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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, March 2, 2015

Test of emergency notification system scheduled for March 10

A test message will be sent to all contact points in the AlertVU system, which can include cell phones (voice or text), land lines and email.

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Pedestrian deaths are up in Tennessee: Be safe on campus

Despite new crosswalk signage installed around Nashville in 2014, Davidson County experienced a 20 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities over the year before.

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Make changes to retirement contributions before transition

Employees who want to change the percentage of their salaries they contribute to Vanderbilt’s retirement plan to take effect in April should submit the appropriate forms to HR by March 31.

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Vietnam War symposium set for March 9-10 at First Amendment Center

A book by visiting Vanderbilt professor David Maraniss will be the basis of a symposium on the Vietnam War March 9-10 at the First Amendment Center.

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Update on website service outage

As of Friday, Feb. 27, Vanderbilt IT and its partners have successfully restored 119 websites and Web services affected by the Feb. 23 outage.

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Former Owen associate dean Joel Covington dies

Joel Bell Covington Jr., who held a number of key roles at the Owen Graduate School of Management during the 1980s and 1990s, died Feb. 21 at his home.

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Paralyzed by accident, grad student engineers his future with exoskeleton

Andrew Ekelem, who has used a wheelchair since a college snowboarding accident, brings an invaluable perspective to the lab of mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb.

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Time when climate was topsy-turvy in West aids climate prediction efforts

Researchers have reconstructed the climate in the Western United States 21,000 years ago and are using the data to improve climate models that forecast future precipitation patterns.

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British Consul General discusses Marshall Scholarship at campus event

Vanderbilt’s Office of Honor Scholarships was the host for a reception and informational session about the Marshall Scholarship featuring British Consul General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford of the British Consulate General in Atlanta.

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Security Notice: Fatal shooting near campus

On March 1 at approximately 3:16 a.m., VUPD received a call of possible shots fired in the area of West End Avenue and 18th Avenue South. Responding officers located two non-affiliated male victims with injuries from apparent gunshot wounds.

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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

» Make note of modified hours over Spring Break

» What you need to know about 10-digit dialing, coming to Nashville

» Next Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction session begins March 24

» Blair concerts, postponed by weather, get rescheduled dates

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HR News

» Occupational Health offers immunizations, TB skin tests

» Vandy Cooks: "Heart Healthy on a Budget"

» Life Phase Series: Get tips on raised-bed gardening

» New retirement plan structure offers best-in-class funds independent of administrative services provider

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March 5 — 7:30 a.m.
Credit Union annual membership meeting & open house

March 5 — 11:30 a.m.
Vandy Moms Lunch and Learn: Free and cheap things to do with your kids this spring

March 5 — 6 p.m.
InsideOut of the Lunchbox in the Evening: "Walking the Tightrope"

March 7 — 9 a.m.
Vanderbilt Brain Institute presents Brain Blast!

March 11 — 12:10 p.m.
WOW: "Microfinance and the Empowerment of Women"

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