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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Vanderbilt multipurpose facility opens

Vanderbilt officially opened up the multipurpose facility wing of its Recreation Center Tuesday morning with a brief media event that included Director of Athletics David Williams and most of the head coaches.

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Tim McGraw video filmed at VUMC wins multiple CMA Awards

The video for “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw, which was partially filmed at VUMC and includes several Vanderbilt staff, has received the CMA awards for Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.

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Ingram Scholarship Program celebrates 20 years

More than 100 Ingram Scholars returned to campus Nov. 2 for the 20-year reunion of the program, which rewards Vanderbilt students for their dedication to combining a professional career with a lifelong commitment to finding solutions to critical societal problems.

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New faculty: Carwil Bjork-James examines political protest and the protest experience

Carwil Bjork-James’ research pertains to South America, but on an August afternoon a week before the fall semester started, his thoughts were on Egypt, where the death toll was still rising after a violent crackdown on anti-government protestors in Cairo.

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New faculty: Erin Barton studies the science of play

For Erin Barton, work is play—literally. Barton’s research focuses on identifying evidence-based practices for teaching young children with disabilities how to engage in play skills.

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VUCast: A wireless capsule and hallucinating without drugs

See how a wireless capsule could help during minimally invasive surgeries Why magnesium and vitamin D are a match made in heaven And do you really see the S in the USA network logo? Watch this QuickVU roundup of research stories.

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Take Note

» What are you thankful for this year?

» Renowned Chinese calligraphy expert to give Goldberg Lecture

» International Education Week celebrated Nov. 8-20

» Beware of malware/ransomware CryptoLocker

» Universitywide limited submission opportunity: Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Scholars Award

» Help cheer on kids participating in Mayor’s Challenge 5K

HR News

» Wellcast: Vegging out with plant-based nutrition

» New session of Weight Watchers at Work begins Nov. 13

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Nov. 07 — 11:30 a.m.
Vandy Moms lunch and learn: Advocating for your special needs child

Nov. 11 — 12:00 p.m.
Flexner Dean's Lecture Series presents David G. Nathan

Nov. 13 — 5:00 p.m.
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Info. Session

Nov. 14 — 3:00 p.m.
Milind Tambe to discuss security and game theory

Nov. 14 — 4:00 p.m.
Glen Elder-Howard Lecture: "Studying Lives in Changing Times: A Life Course Journey"

Nov. 14 — 4:00 p.m.
Baseball Black & Gold Series

Nov. 14 — 4:30 p.m.
IEW: Art reception - Latin American Images Photography Competition

Nov. 15 — 9:00 a.m.
Christmas Village

Nov. 15 — 8:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Opera Theatre: "Into The Woods"

Nov. 18 — 4:10 p.m.
Vanderbilt History Seminar: "Liturgy of Empire: The Meaning of the Mozarabic Rite in Early Modern Spain"

Nov. 19 — 4:30 p.m.
"Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize"

Nov. 19 — 4:45 p.m.
The Gettysburg Address - A 150-year Retrospective

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