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SECURITY NOTICE: Robberies off campus

Dec. 13, 2011—On Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at 11:29 p.m., Metro Nashville Police Department received a report of a robbery on Fairfax Avenue near 24th Avenue South. A neighborhood resident while walking near 24th Avenue South and Fairfax noticed a vehicle driving slowly behind her. Three individuals got out of the vehicle. One of them physically assaulted...

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Excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring recognized

Dec. 12, 2011—The College of Arts and Science honored four members of its community Dec. 6 for excelling in graduate teaching and mentoring. Farhana Loonat (political science) received the award for outstanding teaching assistant, and Matt Eatough (English) was honored as outstanding teacher. These awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding undergraduate teaching by graduate students....

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SECURITY NOTICE: Robbery off campus

Dec. 12, 2011—On Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Metro Nashville Police Department received a report of a robbery on 20th Avenue South near Terrace Place. The victim reported that she was standing by her vehicle when the suspect walked up to her and said, “Give me your pocketbook or I will shoot you.” The...

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 9, 2011—If you are going to be away from your office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, remember to power down before you leave. This is a great opportunity to reduce your energy consumption and environmental impact. If permitted in your area, turn off and unplug your computer, monitor, printer, microwaves,...

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VUCast Newscast: Do little kids learn from “educational” videos?

Dec. 9, 2011—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Do little kids learn from “educational” videos? New research gives answers. Why a Vanderbilt expert says the new Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuits will fail. Meet this year’s Commencement weekend speaker.

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Walk-in mammograms available at TVC

Dec. 9, 2011—Vanderbilt faculty and staff members who want to receive breast cancer screening mammograms before the end of the year can visit The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) mammography suite without an appointment. The walk-in mammograms are available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., on the first floor of TVC, with check-in at room 1630. Insurance will be...

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 9, 2011—Holiday lights and decorations are welcome distractions from the cold weather outside, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. This year, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries.

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Vanderbilt nuclear physicist elected to European academy

Dec. 8, 2011—Physics professor Joseph H. Hamilton has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea, a non-governmental association that serves as a European academy of arts and sciences.

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Fauchet named dean at Vanderbilt School of Engineering

Dec. 8, 2011—Philippe Fauchet will be the new dean of the school of engineering at Vanderbilt University. Fauchet, currently chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester, begins work at Vanderbilt July 1, pending approval by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.

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Music Makes Us turns up volume on music education in public schools

Dec. 8, 2011—Give to the Nashville Public Education Foundation and support the Music Makes Us program and other community initiatives Starting as early as fall 2012, Metro Nashville Public Schools students will experience music education in a whole new way. At a recent press conference at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced the launch of...

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Free screening of ‘Elf’ will put you in a jolly mood

Dec. 7, 2011—The holiday film Elf, starring Will Ferrell, will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Sarratt Cinema. The screening is free and open to the public. A movie full of yuletide cheer, Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy that benefits greatly from star Ferrell’s funny and charming performance as one of Santa’s biggest...

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Get free appetizer or dessert at Carrabba’s Italian Grill through the holidays

Dec. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt employees can receive a free appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entrée until Jan. 2, 2012, at the Green Hills location of Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Carrabba’s is open every day for lunch during the holidays. Show your Vanderbilt ID to get the discount. Contact: Sheri DiGiovanna, (615) 343-1963 sheri.digiovanna@vanderbilt.edu

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