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Memorial service for engineering professor Tomlinson Fort Jr. is Sept. 23

Sep. 18, 2012—A memorial service for Tomlinson Fort Jr., Centennial Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in Vanderbilt’s Benton Chapel. Visitation with the family will follow at 3 p.m. Fort, 80, died Sept. 13 in Franklin, Tenn. Fort joined the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in 1989 as a Centennial...

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as one of today’s...

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Vanderbilt Divinity community breakfast to focus on Mexico border

Sep. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt Divinity School students will share reflections on their May trip to the United States-Mexico border at a Sept. 25 community breakfast.

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network serving more of Middle Tennessee

Sep. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its affiliate medical centers — Maury Regional Medical Center, NorthCrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center – have created a new health plan of clinicians and hospitals which will allow employees at all four medical centers the opportunity to receive health care at any of the four institutions. This health...

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Nursing School event gives sneak peek into PBS’ ‘Midwife’

Sep. 14, 2012—“Call the Midwife,” a British drama about the lives of midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s, will have a free preview showing of an episode at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

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Curb Center names Creative Campus grant recipients

Sep. 14, 2012—Creativity. Innovation. Change. The Curb Center at Vanderbilt is pleased to announce the winners of its signature Creative Campus Innovation Grant Program, which provides Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students the opportunity to produce original ideas, experiment and innovate in the classroom, and harness their creativity as a force for positive social change. In 2012-13, the...

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Men have babies too

Sep. 14, 2012—Don’t miss Babies and You: Men have Babies Too!, a panel of experienced dads discussing what to expect during pregnancy, how to offer support during labor and the early weeks of parenting and how to bond with baby. Join us and bring a sack lunch Sept. 20 at noon-1 p.m. at 415 Light Hall. Class...

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‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author to speak

Sep. 14, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee will welcome Azar Nafisi, the New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, to campus Oct. 9. Nafisi will deliver an address at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. There will be a book signing at 5:15 p.m. at the Central Library Gallery. The Iranian-born author and professor...

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Our favorite tweets of the week, Sept. 8-14

Sep. 14, 2012—  You can follow more Vanderbilt social media at

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Voter ID laws to be examined at Vanderbilt Constitution Day Program

Sep. 14, 2012—Constitution Day will be marked at Vanderbilt with a forum about voter identification laws on Sept. 20.

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International labor, workers rights to be discussed at Sept. 19 panel

Sep. 14, 2012—Three international labor activists will discuss the transformative potential of philanthropy in the women’s human rights movement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Vanderbilt. Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter, co-founders of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, and Ida Le Blanc, general secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees, will discuss “Philanthropy Transformed” from 4...

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VU named among best colleges for food in America

Sep. 14, 2012—Culinary website The Daily Meal conducted a study of 2,000 four-year educational institutions to determine the best in campus dining options nationwide and Vanderbilt was named among the top contenders. A broad range of institutions were considered, and of the top 52, Vanderbilt came in at 35. According to the article, the schools were evaluated...

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