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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Chancellor asks for faculty input during Spring Faculty Assembly address

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked faculty March 31 for their valued contributions to the university and exhorted all faculty members to add their voices as the university moves forward with its Academic Strategic Plan and other high-priority endeavors.

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Stassun, others recognized at Spring Faculty Assembly

Five faculty awards were handed out March 31 during the Spring Faculty Assembly, including the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award to Keivan Stassun, professor of physics and astronomy.

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Vanderbilt strengthens relationships across state at Day on the Hill

Vanderbilt hosted a Day on the Hill breakfast reception for state legislators and staff members March 31 and showcased Vanderbilt's significant impact in each of Tennessee's 95 counties. The Melodores also performed.

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New free Vanderbilt course to teach computer programming to beginners

A new massive open online course, or MOOC, is being offered by Vanderbilt University that will teach computer programming for free to those with little or no previous experience.

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Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

In light of the large number of phishing breaches across the nation this past year, Vanderbilt IT would like to raise awareness about phishing during tax season.

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Road closure on Natchez Trace begins April 4

The northbound lane of Natchez Trace between Children’s Way and Jess Neely Drive will be closed beginning Saturday, April 4, through Monday, April 20. This two-week closure is made necessary by construction being done on the McGugin Center addition.

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Vanderbilt Theatre to perform plays by Tennessee Williams

Vanderbilt University Theatre presents five short plays by esteemed American playwright Tennessee Williams April 2-5 at Neely Auditorium.

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Theory of Relativity at Dyer April 8

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the theory’s publication, Dyer Observatory will host a talk by "What is Relativity?" author Jeffrey Bennett.

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A VU Inside: Engineer uses cotton candy to build artificial blood vessels

Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Leon Bellan is creating artificial human blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin.

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Take Note

» March issue of provost's ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

» Health Professions Graduate School Fair is Thursday

» Good Friday service: ‘The Seven Last Words’

» ‘Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders on College Campuses’ April 7

» ‘Therapeutics of Breathing’ yoga workshop offered May 29-31

» Register now for Boys Exploring Science and Technology Camp, June 8-12

» Register now for Girls And Science Camp, June 15-19

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HR News

» Check out summer camp and child care options

» Health Plus offers wellness coaching

» Retirement plan transition: Reminder of upcoming key dates

» Basic, supplemental retirement contributions combined as ‘voluntary’ on paystubs, in NetBenefits

» Refer a medical records coder, get a cash reward

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April 2 — noon
InsideOut of the Lunchbox: "The Pirates of Penzance"

April 3 — 11 a.m.
"How to Build a Free Website Using GitHub Pages"

April 4 — 10 a.m.
This Easter weekend, hunt for fossils not colored eggs

April 4 — noon
Monthly test of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens

April 6 — 4 p.m.
Academic Strategic Plan town hall meeting

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