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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt among nation’s best

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt again has been named a national leader in pediatric health care by "U.S. News & World Report."

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VU receives Gates grant to develop mosquito repellent device for wrist

Vanderbilt biologist Laurence Zwiebel has received a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant to devise a wristband device that creates a personal "no-fly zone" offering protection from mosquitoes.

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Keivan Stassun receives Diversity Visionary Award

Astronomer Keivan Stassun has received "INSIGHT into Diversity" magazine's 2015 Diversity Visionary Award, called "the only national individual honor in higher education of its kind."

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Commodores are College World Series bound

Vanderbilt clinched a return trip to the College World Series with a 4-2 win over Illinois Monday afternoon. They will next meet Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. Sunday in Omaha. In addition, a trio of Commodores were selected in the first round of the MLB draft, including No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson.

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Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

Top national scholars assembled at Vanderbilt for a frank conversation about the lack of diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and the cultural and structural barriers for students of color.

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USAC recognizes service at year-end meeting

Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council wrapped up its year by recognizing council members for their service during 2014-15.

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Attending CMA Fest? Get these safety tips

Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging festival-goers to take necessary precautions against heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and even blisters from improper foot care to make this year's event more enjoyable.

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VUCast: Easing allergies; Are your cleaning products safe?

In the latest VUCast: See which simple food can ease your allergies; learn about Vanderbilt's role in testing man-made chemicals; and what new invention can help reduce drought? Watch now!

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Take Note

» History of fashion branding topic of free talk June 12

» Get 25 percent off business cards from Printing Services through June 12

» Funding opportunity: Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists

» VKC to host parental stress intervention conference July 14-17

» ABC’s John Quiñones signs ‘What Would You Do?’ July 19

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HR News

» Get empowered about finances and retirement planning June 11

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Power up with breakfast’ June 12

» Vandy Walks: ‘Annuals and Perennials in Bloom’ with Laura Barker June 15

» Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding—a positive choice’ June 18

» Lunch and Learn: ‘What is the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program?’

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June 11 — noon
Opening: "Thrills & Chills! The Fantastic World of the American Circus"

June 12 — 7 p.m.
SENSE Theatre presents "The Makeover"

June 12 — 9 p.m.
Dyer Observatory telescope night

June 15 — 7 p.m.
"Body Farm" novelists to sign latest thriller at Barnes & Noble

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