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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Levi Watkins Jr., medical pioneer and champion of racial equality, dies

Levi Watkins Jr., a renowned cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt's School of Medicine, died Saturday from complications after suffering a stroke.

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Vanderbilt celebrates end of coal, smokestack teardown

University leaders, students, faculty and staff gathered in the shadow of the university power plant Thursday, April 9, to celebrate Vanderbilt’s conversion from coal to natural gas for its heating, cooling and electricity needs.

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Make retirement plan contribution changes beginning this week

Beginning this week, you may begin making changes to contribution percentages and types and continue to make investment elections for future contributions online using NetBenefits or by calling the Fidelity Retirement Service Center.

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Bordenstein will study infections passed from mother to offspring

Seth Bordenstein, associate professor of biological sciences and pathology, microbiology and immunology, has been awarded a $950,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Bell, Beasley honored by Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Cara Tuttle Bell is this year's winner of the Mary Jane Werthan Award, while Vanessa Beasley has received the Mentoring Award.

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Ellie Kemper, ‘Office’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ star, to speak Tuesday

Actor and writer Ellie Kemper will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium on Tuesday, April 14.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Spring continues to captivate the imaginations and Instagram accounts of the Vanderbilt community.

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VUCast Extra: One mom’s race for a cure for son’s rare disorder

It’s a story of love and determination and a debilitating lifelong disorder. A son’s rare genetic disease has led his mom to become a scientist at Vanderbilt University. Watch this VUCast Extra and a mom’s race against time.

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VUCast: Sweet sound of success

Hear how a talented student is earning accolades in Vienna; see what an engineering student built to advance biomedical research; and celebrate with the newly accepted members of the Class of 2019. Watch now!

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Take Note

» The Rev. Joseph Breen to speak on immigration at Vanderbilt Divinity Breakfast

» VRWC launches Musician’s Night April 16

» VICC annual retreat slated for April 30

» Get VU discount to Southern Women’s Show

» Save the Date: Clean Power Plan discussion May 18-19

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HR News

» Wellcast: ‘What is normal eating?’

» Occupational Health comes to VCH, OHO, Williamson County

» Babies and You: ‘Infant Safety at Home and in the Car’

» Vandy Cooks: ‘From the Training Table to creating successful spring celebrations’

» New options designed to boost participation in retirement plan

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April 14 — 10 a.m.
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

April 14 — noon
Flexner Deans' Lecture: 'Memento Mori - Clinical and Historical Reading on Death in Art'

April 16 — 4 p.m.
Academic Strategic Plan town hall meeting

April 16 — 5 p.m.
Opening reception for 'Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons'

April 16 — 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Visiting Writers: Jane Hirshfield poetry reading

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