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Stellar Nights program Sept. 21 to focus on the hunt for new planets

Sep. 16, 2010—The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory is celebrating the anniversary of “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Ten Years Observing the Universe” with a series of special Stellar Nights lectures this fall. “New Worlds on our Doorstep: Hunting for Planets” will be given by astronomer Joshua Pepper on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the observatory. Pepper...

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Environment, immigration to be explored at Vanderbilt Divinity School forums

Sep. 14, 2010—Vanderbilt Divinity School students will reflect on a summer trip to the United States-Mexico border to study immigration issues at a Sept. 23 community breakfast. The event is the first of several public forums the divinity school will host during the semester. Later events include a presentation by Vanderbilt theologian Paul DeHart on his journey...

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Old-fashioned politicking at Vanderbilt candidates’ picnic

Sep. 10, 2010—Vanderbilt University will host a candidates’ picnic in the style of a small-town political rally with live Dixieland jazz on Sept. 16. All statewide candidates for public office and candidates from the 13-county standard metropolitan statistical area have been invited to the event on Olin Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The candidates’ picnic...

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Immigration in a time of crisis focus of Vanderbilt roundtable discussion

Sep. 3, 2010—Mexican immigration to the United States and the effects of the economic crisis and increased border security on U.S.-Mexico relations will be the subject of a Sept. 7 roundtable discussion at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Conexión Américas and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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Marshall Chapman, Gary Nicholson and Al Anderson take the stage at Dyer Observatory

Aug. 2, 2010—Fourth concert of the Bluebird on the Mountain scheduled for August 21 The fourth show of the 2010 Bluebird on the Mountain concert series is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, and will feature singer-songwriters Marshall Chapman, Gary Nicholson and Al Anderson. The show starts at 8 p.m. with gates opening at 6 p.m. Season tickets...

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Senior Day special: Look Beyond Yourself

May. 20, 2010— VUCast Extra: Hear the bold challenge author of The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini makes in this year’s Senior Day address. Listen to what graduates and parents have to say about it.

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VUCast Commencement Special

May. 18, 2010— Our VUCast crews catch graduates, families and friends celebrating Commencement 2010.

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VUCast: Vandy flood cleanup crews hit Nashville neighborhoods

May. 12, 2010— Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff help Nashville’s flood survivors clean up.

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Dyer Observatory to host ’Opera on the Mountain’ May 15

May. 10, 2010— Nashville Opera and Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory are joining forces to present a unique evening of operatic music and star-gazing on Saturday, May 15. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. but doors will open at 6. The concert will take place in the observatory’s patio tent and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and beverages.

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Celebrate Earth Day 2010 with giveaways, trivia and discounts

Apr. 22, 2010— Vanderbilt is celebrating Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, on Rand Terrace from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Poet Ciaran Carson to read from work at Vanderbilt

Apr. 15, 2010— Poet Ciaran Carson will read from his work at Vanderbilt University.

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Mayor to introduce directory for Nashville immigrants at breakfast

Apr. 15, 2010— Mayor Karl Dean and businessman Cal Turner Jr. will speak at a May 6 breakfast to introduce an online directory of classes and services for the city’s growing foreign-born population.

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