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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gauthier named winner of 2015 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Isabel Gauthier, David K. Wilson Professor of Psychology, is a recipient of the 2015 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. These annual awards recognize one faculty member from each SEC university who has excelled in teaching, research and scholarship.

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NEH grant goes to anthropology professor

Steve Wernke has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the prototyping of two new electronic resources for collecting and analyzing geospatial data related to the colonization of Peru.

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Michelson receives NEH grant to save endangered Middle Eastern culture

David Michelson, assistant professor of the history of Christianity at Vanderbilt Divinity School, is among three recipients of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve Middle Eastern culture in danger of extinction.

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Nashville’s first political ad war is coming

Television viewers in Nashville will soon witness the first serious political ad war for the top Metro job, says Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer.

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Dyer Observatory celebrates 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

Dyer will celebrate a quarter-century of groundbreaking science and images with an open house and two lectures by Hubble Space Telescope project scientist and Vanderbilt astrophysicist C.R. O'Dell.

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Similes and metaphors abound in this year’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Vanderbilt graduate students demonstrated that they can summarize their 80,000-word theses in less than three minutes using terms that members of the public can understand.

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Volunteers needed for Commencement

Volunteers are still needed for Commencement 2015, a three-day celebration for graduates and their families.

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Sample Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center for free May 8-10

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center invites the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to discover what moves them during the VRWC’s first open house weekend, May 8-10.

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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. 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

» Faculty Senate meeting minutes for February 2015 available online

» Get additional 50 percent off at Barnes & Noble April 9-11

» Nashville Chalk Fest will close Hillsboro Village streets near campus

» Experience ‘Wisdom of the Elders’ through story and song April 13

» The Rev. Joseph Breen to speak at Vanderbilt Divinity Breakfast April 16

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

» Weight Watchers at Work begins new session

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HR News

» National Walking Day at Vanderbilt a success

» National Alcohol Screening Day is April 9

» 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 9 — 4:10 p.m.
Goldberg Lecture featuring Tara Zanardi

April 10 — 8:30 a.m.
Community Research Partners: "Insure Tennessee"

April 10 — 4 p.m.
"The Little Show" opening reception

April 11 — 9 a.m.
Relevant Religion Series: "After Globalization, What Does Religion Have to Say About Race in the U.S.?"

April 13 — 9 a.m.
"Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons at Eskind Biomedical Library"

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