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Reduce pollution on Air Quality Alert days and every day

Jul. 28, 2011—Throughout the hot summer days, air pollutant levels can rise, contributing to reduced lung function, wheezing, coughing and possibly triggering asthma attacks. Prior to heading out the door each day, be sure to check the Air Quality Index, especially if you have asthma or other breathing problems.

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‘Off the Pain’ and back to singing: Vocal surgery puts country rocker Gary Allan on the road again

Jul. 28, 2011—Country rocker Gary Allan still belts out his hit song “Get Off On The Pain” when performing in music venues, big and small – just not as the opener. Allan spent a good part of last year starting his shows with the powerful screamer, but eventually lost his high-end falsetto due to a polyp on...

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Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young resumes in September

Jul. 28, 2011—The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young will resume Sept. 10 and will be held consecutive Saturdays through Oct. 15.

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June grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 28, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in June that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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Interested in working at Barnes & Noble?

Jul. 27, 2011—Barnes & Noble is holding a career day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Marriott at Vanderbilt on West End Avenue in room Acorn B. A meet and greet session with applications and company information will be available. Vanderbilt previously announced that...

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University earns CEO Gold Standard Award for cancer prevention

Jul. 27, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in conjunction with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2011. The award is based on Vanderbilt’s efforts to help employees lead healthier lives, including activities that may help prevent cancer.

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Corey Williams signs with Twins

Jul. 27, 2011—Left-hander Corey Williams has signed a professional contract with Minnesota as the Twins’ third round pick. The deal makes Williams the seventh Commodore to sign a pro contract this summer.

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VUPD opens new communications command center

Jul. 26, 2011—The new 24-7 communications office will be available for emergency walk-up day or night.

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Tax free weekend deal offered by MacAuthority

Jul. 26, 2011—The MacAuthority store in Nashville is offering Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students special deals during tax-free weekend (Aug. 5-7). * Buy a computer (for less than $1,500) and get $100 credit to spend on the Mac App Store. * Buy an iPad and MacAuthority will pay the sales tax. * Buy a MacBook for $899....

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Buy tickets for July 30 Sounds game and help hospital

Jul. 26, 2011—Baseball fans who buy tickets for the July 30 Nashville Sounds game can help raise money for the Books for Birth program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The 7 p.m. game against the Round Rock Express will feature a graduation celebration for children who’ve participated in the Books from Birth program as...

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Gray signs with Oakland

Jul. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt pitcher Sonny Gray signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics, becoming the sixth Commodore to turn professional this year. Gray was the 18th overall pick by Oakland in last month’s Major League Baseball Draft.

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Heart & Vascular Institute first in state to perform life-saving valve replacement

Jul. 25, 2011—Doctors at the Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute have successfully performed the state’s first trans-catheter heart valve-replacement procedure.George Ellenberg, 85, of Crossville, Tenn., was VUMC’s first recipient of the novel valve replacement technique. Acceptance into the trial saved his life.

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