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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Insights about Bush 41 shared during Presidents Day forum

George H.W. Bush was the subject of a Presidents Day Chancellor's Lecture Series event featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Bush biographer Jon Meacham.

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Vanderbilt’s partnerships across state celebrated at Day on the Hill

Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 16 provided an opportunity to thank members of the Tennessee General Assembly for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships with the university.

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Gravity waves topic of colloquium TODAY

A team of Columbia University physicists who participated in the first detection of gravity waves will describe the monumental discovery in a free public lecture on campus Thursday, Feb. 18.

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Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more

The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt titled "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.

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2016 Ingram Scholars class announced

Thirteen incoming first-year students have been chosen as the newest members of Vanderbilt's Ingram Scholarship program. The 13 are among 1,050 high school seniors who applied.

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School turnaround focus of five-year, $5M study

Evaluating a new initiative to turn around North Carolina’s lowest-performing schools is the focus of a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Small changes can make a big difference: Celebrate America Saves Week with Fidelity

America Saves Week is Feb. 22-27. Fidelity, our retirement administrative services provider, wants to help you meet your savings goals.

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Reminder: Deadline for Women’s Center award nominations is Feb. 26

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women.

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Dance Marathon this Saturday; record fundraising goal is $200,000

Vanderbilt’s largest student-run philanthropic organization, which supports the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is hosting its annual keystone event this Saturday in the Student Life Center Ballroom.

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VU Inside: William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

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Feb. 18 — 4 p.m.
Ben Lowe to speak on evangelical Christianity and environmental action

Feb. 19 — 11 a.m.
”Building Digital Collections with Omeka”

Feb. 19 — noon
”Life on the Financial Services Committee: A Conversation with Congressman French Hill”

Feb. 20 — 2 p.m.
James A. Williams signs “From Thug To Scholar”

Feb. 22 — 7 p.m.
Leo Spitzer to speak

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