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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Dance Marathon raises big money for Children’s Hospital

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos jumped in the dance line to join students, volunteers, sponsors and special guests for Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon’s Big Event 2015.

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New website aims to improve undergraduate research experience

The Office of the Provost has launched a new website celebrating undergraduate research at Vanderbilt, in part to support the new strategic emphasis on the immersion experience for undergraduate students at the university.

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Williams recognized for workforce diversity

David Williams II, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, is among the recipients of the inaugural Workforce Diversity Awards.

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Retirement plan transition: What happens to annuity investments?

If you currently have annuity investments with TIAA-CREF and/or VALIC as part of your Vanderbilt retirement plan, these investments will remain with TIAA-CREF and/or VALIC unless you initiate an individual transfer of assets.

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Student-designed ‘makerspace’ gives patients tools to create

An innovative mobile cart serves as a learning space to engage and excite patients and their families during long hospital stays.

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Former college athlete is researching prosthetics that push the limits

College tennis champ Eric Honert is focusing on a new challenge as a graduate student in mechanical engineering: building a better prosthetic toe.

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Exploring gender through lens of performance art focus of symposium

Speakers and artists scheduled to appear include Sonya Renee, Janet Mock, Jennifer Knapp and Desiree Dallagiacomo.

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Share the love in February by participating in USAC food drive

In Tennessee, one in six people are at risk of hunger, and one in four children do not know where their next meal will come from. Share the love this month by joining Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council in the fight against hunger.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Members of the Vanderbilt community shared their unique perspectives of our campus; take a look at some of our favorite photos from this week.

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Watch Now
VUCast: Homeward Bound

In the latest VUCast: See the special way Vanderbilt nurses help kids heading home after surgery; hear who's to blame for bad boss behavior; and watch Vanderbilt's newest building grow in 3-D. Watch now!

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Take Note

» EDUCAUSE resources available to faculty, staff and students at no cost

» Autograph session with Coach Corbin, baseball team Feb. 10

» WOW presents ‘The Culture of Poverty’ Feb. 11

» Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 20

» ‘Beyond Familiar’ opens Feb. 27

» Credit Union annual meeting is March 5; board nominations sought

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HR News

» Love Your Heart expo is Feb. 18

» Chocolate good for heart, research says

» Lunch and Learn: ‘Aging successfully’ Feb. 18

» ‘Facing the challenges of pregnancy’ Feb. 19

» Be a wellness leader for Health Plus program

» Retirement plan fund selection window now open

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Feb. 9 — 6:30 p.m.
Classes begin for Couch to 5K & Half-marathon

Feb. 10 — 12:10 p.m.
Gallery Talk: "Invisible Borders - The Art of Crossing Over to the Promised Land"

Feb. 11 — noon
"The Life and Legacy of Robert Churchwell"

Feb. 11 — 12:10 p.m.
"Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England"

Feb. 12 — 6 p.m.
"Third Wave" coffee movement focus of Vanderbilt discussion

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