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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Winter weather impacts campus

Nashville remains under a Winter Storm Warning until noon. Vanderbilt's Emergency Operations Center advises taking precautions when traveling to or on campus.

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Have you updated your AlertVU settings?

It's important to regularly update your settings in the AlertVU system to ensure you are receiving emergency messages on the device of your choosing.

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Start preparing now for this weekend’s time change

When Daylight Saving Time takes effect on Sunday, it doesn’t have to mean a miserably groggy Monday morning. Start planning now to ease your body into the transition, says Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown.

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Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Employees who contribute to a non-Vanderbilt retirement plan through outside businesses in which they are at least a 50 percent owner need to report their contributions to Human Resources by April 1.

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Baldwin on Selma: Struggle for voting rights continues

Lewis Baldwin, an emeritus religious studies professor who has dedicated his teaching and research to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will be in Selma, Alabama, March 6 for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."

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Where does the brain begin processing visual information?

A new brain imaging study challenges conventional wisdom about how and where in the brain the processing of visual orientation information first occurs.

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Next-generation advanced composite materials topic of Hall Lecture

R. Byron Pipes, a globally recognized polymer sciences researcher, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture March 30.

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VUCast Extra: Learning outside the classroom

What do Vanderbilt undergraduates do outside the classroom? Watch as our undergrads create solutions, create change and create magic as part of Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Take Note

» Test of emergency notification system scheduled for March 10

» CRP meeting will examine pharmacists’ role in combating diabetes

» Nobel laureate to discuss ‘Irrational Exuberance Revisited’ March 12

» Find out what’s next for Midtown at quarterly Chamber meeting

» DigitalVU this month: Using Chrome for Web Development

» Get discount on ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at TPAC

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HR News

» Learn about in-home services for loved ones March 18

» Vandy Cooks: Gourmet healthy cooking without the ‘sticker shock’

» Get Chef George Moran’s healthy sandwich recipe

» March is National Sleep Awareness Month

» Get active at work ahead of National Walking Day

» Deadline to make changes to retirement contributions before transition is March 31

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March 6 — 9 a.m.
"Synthetic Biology: The Next Horizon in Biomaterials Research?"

March 9 — noon
2015 ELPAR Conference: "Public Utility and the Low-Carbon Future"

March 10 — 1:15 p.m.
Discussion of "They Marched Into War" and issues of war and peace

March 11 — noon
"King v. Burwell and the Implications for the Affordable Care Act"

March 12 — 1 p.m.
Life Phase Series: Get tips on raised-bed gardening

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