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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, March 16, 2015

Impact Symposium begins tonight

Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium is marking its 51st year with lectures by award-winning playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, "Washington Post" columnist Eugene Robinson, ESPN host Stephen A. Smith and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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Callie House Research Center launched with inaugural lecture

A celebratory event to launch the Callie House Research Center, housed within African American and Diaspora Studies, featured a lecture by author, historian and public servant Mary Frances Berry.

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Retirement Plan Transition: Reminder of upcoming key dates

As Vanderbilt’s retirement plan transition to the new streamlined structure nears its final stages, we want to remind you of several upcoming key dates and actions you should take to ensure your account is set up the way you want it to be.

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TIAA-CREF funds handled differently during retirement plan transition

If you have existing retirement savings with TIAA-CREF, you should be aware that your investments may be handled differently during the retirement plan transition depending on the funds you hold.

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Craddock remembered as extraordinary preacher

Fred Craddock, who became an extraordinary preacher, writer and mentor to his students after earning his doctorate from Vanderbilt's Graduate School of Religion in 1964, has died.

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Weintraub receives 2015 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award

The American Association of Physics Teachers has given its 2015 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award to Vanderbilt’s David Weintraub. The award recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics.

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Vanderbilt MBA students awarded grant for language app

The student co-founders of a language-learning platform called Boomalang have been awarded the 2015 Sohr Grant.

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Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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QuickVU Science! Cancer imaging breakthrough

In the latest QuickVU: See the imaging breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment; find out which snack could save your heart; and learn how magnets could make recovery from surgery easier and faster. Watch now!

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Take Note

» Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

» Faculty Senate meeting minutes for December 2014 available online

» Football gets early start on practice; Spring Game this Saturday

» WOW: ‘Students Bridging Medicine, Public Health and Global Populations’

» Little Big Town singer to sign cookbook at Barnes & Noble

» ‘The WTO: Purpose, Design and Challenges’ March 24

» Huerta to speak on ‘empowering youth with compassion’ March 26

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HR News

» Occupational Health comes to VUH, OHO, Williamson County

» Health Plus offers tips for mindful walking

» Celebrate National Nutrition Month with VU’s registered dietitians

» Babies and You: ‘Eating for Two’

» Wellcast: ‘The health benefits of coffee consumption’

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March 16 — 4:10 p.m.
"What They Saw at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum"

March 17
Founder's Day, the anniversary of VU's founding in 1873

March 18 — noon
"Warning Signs Mom and Dad Need In-Home Care Services"

March 18 — 4:10 p.m.
Wesley Roberts: "Teaching Evolution in the Volunteer State"

March 19 — 8:30 a.m.
VDS presents: "Perspectives From the 50 Yard Line - A Discussion About American Culture's Use of Bodies"

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