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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, May 21, 2015

A message from Chancellor Zeppos on the Commodores’ historic win

"Once again, it is good to be gold!" writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a message to the Vanderbilt community following the women's tennis team's NCAA Division I Championship win. In addition, Mayor Karl Dean issued a city proclamation in honor of the team.

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Women’s tennis wins national title

For the second time in less than a year and only the third time in school history, Vanderbilt has won a national athletics championship. The women's tennis team defeated UCLA 4-2 Tuesday in the NCAA tournament. A public event celebrating the team is planned for the fall.

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Men’s golf advances to NCAA Championship play

The fifth-ranked Commodore men's golf team is advancing to the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive season and the fifth time in program history. The championship will take place May 29-June 3 in Bradenton, Florida.

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Fidelity offers ongoing services to employees; first program is EasyEnroll

Fidelity will soon introduce a program called “EasyEnroll” to Vanderbilt employees who are not currently making voluntary contributions to the plan and do not have future voluntary elections recorded.

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Geer to field Twitter queries on Nashville mayor's race

Join in the discussion May 28 when Vanderbilt's John Geer answers questions on Twitter about the Nashville mayoral race.

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Rising senior named Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow

Maritza Navarrete is one of 10 undergraduates from across the country named as a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow for 2015. Pickering fellows typically go on to represent the United States as Foreign Service officers.

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Vanderbilt students to intern in D.C. through OACS program

Twenty-three students will intern with various organizations in Washington, D.C., this summer through the Vanderbilt Internship Experience in Washington.

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Middle school students part of Nashville’s ‘living public history’

A sixth-grade class from Meigs Academic Magnet Middle School recently spent a day at the Nashville Public Library participating in “Telling, Mapping and Listening to Nashville: Public History and Geography of the New South,” an instructional program developed at Vanderbilt.

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Watch Now
VUCast: Wisdom of the Elders

In the latest VUCast: Learn how students are gaining decades of wisdom through words and images; see engineering student inventions that could improve health care; and celebrate Vanderbilt's newest national champions! Watch now.

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Take Note

» Station B Post Office stamp and package window closed May 27-29

» Volunteers needed for upcoming community events

» Mindfulness-based stress reduction available at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

» High-performance computing topic of two-day event

» Universitywide limited submission opportunity: Pew Scholars Program

» Universitywide limited submission opportunity: Pew-Stewart Scholars Program

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HR News

» Babies and You May 21: ‘Postpartum care’

» Vandy Cooks May 22: ‘Heart Healthy on a Budget’

» Learn tips for improving your retirement investment strategy

» Wellcast: ‘Engaging in difficult conversations’

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May 21 — 11 a.m.
Win prizes with "Know Your Numbers" at University Library

May 21 — 4 p.m.
"Gene Environment Interactions in Cancer Etiology and Prevention"

May 22 — 9 a.m.
Closing Exhibit at Sarratt Gallery: "Defining Place"

May 29-31
"Therapeutics of Breathing" workshops

May 29 — 3 p.m.
Kennedy Center 50th Anniversary Celebration with Tim Shriver

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