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Event highlights the strong bonds organ donation creates

Apr. 8, 2011—Three weeks before her son’s scheduled kidney transplant, Melody McDonald received a heart wrenching text message: the surgery is off.

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Chancellor urges cautious optimism in light of federal funding issues

Apr. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt has dramatically increased its number of endowed faculty chairs and created a new $100 million endowment for graduate education well ahead of schedule, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced during his Spring Faculty Assembly address.

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Faculty awards conferred at spring assembly

Apr. 7, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented five faculty members with awards when Vanderbilt‘s Spring Faculty Assembly convened April 7.

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Beam Signing celebrates expansion at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 7, 2011—The Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched its $30 million expansion project today with a festive Beam Signing celebration. The event signifies construction is now under way on the hospital’s multi-year, multi-phase endeavor to expand physical space and programs. Friends, donors, patients and Medical Center leadership gathered this morning to add their signatures...

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New endowed chair holders recognized for achievements

Apr. 6, 2011—Eleven faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs were praised for their outstanding academic achievements during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Tsakirgis surprised with Alumni Education Award

Apr. 6, 2011—Barbara Tsakirgis, chair of the Department of Classical Studies, was surprised in the middle of a class with the presentation of the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Alumni Education Award.

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Volunteer to be part of one of the biggest events on campus: Commencement

Apr. 5, 2011—    For many of our students, Commencement is one of the most important days of their lives. Be part of the excitement and festivities by volunteering. Volunteers are an important and indispensable part of what makes Commencement a successful and memorable event each year. We encourage those that have participated in the past to...

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A legacy of lifesaving

Apr. 5, 2011—Cheryl Major, R.N., may have saved more babies than anyone in the state of Tennessee. Some of them she has saved in person as a neonatal nurse. Many more she has saved by providing lifesaving skills to others who care for fragile newborns. If you spend any time at all at the Monroe Carell Jr....

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Power still out along Greek Row

Apr. 4, 2011—Electricity remains out this evening along Greek Row due to a blown transformer. High winds that swept through the Vanderbilt campus shortly after 2 p.m. April 4 left the area buildings without power.

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A Grand Experiment

Apr. 4, 2011—The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach puts science in the hands of students They treated him like a rock star, said scientist David Boone. “They” are Nashville public middle school students. Boone, a Ph.D. candidate in cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt, regularly taught in their classrooms as a science teaching fellow, part of the...

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Thicker than Water

Apr. 4, 2011—French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions Watching the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2006, Holly Tucker was struck by the president’s strong statements about interspecies stem cell research. In the speech, Bush called for “legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical...

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Celebrate Transit Week 2011 by signing the Pledge to Ride

Apr. 4, 2011—Join Transit Now in committing to ride transit at least once during Transit Week, April 17-23. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE PLEDGE. Vanderbilt offers employees a number of alternative transportation options including: Free rides to and from work in Davidson County on the Metro Transit Authority buses Discounted tickets for the light commuter rail, the...

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