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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

‘Deep dive’ in popular fields is aim of next generation of MOOCs

Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to offer the first trans-institutional sequence of coordinated MOOCs. The sequence focuses on connecting handheld devices with cloud services to offer learners an opportunity to explore a topic in-depth across multiple MOOCs.

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VICC receives $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Vanderbilt to offer new master’s for independent school leadership

Addressing the shortage of opportunities for advanced, specialized study for those who aspire to lead independent schools, Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development is launching a new M.Ed. in independent school leadership.

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John Compton, charter faculty member of Vanderbilt philosophy department, has died

John J. Compton, who taught philosophy at Vanderbilt University for more than four decades, died Jan. 18. He was 85.

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Blair, MNPS efforts in harmony when it comes to music education in schools

Blair School of Music is collaborating with Metro Nashville Public Schools on several projects to enhance music education in the community.

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VUCast Extra: Behind the Scenes with New Football Coach Derek Mason

Anchor Down and watch Derek Mason's first 24 hours as the Commodore Nation's new head football coach.

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Take Note

» Moses to receive Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award

» Kaiser to receive CEC Lifetime Achievement Award

» University to reduce energy consumption as extreme cold approaches

» Free retirement counseling available to employees

» Jazz innovator Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform Jan. 26

» Questions about braces? This live chat is for you

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HR News

» Vanderbilt Weight Workshop offers free orientation

» Health Plus offers tips for making exercise fun

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Jan. 23 — 4:10 p.m.
Velma McBride Murry: "Re-examining MLK's Dream: Paradoxical Life Patterns of African-Americans"

Jan. 23 — 5:00 p.m.
Fenwick & West Lecture in Intellectual Property: "The International Copyright Problem"

Jan. 24 — 8:00 a.m.
JETLaw Symposium: Patents 101: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes

Jan. 25 — 1:30 p.m.
Peter Guralnick to discuss e-book reissues

Jan. 26 — 11:30 a.m.
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine hosts "Athletes and the Arts" lecture

Jan. 26 — 6:00 p.m.
Great Performances: Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Jan. 27 — 4:10 p.m.
Vanderbilt History Seminar: "Sovereignty and the Creation of the Modern American State"

Jan. 28 — 8:00 p.m.
Rosalind Picard to speak on "Are We Merely Machines?"

Jan. 30 — 2:00 p.m.
SKYWARN storm spotter training

Jan. 30 — 4:00 p.m.
Ron Vale to present Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jan. 30 — 7:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series: David Wojahn Reading

Feb. 01 — 9:30 a.m.
Saturday University: "Rhyme and Reason" Poetry Sessions

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