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Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

Dec. 17, 2010—One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner.

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Listen: Concert highlights music of Ariel Ramirez

Dec. 2, 2010—Misa Criolla – a performance of musical works by the late Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez – will take place Dec. 5 in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. The English translation of Misa Criolla is Creole Mass. The term...

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VU undergrads present research on presidential appointments

May. 18, 2010— Two Vanderbilt undergraduates had the rare opportunity to present their research findings on the influence of patronage on presidential appointments and government performance at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.

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Listen: Osher Lifelong Learning spring term set

Mar. 11, 2010—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers spring classes for the community beginning March 15. The non-credit classes are geared toward older adults who want lectures and discussions in a relaxed and informal environment.

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Listen: Read the Bills!

Jan. 4, 2010—Vanderbilt Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs has proposed that legislators be tested on their specific knowledge of bills under consideration in Congress. Lachs is dismayed that several national lawmakers have admitted recently to not reading the material on which they are voting.

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Listen: Mentor TennisSee connects tennis to life skills for at-risk youth

Dec. 8, 2009—Nashville inner-city youth are learning the lessons of tennis as well as life thanks to an after-school program founded by Vanderbilt University senior Jeff Berry. He is president of Mentor TennisSee, which brings at-risk children to the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center three times a week. In addition to learning how to play tennis, the youngsters receive free academic tutoring from Vanderbilt students. Mentor TennisSee also uses the First Serve Life Skills program as part of its instruction.

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Listen: Improvisational art event evokes memories of 1960s

Nov. 6, 2009—Vanderbilt students, faculty and other interested individuals came together recently for a unique improvisational art experience directed by renowned artist Oliver Herring. Participants worked with Herring to create a so-called TASK event on a Sunday afternoon in the Ingram Art Studio.

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Listen: Student Media Hall of Fame inaugural class inducted

Oct. 23, 2009—Five alumni who have distinguished themselves through a variety of careers and have made significant contributions as staff members of the university's student media were inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 16, 2009. The event was held in conjunction with Homecoming/Reunion Weekend.

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VU Vietnam expert leads Asia’s Highway One alumni tour

Dec. 19, 2008—Vanderbilt Professor of History Thomas Schwartz and a group of alumni who recently toured Vietnam and Cambodia found tremendous growth, including traffic jams, in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The 15-day journey from Hanoi to Siem Reap was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association.

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Politicos, voters connect at Candidates’ Picnic

Sep. 29, 2008—More than 800 Vanderbilt employees and friends of the university enjoyed old-fashioned politicking under beautiful blue skies and sunshine during the Sept. 25 Meet the Candidates picnic on Olin Lawn.

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