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Plan now to attend pre-Liberty Bowl events in Memphis

Dec. 15, 2011—Be a part of Commodore Nation in Memphis as we enjoy a long weekend of Liberty Bowl events leading up to the big game! You won’t want to miss a minute of these great festivities. Fans may purchase event tickets online, in person at the McGugin Center or by phone through the Vanderbilt ticket office...

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Make note of modified hours over Winter Break

Dec. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 18-Jan. 8, 2012. Residence halls close at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, and reopen at noon Friday, Jan. 6. Classes for undergraduates resume on Monday, Jan. 9. Vanderbilt employees will observe the Christmas Eve holiday Friday, Dec. 23, and the Christmas Day holiday Monday, Dec. 26, since the...

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Book by Dayan named to top 25 list

Dec. 14, 2011—A book by a Vanderbilt professor about the legal methods used to deprive people of their personhood was named one of the top 25 academic books of the year by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. The Law is a White Dog (Princeton University Press) was written by Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor...

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Get discounts on ‘Addams Family,’ ‘Spamalot,’ more at TPAC

Dec. 14, 2011—The following discounts are available for Vanderbilt employees to upcoming shows at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. To order tickets, log on and select your desired show title. Enter your promo code and click “apply.” Use the password “Vanderbilt.” David Alford returns to Tennessee Rep’s stage to share a warm-hearted evening of holiday song and...

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Vanderbilt sets record for number of new AAAS fellows

Dec. 14, 2011—Fourteen Vanderbilt researchers have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Get discounted movie tickets for Carmike Cinemas through Dec. 19

Dec. 14, 2011—Now through Monday, Dec. 19, tickets for movies playing at Carmike Cinemas are available for the discounted price of $5 each when purchased at the Sarratt Student Center box office. Carmike Cinemas are located in Franklin, Antioch, Bellevue, Goodlettsville, Madison and Springfield. These passes will expire Dec. 31, 2011. Supplies are limited. For more information about...

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Teach for America inspires alumni to serve through educating children

Dec. 13, 2011—The October after his graduation from the College of Arts and Science was arguably one of the darkest months in Jake Ramsey’s life. Teaching math at Nashville’s Maplewood High School through nonprofit organization Teach For America, Ramsey, BA’09, had reached the phase of working in a high-poverty setting that might be labeled “despair.”

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Teaching kitchens help families on a budget combat childhood obesity

Dec. 13, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help Family Teaching Kitchens bring healthy food options to Nashville families Being at the top of the list isn’t always the best place to be. In 2010, Tennessee ranked as the second-most obese state in the country and came in sixth for childhood obesity. United Way of...

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Re:VU 2012 brochures now available

Dec. 13, 2011—The Re:VU brochure is a concise summary of Vanderbilt’s vital statistics, featuring the most commonly requested facts and figures pertaining to the university.

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‘House Organ’ photo contest winners revealed

Dec. 13, 2011—The House Organ photography contest is a Vanderbilt tradition, having been held every year since 1982. This year, more than 1,000 entries from Vanderbilt staff, faculty, students and volunteers were received, and Division of Public Affairs photography staff judged the entries, resulting in the extraordinary 12 images you see in the 2012 House Organ Calendar.

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Moderation is key to a healthy holiday season

Dec. 13, 2011—Stacey Kendrick teaches ways to make smart food choices at the Health Plus Healthy Kitchen Cooking Video Library. (Vanderbilt University) Health Plus offers some tips for healthy eating during the holidays, a time that is often fraught with feasting and excess. For those participating in Health Plus’ Hold the Stuffing program, final weigh-ins will be...

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Vanderbilt professor brings first-century context to Christmas story

Dec. 13, 2011—The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, offers insight into how first-century Gospel readers would have understood the message of Jesus' birth.

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