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Celebrate Free Cone Day April 3 and donate to Next Steps at Vanderbilt

Mar. 27, 2012—Ben & Jerry’s on 21st Avenue South will celebrate Free Cone Day Tuesday, April 3. The store is encouraging patrons to donate the money they will save on free ice cream to Next Steps at Vanderbilt. All donations between noon and 8 p.m. April 3 will benefit Next Steps, a two-year post-secondary certification program for students with...

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Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 23, 2012—Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and president of the professional support...

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From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 21, 2012—More than 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference.

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Science comes alive for middle school students during Vanderbilt lab visit

Mar. 13, 2012—The Art2STEM students were divided into groups to participate in several hands-on activities. Some grew protein crystals and learned how to use X-rays to determine structures. Liquid nitrogen is often used to protect crystals from X-ray damage, so the students had the opportunity to observe some dramatic experiments involving liquid nitrogen and rubber objects. Some...

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Volunteers needed for NCAA Women’s Golf Championship

Mar. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt Athletics will play host to the 2012 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. Many volunteers are needed for a variety of tournament tasks. For specifics, visit Vanderbilt’s tournament website and enter your contact information. A member of the tournament committee will contact you. There is no obligation to...

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Cupcake-palooza March 24 offers sweet way to support Books from Birth

Mar. 13, 2012—Come to Cupcake-palooza, a benefit for Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee, and sample from a selection of thousands of mini-cupcakes donated by local bakeries and other area businesses. The event is sponsored by Abode Real Estate. This family-friendly event takes place Saturday, March 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Belmont United Methodist Church’s...

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Eischen, Oliver, Pierce-Baker to be honored by Women’s Center

Mar. 8, 2012—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will present its Mentoring Award to Christine Eischen, associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology; and Kelly Oliver, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, during the Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society Tuesday, March 13. The Women’s Center also will present its Mary Jane Werthan Award to Charlotte Pierce-Baker, professor...

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Fly kites and fight obesity March 24

Mar. 7, 2012—Kids and Kites Day, co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Bicentennial Mall. The public is invited to bring a kite, family members, lawn chairs, a pair of comfortable shoes and lots of enthusiasm for this event designed to fight childhood obesity. Nashville Mayor...

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Mar. 5, 2012—The schedule has been announced for the spring 2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. The healthcare reform crisis, American protest movements, classical music appreciation and Maya culture from ancient to modern times are among subjects that will be covered in spring session.

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Teach Twice Takes Off

Mar. 1, 2012—Teach Twice shares stories from other cultures to create opportunities for change What do those in developing countries – where poverty is widespread and material possessions few – inherently have that is of value to the rest of the world? How can it be used to improve access to education, and ultimately, lead to a...

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Get free tax prep assistance ahead of April filing deadline

Feb. 28, 2012—Families who have a household income of $55,000 or less qualify for free tax preparation assistance through a partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. The 2012 deadline for filing a federal income tax return is Tuesday, April 17, so plan ahead and take advantage early of this valuable program. Vanderbilt’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites operate...

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Geology walk with Mayor Dean and Molly Miller draws crowd

Feb. 22, 2012—Clouds and temperatures in the 50s on a Saturday afternoon were the perfect backdrop for a delightful geology walk with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Feb. 18 at Percy Warner Park. Molly Miller, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt, accompanied by Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, led more than 200...

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