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Office of Federal Relations launches Facebook page

Dec. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations has launched its own Facebook page. The OFR team plans to use the social media site as another means of promoting and communicating Vanderbilt’s federal priorities to key policymakers and their staffs. The page will provide timely, targeted information, including updates about the research discoveries, education and clinical work taking...

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Credit union announces holiday hours

Dec. 21, 2011—The Vanderbilt Employees’ Credit Union will observe modified hours of operation over the holidays. The credit union will be closed Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. It will be open Friday, Dec. 30. For more credit union information, visit its website. Contact: (615) 936-0300

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VITA program’s free tax preparation offers convenience, valuable refunds

Dec. 21, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and other community initiatives You know it’s coming. After the winter holidays have passed and you’re well on your way to keeping or discarding your New Year’s resolutions, the annual deadline that we all share will soon be upon us:...

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Melodores recognized among top collegiate singing groups for 2011

Dec. 20, 2011—The Vanderbilt Melodores, an all-male student a cappella group, has been lauded among the “Top 10 American Collegiate A Cappella Groups” for 2011 by a popular a cappella blog. The Melodores ranked No. 6 on the list, which also featured groups that have appeared on the NBC television show The Sing-Off, as well as the...

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel offers discounted rate

Dec. 20, 2011—Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is offering a special rate for Vanderbilt faculty, staff and visitors through March 31, 2012. Book your stay in a Premium Concierge room for $159 per night. This rate is subject to blackout dates and availability. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is located at 2100 West End Ave. across from the Vanderbilt campus. Visit...

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VUMC: The year in review

Dec. 20, 2011—The VUMC Reporter compiles the milestones and achievements that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2011.

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Children’s Hospital urges holiday driving caution for teens

Dec. 20, 2011—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among teenagers every year, and crash deaths are even higher during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Young drivers, ages 16 to 20, are more likely to crash due to their inexperience. Since parents are the most important influence on their teens when it...

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Paras, graduate student in biomedical engineering, dies

Dec. 16, 2011—Constantine “Dean” Paras, a Vanderbilt graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has died following a brief illness. Funeral services honoring Paras’ life took place Saturday, Dec. 17, in Rocky River, Ohio. Read the complete details. The Office of Religious Life will work with Paras’ family and friends to plan a...

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Turkey giveaway slated for Friday, Dec. 16

Dec. 16, 2011—This year’s Vanderbilt Holiday Turkey Giveaway for full-time and part-time faculty and staff will take place on Friday, Dec. 16, at three locations: Langford Auditorium, One Hundred Oaks and in Williamson County. At Langford the hours of the giveaway are from 6 a.m. to midnight, while at One Hundred Oaks the giveaway will be held from...

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VINSE engineers and researchers explore possibilities on the nanoscale

Dec. 15, 2011—There is much to celebrate, including the fact that in the past decade, VINSE has attracted more than $75 million in federal funding for nanoscience research, says VINSE Director Sandra J. Rosenthal.

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High Hopes gives every child a chance to reach for the stars

Dec. 15, 2011—Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help preschool children with special needs learn alongside their typically developing peers The diagnosis of a serious or complex disability in a child often dashes the hopes and dreams parents have for that child’s future. They wonder what their child’s life will be like, how independent he...

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Children’s Hospital encourages safe sleep habits while traveling over the holidays

Dec. 15, 2011—For many, packing up the family and traveling to see loved ones is as much a part of the holidays as mistletoe or candy canes. While children are staying in new or different environments, safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt say it’s important for caregivers to follow a few simple safety...

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