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Event highlights the strong bonds organ donation creates

Apr. 8, 2011—Three weeks before her son’s scheduled kidney transplant, Melody McDonald received a heart wrenching text message: the surgery is off.

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Meet Vanderbilt alumni authors at Heard Library event

Apr. 8, 2011—Early Civil Rights period focus of discussion Eric Etheridge, Charles Euchner and Alex Heard – three Vanderbilt University alumni who have written important books about the early years of the Civil Rights Movement – will return to their alma mater for a discussion and book signing on April 21. “From Jim Crow to the March...

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Public meeting about street cars in the midtown area to be held April 14-15

Apr. 8, 2011—NOTE: For information about other transit initiatives affecting the VU / midtown area (vanpools expansion, regional express bus service direct to VU, contact Broadway/West End Corridor Study meetings scheduled for April 14-15 Public invited to provide input on transportation alternatives Two public meetings and two information stations are scheduled for April 14 and April...

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Barsky to preview new book on linguist Zellig Harris April 22

Apr. 8, 2011—A new book about linguist and social activist Zellig Harris will be celebrated with a reading and reception April 22 featuring author and Vanderbilt University professor Robert F. Barsky. Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, has written extensively about linguist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky recommended Harris as a subject to Barsky. The event marking the...

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Health Plus offers Know Your Numbers at MCE and Loews this week

Apr. 8, 2011—Stop by and have your weight, blood pressure and body mass index checked. Orthopaedic Clinic MCE South Tower, Room 4402E Wednesday, April 13 9 -11 a.m. Loews Vanderbilt Room 905 Thursday, April 14 11 a.m. -1 p.m. New! You can now view your Know Your Numbers measurements in the Health and Wellness Information Portal at...

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Training in Cultural Diversity and Workplace Stress offered April 19

Apr. 8, 2011—Cultural diversity in the workforce may create both opportunities and potential complications. Differences in language and in the meaning of words and phrases may sometimes complicate communication. These, in turn, may create potential stressors for both the International employee and for their supervisors and colleagues. This presentation explores the nature of diversity, reviews the use...

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Chancellor urges cautious optimism in light of federal funding issues

Apr. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt has dramatically increased its number of endowed faculty chairs and created a new $100 million endowment for graduate education well ahead of schedule, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced during his Spring Faculty Assembly address.

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Faculty awards conferred at spring assembly

Apr. 7, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented five faculty members with awards when Vanderbilt‘s Spring Faculty Assembly convened April 7.

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Beam Signing celebrates expansion at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 7, 2011—The Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched its $30 million expansion project today with a festive Beam Signing celebration. The event signifies construction is now under way on the hospital’s multi-year, multi-phase endeavor to expand physical space and programs. Friends, donors, patients and Medical Center leadership gathered this morning to add their signatures...

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Be sure you are correctly reporting to the IRS on retirement plans

Apr. 7, 2011—UPDATE: Read about the 2013 IRS section 415g aggregation form here. Do you contribute to another retirement plan? If you do, you may need to report those contributions to Vanderbilt to meet IRS requirements. The Internal Revenue Service requires Vanderbilt to collect certain information on employee contributions made to retirement plans outside of Vanderbilt’s 403(b)...

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Fireworks to cap Black and Gold Spring Game April 17

Apr. 7, 2011—All Vanderbilt employees are invited to attend the annual Vanderbilt Football Black and Gold Spring Game on Sunday, April 17. A fireworks show is scheduled for immediately after the scrimmage and will cap a day filled with fun, family-friendly activities. Admission to the event is free with the donation of a children’s book to the...

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Vanderbilt expert to discuss Japanese nuclear plant crisis

Apr. 7, 2011—Frank L. Parker, Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Emeritus, will speak about the Fukoshima nuclear plant crisis in Japan.  The presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Adventure Science Center at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., in Nashville. The event is free and open to the public. Parker...

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