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Vanderbilt lights up athletic fields in tribute to VUMC frontline workers

May. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will light up recreation fields along Blakemore Avenue on the southern border of campus in tribute to the first responders and frontline workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center caring for COVID-19 patients and others in the Nashville community.

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Updated information regarding campus services available to Vanderbilt community

Mar. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt student centers and other services will observe modified hours through the end of the semester, and Campus Dining has taken steps to reduce person-to-person contact at dining facilities.

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CANCELED: Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Meals in Under 30 Minutes’ March 13

Mar. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt’s David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center presents “Healthy Meals in Under 30 Minutes” on Friday, March 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rec Center’s teaching kitchen.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’ Feb. 25

Feb. 5, 2020—Join Karman Meyer, a registered dietitian/nutritionist and author of the book Eat To Sleep, as she discusses how the food we eat can impact our sleep.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Holiday Appetizers’ Dec. 13

Nov. 20, 2019—Looking for some healthy and creative recipes for the holidays? Join Vanderbilt’s dietetic interns as they lead a fun-filled hour focused on appetizers. Make plans now to attend this Vandy Cooks on Friday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the teaching kitchen of the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Rava Idli and Sambhar’ Nov. 10

Oct. 31, 2019—Vandy Cooks presents "Rava Idli and Sambhar" from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the demonstration kitchen of the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center.

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Williams’ legacy honored with name on building close to his heart

Oct. 21, 2019—An Oct. 18 ceremony to unveil the new name—David Williams II—on the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center paid tribute to the university's first African American vice chancellor and athletics director.

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Life Phase Series: ‘Celebrating Native American Heritage’ Nov. 12

Oct. 21, 2019—To celebrate November as Native American Heritage Month, join Pazetta B. Mallette as she discusses the culture, contributions, little-known facts and current issues regarding Native Americans. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center demonstration kitchen.

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Life Phase Series: Powers of attorney, advance directives discussed Oct. 10

Sep. 23, 2019—Join Barbara Moss of Elder Law of Nashville, PLC, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in Light Hall, Room 415, as she presents “Why Everyone Needs Powers of Attorney and an Advance Directive.”

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Vandy Cooks: ‘CSA Boxes Bring Local Produce to You’ Sept. 25

Aug. 21, 2019—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present “Community Supported Agriculture Boxes Bring Local Produce to You.” The discussion is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at the VRWC demonstration kitchen.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking with Herbs’ Aug. 14

Jul. 24, 2019—Join chefs Aaron Smith and Jesse Kraft as they lead the August session of Vandy Cooks on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center demonstration kitchen.

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Vanderbilt hosts picnic to meet mayoral, Metro Council candidates

Jul. 15, 2019—More than 50 candidates running for mayor, vice-mayor and Metro Council in the Aug. 1 election participated in a recent meet-and-greet picnic for the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.

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