April 19,  at 11:30 a.m. for a presentation by Laurie Cutting, associate professor of special education, psychology, radiology and pediatrics at  Vanderbilt. Cutting will discuss reading development and disorders in elementary school age ...

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Poets mark National Poetry Month with Sunday readings at Frist Center

Apr. 12, 2012—To celebrate National Poetry Month (April) and the exhibition To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection, nationally and locally known poets will read poems by American poets from the late 19th century through the 20th century at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The poets will select poems that reflect...

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Green Bag Luncheon to introduce sustainability discussion groups April 18

Apr. 11, 2012—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the eighth and final installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Sarratt 189. Join Rebecca Selove (Peabody ’84) and her husband John Patrick, Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) ambassadors, for an introduction...

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Shade Grown will celebrate the environment April 18

Apr. 11, 2012—To celebrate Earth Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) in partnership with Vanderbilt Dining Services and the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, will host Shade Grown, a coffee house and open mic night at The Commons Center dining hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Shade Grown will be an evening...

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Zumbathon will raise money for children’s camp

Apr. 11, 2012—All Zumba enthusiasts are invited to a two-hour Zumbathon to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Vanderbilt’s Student Recreation Center. The event will raise money for Camp Kesem, a free, weeklong summer camp for children whose parents have cancer to be held this July in Pleasantville, Tenn. All members of...

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Galloway is president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education

Apr. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway has been chosen to serve as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Tichi named SEC Faculty Achievement Award recipient

Apr. 10, 2012—The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has announced the winners of its first-ever Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Awards, and Vanderbilt’s recipient was Cecelia Tichi, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English.

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Basketball team honored by Tennessee state legislators

Apr. 10, 2012—Members of the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team and athletics staff posed with Sen. Thelma Harper after being honored by the Tennessee State Legislature April 9. Pictured (l-r): Assistant Athletic Communications Director Andy Boggs; Assistant Director of Operations Dan Cage; Harper; Assistant Coach Brad Frederick; senior Aaron Noll; senior Lance Goulbourne; senior Brad Tinsley (holding plaque);...

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‘Future Creatures’ subject of Clayton’s talk at Frist Center April 21

Apr. 10, 2012—Jay Clayton, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and chair of the department, will present “Connecting Disciplines: Future Creatures – Redesigning Life in Literature and Film” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Frist Center of the Visual Arts. The gallery talk, which is in response to the museum’s current exhibition Fairy Tales, Monsters,...

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