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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Mellon Foundation president to discuss philanthropy and higher education

Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will deliver the 2013-14 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Feb. 20 at Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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50 years later, civil rights movement has a long way to go

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, black individuals earn 20 percent less than their white counterparts for doing the same job and are twice as likely to live in poverty conditions, a Vanderbilt researcher says.

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Tennessee teachers positive about Common Core

A majority of Tennessee teachers believe that the implementation of the Common Core State Standards has begun positively but feel more training is in order, according to a broad-based independent survey.

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Follow these nine tips for heart health

Heart Month, first celebrated in February 1964 following a proclamation by President Lyndon B. Johnson, turns 50 this year. In recognition of this milestone, check out these nine tips for better heart health.

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VUCast: Life-changing internship

In the latest VUCast: One Vanderbilt student plans to help the world's poor; take a tour inside the new Recreation and Wellness Center; and learn how Vanderbilt experts are reaching millions. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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Take Note

» Chemical engineering senior enters final round of national research competition

» Relevance of philosophy’s history to contemporary life focus of Berry Lectures

» Prominent advocate for LGBT marriage rights to speak at Vanderbilt

» Vanderbilt Theatre presents ‘The Winslow Boy’

» Motivational interviewing class begins Feb. 15

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HR News

» Health Plus hosts heart health activities all month long

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Feb. 6 — 4 p.m.
Russ Altman to present Flexner Discovery Lecture

Feb. 7 — 2 p.m.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 20th anniversary town hall

Feb. 10 — 5 p.m.
Nutrition Minute at the VRWC

Feb. 11 — 7:30 a.m.
Community Breakfast with Bruce Morrill

Feb. 12 — 4 p.m.
The 2014 Black Atlantic Lecture featuring Richard Rabinowitz

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